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Issue No. 2418

Hillsborough fans ‘not disorderly’

Inquests have resumed into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. 

Former police inspector Anthony Humphries gave evidence this week. He said of Liverpool fans, “There were nobody drunk and disorderly, there were no nastiness and nobody incapable.”

The inquests continue. 


Councils cut youth spending

Some Councils have slashed youth service spending by 50 percent according to new research from the Unison union. 

Of those that responded, 93 percent said they had cut spending since 2010.


Migrants in lorry detained

Thirteen migrants were discovered hidden in the back of a lorry at Dartford, Kent, on Monday of last week.

One was taken to hospital. The others are believed to have been taken to Dover Immigration Removal Centre. 


New rules on zero hours

Business secretary Vince Cable has pledged new laws on zero hours contracts —which don’t guarantee workers any hours.

He said the contracts are mostly “used responsibly”. 

However he would ban clauses that stop workers getting hours elsewhere.


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