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Issue No. 2426

Ofsted targets Birmingham 

Education watchdog Ofsted is continuing to target Birmingham schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse witch hunt. 

This led to Islamophobic attacks on schools after allegations of a “Muslim plot” to take them over. Ofsted inspected five of the schools last month and claimed there are still “problems”.


Cardiff win for abortion rights 

Abortion Rights group campaigners have forced the anti-abortion group 

40 Days For Life to abandon a vigil outside a British Pregnancy Advice Service clinic in Cardiff.

The same group has now begun a picket outside a clinic in south London.


Child poverty is still on the rise

The number of children growing up in poverty is set to rise from 2.6 million to 3.5 million in 2020, according to government figures. 

But these figures don’t include the impact of welfare cuts planned for after the general election.


Vigil for victim of racist attack 

The family of a man killed in a racist attack 17 years ago were set to hold a vigil outside New Scotland Yard on Tuesday of this week.

Ricky Reel was a victim of a race attack in Kingston, south west London in 1997. It  was revealed that cops spied on Ricky’s family while they were supposed to be investigating his death.


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Tue 21 Oct 2014, 16:43 BST
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