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Issue No. 2440

Cuts cause homelessness

Cuts in benefits have led to a massive rise in homelessness over the past four years according to a new study by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The report says rough sleeping has increased by 37 percent.

Resist Tories’ abortion attack

A vote on a law change to restrict abortion rights has been postponed until 23 February. 

Abortion Rights protesters demonstrated outside parliament on Monday of this week when the amendment was due to be debated.

Trident nukes cost a bomb

A National Audit Office report has revealed that over £4 billion will be spent replacing Trident nuclear missiles even before a vote in parliament next year.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) underestimated the cost of upgrades by £151 million.

New Cardiff Three inquiry

The government is set to launch an inquiry into why a case against a dozen former South Wales police officers was abandoned. 

They were charged with perverting the course of justice in the Lynette White murder investigation 27 years ago.

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Tue 10 Feb 2015, 17:18 GMT
Issue No. 2440
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