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Issue No. 2442

Sick claimants face new tests

Private contractor Maximus is set to start testing one million sick and disabled people to see if they are “fit for work”.

Atos Healthcare previously tested Employment Support Allowance claimants.

Jail plan means overcrowding

Plans by the Scottish National Party to scrap automatic early release for prisoners would make jails more cramped.

The Scottish Prison Service predicted that inmate numbers would rise by about 400 over the next decade, breaching the design limit.

Cardiff march against bigots

Abortion Rights activists in Cardiff, South Wales, plan to mark International Women’s Day with a March for Choice on 8 March. 

Activists are taking on bigots from 40 Days for Life, who’ve begun picketing a Bpas sexual health clinic. 

Assemble 12 noon, 8 March, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff CF10 3NP

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Tue 24 Feb 2015, 17:17 GMT
Issue No. 2442
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