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Issue No. 2445

Police ‘divert’ abuse money

senior officers in South Yorkshire Police (SYP) diverted cash away from investigating child sexual exploitation according to a former detective. 

Tony Brookes said thousands of pounds were diverted to tackling crimes such as robbery despite evidence of abuse in Sheffield.

SYP said it was not aware money had been diverted.

NHS backlog privatisation

Health bosses have signed off on the biggest privatisation of NHS services to date to “deal” with a growing patient backlog.

Eleven private firms are set to pocket £780 million in the next four years. This will not solve the backlog caused by cuts and privatisation.

Tighten modern slavery law

A Protest at parliament on Tuesday of this week demanded that the new 

anti-slavery bill takes the plight of domestic workers into account. 

Victims of slavery are often prosecuted or deported.

Remembering Fukushima

Anti-nuclear activists around the world held protests last week to mark the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 

Three of the nuclear plant’s reactors melted down, leaking radioactive material into the envionment.

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Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:35 GMT
Issue No. 2445
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