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Issue No. 2452

Fatality figures must be told

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been ordered to disclose the number of benefits claimants who have died. The DWP had refused a Freedom of Information request aimed at discovering how many deaths followed government cuts.

Not best place to be a mother

Britain is now in 24th place in the Save the Children charity’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report. Women in Britain are more than twice as likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth as those in Poland or Belarus.

Probe into custody death 

A 31 year old man died after being arrested by police outside his home in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Father of two Sheku Bayoh was arrested in the early hours of last Sunday. Fife police have referred the case to the police investigations and review commissioner.

Devon man dies after arrest 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the death of a man who fell unconscious while being restrained by police. He was restrained outside a bar in Paignton, Devon, on Wednesday of last week. He died in Torbay district hospital last Saturday night.

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Tue 5 May 2015, 15:55 BST
Issue No. 2452
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