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Issue No. 2457

Suicide up in solitary cells

The Prisons and Probations Ombudsman for England and Wales issued a warning over suicides in solitary confinement.

New figures show eight prisoners in solitary confinement killed themselves last year—more than any year since 2004/05.

Newham email students suspended

Anger is growing after three Muslim students were suspended from Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic).

They sent an email to staff and students opposing the decision to cancel an event on the government’s Prevent strategy.

Andy Coulson walks free

David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson was found not guilty of perjury last week.

Evidence he gave in the trial of socialist Tommy Sheridan, claiming not to have hacked phones, was found not relevant to Sheridan’s conviction.

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