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Issue No. 2458

Police officers ‘helped abusers’

Cops knew about child abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, but refused to intervene according to a BBC Panorama programme. 

Lisa, not her real name, was abused by men in the town when she was 12 years old. She said her abusers knew they could “cover their tracks because they said plenty of times that certain police officers would help them”.

Belfast equal marriage march

Up to 20,000 people marched through Belfast on Saturday of last week to demand the right to equal marriage in Northern Ireland. 

The protest was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Amnesty and the Rainbow project. 

Three million want more work

Millions of people with jobs can’t get enough work. 

Official figures show that 3.3 million people in Britain are working fewer hours than they want to. 


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