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Issue No. 2459

Man on trial for attack in Mold

A man’s hand was almost severed in a racially motivated attack, a court has heard.

Trainee dentist Dr Sarandev Bhambra was attacked in a Tesco store in Mold, Flintshire, in January.

Zack Davies allegedly shouted “white supremacy” as he carried out the assault.

He denies attempted murder but admits wounding with intent.

The trial continues.


Protest against right to buy

Manchester activists 

were set to protest against Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis outside a housing association bosses’ conference on Thursday of this week. 

He plans to extend the right to buy to housing association homes.


Billion pound NHS selloff

Outsourcing giant Capita has won an NHS contract for primary care trusts’ administrative services worth up to £1 billion.


Hackney shows protest works 

Around 200 people joined a Reclaim Hackney demonstration in Hackney, east London, last Monday.

They were celebrating the council backing down over Public Space Protection Orders, which criminalise homeless people. 

Gareth Jenkins 


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