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Issue No. 2460

Janner could face abuse trial

Lord Janner should be charged with child abuse offences, a review by David Perry QC has concluded.

This follows a decision by the director of public prosecutions not to prosecute Janner.

A trial is expected to cover 22 alleged offences from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Council cuts target babies

Councils across England are slashing support services for new mothers and babies.

The cuts hit breastfeeding classes, home visits from midwives and children’s centres.

Campaigns to stop the cuts in Leicestershire and Lewisham, south east London, have won reprieves.

New attack on NHS spending

Senior Tory Gary Porter has called for an end to the ringfencing of NHS spending.

Porter is head of the Local Government Association. He said protecting the NHS is a “bizarre policy”.

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Tue 30 Jun 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2460
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