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Issue No. 2463

Theresa May broke the law over asylum

Home secretary Theresa May unlawfully detained three asylum seekers, a judge has ruled.

In the three test cases involving possible victims of trafficking their detention failed to protect vulnerable people.

Stephanie Harrison QC said, “The Home Office now needs to adhere to the law.”

LGBT prejudice is widespread in Scotland

LGBT people in Scotland face widespread prejudice including violence, a new report has revealed.

The Equality Network called on political parties to set out plans to tackle LGBT discrimination.

South Yorkshire Police are still failing children

South Yorkshire Police (SYP) needs to make “major improvements” to keep children safe, according to a report published this week. 

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary raised “significant concerns”, particularly in protecting children in care homes.

Health workers bombard Hunt

Health workers bombarded health secretary Jeremy Hunt with pictures of themselves at work on Twitter last weekend.

Hunt attacked them for not working enough weekends, as part of an attack on unsocial hours payments.

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Tue 21 Jul 2015, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2463
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