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Issue No. 2469

Hillsborough inquests open

Fresh inquests into the deaths of people who died as a result of the Hillsborough football disaster resumed on Tuesday of this week.

Some 96 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at the Sheffield stadium in April 1989. The High Court in December 2012 quashed the original inquest verdicts.

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Tory splash out on Trident base

Chancellor George Osborne doesn’t just make cuts. He announced £500 million of new investment to expand the Faslane submarine base in Scotland—home to the Trident nuclear weapons.

Taking food from infants 

Free school meals for four to seven year olds could be under threat in the Tories’ autumn spending review.

Documents show that funding for universal infant school meals will not be ring-fenced in the review.

It’s set to be published on 25 November.

Bonfire of the local autorities

Councils will be unable to provide basic services if there are further cuts, according to the 

Tory-led Local Government Association this week. 

Their government funding has been axed by 40 percent since 2010.

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Tue 1 Sep 2015, 17:31 BST
Issue No. 2469
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