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Issue No. 2480

No more Bloody Sunday arrests

Police in Northern Ireland have given a commitment not to arrest any more former soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings.

The army killed 14 civilians by shooting at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972.

A judicial review application by seven former soldiers who could face questioning is set to be heard next week.

Last week, the police made their first arrest over the Bloody Sunday killings, questioning a 66 year old former member of the Parachute Regiment.


Protest against Nigel Farage

Stand Up to Ukip was set to hold a protest in central London against party leader Nigel Farage on Friday of this week.

Farage was due to speak as part of his Say No To EU tour.

He wants to use the European Union (EU) referendum to whip up racism against migrants.

Racism Out of The Referendum— Farage Not Welcome In London 6.30pm, 20 November
Emmanuel Centre,London SW1P 3DW standuptoukip.org

Welfare tests linked to suicide

The government’s “Fit for Work” tests for disability and sickness benefits are linked to mental health problems and suicide in poorer areas.

Researchers from Oxford and Liverpool universities compared suicide and mental illness rates to the number of assessments in different areas.


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