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Issue No. 2484

Call for inquiry into Orgreave

Campaigners fighting for justice over Orgreave were set to submit legal papers to home secretary Theresa May on Thursday of this week.

They want a public inquiry into the policing of miners picketing at the Orgreave coking plant during the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike.

Rise in reported domestic abuse

New figures show a 31 percent rise in recorded domestic abuse cases between 2013 and 2015 in England and Wales.

A police watchdog criticised the police response in abuse cases. It said 31 out

of 43 police forces must improve their protection of vulnerable people.


Jobs threat for 5,000 from Iain Duncan Smith

Up to 5,000 housing welfare advisers face the axe as Tory Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) rolls out Universal Credit.

The Department for Work and Pensions minister confirmed the losses as the benefits the workers help people claim for are ditched.


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