Monthly Archives: November 2014

Staff shortages at overcrowded prison

From BBC News: Prisoners and employees are being left vulnerable as a result of staff shortages at an overcrowded Kent prison, inspectors have found. HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey holds 1,252 men – compared with the 985 it … Continue reading

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Payday loan charges cap announced by FCA

From BBC News: A cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers has been announced by the¬†Financial Conduct Authority. Payday loan rates will be capped at 0.8% per day of the amount borrowed,¬†said the Financial Conduct Authority … Continue reading

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Left Unity to hold it’s first annual conference

From BBC News: A recently formed left-wing party is to hold its first annual conference, hoping to “drag” mainstream political debate to the Left Left Unity, which says it has about 2,000 members, will vote on policies in areas including … Continue reading

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Police officer found guilty of assault and dismissed from Met Police

From BBC News: A Metropolitan Police officer who punched a suspected shoplifter before pinning her to the ground has been dismissed from the force. PC James Kiddie, 46, was found guilty in February of common assault at the Uniqlo store … Continue reading

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MPs to escape expenses investigations after paperwork destroyed by Parliament

From The Telegraph: MPs accused of abusing the unreformed expenses system will escape official investigation after the House of Commons authorities destroyed all record of their claims, the Telegraph can reveal. John Bercow, the Speaker, faces accusations he has presided … Continue reading

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