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Government axes climate change department

From BBC News: The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up. The brief will be folded into an expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark. Ed Miliband, … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire police adopt new crime category to tackle street harassment

From The Guardian: Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as a hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse. Nottinghamshire police has expanded … Continue reading

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US refused to prosecute HSBC money laundering citing “market risk”

From BBC News: US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns within the Department of Justice that it would cause a “global financial disaster”, a report says. A US Congressional report revealed UK officials, … Continue reading

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G4S workers suspended amid allegations of bogus 999 calls

From The Independent: Five police control room staff working for the private security company G4S have been suspended following allegations they called 999 at quiet times to massage performance figures. The workers, who are employed by G4S Public Services and … Continue reading

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Protesters calling for Cameron resignation march on Downing Street and Conservative spring conference

From Huffington Post: Hundreds of demonstrators besieged the hotel where David Cameron gave a speech to the Conservative Party’s Spring Conference on Saturday. In a bid to pressure the Prime Minister to either resign or close tax loopholes, protestors marched … Continue reading

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Theresa May ‘wrongly deported 48,000 students’ after BBC Panorama exposes TOEIC scam

From Independent: Home Secretary Theresa May allegedly wrongly deported up to 50,000 international students after an English test cheating scam at one school was used to incriminate all who had sat the test. According to The Hindu news site, the … Continue reading

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MPs could face ban on hiring family and spouses under expenses review

From Independent: MPs who employ relatives and claim money to rent accomodation could soon be blocked under a new review of politicians’ expenses. Thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money could be taken from MPs who have claimed it in order … Continue reading

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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes

From The Guardian: Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry. Liz Truss, the environment secretary, … Continue reading

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“March Against Fear” in Brussels cancelled at request of government, citing “security concerns”

From  Organisers of a “March Against Fear” planned for tomorrow to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears. “We understand this request. The … Continue reading

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Government announces renewed plans to privatise Land Registry

From The Guardian: The Land Registry is being put for up for sale less than two years after the Liberal Democrats blocked previous plans for a £1bn-plus privatisation. Sajid Javid, the business secretary, faced immediate criticism for announcing the selloff … Continue reading

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