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New Quay library in Ceredigion to be managed by volunteers

From BBC News: A Ceredigion library threatened with closure has been saved after 25 people volunteered to help run it. Ceredigion county council’s cabinet has agreed to lease New Quay library to the seaside town’s council for 12 months at … Continue reading

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“lorry-load” of corruption investigation papers shredded by Met Police

From BBC News: New details about the mass shredding of documents relating to a corruption inquiry in the Metropolitan Police have been uncovered by BBC News. It is understood the inquiry produced a “lorry-load” of material and that the shredding … Continue reading

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Jobseeker’s Allowance changes planned for unemployed

From BBC News: Unemployed people will to have wait seven days before first claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and may have to sign on every week, under new government plans. Chancellor George Osborne also said those claiming unemployment benefits who did not … Continue reading

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Crime and Policing Bill Part 3 – Dispersal Powers

Part 3 Dispersal powers 32 Authorisations to use powers under section 33 (1) A police officer of at least the rank of inspector may authorise the use in a specified locality, during a specified period of not more than 48 … Continue reading

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Bomb left outside Walsall mosque

From BBC News: Police said that the investigation is at an early stage A suspicious package found near a West Midlands mosque was a small home-made explosive device, police have said. About 150 people were evacuated from homes around the … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden due to fly to Cuba in Ecuador asylum bid

From BBC News: Edward Snowden is regarded as a hero by some, and a villain by others Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is due to leave Russia in a bid to seek asylum in Ecuador. Reports suggest he will … Continue reading

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Police powers kettled by High Court

From Netpol: For years it has been common practice for protesters held in a kettle (police containment) to be forced to submit to police filming and/or provide their details as a condition of leaving. There have been countless incidents in … Continue reading

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Czech cabinet in crisis after police sweep government offices

From Yahoo News/Reuters: Czech Republic’s Prime Minister Petr Necas makes a statement at the Czech Government headquarters in Prague June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Petr Josek The Czech Republic’s main opposition party demanded on Thursday that Prime Minister Petr Necas step down … Continue reading

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BBC suspends ties with Turkey’s NTV over protests coverage

AFP/AFP – A rainbow is seen as giant national flags and a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk are displayed on Istanbul’s Taksim Square June 14, 2013. The BBC announced on Friday it has suspended its partnership …more  The BBC announced on … Continue reading

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Russia passes law banning gay ‘propaganda’

From The Guardian: A police officer watches gay rights activists gather near the Duma before the new law was passed. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP Russia’s parliament has unanimously passed a federal law banning gay “propaganda” amid a Kremlin push to enshrine … Continue reading

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