London Mayor to intervene in Westbrook New Era dispute following criticism

London Mayor Boris Johnson is to intervene in a dispute which threatens to force up to 90 low-income residents from their homes on Hoxton’s New Era estate in the run-up to Christmas, the Hackney Citizen can reveal. The news comes after local councillors wrote to residents on Saturday informing them that new owners, US property speculator Westbrook Partners, was backtracking […]

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Weakened Taser Guidance Permits Use as Compliance Tool

Concerns over the legitimacy and safe use of Tasers by the police is gathering pace as lawyers, politicians and academics begin to pool their knowledge over a lack of research into its effects on public health and ambiguous  guidance on its use.

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Prioritise mental health care for people in work, government report urges

A government report into mental health care has come under criticism after it called for preferential treatment for people in work. The paper (see page 11), by the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, estimated that around 70 million days were lost to mental illness last year costing the economy between £70 and £100 […]

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