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Private tenant given 70% rent-rise after twice beating landlord’s attempts to evict him

A private tenant who twice beat his landlord’s attempts to evict him has been notified of a 70 per cent increase in rent this week in what he believes is a further attempt to force him out after he reported dangerous conditions to the council last year. For the first time in nearly a year […]

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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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