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Top stories in the latest issue:

FUEL’S ERRAND
The MoD is lambasted (again) for its abject failure to find a safe and effective way to dispose of the UK’s decaying fleet of retired nuclear submarines.

JUDGE DREAD
The Post Office gets short shrift from the judge whom it accused of bias in the ongoing legal saga over its faulty IT system, Horizon.

MAX POWER
How US firm Maximus, which carries out fitness-to-work tests on disabled benefit claimants, is continuing to mint it (unlike its clients).

PSYCHO DRAMA
After the suspected suicides of two Love Island contestants two celeb psychologists speak out – but neither is regulated or registered by their own professional watchdog.

UNWELCOME MAT
Special needs support is slashed at a London secondary after the school is ‘rebrokered’ to a new multi-academy trust (MAT) following criticism from inspectors.

POWYS STRUGGLE
Parents of pupils at what is said to be the worst-funded secondary in Wales plan a legal challenge to a formula that leaves the school more than £1m in the red.

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
Evidence mounts that the government’s pubs code is failing to deliver for the hard-pressed tenanted pub operators it was meant to protect.

BEYOND OUR KENNEL
The impending closure of an RSPCA centre in Liverpool shows the worrying impact that prosecuting pet owners is having on local rescue services.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES
The care watchdog is belatedly closing a loophole, revealed four years ago in the Eye, that allows care homes to wipe clean a dodgy history of poor care.

ANOTHER SURREY TALE
Police admit their failure to properly investigate the death of Geoff Gray at Deepcut has left big gaps in the evidence available at the young army recruit’s second inquest.

A BRUM DO
The Birmingham pub bombings inquest jury decides police could not have prevented the atrocity – but this isn’t the total vindication police claim.

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Food for thought
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Beardie derailed
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