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SMART MOVE
MI6 might worry about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s ambitions, but that hasn’t stopped Milton Keynes’ signing up to a smart-city project with the firm.

SEASIDE SYNDROME
Swansea Lagoon has sunk, but another tidal generator project in Anglesey has now spent £10m of public money for pitifully little return and wants more.

PENSIONS
Investment firms that have piled into equity release (aka lifetime mortgages) face worrying times if any economic downturn hits house prices.

NOT-SO-MAGIC CIRCLE
Another magic circle law firm, this time Allen & Overy, has been acting for individuals with pretty suspect wealth, Private Eye has discovered.

APPEAL DENIED
Sussex Health Care, under investigation over the deaths of 13 residents, loses a court challenge to the CQC’s efforts to protect the profoundly disabled people in its 18 homes.

NAVY FRIGATES
The rapid restart of a collapsed competition to find a design for a new ‘no frills’ frigate shows how urgently the navy needs its low-cost ships.

LOCKERBIE ANNIVERSARY
Why new evidence made the recent 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing so uncomfortable for Scotland’s prosecuting authority, the Crown Office.

MENTAL HEALTH
Gross failures allowed a woman to kill herself after fleeing a supposedly locked mental health ward at London’s Bethlem hospital, an inquest has concluded.

WATCHING THE DEFECTIVES
Despite flashing the cash, the Home Office has almost nothing to show so far from a drive to fast-track the training of police detectives.

ACADEMY SCHOOLS
Why a school in south-east London is pleading to be allowed to stay under local authority control after it was ordered to become an academy.

JUSTICE DENIED
The NHS infected blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s claims the life of yet another haemophiliac campaigner who died before seeing justice done.

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