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DEEPCUT LATEST
Conflicting accounts heard at Geoff Gray’s second inquest add to the mystery of the young army recruit’s death at Deepcut barracks in 2001.

BAD LOSERS
After defeat in the first round of litigation brought against it by several hundred sub-postmasters, the Post Office decides to turn on the judge.

SHITS AHOY!
The IMO discusses a clampdown on fraudulent ship registrations and rogue flag registries which don’t have the consent of countries they claim to represent.

LIVE QUARRY
Lord Cowdray’s scheme to turn 70 hectares of beautiful West Sussex woodland into two soft sand quarries gather more opposition by the day.

CORONER FOILED
The naming of four IRA men behind the I974 Birmingham pub bombings is a blow to the coroner at the inquest into the deaths of 21 of their victims.

SMOKE & IRE
The MoD must pay nearly £80,000 legal costs to Serco as the latter challenges a £1.1bn military firefighting contract awarded to its rival, Capita.

TONGUES TIED
Strikes by British Council language teachers in Italy over a threatened staff cull bode ill for the UK’s post-Brexit ‘soft power’ in Europe.

FAILING THE CEST
More on the government’s online tax tool, Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST), which nearly half the time gets things wrong.

SILENCED WITNESSES
Why victims’ rights campaigners fear reforms to the parole system which aim to prevent another John Worboys-type scandal just won’t work.

TOWERING DISHONESTY
A court judgment shows the insurance business crucial to remedying problems at high-rise blocks in the wake of the Grenfell disaster is plagued with fraud.

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