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Top stories in the latest issue:

SECRET AGENTS
Crown Agents Bank, once UK taxpayer-owned, isn’t just servicing legitimate local businesses but veering into more dubious offshore dealings, the Panama Papers reveal.

PRESSED FOR CASH
Awkward questions over what happened to the millions donated by the public and given by taxpayers to rebuild Glasgow School of Art after the 2014 fire.

SLEEPING WATCHDOG
Police investigating 13 deaths and the alleged mistreatment of 30 residents in Sussex Health Care homes are consulting the CPS on possible criminal charges.

INQUEST FOR TRUTH
The care of a new-born baby who died at Chelsea and Westminster hospital ‘fell seriously below [that] expected of a reasonably competent paediatric consultant’, an independent expert appointed by the GMC has found.

PRITI STRANGE…
How home secretary Priti Patel repeatedly spoke up for a BVI-registered firm trying to squeeze billions of dollars out of Nigeria for an unbuilt power plant.

KOMPANY HOMES
Ex-Man City captain Vincent Kompany’s property firm wants to build new flats in Ancoats, but affordable housing just isn’t viable, apparently.

BROKEN LINCS
A Lincolnshire residential home and special school has been closed following a damning Ofsted report and a police investigation into allegations of abuse, assault and neglect in the home.

VERY CROSSRAIL
A Soho café and bar has been closed for months after Crossrail contractors cracked its brick-vaulted basement, letting in water.

DURAND’S NEW DEPTHS
Why the ludicrous Durand school saga in south London is still posing headaches for the Department for Education.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
A move by NHS England to allow local clinical commissioning groups to join forces threatens to further dilute the voices of patients and service users.

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‘No deal’ army
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Borismania?
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