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LOW AMBITION 
Contradictory statements from ministers over removing unsafe materials from medium-rise housing.

GEEK CHEEK
Whistleblowers allege that expert cybercrime-fighting volunteers were driven out to make way for £650-a-day consultants.

KNACKERED
A botched switchover to new computer systems left hundreds of vulnerable children and domestic abuse victims in Greater Manchester at risk.

FUEL WHAT A STINKER
Cruise ship passengers face another major health risk as researchers find worryingly high pollution levels on deck, downwind of funnels.

BLOG OFF!
Good news from Scotland’s court of session, where an MSP successfully defended a defamation claim from Wildcat Haven.

COLD HEARTS
Damning findings from the inquest into the death of a 31-year-old Ghanaian man in a filthy, bare concrete cell in a West London immigration detention centre.

WATER MESS...
Yet more costs to the public purse from the calamitous outsourcing of Cairngorm Mountain ski area to a company, which is now in administration.

FLAYING PICKETS
More than four decades after the conviction of the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ building site pickets, the Criminal Cases Review Commission has agreed to send the case back to the appeal court.

SPOILS SPORTS
Offshore litigation funders will be the biggest winners from the court triumph of 550 sub-postmasters over the Post Office.

NOT SO BRITISH STEEL
The sale of beleaguered British Steel to China’s Jingye Steel shows the extent to which, far from taking back control of industry, the UK is relinquishing it.

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Bahrain Watch
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School Daze
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