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Top stories in the latest issue:

BATTERED FYSH
Tory MP Marcus Fysh has been forced to apologise in the Commons for failures in declaring his convoluted, offshore-structured financial interests.

GULF CLUB FEE
The RAF is now part of a “joint squadron” with Qatar – part of a deal easing the sale of £5bn-worth of BAE Systems warplanes to the Gulf autocracy.

DIVINE LAW
The wily “Censors” at Christ Church, Oxford, are making the most of their legal connections in their campaign to oust the college’s dean.

CYBER NOUGHTS
The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating the handling of more than £400,000 of taxpayers’ money by cyber-crime unit CSCV.

UNEXPLODED SHELLS
Years after the Eye first showed how UK shell companies are used for various scams, the authorities remain uninterested in doing anything about it.

EQUALITY POSTPONED
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is under pressure over the growing number of deaths of disabled people linked to benefits cuts.

STRETCHING THE BONDS
The insurance industry’s mean response to the Covid crisis reflects a deeper malaise after years of big returns for shareholders and executives.

BOND VILLAIN
University of Sussex staff are feeling the squeeze, as stringent conditions on a loan taken out for a fruitless building project lead to tough belt-tightening.

BOLTON WONDERER
Sir John Hayes MP has a lucrative new gig as “part-time professor in political studies” at the University of Bolton, even though there’s no politics department.

HODGE TRIMMING
While Labour promises to put worker reps on boards, one of its own MPs is cutting the number of elected staff reps at the university council she chairs.

CLASSES DISMISSED
Police forces are struggling to meet deadlines for introducing the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) training programme.

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