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Top stories in the latest issue:

A BRIDGE TOO FAR…
Investment research company Third Bridge Group launched a witch hunt after it featured in a recent Eye story – but its business model is ripe for public scrutiny.

HASTIE DECISIONS
Two reviews into abusers from the evangelical wing of the Church of England show the two men's friendship circles form a Venn diagram of wilful blindness.

STENCH OF NEGLECT
A terrible stink emanating from a large landfill site in Staffordshire has at last tipped off the Environment Agency to breaches of the site operator's permits.

SEA SORE
When it hit out at Netflix's fishing documentary hit Seaspiracy, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council didn't mention its own role in the salmon farming mess.

DEBT'S LIFE!
So soon after the financial crisis and a supposed regulatory clampdown, the Greensill scandal has unveiled a new way to misrepresent company accounts.

MONOPOLY RISK
The government has had to hand yet more millions to the dubious company providing "official veterinarians" in abattoirs and animal food facilities.

WATT NEXT
A Belfast hospital trust has announced a third recall of patients amid concerns of misdiagnosis and treatment by a former consultant neurologist.

TRIAL SPECULATION
Biomedical company Celixir intends to start new trials of a controversial stem cell treatment, despite an ongoing investigation into its previous aborted trial.

HEAD ACHES…
A new helpline for stressed headteachers has been launched – by a former school chain CEO who was suspended after threatening a whistleblower.

ASTON LA VISTA
Amid a growing crisis in language learning, Aston is set to become the latest university to bow out of offering modern languages courses.

HERE NO EVIL…
A two-year parliamentary investigation calling for a shake-up of the Criminal Cases Review Commission appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

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Dom’s legacy
The national R&D agency beyond public scrutiny

Spring gambling
Another ex-Labour MP joins the betting lobby

Westminster farce
Double-jobbers and ex-ministers for hire

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