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Cycling Manchester

Leigh Day cyclists make light work of 66-mile Manchester bee bike ride

Leigh Day cyclists made light work of a Manchester-bee shaped route to raise awareness of safer cycling for all abilities at the weekend.

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Anonymous Teen Depressed Abuse
abuse Abuse claims child abuse sexual abuse

Former head teacher Duggie Speight jailed for sex crimes against boys

Former head teacher Duggie Speight has been jailed for 12 years after admitting 15 charges of sexual crimes against boys.

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Oskar Nash 14
Inquests Human rights Mental Health Asberger's syndrome CAMHS

Gross failures and significant missed opportunities by Surrey authorities involved in the care of Oskar Nash

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Oskar Nash from Staines has concluded that his suicide was contributed to by neglect from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Yvonne Clarke
Racism Church of England Human rights

Rev Yvonne Clarke supporters challenge racism in proposals to dissolve her parish

Rev Yvonne Clarke, the first black woman to become a deacon in the Church of England told a hearing that plans to axe her south London parish feel “personal”.

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Joseph Labonte
asbestos mesothelioma plasterer Industrial disease

Appeal to former work colleagues of late Northamptonshire plasterer

The family of Joseph Henri Labonte, a former plasterer from Northamptonshire, are appealing for information following his death from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

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money, Still life of British currency on financial newspaper, close-up
Universal Credit Legacy benefits Disability Human rights

Severely disabled benefits claimants win permission for third legal challenge over loss of income on Universal Credit

Two severely disabled men have been given permission to challenge the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a third time over its failure to provide transitional payments to protect them and others from a cliff-edge loss of income following their move on to Universal Credit.

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Blurred Child (1)
Peer on Peer child abuse sexual abuse Human rights

Child-on-child sexual abuse reports double

Reports of children being subjected to sexual abuse by other children doubled in the two years up to 2019, BBC Panorama has found.

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Liquid Capsule
Burn injury Personal injury Product safety Product liability

NHS safety alert over use of liquified phenol 80%

A national safety alert has been issued to halt the use of a highly toxic and corrosive nail treatment after NHS patients suffered burns.

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Yvonne Clarke
Church of England Human rights Employment Diversity

Hearing for Rev Yvonne Clarke, All Saints Shirley

The first black woman priest to be ordained Anglican deacon, Reverend Yvonne Clarke will have a hearing on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 into proposals that would strip her of her vocation and her home in South London.

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Equal pay Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s shop floor workers claim victory in first stage of equal pay battle

Shop floor workers employed by Sainsbury’s are one step closer to equal pay after the supermarket conceded that they can compare their roles to that of colleagues in distribution centres.

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Vaccine for COVID-19
vaccine cumberlege review Covid-19 Product safety

Families repeat their call for a review of the vaccine damages redress scheme

A group of individuals and their families who have been affected by severe adverse reactions to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have repeated their call for a review of the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme (VDPS) following a response to their open letter to Sajid Javid.

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Collecting the Shopping Carts

Fear of being treated unfairly puts off two in five workers from taking legal action against their employers

Nearly 40%* of workers in the UK feel they have had reason to take legal action against their employer, but many are deterred by the prospect of victimisation, a survey by Leigh Day has found.