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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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12,000 new police protection suits ordered
Police get thousands more ‘dirty bomb’ suits

Thousands more protection suits for police dealing with dirty bombs have been ordered by the Home Office. A tender has been put out for 12,000 of the suits worn by officers dealing with chemical, biological or nuclear terror attacks. About 7,000 normal police officers are trained to deal with dirty bombs, but the Home Office… Read more »

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IPCC launches inquiry into claims of police corruption in Stephen Lawrence probe
Stephen Lawrence corruption claims probed

An inquiry has been launched into claims that a senior detective investigating the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence was corrupt. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has called on the Metropolitan police service (MPS) to investigate claims in a BBC documentary that det sgt John Davidson had been paid to deliberately obstruct the probe…. Read more »