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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Mr Clegg will announce details of the regional growth fund in Manchester
Boosting the north? Regional growth plan unveiled

By Peter Wozniak The government is setting out the details of its plans to encourage regional development today. Regional development agencies, set up under Labour in 1999, will be scrapped under the proposals and replaced with ‘local enterprise partnerships’ (LEPs). Vince Cable has announced the move in parliament, while deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will… Read more »

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Billy Wright was heavily involved in sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
Wright inquiry: No state collusion

by Peter Wozniak The UK government did not collude in the murder of the notorious loyalist paramilitary Billy Wright in prison, the inquiry into his death has found. The Billy Wright inquiry, which has taken five years to complete at a cost of £30 million, found that although Northern Ireland authorities were guilty of negligence… Read more »