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Published Tue 19 Feb 2013
Issue No. 2341

Families to sue ex-Sun editor

Families of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster plan to sue former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie.

MacKenzie ran a front page that blamed fans for the disaster. The claims made in the article have since been exposed as lies.

New subsidies for nuclear

Government ministers have proposed subsidising power firms for 40 years if they build new nuclear plants.

The coalition agreement between the Tories and the Lib Dems ruled out any subsidies.

MP Dorries in expenses row

A parliamentary expenses watchdog is investigating Tory bigot Nadine Dorries.

Dorries says she rarely uses her London flat, which we pay for, because she has to travel back to Bedfordshire to look after a dog.

Yet the electricity bill there rose last year. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority says this could mean Dorries has illegally sub-let the flat.

Lloyds fined over PPI scam

Lloyds bank has been fined for delaying compensation payments to customers.

It is expected to compensate people to whom it deliberately mis-sold payment protection insurace (PPI).

The financial services authority has demanded £4.3 million as punishment.


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Tue 19 Feb 2013, 16:26 GMT
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