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The water regulator finally wakes up to the stench of the sewage scandal

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Has Ofwat woken from its slumbers? There are encouraging signs. On the troubled issue of sewage – specifically, the vast quantities of the stuff pumped into rivers – the water regulator in England and Wales is suddenl...

John Major’s ‘bad luck’ comment on infected blood scandal angers victims

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Campaigners for victims of the infected blood scandal have been left “angry, annoyed and frustrated” at comments by the former prime minister Sir John Major, who said those affected had “incredibly bad luck”. To gasps...

‘The man who bought London’: Qatar billionaire behind Prince Charles scandal

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With an estimated personal net worth of over $1.2bn (almost £1bn) according to Forbes, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar, is one of the country’s richest men – and has ofte...

Post Office to extend compensation scheme for IT scandal victims

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Dozens of Post Office managers who faced losing out on compensation after being falsely accused of fraud have been told that they will now be in line for payments after a report by the Guardian. Nearly 200 postmasters...

US Southern Baptist churches facing ‘apocalypse’ over sexual abuse scandal

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America’s largest Protestant and second-largest Christian denomination is being roiled by a sexual abuse scandal that casts a harsh light on one of the most politically powerful religious groups in the country as well...

Infected blood scandal payments could run into billions, report suggests

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Compensation for victims of the infected blood scandal could run into billions of pounds after a government commissioned report suggested thousands of people should receive minimum payments of £100,000 each. Sir Rober...

France puts 18 on trial over alleged involvement in vast horsemeat scandal

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When Aline Oudin was forced to find a new home for her beloved 28-year-old chestnut horse Ténor du Pluvinage, she placed an advert asking if anyone could offer him a new field to see out his final days. A man in his 6...

The shaming of Whitehall: how the Partygate scandal unfolded

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When the first Mirror front page dropped with a story about two illicit parties in No 10, most MPs and aides were willing to shrug it off. After all, the serious suits working behind the famous black door are not perc...

Millions of tonnes of dead animals: the growing scandal of fish waste

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In February 2022, a Dutch-owned fishing trawler released a silvery stream of 100,000 dead fish, which carpeted several thousand square metres of ocean off the coast of France. The vessel’s owners blamed the discharge ...

Martin Rowson on the Tory pornography scandal – cartoon

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Tories hit by another scandal after MP accused of watching porn in Commons

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The Conservatives have been hit by yet another House of Commons sex scandal after a female minister reported seeing a male colleague watching porn on a mobile phone in parliament. A string of the party’s female MPs ha...

Sajid Javid vows to ‘go after’ those responsible for NHS maternity scandal

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Sajid Javid has vowed to “go after” the people responsible for the biggest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS, saying he will “leave no stone unturned” to ensure they are held to account. An independent inqui...

Partygate may prove to be scandal that will not go away for Boris Johnson

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It was an electrifying development that has given renewed hope to some Tory rebels hoping to oust the prime minister. After all the bluff and bluster from Boris Johnson, the Metropolitan police announcement of 20 fixe...

Shropshire maternity scandal: 300 babies died or left brain-damaged, says report

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Three hundred babies died or were left brain-damaged due to inadequate care at an NHS trust, according to reports.The Sunday Times has reported that a five-year investigation will conclude next week that mothers were ...

P&O Ferries scandal must be turning point for workers’ rights, says TUC

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Ministers have serious questions to answer on the growing scandal at P&O Ferries and must make it a catalyst to improve workers’ rights, the Trades Union Congress said on Sunday. The TUC accused the government of ...

Thousands of UK steelworkers victims of pension regulation scandal, says NAO

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Thousands of steelworkers were the victims of pension regulation failures that left some with losses of up to £489,000, an official report has found, prompting accusations that the UK financial watchdog was “asleep at...

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