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No charges following nightclub deaths

It has been decided that no criminal charges will be made following the deaths of two women in a nightclub crush in 2011. 22-year-old Nabila Nanfuka and 19-year-old Laurene-Danielle Jackson were both out at Lava & Ignite in Northampton on the 18th of October 2011.  Around 1,500 had been in the nightclub when the crush happened during a Wickedest Wickedest event.  Most of the clubbers had been university students who had travelled to the event on coaches.

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Council paid out £150,000 compensation in last five years

Recently released figures have revealed that Thanet Council has paid out around £150,000 in compensation to injury claimants in the past five years alone.  The figures were attained as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Gazette newspaper, finding that a total of 70 claims had been made against the council in the last five years.  In only the past year, a total of 13 claims were made, with a total of £28,298 being paid-out 

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Playground cuts could cause more accidents

With a newly proposed plan to save money by reducing “weekend park duties” in Brighton and Hove, the GMB union has argued that this will greatly increase the number of accident and compensation claims made on behalf of injured children. Brighton and Hove City Council has already paid out £23,500 to children injured in its playgrounds in the last five years.  Its proposed budget aims to save £40,000 by cutting weekend inspections of playgrounds, known as “weekend park duties”.

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19-month-old cut by H&M security tag

The mother of a 19-month-old boy is furious after her son suffered a serious cut on his leg as a result of the security tag being left on his trousers purchased at H&M.  Emma Lipscombe had been trying to dress her son in the newly purchased trousers when he began to scream in pain.  The security tag had been left inside one of the trousers’ pockets, with the sharp pin cutting into the leg of the boy as his mother tried to put them on.

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‘Lives at risk’ along river avon

A councillor has highlighted the potential dangers of the River Avon seeing as safety measures have still not been implemented following a report published three years ago.  The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) produced a report in 2011, which highlighted numerous areas for improvement following the death of university student James Bubear.  Three years on, safety measures have still not been installed, with broken ladders and submerged grab lines putting “lives at risk”.

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