Manager spent Grenfell cash on Dubai trip

After the fire, McDonagh withdrew £62,000 over 10 months, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard. Image copyright PA Image caption Jenny McDonagh is one of several people to have been convicted of fraud offences relating to funds meant for Grenfell survivors McDonagh, of Abbey Wood, south-east London, pleaded guilty to two offences…

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Guards accused of assaults at prison

The allegations have been made against a background of rising violence at Lowdham over the past few years. The latest prison inspection, in 2015, concluded use of force by staff “was very high” and not always “fully justified or warranted”. Inmates’ relatives said mistreatment of prisoners had raised tensions and…

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Mystery ‘sick’ stench stinks out city

The smell has been described by residents as “like sick”, “like sewage” and “like poo”. Image copyright Twitter Christine Stangroom posted on Facebook: “It smells like muck spreading in Oakwood this morning. Probably just wind blowing from farmers’ fields towards the city.” Jeanette Kent added: “It’s not just Derby city…

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