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Chatsworth Controversy

The Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire

Residents of a village on Chatsworth Estate are embroiled in a row with the Duke Of Devonshire over plans to turn three cottages into hotel rooms. People feel the conversion could kill their community. But the Duke says it would bring jobs and money to Beeley.


DWP Investigates A4e

A4e, the Sheffield-based welfare-to-work company is facing more allegations of fraud. The Department for Work and Pensions said it had been made aware of an allegation of attempted fraud in relation to a contract. The firm is also facing a police investigation in relation to previous allegations.

As a result of this new allegation, DWP has immediately commenced its own independent audit of all our commercial relationships with A4e... This isseparate from the independent review of internal controls which A4e haspreviously announced.

We have made it absolutely clear to A4e that we take this matter veryseriously, and that if, at any point during the audit or thereafter, we findevidence of systemic fraud in DWP's contracts with A4e, we will not hesitate toimmediately terminate our commercial relationship.

– Department for Work and Pensions


Hull Shooting

Police in Hull are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in the eye. It's thought someone from a house in Acton Close had fired a pellet from an air rifle.

The man, in his 50s, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with cuts and bruises to his eye.

This is an isolated incident. The injuries the man sustained are thankfully not serious. This could have been much worse had the pellet hit him in the eye rather than just above the eye.

Enquiries are continuing and we are trying to locate another man who was at an address on Acton Close yesterday at the time of the incident.

– Sergeant Simon HENRICKSON of the priority crime team

A 22 year old man was arrested at the scene then later released on bail. Police also want to speak to Anthony Hall, 20, also known as 'Tony', who is believed to have been in a property on Acton Close at the time of the shooting.

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