Protesters in Nottingham have spoken out about why they decided to take part in a nationwide protest over the so-called 'bedroom tax'.
Among those who camped out in the city centre was Stewart Halfonty, who said he believes the housing stock needs to be replenished rather than "kicking people out of their homes".
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A bank robber who threatened customers with a knife and gun while demanding cash has been jailed for 11 years.
Former Loughborough magistrate Zaher Somani has been sentenced to 3-and-a-half years in jail for a £250,000 tax fraud.
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