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News in Brief: 18/06/14

HILLSBOROUGH: A civil servant had been sacked for making offensive Wikipedia edits about the 1989 disaster, but efforts to find other culprits were being abandoned, Francis Maude said yesterday. 

The unnamed London-born Liverpudlian changed the phrase: “You’ll never walk alone,” the anthem of Liverpool FC, to read: “You’ll never walk again.”

Barry Devonside, who lost his son, Chris, in the disaster said: “He’s brought it on himself.”



CRIME: John Docherty was found guilty yesterday of killing teenager Elaine Doyle 28 years after she was found strangled 50 yards from her Greenock home. 

He denied murdering the girl as she was returning home from a disco in the town, but prosecutors proved he forced her to the ground and killed her during the 50-day trial. 

Mr Docherty was identified from a voluntarily DNA sample in May 2012 that was a one in a million match. 



ENERGY: Customer complaints to the Big Six power companies have reached the highest number in a single quarter since records began — up 15 per cent on the same time last year.

They received a total of 1.7 million complaints in the first quarter alone — 1.48m in Q1 2013 — consumer group Which? said yesterday. 

Npower received 83 complaints for every 1,000 customers in the first quarter of this year — the highest number among the six companies.



PESTS: Women everywhere can now safely get rid of pick-up artists by giving out a feminist phone number.

The feminist phone intervention project consists of a rented hotline which automatically replies to the caller with quotes from radical feminist bell hooks. 

British women are advised to save (020) 3095-4193 on their phones.


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