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'Stuart Hall assaulted me at It's A Knockout' Former Lady Mayoress of Hull accuses BBC of whitewash

Vanessa Walker has waived her right to anonymity in order to speak out. She was the Lady Mayoress of Hull in 1981 when the TV presenter sexually assaulted her on a hotel terrace in what was then Yugoslavia. At the time, she was with a civic party supporting a Hull team competing in an international version of It's A Knockout. Hull Daily Mail reports:  She is now furious that evidence she gave to the review about the incident has been left out of the final report, which was published earlier this week. Mrs Walker, who is now an East Riding councillor and chairman of the mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, also claimed the review process was "more like an interrogation" and seemed designed to protect the BBC and Hall, even though he had already pleaded guilty to 14 charges of indecent assaults on girls aged between nine and 17. "I was encouraged to participate in the review into Hall after the initial BBC review was launched into Jimmy Savile. "Until the…

20 Million in Poverty in UK and the queen to get a new yacht

20MILLION now living in poverty as landmark study reveals how tax system creates inequality
Twenty million people in the UK are living in poverty according to a study in which shocking levels of deprivation are highlighted. The shameful situation is exposed in an explosive new book, Breadline Britain. It reveals that poverty has doubled since 1983 – and is set to get worse over the next five years.

The Mirror reports:  The study authors, economist Stewart Lansley, and academic Joanna Mack carried out the largest ever survey of poverty in the UK. Their findings paint a shocking picture of modern Britain. Thousands of face-to-face interviews reveal the desperate state in which many families live. One in three Britons is below an internationally accepted minimum living standard devised by the authors. Three and a half million adults go hungry so they can feed their children. One in five children is in a house that is cold and damp. And one in ten lacks warm clothes. Mr. Lansley, who has campaigned…

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