Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

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Assembly slams post vote chaos

.A NEW alert over postal voting was issued today amid claims that thousands of Londoners lost the chance to vote in this year's Mayoral and London Assembly elections. The London Assembly claims that 160,000 ballots went missing, largely as a result of the Royal Mail failing to deliver the papers to voters or to return them to polling stations. The findings emerge in a new report into the 10 June elections. It claims plans to expand postal voting could turn elections into a "lottery".

Guard sues MoD over rape abuse .A FORMER member of the Coldstream Guards is suing the Ministry of Defence for [pounds sterling]2 million, saying he was raped and beaten by his comrades. Steven Nixon, 35, claims the abusive Guards culture drove him to attempt suicide three times. The father-ofthree from Swansea has lodged papers at the High Court claiming compensation for clinical negligence and bullying, and loss of earnings. The hearing is due in May. …

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