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Gerry Conlon: he fought the law and injustice but bore the scars

The number of sanctions given to people on Jobseekers Allowance has more than doubled since 2010

Some households need to have more than doubled their income since 2008 for an adequate standard of living

Campaigners shocked at official poverty figures

Sanne Velthuis believes the truth about real poverty is hidden beneath the latest government statistics and much more must be done to tackle the issue

John Dickie explains why cuts affecting the poorest members of our society risk adding £6bn to the public spending bill

The cost of a basic funeral has risen 7% year on year over the past decade

​Ewan Aitken is to take questions on new conflict resolution service