"He sent her back to go and fill the sandwich (shelves) which at that point would be covered in asbestos dust"

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According to a BBC investigation, Marks & Spencer recieved a fine 10 years after it was warned about asbestos contamination.

Health and safety inspector William Wallace told the BBC he saw dust falling on a worker stacking shelves, who was asked to move by construction workers.

The night manager responsible for the refilling of the shelves came and went absolutely ballistic at us, and told us that we don't tell his staff where to go and he sent her back to go and fill the sandwich (shelves) which at that point would be covered in asbestos dust.

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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say about Bin Laden?

He's been critiqued for calling Bin Laden's death a "tragedy". But what did Jeremy Corbyn really say?

Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for describing Bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” in the Sun, but what did the Labour leadership frontrunner really say?

In remarks made to Press TV, the state-backed Iranian broadcaster, the Islington North MP said:

“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died.”

He also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.

Although Andy Burnham, one of Corbyn’s rivals for the leadership, will later today claim that “there is everything to play for” in the contest, with “tens of thousands still to vote”, the row is unlikely to harm Corbyn’s chances of becoming Labour leader. 

Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog.