Desperate disabled gran attempted suicide after brutal DWP cuts left her fearing she would lose her home 18 Nov 17 D. Mirror + MUST SEE LINKS

Update:  Desperate disabled gran attempted suicide after brutal DWP cuts left her fearing she would lose her home – Daily Mirror  18 Nov 2017

   http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/desperate-disabled-gran-attempted-suicide-11541322

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Revealed: DWP’s secret, ‘financially devastating’ proposals for benefits appeals

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