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High Court intervenes in row between charity and learning-disabled beneficiaries 10

19 Mar 2015 | Tania Mason
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Moves to evict non-disabled residents of a charity-run community village who share houses with people with learning disabilities in return for free accommodation, food and other benefits, were temporarily halted by the High Court on Friday after lawyers representing the villagers challenged the changes.

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