Banks failing to carry out anti-bribery measures, says FSA – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in banking, bribery, financial regulation, news by tracey

“The City watchdog has warned that many banks are failing to provide proper controls to prevent bribery and corruption despite the high profile introduction of the Bribery Act last year.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2012

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Council left with multi-million pound bill over pothole crash – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2012 in accidents, compensation, local government, news, personal injuries, roads by tracey

“A council has been left with a multi-million pound compensation bill after a High Court judge ruled that it was responsible for causing a serious crash by failing to repair a pothole.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2012

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Mistakes in one in every 15 criminal prosecution cases, report suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2012 in mistake, news, prosecutions by tracey

“An investigation into standards at the Crown Prosecution Service uncovered mistakes in one in every fifteen cases examined, with some defendants being brought to court inappropriately while others go unpunished.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2012

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Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in children, consultations, forced marriages, news by tracey

“A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK’s youngest victim of forced marriage. She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit in the last year. The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012

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NHS trust head Margaret Foster dealt with complaint concerning surgeon husband – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in complaints, conflict of interest, hospitals, news by tracey

“A health trust chief executive who dealt with a complaint about a patient’s treatment failed to declare she was married to a surgeon involved. Margaret Foster, who was then head of Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, wrote to the patient’s daughter after complaints about a routine operation. A health watchdog agreed that not revealing the relationship may have been seen as a conflict of interest.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012

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Calls for law change to allow phone tap evidence in Duggan inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in evidence, inquests, interception, investigatory powers, news, police by tracey

“Evidence from a police phone tap in the runup to the operation against Mark Duggan that led to his fatal shooting is at the centre of the growing dispute over his inquest. Senior Metropolitan police officers have supported calls for changes to the law to allow the Independent Police Complaints Commission to reveal sensitive surveillance information unearthed during its investigation into Duggan’s death at a public inquest.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2012

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NHS watchdog not ready for new responsibilities, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in care homes, complaints, health, news, quality assurance, reports by tracey

“England’s NHS regulator should not be allowed to take on new responsibilities planned under the government’s health reforms, according to a damning report by MPs.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2012

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Extradition treaty with US needs radical overhaul, say MPs – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2012 in extradition, news, treaties by tracey

“An urgent review of the ‘one-sided’ rules is needed because it is easier to extradite Briton to America than vice versa and public confidence in the treaty has been shattered, according to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2012

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Edlington torture case: report exposes years of violence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2012 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, social services, torture, violence by tracey

“The full scale of a decade of violence and abuse which led to two sadistic brothers aged 10 and 11 kidnapping and torturing two other boys has been laid bare.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2012

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