Telcos to get early interim access to land but Law Commission plans slightly favour landowners, experts say – OUT-LAW.com

“Telecoms operators will be able to access land for equipment installation even
when full agreement with landlords has not been reached under Law Commission
proposals published today to revise the laws governing the installation and
maintenance of telecoms equipment.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2013

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Burial of a Child’s Remains – resolving parental disputes – Family Law Week

Posted March 1st, 2013 in burials and cremation, children, news by tracey

“Maeve O’Rourke, pupil barrister, of 4 Paper Buildings and Gwen Williams, Partner, Goodman Ray offer advice where parents are in dispute over where or how to dispose of their child’s remains.”

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2013

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Report into surgeon Rob Jones reveals a ‘catalogue of failures’ – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, negligence, news, reports by tracey

“A surgeon was allowed to continue practising despite concerns over his ability,
a report has found.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Runaway Tube train: Operators fined £300,000 – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

“Three transport companies have been fined £300,000 after a runaway train came
within 2,000ft (600m) of crashing into a packed tube train.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Chris Grayling to ban fertility treatment for prisoners – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in assisted reproduction, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

“Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has revealed he wants to ban prisoners
from having access to costly fertility treatment from behind bars.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2013

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Independent did not inaccurately report Ashcroft libel battle, PCC rules – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2013 in complaints, media, news by tracey

“The Independent did not inaccurately report the end of a long-running libel battle with Lord Ashcroft, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2013

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Fish farmer Brian Dobson loses High Court compensation case – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in compensation, costs, fisheries, news by tracey

“A fish farmer who said his carp were eaten by otters has lost his £2m damages claim. Brian Dobson, 60, sued the Environment Agency after his business was ruined when an ‘otter haven’ was set up close to his fish farm near Bangor, Gwynedd.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Sandhill Park fire: Four jailed for mansion arson attack – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in arson, dangerous driving, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“Arsonists who torched a Grade II-listed mansion in Somerset have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Ikea ‘bomb hoax’: Man facing jail over hoax call to frame love rival – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in bail, bomb hoaxing, electronic monitoring, news by tracey

“A man is today facing jail after being convicted of falsely reporting a Russian
plot to bomb an Ikea store, which implicated a love rival.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2013

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Manchester City youth team player jailed over fatal car crash – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A promising Manchester City youth team player has been jailed for 16 months for
killing a brother and sister by smashing into their car while speeding in a
high-powered Mercedes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2013

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Catholic church sex abuse ruling could cause big spike in compensation claims – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2013 in compensation, employment, news, sexual offences by tracey

“The Catholic church could facing spiralling compensation costs after an attempt to avoid liability for abuses committed by priests and nuns was dismissed by the UK supreme court.

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The Guardian, 28th February 2013

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Doctor criticised after baby dies while in care of privatised GP service – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2013 in children, doctors, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

“Coroner says doctor made ‘wholly inadequate entries on the records that were clearly at odds with the evidence.’ ”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2013

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‘Naked rambler’ given Asbo by Southampton magistrates – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in ASBOs, indecent exposure, news, public order, recidivists by tracey

“A man known as ‘the naked rambler’ has been given an interim Anti-social
Behaviour Order (Asbo) banning him from going nude in public places.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Undercover policing: MPs demand reforms – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in families, investigatory powers, news, police, select committees by tracey

“Abuses connected with undercover police activities show that an urgent review is
needed of laws covering such work in England and Wales, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2013

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Report cites ‘catalogue of failings’ over killing of Kaiya, four – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in mental health, murder, news, reports, social services by tracey

“A report has cited a catalogue of failings by authorities after a mentally ill woman killed her four-year-old daughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2013

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Grandfather must pay £50 to boy he tackled after home vandalism – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in assault, compensation, conditional discharge, costs, criminal damage, news by tracey

“A grandfather who frogmarched an 11-year-old boy home to his parents after suffering a campaign of vandalism has had to pay the youngster £50 compensation and has been convicted of assault.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2013

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