Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2014 in airports, appeals, law reports, planning by sally

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1386; [2014] WLR (D) 448

‘The phrase “any other harm” in paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework did not mean only harm to the Green Belt, but included any other harm that was relevant for planning purposes. If a planning proposal was not in accordance with the policies in the development plan for the protection of the countryside, the planning permission should be refused having regard to the planning policy framework as a whole.’

WLR Daily, 24th October 2014

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Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 7th, 2014 in airports, appeals, law reports, planning by sally

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 406

‘The phrase “any other harm” in paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) meant only harm to the Green Belt.’

WLR Daily, 18th July 2014

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Gatwick Airport PCSO jailed for stealing from passengers – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in airports, community support officers, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Sussex PCSO who stole thousands of pounds from passengers while on duty at Gatwick Airport, has been jailed for six and a half years.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2014

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Home Office criticised for holding child asylum seekers in ‘stuffy and overcrowded’ conditions at Heathrow – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in airports, asylum, children, detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Child asylum seekers are being held in “disgraceful” conditions at Heathrow Airport, where they are often forced to sleep overnight in cramped rooms, a report published today warns.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2014

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David Miranda allowed to appeal against ruling on Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has been granted permission to appeal against a ruling that he was lawfully detained under counter-terrorism powers at Heathrow airport. The case – which also involves a challenge to the police seizure of computer material related to the US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden – will now go to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2014

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Schedule 7 Code of Practice – Home Office

‘Consultation on changes made to Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.’

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Home Office, 15th April 2014

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Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

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Regina (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Liberty and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2014 in airports, detention, freedom of expression, human rights, law reports, terrorism by sally

Regina (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Liberty and others intervening) [2014] EWHC 255 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 93

‘It was lawful that a journalist’s assistant who was thought to harbour state secrets in electronic form against the wishes of Britain and a foreign power should be stopped and held at an airport on the basis that investigating him amounted to determining whether he was a terrorist under section 40(1)(b) of and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.’

WLR Daily, 19th February 2014

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Jacob Rowbottom: Laws, Miranda and the Democratic Justification for Expression – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 24th, 2014 in airports, detention, freedom of expression, human rights, media, news, proportionality by sally

‘The Divisional Court’s decision in the David Miranda case has provoked much controversy and debate about freedom of the press and national security issues. About halfway through his judgment, Laws LJ makes a number of comments about the justifications for freedom of expression and media freedom. While these may not be the most pressing or immediately important issues raised by this particular case, it is worth noting what Laws LJ says at paras [41-46] as he seems to move away from what has been something of an orthodoxy in the British and European jurisprudence – the importance placed on the democratic justification for expression.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 22nd February 2014

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David Miranda challenge dismissed in High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court has rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda’s application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. In a highly readable and pungent judgment, Laws LJ has some robust things to say about the vaunting of journalistic interests over public security in the guise of Article 10, and the “mission creep” of requirements demanded by the courts for state action to be considered “proportionate”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th February 2014

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Detained David Miranda loses legal battle – BBC News

‘David Miranda has lost his legal challenge over his detention at Heathrow Airport under anti-terrorism powers.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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Mass Surveillance and Freedom of the Press: A Conversation with Glenn Greenwald – UCL

‘Last June, Glenn Greenwald broke the story of the mass surveillance government programs disclosed in the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In August Mr. Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained by police at Heathrow Airport for 9 hours under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000. Mr. Greenwald has continued to release and comment on similar leaks since then and recently announced his departure from the Guardian to launch a new journalism venture with eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar.

Our moderator led a conversation with Mr. Greenwald via Skype on the range of legal and political questions raised by his recent efforts. These include the lack of safeguards on government surveillance programs, the individual’s right to privacy, the freedom of the press to publish such information and any alleged threats these exposures pose to national security.’

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UCL, November 2013

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UK terror law watchdog calls for end to detention at borders without suspicion – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in airports, detention, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘Britain’s anti-terror law watchdog has said police should no longer be able to detain people at the UK’s borders without any suspicion of wrongdoing, following the detention of David Miranda in August.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2013

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Personal consultation with solicitor must be offered before terror questioning, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Elosta v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWHC 3397.
The High Court has held that a person detained for questioning under the Terrorism Act 2000 is entitled to consult with a solicitor in person prior to answering questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th November 2013

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Miranda, Prisoner Votes & Judicial Review Myths – The Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

“This week, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill took evidence , and there were notable comments from the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the body which monitors compliance with the European Court of Human Rights. Meanwhile, Baroness Hale weighed in on the proposed judicial review changes and, continuing along the judicial review vein, David Miranda (pictured) began his claim on Wednesday.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th November 2013

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Pay a fee to skip the passport queue, under new Home Office plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in airports, consultations, fees, immigration, news, passports, pilot schemes by tracey

” British holidaymakers and business travellers who pay an extra fee to the Home Office will be allowed to skip the passport queue at the airport, under new plans outlined by the Home Office on Tuesday. A consultation paper said ministers were drawing up plans to extend ‘premium fast-track processing’ which is currently only available to some first and business class passengers at Heathrow. The proposal is one of a number of new ideas being floated to cover more of the immigration service’s costs by raising more revenue from passengers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2013

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Legal bid over David Miranda detention at Heathrow – BBC News

“Lawyers for the partner of a journalist are due back in court in a legal challenge to his airport detention under anti-terrorism laws.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2013

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Security pair jailed for Birmingham Airport smuggling – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2013 in airports, conspiracy, fraud, gangs, immigration, news, sentencing by sally

“Two security workers have been jailed for helping to smuggle illegal immigrants through Birmingham Airport.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2013

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Women sentenced for stripping at Manchester airport – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2013 in airports, alcohol abuse, conditional discharge, costs, fines, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“Two women have been sentenced for taking off their clothes in front of shocked passengers at Manchester airport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2013

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Another hall of mirrors human rights story from the Telegraph – Daily Telegraph

“Yesterday saw another poor piece of human rights reporting from the Telegraph, again from Home Affairs Correspondent David Barrett. Strasbourg human rights court threatens key counter-terrorism powers. It is a typical piece of hall-of-mirrors reporting; all of the basic elements are there but presented in a distorted and inaccurate way.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th October 2013

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