Ofcom clears Top Gear over ‘pikey’ pun – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2015 in BBC, complaints, gipsies, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom has backed a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over using the word “pikey” in an edition of Top Gear.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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Payday lender Cash Genie to pay £20m compensation – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2015 in compensation, complaints, fees, interest, loans, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

‘Payday lender Cash Genie faces a £20m compensation bill after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm’s debt collection business.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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IPCC further delays report into young athlete whose neck was broken – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, grievous bodily harm, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has delayed again its report into how a young athlete’s neck was broken in the street more than two years ago, the Guardian has learned. It comes ahead of Theresa May’s speech on Thursday afternoon in which the home secretary announces her intention to stamp out the “evasiveness and obstruction” suffered by families at the hands of the authorities and launches an independent review of deaths in police custody.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2015

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IPCC investigates Metropolitan police after teenager ‘died during pursuit’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in complaints, homicide, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The Police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard’s stop and searches of a teenager in the years before he died in a collision while apparently being pursued by police.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Poppi Worthington: Court overturns baby’s ‘unexplained death’ verdict – The Independent

‘Poppi Iris Worthington was just 13 months old when she died in December 2012 and still, nearly three years later, the reasons why remain a secret. This is despite the efforts of several pathologists, a “fact-finding” judgment that remains unpublished, an ongoing Serious Case Review, and a failed police investigation that saw three officers accused of misconduct.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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IPCC: officers should face disciplinary hearings over Plebgate meeting – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Two Police Federation officials who were accused by MPs of giving misleading evidence about the Plebgate affair should face disciplinary hearings for gross misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer: IPCC ‘will not investigate’ how police failed to notice dead fraudster had been shot six times by hitman – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2015 in complaints, murder, news, police by tracey

‘The police watchdog will not directly investigate how officers failed to notice that a notorious gangland figure found dead in his garden had been shot six times by a professional hitman.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2015

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Poltergeist posters cleared despite more than 70 complaints over clown image – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘People afraid of clowns have failed in a bid to get “distressing” posters for the film Poltergeist banned. More than 70 coulrophobics and parents complained about posters and bus ads featuring the head of a scruffy, smiling clown doll with the tagline “They know what scares you”.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2015

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Dermot O’Leary cleared over swearing during Comic Relief danceathon – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in complaints, media, news, obscenity by tracey

‘Dermot O’Leary’s been cleared by watchdog Ofcom after swearing during a live broadcast of his 24-hour danceathon on the BBC One Red Button.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2015

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Army head condemns ‘unacceptable’ sexual harassment – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in armed forces, complaints, harassment, news, sexual offences, statistics, women by tracey

‘Army chief General Sir Nick Carter says the level of sexual harassment being faced by female soldiers is “totally unacceptable”. In a survey commissioned by the Army, almost 40% of servicewomen said they had received unwanted comments of a sexual nature in the past year.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2015

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Suspended chief constable found guilty of eight misconduct charges – The Guardian

‘A chief constable suspended for a more than a year after being accused of “inappropriate advances” to women has been found guilty of eight charges of misconduct but is to be allowed to return to work.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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Watchdog to investigate charities’ ‘boiler room’ tactics – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in charities, complaints, consumer protection, news by sally

‘The information commissioner is to investigate what he called “boiler room” tactics used by leading charities after claims they secured telephone donations from people with dementia and those who are terminally ill.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Daily Telegraph censured by Ipso over false Nicola Sturgeon story – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in codes of practice, complaints, elections, media, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Daily Telegraph has been censured by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) for publishing an inaccurate front page story about SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon during the election campaign.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2015

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EE fined £1m by Ofcom for poor complaints handling – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in complaints, consumer protection, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘EE, the UK’s largest mobile phone operator, has been fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2015

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IPCC clears police after man died in Bradford raid – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in complaints, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

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Alison Morrison murder: Trevor Gibbon jailed for 28 years – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in complaints, harassment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his neighbour in “a merciless act of vengeance” after a campaign of harassment has been jailed for 28 years.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

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Protein World’s ‘beach body ready’ ads do not objectify women, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2015 in advertising, complaints, health, news by sally

‘Protein World’s controversial “beach body ready” campaign has been cleared by the UK ad watchdog despite nearly 400 complaints it objectified women and was socially irresponsible.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Judge’s Instagram ruling a ‘practical solution’ to problems of online anonymity, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘A judge’s decision to allow a man experiencing alleged harassment over the internet to serve legal claims to the person accused of the activity via Instagram “appears to be a practical solution” to the issue of online anonymity, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th June 2015

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Police face flood of compensation claims over child abuse failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2015 in child abuse, compensation, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Sir Thomas Winsor, the official police watchdog, says senior officers share the blame for failures to properly investigate paedophile abuse, opening door to legal action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2015

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Essex police officers put on notice over child abuse case handling – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Twenty-nine serving and former police officers have been put on notice as part of an investigation into Essex Police’s handling of child abuse cases.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2015

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