Home Office’s lost child abuse files: a victim’s story – The Guardian

‘When it emerged last week that 114 files containing allegations of child sex abuse had disappeared from the Home Office, survivors began to ask questions about whether their abuse had been deliberately covered up or ignored by the authorities.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2014

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Judge jails ‘worst car thief he has ever seen’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Ian Liversidge, 47, jumped into a grandmother’s Nissan Micra and sped off as she was getting her granddaughter out of the vehicle, before hitting a taxi.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

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Woman who took selfies next to dead body cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, fraud, murder, news, photography, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering a former teacher, but a woman who took selfies next to the corpse has been cleared.’


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The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

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Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed – BBC News

‘Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2014

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Khat ban: Why is it being made illegal? – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in drug abuse, drug offences, families, mental health, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The leafy plant khat, which acts as a stimulant when chewed, is about to become a banned class C drug in the UK. But how big a problem is it and why are ministers making it illegal?’

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BBC News, 21st June 2014

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Why are special courts that can help drug users at risk of being scrapped? – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2014 in courts, crime, drug abuse, magistrates, news by sally

‘Launched as a pilot programme a decade ago, dedicated drug courts were widely promoted as one of the best hopes of halting addiction-fuelled crime. According to supporters, however, specialist courts are now in danger of being disbanded through lack of official support. The West London drugs court, in Hammersmith, sits only half a day a week and is no longer staffed exclusively by specially trained magistrates.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2014

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What is Crime?: The Limits Of Criminalisation Conference – Speech by Senior Presiding Judge, Lord Justice Gross

Posted April 29th, 2014 in crime, drug abuse, health, judges, news, speeches, terrorism by sally

What is Crime?: The Limits Of Criminalisation Conference (PDF)

Speech by Senior Presiding Judge, Lord Justice Gross

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2014

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Family head clamps down on care time limit, but hails pioneering court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 17th, 2014 in care orders, courts, drug abuse, family courts, news, time limits by tracey

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) must be a “vital component” of the unified Family Court, the head of the Family Division said in a judgment highlighting the need for strict adherence to the time limit for resolving care cases.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

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Drug driving limits announced – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2014 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘Legal limits to prevent drug driving have been set out for the first time by ministers in new laws which will come into force this autumn’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2014

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Lewis Dale jailed for life for murdering grandmother – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in attempts, drug abuse, grandparents, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who murdered his grandmother and tried to kill his grandfather while high on drugs has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Tranquilliser ketamine will be upgraded to Class B – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2014 in drug abuse, drug offences, medicines, news by sally

‘Ketamine, the horse tranquiliser that has become a popular party drug, is to be upgraded from a class C to a class B banned substance by the Government in an attempt to deter its increasing use.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2014

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Cannabis user who murdered his grandmother jailed for 24 years – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2013 in children, drug abuse, families, guilty pleas, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his 84-year-old grandmother by stabbing her 50 times in her bed and then attempted to kill a nine-year-old boy has been told he must serve minimum of 24 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2013

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‘Let reformed drug addicts become magistrates’, suggests think tank – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2013 in courts, drug abuse, magistrates, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Ex-offenders who’ve turned away from crime would be ideally suited to help deal with low-level offenders.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2013

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BT default ‘porn filter’ switched on – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in children, drug abuse, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘BT has announced the launch of a new internet filter designed to protect children online.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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Riley Pettipierre methadone death preventable, report finds – BBC News

‘The death of a two-year-old boy who drank some of his mother’s methadone could have been prevented, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2013

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‘Legal highs’ review launched – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2013 in drug abuse, drug offences, health, news by sally

‘A new review of “legal highs” could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

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Burglars who ‘fancied a piece of quiche’ and sparked six-hour stand-off with police are jailed – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2013 in affray, alcohol abuse, burglary, drug abuse, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Two burglars who sparked a six-hour stand-off with police after breaking into a cafe in search of a piece of quiche have been jailed.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2013

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When can an Athlete refuse a Drugs Test? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 26th, 2013 in disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by sally

“It is an anti-doping violation for an athlete to refuse or fail ‘without compelling justification’ to submit to a sample collection. The violation ordinarily gives rise to a two year ban (Article 2 of the WADA Code).”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 26th September 2013

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Stop and search: it does matter if you’re black or white – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 20th, 2013 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, race discrimination, reports, stop and search by sally

“A troubling report co-authored by the London School of Economics and Release was published this week and shows that drug policing is the predominant purpose in the use of stop and search with black people stopped and searched for drugs at 6.3 times the rate of white people. In addition, black people are more likely to receive a harsher police response for possession of drugs.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th September 2013

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Lessons from Lance – Recovering Sponsorship and Endorsement Monies – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 20th, 2013 in contracts, drug abuse, news, remuneration, sport by sally

“James Segan discusses the difficult issue of how sponsors can recover endorsement payments when the sponsored athlete confesses to inappropriate or unlawful behaviour.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 19th September 2013

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