One in 20 prisoners are gipsies, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in gipsies, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘ Gipsies make up one in 20 of the jail population, according to a new report by an official watchdog. Research by Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, found gipsies and travellers were “significantly over represented” in adult prisons in England and Wales, making up 5 per cent of the total.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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Village wins four year battle against illegal travellers’ site – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2014 in appeals, gipsies, human rights, inquiries, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘The residents of Hardhorn, in Lancashire, won at the Supreme Court but still face a £200,000 legal bill.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th February 2014

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High Court rules on provision of care for nomadic Gypsy/Traveller children – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Marc Willers analyses the impact of a High Court ruling which gave an important judgment on the provision of care for nomadic Gypsy and Traveller children.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th January 2014

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The need for Gypsies and Travellers to respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted December 16th, 2013 in complaints, EC law, evidence, gipsies, human rights, news by sally

‘Marc Willers explains why it is so important that Gypsies and Travellers respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights by submitting evidence before 13 January 2014.

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 13th December 2013

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Regina (J) v Worcester County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 10th, 2013 in children, gipsies, law reports, local government, social services by tracey

Regina (J) v Worcester County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2013] EWHC 3845 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 478

‘Where a local authority had assessed a child present in their area to be a child in need the power to provide services to that child under section 17(1)(b) of the Children Act 1989 was capable of being exercised outside the area of the local authority and at a time when the child himself was outside their area but still within England and Wales.’

WLR Daily, 6th December 2013

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Council ordered to fund support for disabled Roma boy when outside area – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a council has the power to provide support for a disabled child even when his Roma Gypsy family are working in different parts of the country and outside the council’s borders.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th December 2013

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Romany Travellers win permission for judicial review over site provision – Local Government Lawyer

“A High Court judge has given a group of Romany Travellers permission for a judicial review over a council’s decision to evict them from an unauthorised site on Green Belt land.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2013

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Legal proceedings begin against travellers occupying NHS car park – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2013 in gipsies, hospitals, news, repossession, squatting by tracey

“Legal proceedings start against a group of French travellers occupying a hospital car park in Newport, south Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2013

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Collins v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Collins v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2013] EWCA Civ 1193; [2013] WLR (D) 376

“Where a planning decision engaged a child’s right to private and family life that child’s best interests would be a primary consideration for the decision-maker.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2013

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Couple’s stolen caravan cannot be returned as could breach traveller family’s ‘human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2013 in civil justice, gipsies, housing, human rights, news, police, theft by sally

“A couple who spent their retirement savings on a caravan only to see it stolen were astounded when police said the travellers who are living in it could not be removed as it would breach their ‘human rights’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Community champion in court over claims she racially abused travellers – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2013 in gipsies, harassment, news, planning, racism, repossession by tracey

“A pensioner renowned for her work in the community has been summonsed to court over claims she racially abused a group of travellers on green belt land in a situation she describes as a ‘humiliating’ ordeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2013

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The impact of the revocation of the temporary stop notice regulations on Gypsies and Travellers: the road to nowhere – Garden Court Chambers Blog

“Marc Willers examines why changes to temporary stop notice provisions risk forcing Gypsies and Travellers onto the roadside.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 15th July 2013

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Planning policy versus the UN rights of the child – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 12th, 2013 in children, environmental protection, gipsies, human rights, news, planning by sally

“As the judge explicitly recognised, this case raised the clash of two principles – how to resolve the policy-driven field of planning with the rights of family under Article 8 ECHR and of the child under Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th April 2013

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Councils to get tougher powers to tackle Traveller sites – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in gipsies, local government, news, planning, regulations by sally

“Councils will be given stronger powers to stop illegal Travellers’ sites being set up, communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has announced.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2013

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Gipsies ordered to leave after three-year village fight – Daily Telegraphj

Posted March 27th, 2013 in appeals, demonstrations, gipsies, news, planning by tracey

“Villagers who have spent almost three years blockading an illegal gipsy camp
declared victory after a High Court judge ordered the travellers to leave.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

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Dale Farm Travellers face eviction again – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2012 in appeals, gipsies, local government, news, planning, repossession by tracey

“Travellers living at the side of the road near the former Dale Farm site face being evicted for a second time after Basildon council, in Essex, voted to take ‘direct action’ to remove the families who remain.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2012

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Traveller family guilty of forced labour are jailed – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2012 in assault, forced labour, gipsies, news, sentencing by sally

“Five members of a traveller family who were found guilty of keeping their own private workforce have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2012

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Ofcom to investigate potential racial stereotyping in Big Fat Gypsy Weddings – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2012 in complaints, gipsies, media, news, racism by tracey

“Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings unfairly racially stereotyped the UK’s Gypsy and Traveller communities.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2012

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One year after eviction, the saga of Dale Farm is far from over – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2012 in gipsies, local government, news, repossession by sally

“Around 80 Traveller families were removed from site 12 months ago after a decade long battle, but many are still close by.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2012

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Government to consult on temporary stop notices to prevent unauthorised traveller sites – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2012 in consultations, fines, gipsies, local government, news, planning by sally

“Communities secretary Eric Pickles has set out the details of plans announced by him earlier this week to remove restrictions on the use of temporary stop notices, giving councils greater freedom to prevent unauthorised traveller sites being set up.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th October 2012

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