Met rape unit encouraged woman to drop case against murderer – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2013 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, London, news, police by sally

“A police officer at a sex crime unit encouraged a woman to drop a rape claim against a man who went on to murder his two children, a report has said.”

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BBC News, 26th February 2013

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Metropolitan police pays out over flawed rape investigation – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2012 in compensation, investigatory powers, London, news, police, professional conduct, rape by sally

“The Metropolitan police has made a landmark compensation payout over a flawed rape investigation by one of its elite Sapphire sexual assault units.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2012

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New approach to Community Payback begins in London – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 1st, 2012 in community service, London, news by sally

“A new approach to Community Payback that will see offenders completing tougher, more intensive punishments begins today [31 October] in London.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st October 2012

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Case law argues London’s priced out tenants are ‘homeless’ – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2012 in homelessness, housing, London, news, rent, reports by sally

“Legal precedent demands that tenants unable to meet unaffordable housing costs are legally homeless. What does this mean in today’s London?”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2012

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Fast-track court system planned for London Olympics – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2012 in courts, London, news, sport by sally

“Measures have been drawn up to fast-track the trials of people accused of offences linked to the Olympics, based on the way offenders were processed after last summer’s riots.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012

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Plans to regenerate London’s Crystal Palace Park upheld – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2012 in housing, London, news, planning by sally

“Multi-million pound plans to regenerate historic Crystal Palace Park were upheld by the High Court today.”

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The Independent, 12th June 2012

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Mayor Boris Johnson to review police anti-racism measures – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2012 in diversity, inquiries, London, news, police by tracey

“London mayor Boris Johnson has ordered a review of anti-racism reforms within the Metropolitan Police. It will look at measures put in place as a result of the race and faith inquiry – set up by the mayor in 2008.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2012

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Peace campaigner evicted from Parliament Square using new law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 17th, 2012 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, London, news, repossession by sally

“On 27 April 2012, Maria Gallastegui, a peace campaigner and resident of the East pavement of Parliament Square since 2006, lost her legal battle to continue her 24 hour, tented vigil in protest against the folly of war and in particular the UK’s involvement in armed conflict.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th May 2012

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Judges allow Parliament Square tent removal – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in demonstrations, injunctions, local government, London, news by sally

“The High Court has lifted an injunction preventing the removal of the last anti-war protest tent near the Houses of Parliament.”

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The Independent, 3rd May 2012

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Hundreds still to face courts in London over riots – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in London, news, prosecutions, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Hundreds of cases of people accused of being involved in last summer’s London riots are still being prepared for trial, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2012

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Police watchdog launches review of Met racism complaints – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in complaints, London, news, police, racism by sally

“The police watchdog has announced a review into mounting complaints about racism in the Metropolitan police, warning that they probably suggest a ‘much wider disaffection and dissatisfaction’ with the force.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

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RMT legal threat to Boris Johnson over election poster – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2012 in advertising, defamation, elections, London, news, trade unions by sally

“The RMT union is threatening Boris Johnson with legal action over a poster it claims portrays leader Bob Crow as ‘corrupt, venal and scandalous’.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2012

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Metropolitan Police wins appeal over 2009 G20 ‘kettling’ tactics – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2012 in appeals, demonstrations, London, news, police, restraint by sally

“The Metropolitan Police has won its appeal against a High Court ruling over ‘kettling’ tactics used during the G20 demonstrations in April 2009.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2012

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London Low Emission Zone for large vans and minibuses – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, London, news, road traffic by tracey

“Large vans and minibuses which are more than 10 years old are facing a new charge of £100 a day in Greater London, if they fail to meet pollution limits.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2012

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By-law plan to remove Parliament Square tent protest – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2011 in byelaws, demonstrations, fines, local government, London, news by sally

“Westminster City Council has said it intends to introduce a by-law to remove tents from Parliament Square.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2011

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St Paul’s protests: how the legal land lies – The Guardian

“If it comes to a David v Goliath battle, the City has the big bludgeons, but Occupy London’s slings could still win the day.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2011

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EDL march in London banned at police request – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2011 in demonstrations, London, news, violent disorder by sally

“The home secretary has extended a ban on marches in the capital to include the City of London after concerns over a planned demonstration by the far right English Defence League.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2011

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Arbitration ruling shields London status – The Lawyer

Posted August 2nd, 2011 in arbitration, employment, judgments, London, news by sally

“There was a collective sigh of relief last week as the Supreme Court overturned an appellate court ruling to find that arbitrators cannot be classed as employees and therefore are not subject to UK equality rules.”

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The Lawyer, 1st August 2011

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Court upholds decision to impose control order on terror suspect – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2011 in control orders, London, news, terrorism by tracey

“A decision by the home secretary, Theresa May, to impose a control order on a terror suspect who is banned from London has been upheld by the high court.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2011

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Terrorism suspect ordered to leave London – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2011 in control orders, human rights, London, news, terrorism by tracey

“A terrorist suspect and father of five has been ordered to move to a city outside London because of the risk that he might participate in fundraising for Pakistani militant groups.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2011

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