Ombudsman warns on financial appointee role after council told to repay £12k – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority has agreed to repay nearly £12,000 to a disabled woman for whom it was acting as financial appointee, following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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Police watchdog to investigate Hillsborough inquest spin claims – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that South Yorkshire police tried to influence daily media coverage of the Hillsborough inquests and spin what the force considered to be evidence favourable to it.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Hillsborough verdict sparks call to rebalance police and criminal justice system – The Guardian

‘A cross-party campaign for radical reform of the police and criminal justice system in light of the Hillsborough inquests verdict has been launched by the shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

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Misleading broadband prices to be reformed in major crackdown – as BT faces ban over TV adverts -Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2016 in advertising, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Three adverts by Britain’s biggest telecoms provider have been banned for making misleading claims about the quality of its broadband being better than rivals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2016

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Police and prosecutors ‘losing sensitive evidence’ – BBC News

‘Sensitive details held by police and prosecutors in England are being lost because evidence is still being shared on computer discs, watchdogs say.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2016

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Guidance on coasting schools – Education Law Blog

‘In all of the excitement about the proposals in the White Paper for all schools to become academies, there has been little discussion about the Guidance for local authorities and RSCs on Schools causing concern – Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools. Alongside this guidance, the Government has published its response to the consultation exercise, which includes a useful summary of the amendments that the Government made to the Bill during its Parliamentary passage.’

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Education Law Blog, 7th April 2016

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

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Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

‘Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police cell.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Nuisance calls by ‘ambulance chasers’ soar despite attempts at crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘One in five people receives an unsolicited, nuisance call every day in a practice fuelled by “ambulance-chasing lawyers,” a report has warned. The compensation culture, which is driven by claims management companies, has soared, despite government attempts to crack down on the practice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2016

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UK competition authority to review the way it conducts market investigations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2016 in banking, competition, energy, enforcement, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK is to review the way it conducts market investigations, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2016

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MPs break the rules ‘because they do not agree with them’, says standards watchdog Kathryn Hudson – Daily Telegraph

‘The comments will add further pressure on MPs to beef up the watchdog which polices their work, perhaps by giving members of the public a vote over decisions whether or not to reprimand errant MPs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2016

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Advertising Standards Authority moves to ban junk food adverts from online children’s programmes – The Independent

‘Advertisements for junk food on online children’s programmes are set to be banned under new guidelines, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2016

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New forensic science service planned – BBC News

‘A new forensic and biometrics service is planned by the Home Office, four years after it controversially abolished its predecessor.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2016

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Parents of murdered schoolboy receive pay-out from blundering police force – Daily Telegraph

‘Surrey Police issue unreserved apology and pay substantial damages after admitting failings in the case of Breck Bednar, the 14-year-old schoolboy who was groomed online and then murdered by sadistic killer Lewis Daynes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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‘Biggest crackdown’ on rogue pharmacists – BBC News

‘Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the “biggest crackdown” in UK pharmaceutical history.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2016

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Report urges end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in BBC, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘An end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation by scrapping the BBC Trust has been proposed by an independent report calling for “fundamental reform” of the way the corporation is governed.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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Watchdog bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘A TV ad aired by the Church of Scientology has been banned by the advertising watchdog for misleading viewers with a claim it gives aid to tens of millions of people.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2016

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Sean Rigg death: case against five police officers referred to CPS – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to consider whether they should bring criminal charges against five police officers over the arrest, restraint and detention of Sean Rigg, a musician who died in Metropolitan police custody.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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