Housing bill will do nothing for many of those in need of a decent home – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2016 in bills, housing, news, planning by sally

‘New housing legislation fails to address the problem of affordable rented housing, and there may be little that we in the House of Lords can do to improve it.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2016

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Council wins Planning Court battle over former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 5th, 2016 in local government, news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge to a council’s grant of planning permission for a change of use to the house where Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th January 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

CA: Courts must consider “all the circumstances” before imposing part 36 penalties – Litigation Futures

Posted January 5th, 2016 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, news, part 36 offers, penalties by sally

‘Courts must consider “all the circumstances” before deciding whether it would be unjust to impose costs penalties on claimants who fail to beat offers made under part 36, appeal judges have ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th January 2015

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You don’t know what you’re doing – Nearly Legal

Posted January 5th, 2016 in bills, local government, London, news by sally

‘January 5, 2016, sees the Housing and Planning Bill return to the House of Commons for the Report stage (if you want to read about how the Committee stage went, the excellent House of Commons library analysis is here and our comments are here).’

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Nearly Legal, 4th January 2016

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New vaping laws: Everything you need to know – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2016 in EC law, news, regulations, smoking by sally

‘From 20 May, how you vape will change.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2016

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St William’s Catholic care home child sex abusers jailed – BBC News

‘A former chaplain and ex-principal of a Roman Catholic children’s care home have been jailed for abusing boys.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2016

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British American Tobacco e-cigarette wins UK medicine licence – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2016 in health, licensing, medicines, news, smoking by sally

‘Britain’s drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco (BAT) e-cigarette to be sold as a medicine for quitting smoking, the first such product to be given a drug licence in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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‘Trojan horse’ headteacher receives lifetime ban for professional misconduct – The Guardian

‘A headteacher who was accused of misconduct in the so-called Trojan horse scandal in Birmingham has been banned indefinitely from teaching after being found guilty of professional misconduct.’
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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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