Maria Louise Hopes jailed for life for husband’s murder – BBC News

‘A woman from Rhondda Cynon Taff who murdered her husband in a “sustained, nasty and brutal” attack with her son has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2016

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What is the Great Repeal Bill? The Brexit law to end all EU laws (that we don’t like) – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, EC law, legislation, news, repeals by sally

‘The historic proposal aims to end the European Union’s legal supremacy in the UK by converting all EU requirements into British law as soon as Britain exits the bloc.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2016

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Plan for UK military to opt out of European convention on human rights – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2016 in armed forces, human rights, news, treaties, war by sally

‘Controversial plans for the military to opt out from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) during future conflicts will be introduced by ministers, to see off what the prime minister described as an “industry of vexatious claims” against soldiers.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2016

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BSB forges ahead with flexible CPD regime despite fears it could become “paper exercise” – Legal Futures

Posted October 4th, 2016 in barristers, consultations, continuing professional development, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has backed a more flexible, outcomes-based continuing professional development (CPD) regime, despite the fears of some board members that it would degenerate into a “paper exercise”.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2016

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Government pledges 400 extra prison officers for country’s toughest jails – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2016 in drug abuse, news, prison officers, prisons, speeches by sally

‘The Government is pledging £14m to pay for 400 prison officers who will help tackle drugs and violence in the country’s toughest prisons.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2016

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Homeless eligibility amends and deposit discretions – Nearly Legal

‘The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 have (finally) been made to come into force on 30 October 2016. These sort out the anomaly highlighted in Romans v Southwark LBC and SSDCLG and Alabi v SSDCLG about those with leave to remain granted under Appendix FM. Their eligibility for housing and homeless assistance is confirmed. A number of appeals have been stayed pending the regulations, which should now be resolved.’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd October 2016

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Prisoner resettlement scheme raises concerns – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2016 in employment, housing, news, prisons, probation, recidivists by sally

‘A flagship government policy to support and supervise inmates leaving jail has been severely criticised by inspectors.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2016

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Racial elements in hate crime cases being ‘filtered out’ in UK – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2016 in hate crime, news, racism, reports, sentencing by sally

‘Police, prosecutors and the courts in Britain are “filtering out” racial elements in hate crime cases, half of reported hate crime is not prosecuted and judges are underusing heavier sentences for hate crime, say Council of Europe anti-racism experts.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2016

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