Former milkman sentenced for money laundering – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former milkman who got into financial difficulties has been sentenced for money laundering.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th September 2019

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First 100 Years podcast – An Evening in Conversation with Dame Janet Smith DBE and Dame Caroline Swift DBE – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Dame Janet Smith and Dame Caroline Swift can be heard in a First 100 Years podcast talking about their life on the Northern Circuit, their friendship and their distinguished judicial careers.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th September 2019

Source: www.judiciary.uk

After 10 years, the supreme court is confident in its role – The Guardian

‘Next Tuesday, 1 October, marks the 10th anniversary of the supreme court. Over the past decade, its neo-gothic portico, beneath which lawyers, litigants, protesters and politicians parade, has become an increasingly recognisable feature of national life.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2019

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Majority of care cases continue to miss 26-week deadline – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The average time it takes to conclude care proceedings remains significantly high, according to latest quarterly statistics published today. Figures released by the Ministry of Justice, covering April to June, show that the average time for a care and supervision case to reach first disposal remained the same as it did for January to March – 33 weeks. This is the longest average time since the last quarter of 2013.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2019

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Number of bank transfer scams in UK rises by 40% in a year – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2019 in banking, codes of practice, crime prevention, fraud, news, statistics by tracey

‘The amount of money stolen by criminals through bank transfer scams has risen by 40% in a year and is running at more than £1m a day, according to official UK data.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2019

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MPs announce inquiry into Thomas Cook collapse – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2019 in auditors, company directors, holidays, inquiries, insolvency, news, select committees by tracey

‘MPs are to hold an inquiry into the role of “corporate greed” in the collapse of Thomas Cook, focusing on directors’ stewardship of the company, how much they were paid and how its accounts were prepared and signed off by auditors.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2019

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Tory minister admits UK breached court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia again – The Independent

‘The government has again admitted breaching a court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns they could be used in the Yemen war.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2019

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William Carson banned for six months following positive cocaine test – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, drug offences, horse racing, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘William Carson, grandson of the five-time champion Flat jockey Willie Carson, was banned from riding by a disciplinary panel for six months on Thursday for testing ­positive for cocaine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

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Widow’s fight to get partner’s name on birth certificate- BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2019 in bereavement, birth certificates, children, cohabitation, equality, families, news, paternity, widows by tracey

‘A woman whose partner died while she was pregnant has said she suffered “emotional trauma” fighting through the courts to put his name on their child’s birth certificate.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2019

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First police force found to be ‘failing’ in all areas as watchdog finds performance worsening across country – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2019 in budgets, crime prevention, Ministry of Justice, news, ombudsmen, police, standards, statistics by tracey

‘A scandal-hit police force has become the first to be branded “failing” in all areas after inspectors found it was not preventing crime or protecting vulnerable people.’

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The Independent, 27th September 2019

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Liverpool FC fail in move to trademark the word ‘Liverpool’ – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2019 in intellectual property, news, sport, trade marks by tracey

‘Liverpool FC’s attempt to trademark the word “Liverpool” has been rejected by the government’s Intellectual Property Office due to the “geographical significance” of the city.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2019

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Police watchdog warns 35,000 police staff ‘not vetted properly’ – BBC News

‘An estimated 35,000 people working for police forces across England and Wales have not been properly vetted, a police watchdog report has found.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2019

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Banker’s wife who spent £16m in Harrods escapes extradition to Azerbaijan on embezzlement charges – Daily Telegraph

‘A banker’s wife who spent £16million during a series of shopping sprees in Harrods has escaped extradition back to Azerbaijan on fraud charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk