BRIT Award winner Finley Quaye sentenced over drunken assault on bar manager – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A BRIT Award winner who punched a bar manager and threatened to stab him during a drunken assault, has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2019

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Drunk teacher who hugged, kissed and ‘danced inappropriately’ with pupils at school prom banned from classroom – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who drunkenly hugged, kissed and danced “inappropriately” with Year 11 students at a school prom has been banned from the classroom.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Woman jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping her hijab off – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, hate crime, Islam, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, taxis by tracey

‘A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Drunk mum Marina Tilby who fell asleep on baby freed from jail – BBC News

‘A mother jailed over the death of her four-week-old baby after she fell asleep on top of him has been freed by Court of Appeal judges.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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The extent of the inherent jurisdiction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 6th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, disabled persons, jurisdiction, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘Christine Cooper reports on an unusual inherent jurisdiction case that recently went before a High Court judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th September 2019

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Drink driving deaths highest in nearly a decade, as campaigners call for more police in cars to catch offenders – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘Drink drive deaths have hit the highest rate in nearly a decade, as campaigners urge police to put more officers in cars to catch offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2019

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Dean Saunders jailed for refusing breath test – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, guilty pleas, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks for refusing to provide a roadside breath test.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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Man jailed for 50 minutes in ‘shortest ever prison sentence’ – The Independent

‘A man has been given what is believed to be Britain’s shortest jail sentence of just 50 minutes.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2019

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Judge faces no action over drink-driver ‘being a woman’ remark – BBC News

‘A judge who said a drink-driver deserved a chance to avoid jail because she is a woman will not face sanctions.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Jack Shepherd sentenced to four more years for wounding with intent – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man has admitted hitting a member of bar staff over the head with a bottle of vodka after being refused alcohol and has been sentenced to four more years in custody..’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th June 2019

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Paignton burglar found asleep on victim’s sofa jailed – BBC News

‘A burglar who was found asleep on his victim’s sofa with a bag of stolen property next to him has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2019

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Alcoholic pilot spared jail after turning up for flight following ‘rum nightcap’ – The Independent

‘A pilot who turned up for a flight to the US while still over the limit after a “rum nightcap” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 8th may 2019

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Flight attendant turned up for work more than four times over alcohol limit – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2019 in airlines, alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, news by tracey

‘A flight attendant has been fined after reporting for duty while more than four times over the alcohol limit.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2019

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Woman called cabin crew ‘Indian money-grabbing c***s’ in between demanding more wine, spitting at them and smoking in toilet – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2019 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, assault, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A “drunk and obnoxious” woman who drank three bottles of wine on a long-haul flight before calling the cabin crew ”Indian money-grabbing c***s”, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 4th April 2019

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Angela Wrightson: Killer girls bid to extend anonymity – BBC News

‘Two girls who were 13 and 14 when they murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home are taking legal action to remain anonymous into adulthood.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2019

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Colette McCulloch inquest: Autistic woman’s death ‘avoidable tragedy’ – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in alcohol abuse, autism, care homes, inquests, news, road traffic by tracey

‘The death of an autistic woman hit by a lorry on the A1 was an “avoidable tragedy”, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2019

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Brain injuries in women prisoners are linked to mental illness and reoffending – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, mental health, news, prisons, recidivists, women by tracey

‘People with traumatic brain injuries are more likely to be violent, more likely to go to prison at a younger age (and have multiple convictions) and more likely to disobey prison rules. They are also more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, more likely to have mental health problems and more likely to attempt suicide. Surprisingly, given the vast range of negative outcomes for this type of trauma, there have been few studies on brain injury among female prisoners.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2019

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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts backed by private donors – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, care orders, drug abuse, families, family courts, news by sally

‘A group of private backers has agreed to fund a national unit supporting courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so their children are not taken into care.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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What are your rights on university initiation ceremonies – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, bullying, complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, universities by sally

‘Currently, universities don’t have to abide by any set guidelines around student initiations.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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