Hannah Warren: Woman died at docks after failings by Met Police – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2023 in bereavement, families, inquests, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘The family of a woman from London found dead in disused docks in Wales has told the Met to make “significant changes” after it made mistakes in the case.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2023

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Mother wins legal battle over tribunal’s refusal to say why son’s killer was discharged from hospital – The Guardian

‘A woman has won a legal battle against a mental health tribunal over its refusal to provide her with the the reasons for releasing her son’s killer into the community.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Sudden unexplained death in childhood debated in Parliament – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2023 in bereavement, children, families, news, parliament by tracey

‘The issue of children dying unexpectedly and without any known cause has been debated in Parliament for the first time.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2023

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Firm fined a further £200,000 over Wolverhampton storm death – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A company has been fined £200,000 after a woman was killed by a water tank cover falling from a shopping centre.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2023

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Victims and families call for prosecutions as contaminated blood inquiry nears end – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2023 in bereavement, blood products, families, inquiries, news, prosecutions, victims by tracey

‘Victims and family members affected by the contaminated blood scandal are calling for criminal charges to be considered as the public inquiry into the tragedy draws to a close. While the inquiry, which will begin to hear closing submissions on Tuesday, cannot determine civil or criminal liability, people affected by the scandal are keen for the mass of documents and evidence accumulated over more than four years to be handed over to prosecutors to see whether charges can be brought.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2023

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A5 Milton Keynes: Flooded road crash victim’s partner agrees pay-out – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, compensation, damages, families, inquests, news, road safety, roads by tracey

‘The partner of a woman who died in a crash after driving into standing water on a main road has agreed an £850,000 settlement with Highways England, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Essex mental health deaths review demands legal powers – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in bereavement, hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news by tracey

‘The government has been asked to decide whether to hold the first national public inquiry into mental health deaths.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2023

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Cambridgeshire County Council to pay compensation over ‘unprofessional’ carer – BBC News

‘Cambridgeshire County Council is to compensate the family of a woman whose carer “wailed” on the floor after she was told of her client’s death.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2023

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Disputes with executors and how to resolve them – Family Law

Posted December 15th, 2022 in bereavement, dispute resolution, executors, news, wills by tracey

‘As a solicitor dealing with will disputes, I know that beneficiaries can sometimes feel deeply frustrated by the behaviour of an executor (also called a “personal representative”) of a will. The emotional fallout from a bereavement sometimes leads to a toxic atmosphere and relationships can quickly sour. Very often this situation arises where executors and/or beneficiaries are not entirely sure of their rights and responsibilities.’

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Family Law, 12th December 2022

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What is diplomatic immunity and how does it apply to Harry Dunn death by careless driving case? – The Independent

‘Here, the PA news agency looks at how diplomatic immunity affected the 19-year-old’s case, and why Sacoolas was able to appear in court via video-link from her home country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2022

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Parents of man left to die in prison say care failures will haunt them for ever – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, death in custody, families, inquests, negligence, news, nurses, prisons by sally

‘The parents of a 25-year-old man left to die in a cell by a negligent prison nurse given responsibility for 800 inmates have told how the conditions in which their son died will haunt them for ever.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2022

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UK families call for easier access to deceased children’s social media history – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, bills, coroners, families, inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘Bereaved families are calling for easier access to the social media histories of deceased children, supporting amendments to the online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Chelsea Bridge death: family bring test case against police watchdog – The Guardian

‘The family of Oladeji Omishore, who drowned in June shortly after he was shot with a stun gun by police, are taking the police watchdog to the high court in a test case, accusing them of failing to properly investigate the officers involved.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2022

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‘No evidence’ Archie Battersbee did TikTok blackout challenge, coroner says – The Guardian

‘Archie Battersbee accessed TikTok on the day he suffered a catastrophic brain injury but no evidence has been found that he was taking part in the online “blackout challenge”, a coroner’s court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Gleision mine disaster: Decision due on inquest after 11 years – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2022 in accidents, bereavement, coroners, families, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘Eleven years after a mine disaster killed four men, a decision is finally expected on whether an inquest will take place into their deaths. A coroner will hear arguments on Friday from barristers.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2022

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East Kent hospital baby deaths: Harry Richford’s family’s five-year fight for justice – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2022 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘The grandfather of a baby who died at a hospital that was fined over failings in the delivery has spoken of his five-year fight for justice.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2022

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Bereaved families to ask Covid contract PR firms not to bid for inquiry work – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2022 in bereavement, coronavirus, families, inquiries, news, public procurement by tracey

‘Families bereaved by Covid will write to eight PR companies that received hefty government contracts during the pandemic asking them to withdraw from a tender process to manage part of the inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2022

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Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated care for patients like me – BBC News

‘People with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. Actor Tommy Jessop and BBC Panorama investigated some of the stories of families who say they were let down by their medical care.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2022

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Calls for Hillsborough pathology review to be suspended – The independent

Posted October 7th, 2022 in bereavement, consultations, families, government departments, inquests, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Politicians are calling for the suspension of a Home Office review into the pathology at the original Hillsborough inquests, after it emerged the victims’ families had not been consulted.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2022

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Student suicides: Parents seek law change to prevent deaths – BBC News

‘A group of parents whose children killed themselves at university are campaigning for a change in law to make the institutions more accountable. They want universities to have a legal duty of care towards their students, like schools already do.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2022

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