Deaths of people on benefits prompt inquiry call – BBC News

‘The family of a woman who took a fatal overdose after her benefit payments were cut say they have begun a legal claim against the government.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

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Boris Johnson flat inquiry: what sanctions can watchdog impose? – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson is bracing for an investigation by the Electoral Commission into payments covering renovations to his Downing Street flat. What will the process will look like and what sanctions could the Conservative party face?’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2021

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Judges call for probe of discrimination in the judiciary – Litigation Futures

‘A group of serving judges has called on the justice select committee to conduct a “wholly independent audit” of discrimination in the judiciary.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th April 2021

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New inquiry to be launched into civil servants taking second jobs – The Guardian

‘A new inquiry will be launched into civil servants taking second jobs, likely leading to officials facing tougher scrutiny after the Greensill scandal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2021

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Covid-19 and the courts – The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s report – Transparency Project

Posted April 14th, 2021 in constitutional law, coronavirus, courts, inquiries, news, select committees by sally

‘In a report published at the end of last month the House of Lords Constitution Committee made a number of criticisms of the way the courts have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of live hearings necessitated by the lockdown, and made various recommendations as to the need for more resources to reduce the backlog of cases and create a better justice system for the future.’

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Transparency Project, 11th April 2021

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Home Office faces inquiry into use of barracks to house asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2021 in asylum, detention, government departments, housing, immigration, inquiries, news by sally

‘MPs and peers from the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on immigration detention agreed to proceed with the inquiry at a private meeting on 17 March. The cross-party group is due to publish its initial findings before the summer recess and hopes its findings can inform parliamentary discussions about the Home Office’s new plans for asylum seekers.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

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Assisted dying inquiry essential, leading brain surgeon says – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2021 in assisted suicide, doctors, inquiries, news by tracey

‘One of the UK’s leading brain surgeons, who has advanced prostate cancer, has said an inquiry into assisted dying is “absolutely essential”.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2021

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Charity Commission investigates Carrie Symonds’ employer – The Independent

‘The organisation that employs Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds is set to be investigated by the Charity Commission following “serious concerns” over its governance and financial management.’

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The Independent, 1st April 2021

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Mary Agyapong inquest: Public Covid inquiry needed as soon as ‘practicable’, coroner says – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2021 in coronavirus, coroners, inquests, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The coroner in charge of the inquest into the death of a 28-year-old senior nurse last year has urged the government to hold an inquiry into the pandemic “as soon as practicable”. Emma Whitting made the plea at the end of the inquest at Bedfordshire and Luton Coroner’s Court, after ruling that Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong had died of multiple organ failure and coronavirus.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2021

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Sarah Everard vigil report strongly defends police’s use of force – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2021 in demonstrations, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The police inspectorate has delivered a sweeping exoneration of officers’ manhandling of women mourning the killing of Sarah Everard, instead denouncing politicians who criticised the force.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2021

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MPs launch inquiry into Government approach to permitted development rights – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2021 in housing, inquiries, local government, news, planning, select committees by sally

‘The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the Government’s approach to permitted development rights (PDR).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th March 2021

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Clapham vigil policing investigator is suing Home Office for sex and race bias – The Guardian

‘The investigator helping coordinate the official inquiry into the Metropolitan police’s handling of the Sarah Everard vigil and concerns over women’s safety is suing the Home Office for sex discrimination over claims that he has been penalised for being a “white man”, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2021

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Football sexual abuse report: FA ‘did not do enough to keep children safe’ – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport, vetting by sally

‘The Football Association, Premier League and leading clubs have issued formal apologies after a landmark inquiry said that generations of young footballers suffered horrific sexual abuse because of the wholesale absence of child protection policies, ignorance and naivety.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Police watchdog expands inquiry into death of Mohamud Hassan – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has begun an investigation into another four police officers as part of its inquiry into the sudden death of a man shortly after being released from custody.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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Child abuse inquiry finds no FA conspiracy or paedophile ring – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2021 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The report into whether English football’s child sexual abuse scandal was covered up has found no evidence of an institutional conspiracy or paedophile ring in the game, Telegraph Sport can reveal. As disclosed by Telegraph Sport, the Football Association is planning to release the findings of the independent review into the game’s worst scandal on Wednesday, more than four years after it was launched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2021

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Gosport hospital deaths: Inquiry reviews 15,000 death certificates – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2021 in hospitals, inquests, inquiries, news by tracey

‘More than 15,000 death certificates are being examined by police investigating the deaths of patients at a hospital. An inquiry found 456 patients died after being given opiates at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1987 and 2001, but no charges have been brought. An independent investigation, led by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, is reviewing millions of pages of evidence.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2021

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Hospitals forced to repay millions after falsely claiming their maternity units were safe – The Independent

‘NHS hospitals have been forced to pay millions of pounds to regulators after wrongly claiming their maternity units were among the safest in the country.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2021

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Police will not launch criminal investigation into Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, documents, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, royal family by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police will take no further action over BBC journalist Martin Bashir’s controversial interview with Princess Diana in 1995.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2021

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Miscarriage of justice body’s workload doubled despite severe cuts – report – The Guardian

‘The miscarriage of justice watchdog has suffered the “biggest cut” of any part of the criminal justice system since 2010 and its caseload has more than doubled over the same period, according to a parliamentary investigation.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2021

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Beech search warrant judge calls for police prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

‘The district judge persuaded to issue search warrants during Scotland Yard’s disastrous Operation Midland investigation has called for a criminal inquiry into the police officers responsible.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2021

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