Paul Cleeland case: Government reviews files on 1972 murder – BBC News

‘The Home Office is reviewing its archives to see if any files exist on Paul Cleeland, who has been fighting to clear his name of murder for 47 years.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2020

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Marina Litvinenko submits €3.5m ECHR claim against Russia – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2020 in compensation, damages, human rights, inquiries, international law, murder, news, poisoning, Russia by sally

‘The widow of Alexander Litvinenko has submitted a claim against Russia to the European court of human rights (ECHR), seeking €3.5m (£3.1m) in compensation for his murder by radiation poisoning in London.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2020

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Stephen Lawrence murder: CPS asked to consider new charges against police – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to be asked to consider whether to bring new charges in the Stephen Lawrence case against senior police officers in the first botched murder investigation, it has been announced.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2020

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Protesters spied on by undercover officers call for ‘end to political policing’ as inquiry begins – The Independent

‘Undercover Policing Inquiry to begin more than five years after being announced by Theresa May.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2020

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Legal aid services are on brink of collapse, lawyers tell MPs – The Guardian

‘Legal aid services are on the brink of collapse due to successive cuts and the disruption wreaked by Covid-19, say lawyers.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2020

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Legal action taken against PM over refusal to investigate Kremlin meddling – The Guardian

‘A cross-party group of MPs and peers including a former national security adviser are taking legal action against Boris Johnson over his government’s refusal to order an inquiry into Russian interference in UK elections.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2020

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Police spying inquiry to examine targeting of UK black justice groups – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2020 in bereavement, inquiries, minorities, news, police, race discrimination, racism, spying by sally

‘A public inquiry into undercover policing is poised to reveal details of how police repeatedly spied on black justice groups, including several run by grieving families whose relatives were killed by police or died in custody.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2020

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Secrets and lies: untangling the UK ‘spy cops’ scandal – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2020 in inquiries, news, police, spying by sally

‘Those duped into having relationships with undercover police are hoping for answers from the inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2020

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Inquiry begins into blanket use in England of Covid ‘do not resuscitate’ orders – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2020 in care homes, elderly, hospitals, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An urgent investigation into blanket orders not to resuscitate care home residents has been launched amid fears some elderly people may still be affected by the “unacceptable” practice.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2020

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Justin Welby: Child sex abuse report a ‘wake-up call’ for Church – BBC News

‘A report that found the Church of England failed to protect children from sexual abuse was “a big wake-up call”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Justin Welby said “nothing must get in the way” of change after a report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) said the Church had failed to protect children.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2020

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Grenfell victim’s family aims to force change to evacuation rules for disabled people – The Guardian

‘The family of a disabled woman who died trapped in Grenfell Tower is taking legal action against the government to force high-rise owners to make evacuation plans for every disabled resident. Sakina Afrasehabi, who had severe arthritis and walked with a frame, died on the 18th floor in the June 2017 blaze at the age of 65. Now her family want a judicial review of government proposals, arising from the disaster, that personal evacuation plans should only apply for people in buildings considered at immediate fire risk.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2020

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Coronavirus: Amnesty demands immediate inquiry into care home residents ‘abandoned to die’ – The Independent

‘The human rights of older people have been violated in England’s care homes because of a series of “shockingly irresponsible” government decisions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2020

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‘I’m traumatised now’: Covid bereaved call for inquiry into NHS 111 – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2020 in bereavement, coronavirus, inquiries, news by sally

‘Families whose relatives died from Covid-19 in the early period of the pandemic are calling for an inquiry into the NHS 111 service, arguing that many critically ill people were given inadequate advice and told to stay at home.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2020

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Infected blood scandal: Treasury refuses to publish key documents – The Guardian

‘The Treasury is refusing to publish key documents about the treatment of haemophiliacs infected by the NHS with HIV on the grounds that it would be “disruptive” and material might be “distorted” by the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2020

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Manchester Arena Inquiry: Hearings begin into terror attack – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2020 in explosives, inquiries, news, suicide, terrorism by sally

‘Several people raised suspicions about the Manchester Arena suicide bomber in the minutes before he killed 22 people.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2020

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Manchester Arena attack: ‘This inquiry should be about transparency’ – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2020 in bereavement, children, families, inquiries, news, terrorism by sally

‘The parents of eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack, have been speaking about their feelings, as a public inquiry is due to start on Monday.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2020

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Grenfell bereaved say Covid ban on attending inquiry is ‘madness’ – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2020 in accidents, bereavement, coronavirus, families, fire, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Survivors and bereaved of the Grenfell Tower fire have branded as “madness” rules that mean although they can eat at a restaurant or drink in a pub, they are still not allowed to attend the public inquiry, which restarts on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2020

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GMB union institutionally sexist, inquiry finds – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s biggest trade unions has been described as “institutionally sexist” in a highly critical independent report.

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2020

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JUSTICE launches timely report on urgent reform for major inquests and inquiries – JUSTICE

Posted August 27th, 2020 in inquests, inquiries, news, reports by sally

‘When a catastrophic event or systemic failure results in death or injury, the justice system must provide a framework to understand what happened and to prevent recurrence.’

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JUSTICE, 24th August 2020

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Developer wins High Court battle over refusal of permission for 100-home site – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 27th, 2020 in housing, inquiries, news, planning by sally

‘Developer Wainhomes (North-West) has won a High Court case against the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government over housebuilding in the area of South Ribble Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th August 2020

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