Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

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Grenfell Inquiry: terms of reference ‘won’t satisfy government’s legal obligations’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2017 in fire, housing, inquiries, judges, legal aid, London, news by sally

‘Terms of reference for the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire may not satisfy the government’s legal obligations to investigate the full circumstances of the tragedy, lawyers representing some of the victims have warned.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2017

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Maternity ‘must improve’ at baby-deaths hospital trust – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2017 in birth, health, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

‘Maternity services at a health trust at the centre of a baby deaths inquiry must improve, inspectors have said.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2017

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Grenfell fire inquiry may have to suspend work if CPS brings charges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is in danger of having to suspend operations entirely for a lengthy period if prosecutors authorise corporate manslaughter charges.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Building regulations to be reviewed after safety tests following Grenfell – The Guardian

‘The government has announced an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use a combination of insulation and cladding that does not meet fire safety standards.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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House of Lords launches inquiry into post-Brexit competition policy – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 26th, 2017 in competition, EC law, inquiries, news, select committees by sally

‘The House of Lords’ EU Internal Market Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK competition policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th July 2017

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‘You do not represent us and you do not look like us’: Grenfell residents turn on inquiry panel – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, judges, news by sally

‘Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have challenged the retired judge heading the inquiry into the disaster at an impassioned meeting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2017

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Hull baby ashes inquiry: 57 parents not given ashes back – BBC News

‘Up to 57 families were not given the ashes of babies who were cremated, an investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2017

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Head of review into historic sexual abuse in English football appeals for abuse survivors to come forward – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘The head of the review into historic sexual abuse in English football has appealed to abuse survivors to come forward and tell their stories.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2017

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Contaminated blood inquiry runs into trouble as victims boycott consultation – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in blood products, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Officials forced to rethink plans as all key campaign groups refuse to attend meeting due to involvement of Department of Health.’

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The Guardian, 21st july 2017

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Forced migration of children to Australia bigger sex abuse scandal than Jimmy Savile, says Gordon Brown – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Former prime minister Gordon Brown has said the forced migration of children to Australia and other Commonwealth countries during the 20th century is a bigger sex abuse scandal than the revelations about Jimmy Savile.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2017

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Home Office fined £366,900 for breaking pay cap for abuse inquiry chief – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2017 in child abuse, fines, government departments, inquiries, news, remuneration by tracey

‘The Home Office has been fined £366,900 for breaching the government’s senior salary pay cap when it appointed the head of a child sex abuse inquiry. It was penalised by the Treasury for failing to get clearance in advance before agreeing to pay Professor Alexis Jay £185,000 a year.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2017

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PM orders inquiry into intimidation of MPs during general election – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has ordered an investigation into intimidation experienced by candidates during the last election after a barrage of complaints by MPs about death threats and harassment.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2017

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Grenfell judge bows to pressure to extend inquiry consultation period for survivors – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in consultations, fire, inquiries, judges, news, time limits by sally

‘The judge presiding over the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry had bowed to pressure from campaigners to extend the consultation period for the families involved.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2017

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Contaminated blood scandal: Theresa May orders inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, inquiries, news by sally

‘The government is to hold a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, Downing Street has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2017

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Grenfell Tower inquiry aims for first public hearings in September – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2017 in housing, inquiries, judges, local government, London, news by sally

‘The Grenfell Tower fire inquiry hopes to hold its first public hearings into the cause of the disaster in September as it prepares to seize council planning archives.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick ‘doubtful’ public inquiry will satisfy residents – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, judges, news by tracey

‘The judge leading the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has said he is doubtful that the scope of the investigation will be broad enough to satisfy all survivors.’

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The Independent, 29th June 0217

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Grenfell Tower: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2017 in fire, health & safety, housing, inquiries, judges, news by sally

‘Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry: IPCC delays corruption probe – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in corruption, evidence, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘An investigation into evidence given to the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry will only be concluded after a separate corruption investigation is completed, the police watchdog has announced.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Sex abuse victims have been “utterly marginalised” by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2017

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