Teen sues over playground accident blamed for personality disorder – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2010 in damages, local government, news, personal injuries, school children by sally

“A teenager is suing a council for £100,000 after claiming an accident in her school playground 11 years ago left her with a personality disorder which means she is unable to make friends.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2010

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Review of FA national football centre Burton homes plan – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, planning, sport by sally

“A claim for a judicial review has been lodged into a council’s decision to give planning consent for the National Football Centre in Staffordshire.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2010

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Bye-bye to old by-laws – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2010 in byelaws, legislation, local government, news by sally

“Plans to make it easier for English local authorities to abolish outdated by-laws and create new ones are to be outlined by the government.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2010

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Couple fined £2,000 for hedge infringement – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2010 in fines, local government, news, planning, trees by sally

“A  couple have been fined £2,000 for allowing their garden hedges to grow too tall.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2010

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Regina (B) v Islington London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted August 25th, 2010 in education, law reports, local government, special educational needs by sally

Regina (B) v Islington London Borough Council [2010] WLR (D) 236

“The Education Act 1996 placed no obligation on a local authority to maintain a statement of special educational needs for a young person over the age of 19 or to fund him or her to continue in secondary education.”

WLR Daily, 24th August 2010

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Government to introduce new powers over traveller sites – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2010 in local government, news, planning, travellers by sally

“A number of changes to tackle illegal gypsy and traveller sites are to be introduced, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2010

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Judge criticises council for trying to force contraception on woman – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has criticised a council for trying to have contraception forced upon a woman with a low IQ, warning that the move had ‘shades of social engineering’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2010

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What can councils use by-laws for? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in byelaws, legislation, local government, news, regulations by sally

“David Cameron is backing an idea put forward by Greater Manchester councils to ban cheap booze using a by-law. But how ambitious can councils be when they are drawing up by-laws?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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R (PM) v Hertfordshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted August 10th, 2010 in asylum, children, law reports, local government, tribunals by sally

R (PM) v Hertfordshire County Council [2010] EWHC 2056 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 229

“A local authority charged with obligations to children under ss 17 and 20 of the Children Act 1989 was not bound by a simple finding of fact by the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) as to the age of an applicant for support. Such a finding was not a judgment in rem nor otherwise binding in law on the local authority, or on other strangers to the asylum and immigration appeal.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 2010

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Health & Safety Executive v Wolverhampton City Council and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 9th, 2010 in appeals, compensation, health & safety, law reports, local government, planning by sally

Health & Safety Executive v Wolverhampton City Council and another [2010] EWCA Civ 892; [2010] WLR (D) 224

“A material consideration for a local planning authority when deciding whether to revoke or modify the grant of planning permission under s 97 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 was the authority’s liability to pay compensation under s 107 of the Act.”

WLR Daily, 4th August 2010

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Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010

Posted August 6th, 2010 in legislation, local government, roads, video recordings by sally

Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act

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Local authorities threaten legal action over axed school buildings programme – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2010 in education, judicial review, local government, news by sally

“At least two councils are taking steps to sue the government in the high court over the cancellation of multi-million-pound contracts to build new schools, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2010

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Sheffield City Council v Wall and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in appeals, fostering, housing, law reports, local government by sally

Sheffield City Council v Wall and others; [2010] EWCA Civ 922; [2010] WLR (D) 221

“The foster son of a late council tenant was not entitled to succeed to the tenancy under the Housing Act 1985.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

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Stockton on Tees Borough Council v Aylott – WLR Daily

Stockton on Tees Borough Council v Aylott [2010] EWCA Civ 910; [2010] WLR (D) 216

“In determining pursuant to section 3A(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 whether, for a reason which related to the claimant’s disability, he had been treated less favourably than a person to whom that reason did not apply, the appropriate comparator was someone who had acted in the same way as the claimant but did not suffer from his disability, and not someone to whom the reason for the treatment complained of did not apply.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

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Family win school catchment spying case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in education, investigatory powers, local government, news, tribunals by sally

“A family won a landmark ruling today when a council was found to have acted illegally in spying on them for nearly three weeks to discover whether they had lied about living in the catchment area of a top primary school.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

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Lekpo-Bozua v Hackney London Borough Council (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) – WLR Daily

Lekpo-Bozua v Hackney London Borough Council (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 909; [2010] WLR (D) 208

“An applicant for accommodation could establish a priority need under the Housing Act 1996 because a dependent child was residing with her, where the dependent child was an European Economic Area national from abroad, even though the child did not have a permanent right to reside but was subject to immigration control, but the housing authority’s duty was then the restricted duty provided for under s 193(7AA) of the 1996 Act as amended. Under either the amended or unamended provisions the duty would have been the full duty had the dependent child had a right of permanent residence in the United Kingdom. Moreover, a failure by the host member state to enforce the removal of the dependent child after three months did not graduate by waiver to her acquiring a permanent right to residence.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

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Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd – WLR Daily

Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 887; [2010] WLR (D) 200

“In order to avoid absurdity, s 81 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and regs 3 and 4 of the Street Works (Maintenance) Regulations 1992 had to be given a purposive interpretation, meaning that the power of a street authority to undertake emergency works under reg 4 was conditional upon an inspection having been undertaken under reg 3 only where appropriate.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

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Emails and phones snooped on by authorities every minute – Daily Telegraph

“Public authorities asked for confidential communications data on more than 525,000 occasions last year including a 13 per cent increase in requests by town halls.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2010

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Iraqi pupil to be thrown out of Britain over age dispute – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in asylum, children, deportation, local government, news, refugees by sally

“An Iraqi refugee who is studying for his GCSEs has been told he will be made homeless and deported because social workers have decided that he is 20 years old.”

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The Independent, 23rd July 2010

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Compensation for girls abused by children in care – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2010 in care homes, child abuse, compensation, local government, news by sally

“A council apologised today and admitted paying £12,000 in compensation to two girls who were sexually abused by two children in care.”

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The Independent, 21st July 2010

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