Ex-Met police officer convicted of multiple counts of rape – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in child abuse, London, news, non-molestation orders, police, rape by sally

‘A man recruited by the Metropolitan police as an officer despite being accused of raping a child was convicted on Wednesday of 13 counts of raping a woman and a child, as well as kidnap.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2024

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Royal Parks workers bring landmark case over race and equal pay – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2024 in contracting out, London, minimum wage, news, parks, race discrimination, remuneration by tracey

‘A group of toilet cleaners and attendants for London’s most famous parks could be about to make legal history in the court of appeal by arguing that their outsourced contracts amounted to indirect race discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2024

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Woman hit by two Tube trains takes TfL to High Court – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2024 in accidents, health & safety, London, news, personal injuries, railways by sally

‘A woman who lost an arm and leg after being run over by two Tube trains has issued a legal claim at the High Court against Transport for London (TfL).’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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Mother of girl whose death was linked to air pollution sues UK government – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl who became the first person in the UK to have air pollution cited on their death certificate has launched a high court claim against the government.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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Met Police arrest 13 people in two days using ‘dystopian’ facial recognition cameras – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2024 in facial mapping, London, news, police, privacy by sally

‘London’s Metropolitan Police have arrested over a dozen people in two days using controversial Live Facial Recognition technology in Croydon.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2024

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HMP Wandsworth: Prison told to make changes after alleged escape – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2024 in fugitive offenders, London, news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Prison staff and justice officials have been told to make urgent changes after a terror suspect allegedly escaped from a south-west London jail. Daniel Khalife is accused of escaping HMP Wandsworth in September, which he denies. Justice Secretary Alex Chalk had ordered an investigation into the alleged incident, which he told MPs had now concluded.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2024

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Black man shot with stun gun by London police allowed to appeal in damages case – The Guardian

Posted January 2nd, 2024 in appeals, London, news, police, road traffic, stop and search, weapons by tracey

‘A black youth worker who was standing with his arms folded when he was shot with a stun gun by officers during a traffic stop has been given permission to appeal over a lost claim for damages against City of London police.’

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The Guardian, 1st January 2024

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Housing Ombudsman launches special investigations into three London landlords after rising maladministration rates – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has launched special investigations into Camden Council, Hackney Council and Hyde Group after casework showed all three landlords struggle with damp and mould, repairs and complaint handling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2023

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Mayor of London’s decision to reject plan for Las Vegas-style giant sphere to be reviewed – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2023 in government departments, housing, local government, London, news, nuisance, planning by tracey

‘London Mayor Sadiq Khan‘s decision to reject planning permission for a huge Las Vegas-style entertainment venue is to be reviewed by ministers. The housing secretary Michael Gove has opted to use his powers to “call in” the rejection of the 21,000-capacity, 300ft-tall MSG sphere to decide whether it should stand.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2023

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Council rejects Jewish sect’s planning application that would finally allow them to travel on the London Underground – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2023 in human tissue, Judaism, local government, London, news, planning, transport by tracey

‘A council has rejected a multi-million pound scheme from a Jewish religious sect that would have allowed its members to use the London Underground.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2023

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Modernised laws to secure UK as world leader in dispute resolution – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 24th, 2023 in arbitration, bills, dispute resolution, London, news by tracey

‘The UK’s status as a multi-billion-pound global leader in arbitration services will be secured by new legislation introduced to Parliament on 21 November 2023.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd November 2023

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Met officer charged with murder of Chris Kaba can be named, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2023 in anonymity, firearms, London, media, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police officer charged with murder after Chris Kaba was shot dead can be named by the media, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2023

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Met uses new anti-protest powers to arrest climate protesters for first time – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2023 in climate change, demonstrations, London, news, police, public order by sally

‘Police have arrested more than 60 climate activists taking part in a slow march outside parliament in the first use of draconian new anti-protest powers.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2023

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Gaps in UK law allowing ‘jihad’ to be shouted were ‘known to government’ – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2023 in demonstrations, government departments, London, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Gaps in UK law that would allow words such as “jihad” to be shouted at rallies were known to the government but not acted upon, Britain’s former head of counter-terrorism has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2023

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London borough successfully prosecutes building owner over delays in removing dangerous cladding – Local Government Lawyer

‘Newham is understood to have become the first local authority in Britain to successfully prosecute a building owner for failing to remove flammable cladding.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2023

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Met Police: Communities traumatised by stop and search – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2023 in investigatory powers, London, news, police, race discrimination, racism, stop and search by tracey

‘A senior Metropolitan Police officer says stop and search, when done poorly, has traumatised communities in London. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan said the force recognised it needed a “reset”.’

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BBC news, 13th October 2023

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London borough accused appellants of fraud with “no adequate evidence”, tribunal finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in forgery, fraud, local government, London, news, penalties, road traffic, tribunals by sally

‘A London Tribunal has ordered a penalty charge notice (PCN) to be cancelled after finding the London Borough of Newham accused the appellants of forging defective PCNs “with no adequate evidence to support the allegation”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd October 2023

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1,000 Met Police officers suspended or on restricted duties – BBC News

‘More than 1,000 Metropolitan Police officers are currently suspended or on restricted duties, the force has said, as it tries to root out rogue officers.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2023

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Women arrested at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard win Met Police payout and apology – The Indepdent

Posted September 14th, 2023 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, London, news, penalties, police, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police are paying compensation to two women handcuffed and arrested at a vigil for Sarah Everard, murdered by police officer Wayne Couzens.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2023

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Transport for London bans ‘unhealthy’ artisan cheese advert – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2023 in advertising, food, health, London, news, transport by tracey

‘An advert featuring an artisan cheese has been banned on London’s transport network as it has been deemed too unhealthy.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2023

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