Campaigners launch legal challenge over Stonehenge road tunnel – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2020 in judicial review, monuments, news, planning, roads by sally

‘A legal challenge is being launched to halt government plans for a two-mile tunnel under Stonehenge that will cut through a world heritage site.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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Edward Colston statue: Cases sent to Crown Prosecution Service – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2020 in criminal damage, Crown Prosecution Service, monuments, news, prosecutions by michael

‘The cases of four people suspected of criminal damage over the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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BBC News, 17th September 2020

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The UK government responded to Black Lives Matter – by protecting statues – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2020 in criminal damage, criminal justice, minorities, monuments, news, sentencing by sally

‘Our justice system is in tatters, yet what may be the first piece of bipartisan legislation to pass is one protecting the feelings of concrete.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2020

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Man jailed for urinating at PC Keith Palmer memorial during protest – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2020 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for urinating at the Westminster memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2020

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Church of England disowns ruling on Irish epitaph on gravestone – The Guardian

‘The Church of England has disowned a legal ruling in its own religious courts after a grieving family was banned from erecting a memorial with an untranslated motto in Irish because it might arouse political “passions”.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2020

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7/7 survivor Thelma Stober to lead Grenfell memorial commission – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2020 in accidents, bereavement, fire, monuments, news, victims by sally

‘A survivor of the 7/7 terror attacks is to lead plans for a memorial commemorating the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Thelma Stober, a lawyer badly injured in the 2005 attack at Aldgate, will co-chair a commission to try to decide how to remember the 72 people killed by the fire at the west London tower block.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2020

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Farmer fined after blaming sheep for 23ft hole he made in Offa’s Dyke – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2019 in animals, criminal damage, fines, monuments, news by tracey

‘A farmer who busted a 23ft hole in a world-famous Welsh monument and then tried to blame his sheep, has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2019

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War grave vandals to face jail under get-tough sentencing regime – Daily Telegraph

‘Vandals who damage war memorials, gravestones and buildings of historic importance are to face stiffer sentences under new guidelines being handed out to judges and magistrates in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2019

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Unauthorised works to listed building sees owner ordered to pay £80k – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 9th, 2018 in injunctions, listed buildings, monuments, news, planning, prosecutions by tracey

‘Horsham District Council and Historic England have successfully prosecuted a landowner for unauthorised works to a listed building and scheduled monument.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2018

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Listed status bid for England’s lost memorials – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2018 in listed buildings, monuments, news by sally

‘Hundreds of forgotten, secret and little-known memorials across England have been nominated for listed status by members of the public.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2018

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Churchyard memorials which cause affront and offence – Law and Religion UK

Posted July 11th, 2018 in Church of England, families, monuments, news by tracey

‘Although it is always open for a person who wishes to introduce a memorial, or to modify an existing one, to submit a petition to the consistory court, in Re Holy Trinity Drayton Parslow [2018] ECC Oxf 3* permission was refused inter alia as it was deemed that the proposed alteration would be an affront and offence to the parishioners.’

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Law and Religion UK, 11th July 2018

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Re-use of institutional burial grounds – Law & Religion UK

‘Disused burial grounds both old and ancient frequently feature in Midsomer Murders. In real life, however, their reuse is an on-going concern in view of the growing shortage of burial space. On 30 April, The Guardian reports “C of E intervenes in row over plan to build car park over graveyard”. The issue is not new, but it is necessary to unpick some of the journalese and identify the legal issues involved. A number of the issues raised in the Guardian article on the former Calderstones hospital in Lancashire echo those considered in In re Radcliffe Infirmary Burial Ground [2011] PTSR 1508.’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd May 2018

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Heraldic memorials in churches – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in ecclesiastical law, faculties, monuments, news by tracey

‘A recent judgment on the installation of a hatchment in the church of St Mary Magdalene, Adlestrop, includes an examination of the arcane rules of heraldry and their present-day relevance in the Church of England. Following a brief consideration of what is and who can have a hatchment, the court determined whether a hatchment should now be displayed in a Church. It also includes a warning to witnesses as well as others seeking information on obscure areas such as this: “Alas, a Google search is not always accurate or complete” [34], (to which should be added, Wikipedia, as we often remind ourselves).’

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Law & Religion UK, 22nd February 2018

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Ecclesiastical court judgments – December – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 19th, 2018 in ecclesiastical law, faculties, listed buildings, monuments, news by tracey

‘Review of the ecclesiastical court judgments during December 2017.’

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Law & Religion UK, 16th January 2018

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Guidance on “Ruined Churches” – Law & Religion UK

‘ChurchCare has published a CBC Guidance Note on Ruined Churches, (“the Note”). Whilst much of the 14-page document is concerned with explaining the options available to dioceses and parishes for the management of these buildings, it also includes a brief summary of the law relevant to this little-explored area.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th July 2017

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Woman who urinated on Grays war memorial jailed – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who twice urinated against a war memorial has been jailed for outraging public decency.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2016

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Woman convicted after urinating on Essex war memorial twice – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in monuments, news, outraging public decency by sally

‘A woman who urinated twice on a war memorial, including on the eve of the Battle of the Somme centenary, has been convicted of outraging public decency.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2016

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Man who urinated on Manchester Cenotaph told to clean memorials – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in community service, monuments, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man who urinated on the Manchester Cenotaph has been ordered to spend 200 hours cleaning war memorials across the city as part of his punishment.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Stonehenge druid King Arthur resurrects remains battle – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in burials and cremation, interpretation, judicial review, monuments, news by sally

‘A senior druid has vowed to seek a judicial review over a government decision allowing ancient human remains from Stonehenge to be kept in a museum.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2015

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Britain to pass new law to protect Middle Eastern artefacts from Isil – Daily Telegraph

‘ Britain will pass a new law to commit Britain to protecting cultural artefacts during armed conflicts in the wake of the destruction wrought by the so-called Islamic State on ancient ruins in Iraq and Syria. John Whittingdale, the Culture secretary, said the destruction was a “shocking threat to the world’s heritage and an affront to our common human values”.

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2015

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