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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‘Lost’ villages in Northamptonshire legally protected – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2014 in environmental protection, monuments, news by sally

‘A series of deserted and shrunken medieval villages across Northamptonshire have been designated as scheduled monuments.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2014

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Stonehenge bones exhibit druid’s legal bid – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2013 in burials and cremation, monuments, news by sally

“A public body has been served legal papers by a druid who wants to prevent it putting human remains on display at Stonehenge.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2013

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New law ‘to halt scrap metal trade’ after church and memorial thefts

Posted May 28th, 2012 in bills, monuments, news, penalties, theft by sally

“A new law to stop the trade in scrap metal stolen from churches, war memorials and railways is likely to be introduced by the Coalition.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2012

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Scrap metal regulations urged to combat theft – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2011 in monuments, news, theft by sally

“Tougher regulations on the scrap metal trade are needed to combat ‘soaring’ theft, including that of plaques from war memorials, say town hall chiefs.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2011

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Calls for scrap metal controls after memorial plaques stolen – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2011 in handling stolen goods, monuments, news, theft by sally

“There are renewed calls for a change in the laws controlling the sale of scrap metal after thieves desecrated a First World War memorial.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2011

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Girl sentenced over Wolverhampton war memorial graffiti – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2010 in criminal damage, monuments, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenage girl who vandalised a city’s cenotaph has been told her actions were ‘despicable’.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Leeds man spared jail after drunkenly urinating beside war memorial – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2010 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

“A man who urinated beside a war memorial only weeks after a student prompted a national furore by doing the same thing was ordered to work 160 hours of unpaid community service.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2010

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Teenager condemned over war memorial outrage – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2009 in drunk and disorderly, monuments, news by sally

“A drunken teenager was condemned by a district judge today for apparently urinating on a war memorial.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2009

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Urinating student avoids prison – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2009 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

“A student who admitted outraging public decency after he was pictured urinating over a Sheffield war memorial has been told to do community service.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2009

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Planning laws leave war memorials at risk, says London Assembly – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2009 in monuments, news, planning by sally

“Hundreds of war memorials are at risk of being lost or damaged because planning laws fail to cover their preservation, according to a report published today.”

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The Times, 6th July 2009

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