Partner cleared of ex-boxer’s murder but convicted of manslaughter – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘A woman who fatally stabbed a former professional boxer at their home has been cleared of murder, but convicted of manslaughter.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2022

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Dylan Scanlon: Death of Oldham boy, 5, is focus of review – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘The death of a five-year-old boy in Oldham at the end of last year is being reviewed, a council has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Coroner’s report identifies ‘basic investigative failings’ in Stephen Port probe – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘Families of the four victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a coroner’s report that identifies several areas of concern over the bungled investigations into their deaths.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2022

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Matthew Hardy: Stalker jailed for harassing women on Instagram – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘A stalker who harassed women online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Carer who suffocated suspected burglar in citizen’s arrest cleared of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘Nathan Smith acquitted after court hears that his method of restraining man, whom he believed was breaking into cars, was not inappropriate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2022

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Terror case dropped against trafficking victim, aged 16 – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘The case against the youngest girl charged with terrorism offences in the UK has been dropped, after the Home Office decided she was a victim of trafficking.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Anger over referral of vulnerable boy, 11, to counter-radicalisation scheme – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2022 in news by sally

‘An 11-year-old schoolboy who was struggling with his homework was referred to the Prevent counter-radicalisation programme after a fellow pupil reported him saying during a fire drill that he wished his school would burn down.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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One in six young barristers want to quit, regulator suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2022 in barristers, news, reports, working time, young persons by sally

‘One in six young barristers say they want to leave the bar over unmanageable or unpredictable working hours, according to a study by the Bar Council.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th January 2022

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Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ green claims – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has banned a high-profile marketing campaign by Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly after ruling its green claims were misleading.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has been awarded £229,000 in compensation after winning a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Asset of Community Value – Local Government Law

Posted January 26th, 2022 in assets of community value, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘In R (TV Harrison CIC) v Leeds City Council (2022) EWHC 130 (Admin) the claimant community interest company challenged the decision of the City Council to refuse to include the claimant’s Land in the list of Land in its area that is of community value that is maintained under Section 87(1) of the Localism Act 2011. The Land is described as a longstanding sports field and has recently been restored. However, the City Council seeks to proceed with a housing development. “Land of community value” is defined by Section 88 of the Act. Section 88(1)(b) is concerned with future use.’

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Local Government Law, 25th January 2022

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Major legal changes needed for driverless car era – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in accidents, computer programs, dangerous driving, news, road safety by sally

‘Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, a report says.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a criminal law barrister suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for lewd comments to a female mini-pupil.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2022

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Julian Assange wins first stage of attempt to appeal against extradition – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, extradition, freedom of expression, news, spying, Supreme Court by sally

‘The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be able to go to the supreme court in the UK to challenge a decision allowing him to be extradited to the US to face espionage charges.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Akinsanya judgment in Court of Appeal: Home Secretary must re-think EUSS rules for Zambrano carers – EIN Blog

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, carers, children, EC law, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Home Secretary’s appeal in Akinsanya, finding that she misinterpreted UK law when setting the Immigration Rules for Zambrano carers under the EU Settlement Scheme (‘EUSS’). The result is that she will now need to reconsider, and potentially redraft, the EUSS Rules as they relate to Zambrano carers. This could have a positive impact on thousands of parents of British citizen children in the UK.’

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EIN Blog, 25th January 2022

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Met apologises to woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have apologised and paid compensation to an academic for “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language” used by officers about her when she was strip-searched.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Hymen repair surgery and virginity testing to be banned in UK – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in cosmetic surgery, government departments, news, women by sally

‘The government is planning on banning a cosmetic surgery called hymenoplasty across the UK.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2022

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Children’s social services in Bradford to be handed to independent trust – The Guardian

‘Bradford council has been stripped of control of its children’s social care after an investigation following the murder of 16-month-old Star Hobson found serious shortcomings in the management of the service.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Research Briefing: The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted January 26th, 2022 in bills, government departments, internet, news, parliament, telecommunications by tracey

‘This briefing explains the background and main provisions of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2021-22.’

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House of Commons Library, 24th January 2022

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Terminally ill benefits claimants to be exempt from work search requirements – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2022 in benefits, disabled persons, news, unemployment by sally

‘Terminally ill benefits claimants in Britain will not have to demonstrate that they are taking measures such as looking for work in order to receive support, the Government has said.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2022

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