Government pauses plans to rewrite UK copyright laws after authors protest – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in brexit, copyright, news, publishing by tracey

‘After authors including Kate Mosse and Philip Pullman warned that proposals to change the UK’s copyright laws could be “devastating” for writers, the government has paused its plans.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Ben John: Extremist ordered to read books is jailed – BBC News

‘A man told by a judge to read classic literature after being found guilty of a terrorism offence will be jailed after a suspended sentence was quashed.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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14-year-old boy one of youngest in UK to be convicted of terror charges – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in guilty pleas, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘A 14-year-old schoolboy from Darlington has become one of the youngest people in the UK to be convicted of terror charges.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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LGBT veterans who served during ban on gay troops to share experiences in government review – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2022 in armed forces, homosexuality, news by tracey

‘LGBT veterans will be asked about how they were treated when serving in the British military while there was a ban on gay personnel.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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Met Police facing legal action over ‘failure’ to probe Downing Street Christmas party – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing legal action if it fails to investigate reports of the Downing Street Christmas party in 2020, according to campaigners.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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Covid ‘sham’ woman fined for filming in Gloucester hospital – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, harassment, hospitals, news, threatening behaviour, video recordings by michael

‘A woman who twice filmed inside a hospital during lockdown in an attempt to prove Covid-19 was a “sham” has been fined £929.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Home Office age assessment policy for asylum seekers is unlawful, High Court rules – The Independent

‘The Home Office’s process for age assessing young asylum seekers when they arrive in the UK has been ruled unlawful by the High Court.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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High court to hear claims Sarah Everard vigil ban breached human rights – The Guardian

‘Women’s rights activists are at the high court to argue that the police’s decision to ban a vigil for Sarah Everard in London was a breach of their human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen ‘resumed interest in far-right extremism within days’, court told – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi terror offender who was spared jail and ordered to read Jane Austen resumed his interest in far-right extremism within days, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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KPMG fined £4.3m for ‘serious failings’ in Conviviality audit – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2022 in auditors, bankruptcy, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by michael

‘The accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), found “a serious lack of competence” in KPMG’s 2017 audit of the company, which collapsed within nine months of the accounts being signed off.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Katy Sprague not warned of threat to kill hours before her murder – BBC News

‘A woman was not told her neighbour had threatened to kill her just hours before he murdered her, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Missed opportunities to prosecute double murderer, report finds – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, local government, murder, news, police, social services by michael

‘Opportunities were missed to prosecute a domestic abuser before he murdered his partner and her daughter, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Bus driver who lost job for ‘being too short’ reinstated after appeal – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2022 in appeals, employment, health & safety, news, transport, unfair dismissal by michael

‘A woman who was dismissed from her job as a bus driver for “being too short” has been reinstated, the bus operator said.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

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Treasury plans crackdown on ‘misleading’ cryptocurrency ads – The Guardian

‘The government has unveiled plans to crack down on misleading cryptocurrency ads by making them subject to the same regulations as marketing for other financial products such as shares and insurance.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2022

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Elections Bill: MPs approve plans for voter ID checks – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in bills, elections, fraud, government departments, identification, news by michael

‘MPs have backed proposals to introduce mandatory voter ID for elections, a major change to the electoral process in the UK.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

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UK man jailed for rape in 1990 after DNA match on another crime – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2022 in DNA, forensic science, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for raping a teenage woman more than three decades ago after he was arrested last year for an unconnected crime and his DNA found to match the attacker’s profile.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2022

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Richard Clayton QC: The Government’s New Proposals for the Human Rights Act Part 3: An Assessment – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 18th, 2022 in bills, constitutional law, human rights, news, parliament by tracey

‘This post completes my analysis of the Government’s Proposals for reform of the Human Rights Act 1998, following Part 1 (outlining the proposals) and Part 2 (analysing the interaction with the common law, the UK Supreme Court, and the intention to sharpen the focus on fundamental rights).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th January 2022

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Daniella Lock and Tanzil Chowdhury: Expansions of Executive Power and Weakening of Democratic Safeguards in 2021 – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group published its first annual report in 2021. It described the UK Government as “set upon legislating over a range of substantial matters with a constitutional dimension”, with its overall programme being “notable for its scale, the speed with which it is being implemented” and this being “far from a model of good practice in constitutional change” (p5).

A significant aspect of the “constitutional dimension” of such changes is that they expand executive power in a number of different ways. This post presents a brief summary of key expansions of executive power via legislation introduced to or passed in the Westminster Parliament in 2021.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 17th January 2022

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Law on sale of knives to under-18s to be tightened – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2022 in crime prevention, hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, young persons by tracey

‘Measures making it harder for young people to buy knives and corrosive products, including online, have been set out by the government in its latest effort to tackle youth violence.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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