Ex-Credit Suisse star faces fraud charges – The Times

Posted August 16th, 2007 in fraud, news by sally

“A high-flying equity derivatives trader who held senior positions at Bank of America and Credit Suisse has appeared before court with a co-defendant on multiple fraud charges relating to an alleged exam cheating scam.”

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The Times, 15th August 2007

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Senior officer who had sex on duty is cleared – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, police, professional conduct by sally

“A senior police officer who left his duties to have sex with a woman at Gatwick airport was yesterday found not guilty of wilful misconduct.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2007

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Wheel-clamp profits to be banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, parking by sally

“Traffic wardens should no longer clamp cars for single breaches of parking offences under new guidelines issued by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2007

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Ministers consider higher taxes to curb youth drinking problem – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, taxation by sally

“Celebrity booze culture came under fire from the Government yesterday as a Home Office minister gave the clearest signal yet that tax on alcohol will be raised to curb drinking problems among young people.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2007

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July 7 families threaten court action in fight for inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Relatives of those killed in the July 7 bombings in 2005 yesterday stepped up their campaign for an independent inquiry into the attacks, which left 52 people dead and hundreds injured.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2007

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ISPs tell BBC to pay for iPlayer bandwidth – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2007 in internet, news by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) have warned the BBC that it could have to pay to distribute its content over the internet. They say that large numbers of people watching television content online will strain their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2007

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Police chief wants alcohol crackdown – Reuters

Posted August 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“A senior policeman has called for the legal drinking age to be raised to 21 to tackle the ‘scourge of anti-social behaviour’ that has blighted many areas.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007

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Bottle attack on lawyer husband – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2007 in barristers, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

“A barrister who specialises in personal injury cases was hit over the head with an empty wine bottle by his ‘drunk’ new wife, Brecon magistrates have heard.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2007

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Post-jail help ‘may save £80m’ – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2007 in news, young offenders by sally

“About £80m a year could be saved by providing better support for young offenders leaving jail, a report says.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

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Prisons facing fresh overcrowding crisis – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Ministers are facing a new prison population crisis despite ordering the early release of thousands of inmates.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007

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Dogs will be dogs, says hunt case judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2007 in hunting, news by sally

“A huntsman was cleared yesterday of allowing his hounds to kill a terrier after a judge declared ‘dogs will be dogs’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007

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A catalogue of abuse: report demands law to protect elderly in hospitals and care homes – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“Vulnerable elderly people are being subjected to neglect, abuse, discrimination and ill-treatment in the hospitals and care homes that should be looking after them, according to a report published today by a parliamentary committee.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2007

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Illegal protests threat at Heathrow – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The Government warned climate change protesters at Heathrow last night to stay within the bounds of the law, as fears grew that militant elements would mount illegal protests.”

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The Times, 14th August 2007

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Teenager sues over childhood photo that appeared on pornographic DVD – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2007 in copyright, news, pornography, privacy by sally

“A British teenage photographer is suing an American film company after it used a self-portrait she took when she was 14 on the cover of a pornographic DVD.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2007

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Councils team up for first barrister panel – The Lawyer

Posted August 14th, 2007 in barristers, local government, news by sally

“Three city councils have undertaken the UK’s first ever joint panel review for barristers, appointing 29 sets, including No 5 Chambers, St Phillips [sic] Chambers and Hardwicke Building.”

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The Lawyer, 13th August 2007

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Former pro-paedophilia campaigner jailed – Reuters

Posted August 14th, 2007 in child abuse, news, pornography by sally

“A former member of a group that promoted sex with children was jailed on Monday for child pornography offences, police said.”

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Reuters, 13th August 2007

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What can’t you have on a T-shirt? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2007 in news, public order by sally

“A man is risking a fine for having an “offensive” slogan on his T-shirt. So, what can you print on one?”

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BBC News, 13th August 2007

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Someone to watch over you – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in news, powers of attorney by sally

“In seven weeks’ time, the old-style power of attorney is changing. What will the new documents cover and how do you set them up?”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

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Will new power of attorney regime really protect the elderly? – The Times

Posted August 14th, 2007 in elderly, news, powers of attorney, wills by sally

“A new regime takes effect this October that should help to protect the elderly, particularly against pressure to change a will to relatives’ dismay. But will it?”

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The Times, 14th August 2007

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Rail firm’s legal threat to silence passenger watchdog – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in complaints, defamation, news, railways by sally

“Britain’s worst-performing train company tried to silence the official passenger watchdog by threatening to sue it for libel for making a complaint about its poor performance.”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

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