Anger at UK file-sharing policy – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2009 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) have reacted with anger to new proposals on how to tackle internet piracy.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

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Runway advert ‘misleading’, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2009 in advertising, airports, news by sally

“An advert claiming a third runway at Heathrow will not make the airport dirtier or noisier has been ruled ‘misleading’ by the Advertising Standards Authority.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2009

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Couple sue in ‘holiday nightmare’ – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2009 in holidays, news by sally

“A Dorset couple is taking legal action against a travel firm after suffering a ‘holiday nightmare’ while staying at a South American resort.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

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‘Boomerang’ council bosses face investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2009 in local government, news, remuneration by sally

“Council chief executives who resign with large pay-offs before being rehired by another local authority are to be investigated by the spending watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2009

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Jack Straw to outline Lords reforms but warns of 12-year delay – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2009 in news, parliament by sally

“Reformers will have to wait more than a decade before the House of Lords is replaced by a predominantly elected chamber, Jack Straw, the justice secretary, will announce today. In a seminar on the future of the Lords, hosted by the Guardian, he will outline plans to ensure that 80% of the second chamber is elected within 12 to 15 years.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2009

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Keyword choice is subject to advertising rules, say FSA and OFT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2009 in advertising, internet, news by sally

“Advertisers’ choice of keywords to trigger search ads for financial services products and services is regulated in the same way as the content of the ads, UK regulators have warned. They also cautioned firms against sponsoring rivals’ names as keywords.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th August 2009

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Judge calls for tougher dangerous driving laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2009 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“A judge has called for a review of ‘lenient’ dangerous driving laws after a drink-driver who reached speeds of 132mph during a police chase was jailed for just 15 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2009

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Pavement trip payouts cost £82m – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2009 in accidents, compensation, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

“Councils in England have paid out more than £82m in compensation over the past five years to people who have tripped on pavements, figures have revealed.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

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Nude Brands fails to stop Stella McCartney’s ‘Stellanude’ perfume – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2009 in injunctions, news, trade names by sally

“Stella McCartney’s fashion house would suffer more than a small cosmetics company if its demand for an interim injunction was granted, the High Court has said. McCartney has won the right to use ‘nude’ in her perfume name until a full trial is heard.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th August 2009

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New pledge to support young victims of crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 25th, 2009 in children, crime, news, victims by sally

“A pioneering government programme to support young victims of crime as well as helping them to keep themselves safe will be rolled out nationwide, Justice Minister Bridget Prentice announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th August 2009

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Manslaughter GP gave second patient too much painkiller – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2009 in doctors, homicide, news by sally

“A family doctor accidentally injected a patient with six times the correct dose of painkiller within an hour of visiting another patient who died after he administered a similar dosage, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2009

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‘Legal highs’ set to be banned – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2009 in drug offences, news by sally

“Two so-called ‘party’ drugs and a man-made cannabis substitute will be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office has announced.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2009

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Two-thirds of prisons overcrowded says report – The Independent

Posted August 25th, 2009 in news, prisons by sally

“Two-thirds of prisons in England and Wales are overcrowded, figures revealed today, with some jails holding hundreds more inmates than they were built for.”

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The Independent, 25th August 2009

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Error leaves children unprotected under 1984 Video Recordings Act – The Times

Posted August 25th, 2009 in news by sally

“People selling adult videos, including pornography, to children are to escape prosecution after the discovery of a Whitehall blunder that means that the 1984 law regulating the video industry was never enacted.”

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The Times, 25th August 2009

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Celebrity lawyer ‘Mr Loophole’ calls for defendants in sex cases to be given anonymity as Emmerdale actor Lewis Linford cleared – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2009 in anonymity, news, sexual offences by sally

“Men accused of sexual assault should be granted the same anonymity as their alleged victims, according to a prominent lawyer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

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Internet cut-off threat for illegal downloaders – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2009 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“People who persist in swapping copyrighted films and music will have their internet connections cut off under tough new laws to be proposed by the government today.”

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The Guardian, 25th August 2009

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Naked women are acceptable on daytime TV, Ofcom rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2009 in complaints, media, news by sally

“A Channel 4 life drawing programme which featured naked female models was acceptable lunchtime viewing, the television watchdog has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

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Senior CPS lawyer, Sarfwaz Ibrahim, arrested on corruption charges – The Times

Posted August 25th, 2009 in news by sally

“A senior Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has been arrested and charged in a corruption investigation.”

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The Times, 25th August 2009

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BNP face legal action over membership rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2009 in news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission are taking legal action against the British National Party over concerns about its admissions policy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

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Vegan prisoners win right to “cruelty free” products in jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2009 in news, prisons, veganism by sally

“Vegan prisoners have won the right to order ethically-sourced food, toiletries and cosmetics in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

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