Brown pushes for 42-day detention – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Prime Minister Gordon Brown is pressing ahead with controversial plans to extend the time terror suspects can be held without charge to 42 days.”

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BBC News, 20th January 2008

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The minister, Jacqui Smith, street strife and a late-night kebab in Peckham – The Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in crime, news, terrorism by sally

“Jacqui Smith began the toughest week of her ministerial career yesterday trying to defend herself after saying that the streets of London were too dangerous to walk alone at night.”

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The Times, 21st January 2008

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Man shot by police Taser gun dies after ‘self-inflicted injury’ – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, police, weapons by sally

“A man has died after he was shot with a Taser gun and then apparently injured himself with a knife, according to police.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2008

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Each detected crime costs £10,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2008 in crime, news, police by sally

“The number of crimes being solved by police has fallen or ground to a halt in nearly two thirds of forces in England and Wales, The Daily Telegraph has learned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2008

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Government braced for revolt to force EU referendum – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, parliament by sally

“Senior ministers are bracing themselves for the most significant revolt Gordon Brown has faced when Eurosceptic Labour rebels join forces with the Conservatives to try to force a referendum on the EU’s Lisbon treaty.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2008

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Law chief in tears over prostitute driven to kill

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, prostitution by sally

“The Solicitor General will be heard weeping on Monday as she describes on radio how the tragic case of a teenager who killed her pimp inspired her proposed reform of the prostitution laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2008

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MoD to be quizzed over lost data – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“The information watchdog is to grill the Ministry of Defence over its data protection policies after it lost the personal details of 600,000 people.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2008

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Jack Straw may relinquish prison powers – The Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

“Jack Straw is to consider giving up his power to block the transfer of long-term offenders, including murderers, into open prisons in preparation for their release.”

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The Times, 21st January 2008

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Property lawyers sued for fraud – The Sunday Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in fraud, law firms, news by sally

“One of Britain’s biggest property law firms has become embroiled in a spectacular fraud claim.”

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The Sunday Times, 20th January 2008

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Jail experts to tackle suicide surge – The Observer

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, prisons, suicide by sally

“A specialist investigation team is to be sent into one of Britain’s high-security jails after five of its prisoners committed suicide in just over a year.”

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The Observer, 20th January 2008

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Knife scanners at school gates to curb attacks – The Observer

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, school children by sally

“Airport-style metal detectors will be installed at hundreds of school gates under sweeping measures to confront the growing problem of teenage knife crime.”

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The Observer, 20th January 2008

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Bailiffs ‘unlawfully enter homes’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in bailiffs, confiscation, news by sally

“Bailiffs are illegally entering homes to confiscate people’s possessions, the National Debtline has warned.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2008

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Warning over new manslaughter law – Financial Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, news by sally

“Business owners are being urged to review their health and safety procedures ahead of the corporate manslaughter legislation, which is due to come into effect from April 6.”

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Financial Times, 18th January 2008

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Private jails ‘worse than public’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Privately-run prisons perform worse than those run by the public sector, a document leaked to the BBC suggests.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2008

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Civil servant appointed to run supreme court – The Times

Posted January 21st, 2008 in civil servants, courts, news by sally

“Jenny Rowe is to be the first chief executive of the UK’s new supreme court when it comes into being in late 2009, Jack Straw, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, has announced.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

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Children’s TV actor loses case for unfair dismissal – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news, unfair dismissal, victimisation by sally

“A children’s TV actor who claimed that he injured himself in a ‘faulty’ animatronic suit and suffered homophobic abuse lost his case for unfair dismissal yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

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LCS rejects ‘negative’ report on sick miners – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 18th, 2008 in fees, industrial injuries, miners, news by sally

“The Legal Complaints Service (LCS) has branded a report claiming it has short-changed some sick miners seeking repayment of fees as ‘unduly harsh’ and ‘negative’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th January 2008

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Police chief: Public should challenge the hoodlums – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in news, young offenders by sally

“The police chief of the county where a father of three was killed as he confronted a teenage gang urged the public last night to continue to challenge young hoodlums.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008
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Teenage killer was on bail after committing seven offences – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“The leader of the gang that kicked and beat Garry Newlove to death was released on bail despite having admitted to carrying out seven separate offences in the year leading up to the murder.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

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Safety first as Captain Hook obeys the law – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news by sally

“A village pantomime troupe is considering rewriting its script to comply with health and safety rules which have led to police registering two plastic cutlasses and a toy gun which flicks out a flag saying ‘Bang!'”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

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