Drivers who kill could escape being sent to jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2008 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“Drivers who kill could escape being sent to jail under new sentencing guidelines for the courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2008

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Briton is freed after 21 years on death row – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2008 in death penalty, news by sally

“A Briton on death row for 21 years in Ohio is expected to return home tomorrow a free man, amid serious concern over his long-term health.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2008

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Chemical ‘cure’ to stop rapists – The Times

Posted January 7th, 2008 in news, rape by sally

“Two sex offenders are to be ‘chemically castrated’ to stop them reoffending.”

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The Times, 7th January 2007

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Journalist has no right to ASBO names, says Information Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2008 in ASBOs, freedom of information, news by sally

“A journalist has been refused the right under freedom of information laws to receive a list of anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) recipients because disclosure of a person’s name long after the award of an ASBO is not the same as disclosure at the time.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th January 2008

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Government announces crackdown on crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2008 in criminal justice, news by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, will unveil plans for a new crime crackdown, only hours after the latest stabbing of a teenage boy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2008

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Deactivated guns to be outlawed – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2008 in firearms, news by sally

“‘Deactivated’ guns, which can easily be reconverted into active firearms for use in crime, will be outlawed, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith promised yesterday.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2008

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Langham paid price, his wife says – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in children, news, pornography by sally

“The wife of actor Chris Langham says her husband paid ‘a monumental price’ for downloading footage of child abuse.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

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Death row Scot ‘to be released’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in appeals, death penalty, news by sally

“A Scottish man who has spent 20 years on death row in America is set to attend an appeal hearing which should see him return to the UK immediately.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

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Barnardo’s in battle with Home Office – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in asylum, children, news by sally

“Charity says asylum backlog is forcing 110,000 children into ‘horrifying’ lives of fear and poverty.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2008

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Not fit for purpose: £2bn cost of government’s IT blunders – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in government departments, news by sally

“The cost to the taxpayer of abandoned Whitehall computer projects since 2000 has reached almost £2bn – not including the bill for an online crime reporting site that was cancelled this week, a survey by the Guardian reveals.”

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The Guardian, 5th January 2008

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Deportation for island ‘Asbo’ man – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in ASBOs, deportation, news by sally

“A man who spent most of his life living on Anglesey is being deported to the Philippines for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

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The truth is out: X-Files go public – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in news by sally

“British UFO ‘sightings’ investigated by a secret branch of the MoD are soon to be revealed and officials are braced for a torrent of inquiries.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2008

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Regulation plans for homeopathy – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in complementary medicine, news by sally

“A range of complementary therapies such as homeopathy and aromatherapy are to be regulated by a new body.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2008

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Reclassifying cannabis ‘would make no difference to young’ – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2008 in drug abuse, news by sally

“Reclassifying cannabis would be pointless and therefore unlikely to make any difference to young users of the drug, according to a new report by some of the country’s top criminal policy experts.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2008

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Cabin bag rules ‘could confuse’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in airlines, news by sally

“New rules for carry-on luggage that have come in at some UK airports could confuse passengers, a lobby group says.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

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Call for tough knife laws after teen death – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons by sally

“Senior officer urges mandatory jail terms after second death in six days.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2008

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Course offer ‘to fight extremism’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in Islam, news, women by sally

“Muslim women are to be offered courses and training in an attempt to fight extremism in their communities, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

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Deepcut inquiry fight to continue – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“The father of a soldier who died at a Surrey barracks says he will continue to fight for a public inquiry, even if the site is bulldozed.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

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Happy new year! Let’s get divorced – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in divorce, news by sally

“The strain of Christmas will register at hundreds of solicitors’ offices today as divorce and separation requests hit their annual peak. Affairs, abuse and simple boredom could see as many as 1.8 million couples contemplate splitting after a fortnight spent largely without the distractions of work.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2008

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Solicitors shunning legal aid work as pay rates fall, survey reveals – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“Some of the most experienced solicitors are deserting legal aid work amid a shake-up of the scheme which will see their pay rates drop further. The exodus is particularly acute among expert lawyers who represent children and parents in cases where local authorities are threatening to take the children into care. The departure of some of the leading specialists raises concerns about the quality of representation for parents at risk of losing their children, who often face complex medical evidence which is hard to rebut.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2008

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