Don’t die in parliament, says stupidest law – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, parliament by sally

“A ban on people dying in the Houses of Parliament has been named the most absurd legislation in Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2007

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Legal duty planned for parents over children’s education – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in children, education, news by sally

“Parents will have a new legal duty to help make sure their children stay in education until the age of 18 under plans unveiled today.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2007

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Law brings in compulsory pension saving – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, pensions by sally

“New laws set up an additional state pension system, known as ‘personal accounts’, run by an independent body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2007

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Bill signals legally-binding emissions targets – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, environmental protection, news by sally

“The Queen’s Speech includes a Climate Change Bill which would make the UK the first country in the world to introduce legally-binding targets for emissions cuts.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2007

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‘Bribe’ is doubled for foreign prisoners who agree to leave Britain – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in deportation, news, prisons by sally

“The Government has almost doubled to £1,500 the ‘bribe’ offered to foreign national prisoners to persuade them to return home and ease prison overcrowding, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 6th November 2007

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Details missing for detention limit proposal – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Details of anti-terror proposals revealed by the Government in today’s Queen’s Speech did not reveal what is sure to be the most controversial aspect of the new security Bill.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2007

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EU urged to keep passenger data – Financial Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in airlines, EC law, news, terrorism by sally

“European Union countries would hold sensitive information about all passengers entering and leaving the EU on flights under proposals unveiled on Tuesday to toughen terror legislation across the 27-member bloc.”

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Financial Times, 6th November 2007

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Men guilty of McDonald’s killing – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A father and son have been convicted of killing a 21-year-old man in a McDonald’s restaurant.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2007

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Queen’s Speech 2007

Posted November 6th, 2007 in bills, news, parliament by sally

“The Government has set out its programme for reform in the first Queen’s Speech of Gordon Brown’s premiership.”

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Anti-terror core to Queen’s Speech – Financial Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown is set to make concessions on Tuesday in a bid to avert a parliamentary revolt over his terrorism strategy while giving police and the security services the tools they are demanding to fight radical Islam.”

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Financial Times, 5th November 2007

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Investor protest as ‘simplified’ company law prevents free votes at AGM – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in company law, news by sally

“Britain’s biggest investors have written to the Government to demand changes to the new Companies Act, which they say prevents them from taking action over unsatisfactory behaviour by businesses.”

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The Times, 6th November 2007

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ID cards plan behind schedule and soaring in cost, say critics – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Government’s plan to bring in identity cards is running behind schedule and the cost is soaring, according to critics.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2007

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New security law plans to be unveiled – Reuters

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news by sally

“The government will unveil a raft of new security proposals on Tuesday which are expected to include a controversial plan to extend the period a terrorism suspect can be held without charge to 56 from 28 days.”

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Reuters, 6th November 2007

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Family wins £110,000 for skid death – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in compensation, news, road safety by sally

“The family of a motorcyclist who died after skidding on a patch of diesel on a country road has been awarded £110,000 in compensation in one of the first claims of its kind in Britain.”

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The Times, 6th November 2007

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EU lays out anti-terror proposals – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2007 in EC law, news, terrorism by sally

“The European Commission is proposing anti-terrorism measures that include the collection of extensive flight data and tighter internet laws.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2007

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Jack Straw won’t allow judges to return to the Bar – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“Jack Straw has ditched controversial reforms that would have allowed judges, including former Lord Chancellors, to go back to work as lawyers after a stint on the bench.”

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The Times, 6th November 2007

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No jail for short-sentence offenders – The Observer

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Criminals facing short prison sentences are to be kept out of jail and given community service because the system is so overcrowded, according to plans being drawn up by the Home Office.”

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The Observer, 4th November 2007

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WI wing calls for legal brothels – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, prostitution by sally

“Members of the Women’s Institute (WI) in Hampshire have said they want to see brothels legalised in the UK.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2007

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Pub landlord fined for flouting smoking ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2007 in news, smoking by sally

“A pub landlord who allowed smokers to light up on his premises has been fined in court for flouting the smoking ban in public places.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2007

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Land Registry axes online deeds – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2007 in computer crime, land registration, news by sally

“The Land Registry is to remove online versions of scanned mortgage deeds and leases amid concerns that fraudsters have been accessing the documents.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2007

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