Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news by sally

The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Grants of Crown Recognised Spectrum Access) Order 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Crown Recognised Spectrum Access) Regulations 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Recognised Spectrum Access and Licence) (Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2009

The Income Tax Act 2007 (Amendment) Order 2009

The General Chiropractic Council (Constitution of the Statutory Committees) Rules Order of Council 2009

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2009

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Footballers win exemption from English tests – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2009 in immigration, news by sally

“Foreign footballers have been given a special exemption from rules requiring them to learn English which apply to other workers from overseas, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 19th January 2009

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Murder law changes will make little difference, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in defences, murder, news by sally

“New laws preventing people accused of murder from using sexual jealousy, so-called ‘honour’  killing and revenge as partial defences will make little difference in practice, lawyers say.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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NSPCC reveals 53 children are sexually abused every day – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“The scale of child abuse in England and Wales was revealed today when figures showed that 53 children a day are subjected to sex crimes.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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Couple taken to court for pruning ‘dangerous’ trees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, trees by sally

“An elderly couple were taken to court by their local council for pruning trees behind their home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2009

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Almost a third of suspected crimes fail to reach court, Jacqui Smith admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, told MPs at a select committee hearing that out of 550,000 cases leading to arrests last year, 160,000 were dropped.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2009

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Court challenge to NICE over osteoporosis treatment – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in medical treatment, news by sally

“The medicine regulator faces a legal challenge this week over its ruling that thousands of women with thinning bones should be denied effective treatment on the NHS.”

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The Times, 19th Janaury 2009

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MoD investigates race hate on web – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in armed forces, internet, news, racism by sally

“The Ministry of Defence launched a fresh inquiry into racism in the army last night after the Guardian uncovered a series of extreme and offensive comments on the social networking site Facebook.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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NHS starts inquiry into deaths of patients with learning difficulties – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in complaints, health, learning difficulties, news by sally

“An official investigation is to examine why people with serious learning difficulties have died while under NHS care, after alleged neglect led to at least six fatalities, ministers will reveal today.

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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Foreign advert ban puts British workers first – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in advertising, employment, news by sally

“Employers will be prevented from advertising jobs overseas under plans being drawn up to ensure that British workers fill vacancies during the recession.”

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The Times, 19th January 2009

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MI6 informant Wang Yam found guilty of killing millionaire author to steal his identity – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in identity fraud, murder, news by sally

“A leading Chinese dissident who worked as an MI6 informant was convicted yesterday of murdering a millionaire author to steal his identity.”

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The Times, 17th January 2009

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Man jailed for stealing pages from rare book – The Independent

Posted January 16th, 2009 in libraries, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A businessman was jailed for two years today after admitting stealing pages from rare and priceless books at two historic libraries.”

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The Independent, 16th January 2009

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Just 62 people prosecuted under the hunting ban in 2007 – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2009 in hunting, news by sally

“Supporters of hunting say the figures show that the Hunting Act has failed amid evidence that interest in the pastime is at levels not seen since the ban was introduced in February 2005.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2009

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Teenager given life for stabbing schoolboy – The Independent

Posted January 16th, 2009 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 16-year-old who was caught smiling and laughing after stabbing a schoolboy to death was given a life sentence for murder today.”

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The Independent, 16th January 2009

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Burglars will face stiff prison sentences, Lord Chief Justice warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2009 in burglary, news, sentencing by sally

“Burglars who violate the sanctity of people’s homes will face stiff prison sentences, the Lord Chief Justice warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2009

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Boy George gets 15 months for falsely imprisoning male escort – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2009 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“Boy George was today sentenced to 15 months for falsely imprisoning a male escort by handcuffing him to a wall.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2009

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Government data sharing plan could extend to private sector – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2009 in data protection, government departments, news, privacy by sally

“A Government plan to allow more extensive sharing of personal data is not restricted to the public sector and could result in Government-collected information being shared with private companies, a privacy expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th January 2009

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John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole, dies aged 85 – The Times

Posted January 16th, 2009 in news by sally

” Sir John Mortimer, the barrister-cum-writer who created the Old Bailey’s most famous fictional defender, has died at the age of 85 after a lengthy illness.”

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The Times, 16th January 2009

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MPs defy the judges to keep ‘John Lewis’ expenses list secret – The Times

Posted January 16th, 2009 in expenses, freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“Details of MPs’ claims for plasma televisions, furniture and cleaning bills will be kept secret after Harriet Harman bowed to backbenchers’ pressure to stop expenses claims being published.”

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The Times, 16th January 2009

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SRA launches new consultations as LSA reforms loom – Legal Week

Posted January 16th, 2009 in legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched two new consultations in preparation for the next round of reforms under the Legal Services Act (LSA).”

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Legal Week, 15th January 2009

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