Uncovered: police notes cast doubt over Eddie Gilfoyle murder – The Times

Posted February 20th, 2009 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“Sixteen years after a man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his heavily pregnant wife by hanging, The Times has uncovered evidence that throws his conviction into doubt.”

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The Times, 20th February 2009

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Abu Qatada gets £2,500 compensation for breach of human rights – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2009 in compensation, detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Muslim preacher awarded damages by European judges for being detained after September 11 attacks.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2009

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Anti-gay preachers banned from UK – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2009 in homosexuality, immigration, incitement, news by sally

“A father and daughter from a US church which has called for homosexuals to be killed, have been banned from entering the UK by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2009

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Whistleblower launches legal action against Foreign Office – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2009 in government departments, news, terrorism, whistleblowers by sally

“The Foreign Office faces further scrutiny over controversial aspects of its ‘dangerous’ counter-terrorism policy after a sacked whistleblower yesterday announced that he was beginning legal proceedings against it.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2009

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MS patient loses court battle – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2009 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman with multiple sclerosis has lost her Appeal Court case to clarify the law on assisted suicide.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2009

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New QC appointments round sees 104 take silk – Legal Week

Posted February 19th, 2009 in news, queen's counsel by sally

“The latest round of QC appointments has been announced today (19 February), with more than a hundred barristers claiming the elite kitemark.”

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Legal Week, 19th February 2009

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Judge bans further reporting on story of 13-year-old father – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2009 in children, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“A High Court judge yesterday banned any further reporting about a 13-year-old boy who allegedly fathered a baby with a 15-year-old.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2009

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Struck-off solicitor convicted of Legal Aid fraud back giving advice – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2009 in legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“A struck-off solicitor, Tim Robinson, who was jailed for masterminding a multi-million pound Legal Aid fraud has returned to giving legal advice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2009

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Prosecutors examining Binyam case – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2009 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Prosecutors are being consulted over whether a criminal investigation should be ordered into UK security agents’ treatment of Binyam Mohamed.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2009

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Secretary called ‘bitch’ and made to scrub male toilets wins damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in constructive dismissal, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A secretary was awarded £9,000 in damages after she was branded a ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ by her employer and made to scrub the male toilets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2009

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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to be investigated over allowances – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the British Home Secretary, will face a formal sleaze inquiry after claiming thousands of pounds in tax payer-funded housing allowances while lodging with her sister.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2009

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Ex-QC raises civil action against RBS – The Independent

Posted February 18th, 2009 in banking, misrepresentation, negligence, news by sally

“A former QC raised a civil case in court today against the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, accusing it of concealing the state of its finances.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2009

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Law Lords overturn ruling on rebel cleric – The Times

Posted February 18th, 2009 in deportation, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Radical cleric Abu Qatada can be deported, despite fears he could face torture, a court ruled today. ”

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The Times, 18th February 2009

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Surveillance will cost more than £34 billion say Convention on Modern Liberty – The Times

Posted February 18th, 2009 in data protection, news, privacy by sally

“The cost of running Britain’s state-run databases over the next ten years has soared to £34 billion, according to estimates from a new campaign against what it called the surveillance society.”

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The Times, 18th February 2009

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Met discrimination inquiry begins – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2009 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“An inquiry into discrimination in the UK’s biggest police force is to begin.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2009

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Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train – The Times

Posted February 18th, 2009 in news by sally

“Highly sensitive documents relating to the Iraq War have been stolen after being left unguarded on a train by a lawyer working for the Government, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 18th February 2009

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Man accused of shaking 11-week-old baby is cleared after three year ordeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in child abuse, news by sally

“A man accused of inflicting severe brain damage on an 11-week-old baby by shaking her has been cleared after a three-year ordeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2009

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‘Sex’ ad gives rise to complaints – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2009 in advertising, news by sally

“Hundreds of complaints over billboard adverts featuring the word ‘sex’ in giant lettering have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).”

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BBC News, 18th February 2009

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Woman gets £30,000 payout from M&S after slipping on grapes – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman has obtained nearly £30,000 in compensation after she slipped on two grapes and broke her shoulder in a Marks & Spencer store.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2009

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Great train robber Ronnie Biggs set to be released in July – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2009 in news, parole, robbery by sally

“Great train robber Ronnie Biggs may walk free this summer, it emerged last night. A parole board meeting on 3 July will decide if he can be released from Norwich jail after nine and a half years in custody in the UK and more than 35 years on the run in Australia and Brazil since the £2.3m raid on the Glasgow to London mail train.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2009

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