Police board calls in independent experts to re-examine Omagh bombing evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2008 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“The Northern Ireland Policing Board last night agreed to appoint a team of independent experts to re-examine evidence from the Omagh bombing, in an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for the 1998 atrocity.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Racism at immigration centres revealed in report – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2008 in immigration, news, racism by sally

“Staff training at immigration detention centres must be improved, says an official report which recorded a catalogue of racist behaviour in the system.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

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Jail claim over prostitute rules – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in news, prostitution by sally

“Many prostitutes face being jalied for up to 72 hours if they fail to attend counselling sessions under proposed new laws, a probation service union claims.”

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BBC News, 2nd January 2008

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Dentists defeat fashion giant that cried “snap” over croc logo – The Times

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in news, trade marks by sally

“It was a battle that pitted a dental practice in the suburbs of Cheltenham against the might of a global fashion corporation – all because of the grinning crocodile on the surgery’s sign. And the dentists have won. For the second time in a year, a trademark judge has overruled the objections of the French clothing giant Lacoste to the crocodile symbol that adorns a private dentist’s surgery in Gloucestershire.”

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The Times, 3rd January 2008

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Public shame for lawyers who break the rules – The Times

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in news, solicitors by sally

“Thousands of solicitors who are found guilty each year of a range of crimes and misdemeanours, from ignoring letters to plundering clients’ money, are to be identified publicly.”

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The Times, 3rd January 2008

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Whitehall should be prosecuted over data loss, say MPs in call for new law – The Times

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“MPs are calling for new offences to allow Whitehall departments to be prosecuted for data security blunders such as the loss of child benefit records for 25 million people.”

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The Times, 3rd January 2008

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Senior police officer accused of plundering widow’s assets – The Guardian

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in elderly, news, police, theft by sally

“A high-ranking policeman who befriended an elderly widow bought her house for half its true value and then spent years plundering her assets until she was penniless, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2008

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More families take inheritance battles to court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in news, wills by sally

“Families are increasingly using the courts to dispute relatives’ wills, as the size of inheritances increases, legal experts have said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd January 2008

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Gordon Brown to keep 24-hour drinking law – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“Gordon Brown may be forced to keep controversial 24-hour drinking laws after it emerged that his own review of the measures had found little evidence that they had fuelled Britain’s alcohol culture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd January 2008

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Warning on high-risk transfers to open jails – The Observer

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Increasing numbers of high-risk prisoners are now being moved to open jails after they have served only small portions of their sentences in secure conditions, in an apparent breach of official guidelines.”

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The Observer, 30th December 2007

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Police shoot man dead on village road in Kent – The Observer

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in firearms, news, police by sally

“An investigation has been launched after a man was shot and killed by police on a quiet road in Kent yesterday.”

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The Observer, 30th December 2007

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Civil rights fears over DNA “census” – The Observer

Posted January 3rd, 2008 in DNA, news by sally

“More than 100,000 people, including children as young as 10, will be asked to provide saliva tests and DNA samples in a new annual survey of the lives, behaviour and beliefs of people in the United Kingdom.”

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The Observer, 30th December 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts on 21st December. We will resume posting on 3rd January 2008.

See you in the new year!

House manager wins claim over flexible work – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2007 in flexible working, news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A former Barbican house manager who said she was refused flexible working time stands to receive a six-figure payout after winning her claims for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 21st December 2007

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Anger as pension reform rejected – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2007 in national insurance, news, pensions, women by sally

“The government has rejected a plan to let women boost their state pensions by buying up to nine years’ worth of extra National Insurance (NI) contributions.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Man jailed for heart attack – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for blocking the path of an ambulance carrying a dying heart attack victim to hospital.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Shotgun licences issued to eight-year-olds – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2007 in children, firearms, news by sally

“Children as young as eight are being issued gun licences by the police, figures showed yesterday. Forces granted 1,291 shotgun certificates to those aged 16 and under in England and Wales during the 12 months to October.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st December 2007

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Foreign criminals “won’t be deported” – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2007 in deportation, news by sally

“Thousands of foreign drug dealers, sex offenders and burglars will be allowed to stay in Britain every year despite Gordon Brown’s pledge to deport them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st December 2007

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Channel 4 chiefs kept competition phone lines open despite knowing no one could win – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in media, news, telecommunications by sally

“Channel 4 was fined £1.5 million by the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom after it emerged that executives knew that viewers were entering phone-in competitions they could not win.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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New law to solve diplomatic row over cancelled art show – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in artistic works, diplomats, news, Russia by sally

“An art exhibition that has become a pawn in the diplomatic game between London and the Kremlin could go ahead after the British Government agreed to fast-track legislation to appease Moscow.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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