Freed teenager raped pregnant woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2008 in mental health, news, rape, young offenders by sally

“A teenager beat and raped a pregnant woman the day after he was allowed to walk free from remand because of a lack of secure hospital beds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2008

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Woman arrested with knife ‘saved by sausage’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons by sally

“A woman who was accused of having a knife in public walked free from court because she works with sausages, lawyers said on Tuesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2008

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Cyclists get new right to turn ‘wrong’ in one-way street – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

“A traffic-dodging dash the wrong way up a one-way street may be the tempting risk for many a frustrated cyclist. But it will no longer be against the law under an experiment designed to encourage more people to switch from four wheels to two.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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Constitutional reform: Brown’s plans ‘disappointingly limited’, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2008 in constitutional reform, news by sally

“Gordon Brown’s plans for constitutional reform were today (3 June) described as ‘disappointingly limited’ by a Labour-dominated committee of MPs.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

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Prisoners turning down the chance of early release – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in early release, news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s jails will be criticised today as no more than costly bed-and-breakfast lodgings as new figures show that thousands of prisoners a year reject the chance of early release.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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Only a ‘grave threat’ would trigger 42-day detention, say ministers – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“New powers to hold terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge would be triggered only by a ‘grave and exceptional’ threat akin to the 7 July bombings in London, ministers said yesterday as they moved to defuse a potentially devastating revolt by Labour MPs.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2008

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LawSoc fined again for ‘inadequate’ complaints plan – Legal Week

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in complaints, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner has imposed a £275,000 penalty on the Law Society after deeming its complaints-handling plan for the year ahead inadequate.”

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Legal Week, 3rd June 2008

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Wayne Rooney pays libel damages to Everton boss David Moyes – The Times

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“Everton manager David Moyes accepted ‘substantial’ libel damages at the High Court today over an allegation in Wayne Rooney’s autobiography which accused him of a ‘serious breach of trust’.”

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The Times, 3rd June 2008

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42-day detention: Smith reveals details of new safeguards – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Jacqui Smith today revealed new details of the government’s plans to introduce safeguards in its controversial legislation to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

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Police did not breach rights when photographing protester – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in demonstrations, news, police, privacy by sally

“Police-ordered photography of an anti-arms trade protester did not breach the protester’s privacy rights, the High Court has ruled. It is one of the few times that such alleged intrusion by the state rather than the media has been the subject of a UK ruling.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2008

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Justice Minister supports community sentences to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in news, sentencing by sally

“Tough community sentences have a real impact on reducing crime and preventing offenders from reoffending said David Hanson MP today launching a new document outlining the impact of strong community punishments.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Community Sentencing – Reducing Reoffending, Changing Lives (PDF)

Asbestos compensation case begins – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in asbestos, compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

“A legal battle over compensation for asbestos victims is due to begin.”

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BBC News, 3rd June 2008

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Smoker wins £20,000 battle with Customs – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in customs and excise, news by sally

“A former landscape gardener, accused of smuggling tobacco in his car from Belgium, has won a £20,000 legal battle with Customs officials to get the vehicle back.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2008

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Change to birth laws means an end to ‘fatherless’ children – The Times

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in birth certificates, news, paternity by sally

“All fathers will be required to sign their baby’s birth certificate under a change in the law designed to ensure that both parents are involved in a child’s life.”

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The Times, 3rd June 2008

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Ministers sense terror vote shift – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Confidence is growing among ministers that the threat of a government defeat over plans to extend detention without charge of terror suspects is receding.”

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BBC News, 3rd June 2008

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Office of Fair Trading raids bank offices as part of price-fixing inquiry – The Times

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in banking, news, price fixing by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading conducted a series of dawn raids at offices of Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as part of an investigation into price-fixing on loans to lawyers and accountancy firms.”

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The Times, 3rd June 2008

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Complaint over British role in extraordinary rendition – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in detention, Diego Garcia, freedom of information, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A complaint was made yesterday to the information commissioner about the government’s behaviour over the use of the British island of Diego Garcia for the rendition of US prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

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EU human rights chief renews attack on 42-day detention plan – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Allowing terrorist suspects to be held without charge for up to 42 days in the UK could encourage other EU countries to pass similar legislation, Europe’s human rights commissioner said today.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2008

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Government launches first ever national service framework for female offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in criminal justice, news, women by sally

“Ministerial Champion for Women in the Criminal Justice System, Maria Eagle MP, today launched a framework setting out the national strategy for delivering services to female offenders.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th May 2008

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Jails ‘miss out-of-cell targets’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“‘Impossible’ claims about how much time inmates spend out of cells have been made by jails in England and Wales, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.”

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BBC News, 2nd June 2008

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