BBC admits error in broadcasting fatal Jerusalem shooting on 10pm news – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2008 in complaints, media, news by sally

“The BBC has admitted it was wrong to broadcast during its 10pm news bulletin the graphic footage of a man being shot dead in Jerusalem.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal fight ahead if badger cull rejected – Reuters

Posted July 4th, 2008 in animals, news by sally

“Farmers said on Friday they would launch a legal challenge if the farm ministry rejected as expected next week a badger cull to help tackle bovine tuberculosis in cattle.”

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Reuters, 4th July 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

‘Sex with Diana’ story in News of the World was false, claims Burrell – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“Solicitors for Paul Burrell, the former butler to Princess Diana, have written a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission claiming a News of the World story alleging Burrell claimed he had sex with Princess Diana was untrue.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fans of Pringles lick lips over court ruling – Reuters

Posted July 4th, 2008 in food, news, VAT by sally

“Fans of Pringles are savouring a court ruling that the snack is not a potato crisp.”

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Reuters, 4th July 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

Take part in an e-consultation into criminal justice spending – Youth Justice Board

Posted July 4th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, prisons, probation by sally

“The justice reinvestment inquiry has been set up to examine whether the resources currently given to the criminal justice system are being used effectively or whether there are alternative strategies which would give a better return for society than traditional methods of dealing with offenders.”

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Youth Justice Board, 4th July 2008

Source: www.yjb.gov.uk

Human rights body condemns counter-terrorism bill – The Guardian

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

“Government plans to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days are ‘unnecessary, disproportionate and counter-productive’ and should be rejected when they come before the House of Lords next week, an international human rights group said today. ”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Linklaters follows rivals with record £1.29bn turnover – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Linklaters has followed its rivals in announcing a record turnover today, although it narrowly missed overtaking Clifford Chance as the world’s biggest firm. ”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jack Straw welcomes a year of constitutional progress – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2008 in constitutional law, news by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw today marked the one-year anniversary of the government’s constitutional change programme and said the progress made was a major step forward in renewing Britain’s democracy.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Witness and victim experience survey: early findings – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, reports, victims, witnesses by sally

“The Witness and Victim Experience Survey is a national telephone survey that explores victims’ and witnesses’ experiences of the criminal justice system in England and Wales in cases that have resulted in criminal charges.

This report explores the provision of information and services to victims and witnesses in cases closed between February 2005 to January 2006, and of the progress made at a local and national level against key criminal justice system initiatives.”

Early findings from the Witness and Victim Experience Survey: information and service provision (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

24-hour bail curfew for terrorist suspect linked to Bin Laden – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The hiding place of a leading terror suspect was inadvertently released by Justice Ministry officials last night after he was freed from jail under unprecedented bail conditions. The man, who can be identified only as U, was released from Long Lartin, Worcestershire, after the appeal court ruled there was no reason to hold him indefinitely as he could not be deported to his native Algeria.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Race inquiry as crime squad uses ‘blacked-up’ actor – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, police by sally

“A white actor ‘blacked-up’ to play an African government official in a role-play exercise staged by the elite squad leading the fight against organised crime, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Crime costs every person £275 a year – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2008 in crime, news by sally

“Crime cost the country nearly £15 billion – or £275 for every person – last year, according to a new report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

ID card fingerprint errors fear – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Mismatched or unclear fingerprints could hamper the government’s £5.6bn ID card scheme, independent experts warn.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jewish school did not discriminate against pupil – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in education, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A top Jewish state school was cleared today of racially discriminating against an 11-year-old boy by refusing him a place, in a High Court ruling that has implications for the whole faith school system. ”

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The Times, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fraudster known as the Bogus Contessa is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A convicted fraudster has been jailed for posing as an incredibly wealthy noblewoman to con the life-savings out of vulnerable victims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bar Council slams BBC drama; series writer responds – The Lawyer

Posted July 4th, 2008 in barristers, media, news by sally

“A row has broken out between the Bar Council and a television writer over the BBC courtroom drama, Criminal Justice.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Straw unveils witness legislation – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in anonymity, news, witnesses by sally

“Emergency legislation to restore trial judges’ powers to grant anonymity to witnesses has been unveiled by Justice Secretary Jack Straw. ”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Clampers add £100 ‘swearing’ fine – The Independent

Posted July 4th, 2008 in fines, news, parking, wheel clamping by sally

“A clamping company has been accused of ‘fleecing the public’ after charging victims £100 for venting their fury at attendants.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Case dismissed: Lord Chief Justice lays down law on Sharia – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge declared last night that there was no place for Sharia courts in this country and insisted that all residents were governed by the laws of England and Wales.”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sex camera hotel manager jailed – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A hotel manager who set up a hidden camera in a bedroom to watch a couple having sex has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk