Drivers face big cut in drink limit and random tests – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drivers face a drastic reduction in the drink-drive limit and the introduction of random roadside breath tests in a government crackdown on alcohol-related road deaths.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

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Freedom Of Information: The end looks nigh for this ‘squalid little Bill’ – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2007 in freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“An ill-conceived attempt to remove Parliament from Britain’s newly created Freedom of Information laws now looks almost certain to fail. The Tory MP David Maclean’s Private Member’s Bill, supported by ministers and elements of the Labour Party, has failed to attract a peer to sponsor it in the House of Lords.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2007

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Guantanamo inmate told: You can’t return to UK, you’ve been away too long – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Gordon Brown is being urged to intervene to stop the Home Office banning a British resident from returning home after more than four years at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2007

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Government wins EU health and safety spat – The Times

Posted June 14th, 2007 in EC law, health & safety, news by sally

“European laws protecting the health and safety of workers are being applied correctly in the UK, European judges ruled today.”

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The Times, 14th June 2007

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Missing terror suspect identified – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2007 in control orders, news, terrorism by sally

“A UK terror suspect under a control order who absconded can be named as Zeeshan Siddique, a court has ruled.” 

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BBC News, 14th June 2007

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Supreme Court – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 14th, 2007 in courts, news by sally

“Work on the new Supreme Court started this week after final contracts were signed with the developer, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice announced today. The building is expected to open for business in October 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 14th June 2007

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Partners wary over plans to usher in alternative route to profession – Legal Week

Posted June 14th, 2007 in news, solicitors by sally

“Most leading business lawyers have concerns about proposals to create alternative routes into the legal profession, according to a survey this week.”

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Legal Week, 14th June 2007

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Lack of Lords sponsor wrecks plan to exempt MPs from FoI Act – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2007 in freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“A move to exempt parliament from the Freedom of Information Act appeared to have collapsed last night, when no peer came forward to sponsor the private member’s bill lodged by the former Tory chief whip, David Maclean, in the Lords.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2007

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Judiciary under fire as conduct of duo is questioned – Legal Week

Posted June 14th, 2007 in advertising, dispute resolution, indecent exposure, judges, news by sally

“The judiciary has come under fresh scrutiny this week after a retiring senior judge’s details appeared prematurely on a mediation website and another continued working until days before his high profile trial for indecent exposure.”

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Legal Week, 14th June 2007

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Avalanche of legal actions under equal pay law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Women in the public sector seeking equal pay with their male colleagues are taking more than 1,500 cases to court a month, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £1 billion, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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New Diana coroner thwarted in media ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, media, news by sally

“The new coroner for the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales yesterday pledged an “open, fair and transparent” inquiry – then immediately attempted to gag the press.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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Gunmen ‘let off full jail terms’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“Only one in five criminals convicted of possessing a firearm has been sentenced to the mandatory minimum jail terms created by the Government to fight gun crime, Home Office figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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Mail on Sunday denied appeal over diaries – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2007 in confidentiality, copyright, news by sally

“The Mail on Sunday will be forced to return Prince Charles’ diaries after the House of Lords today rejected the paper’s request for leave to appeal the case.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2007

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Victims may get attackers’ release dates – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Victims will be warned when their mentally ill attackers are to be released from custody, and will be allowed to make representations about their discharge, under plans unveiled by the government yesterday as it offered a spate of amendments to resolve a nine-year wrangle over new mental health laws.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2007

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Single mothers could be charged over sex offender disclosures – The Times

Posted June 14th, 2007 in child abuse, criminal records, incitement, news, sexual offences by sally

“Single mothers could be prosecuted if they disclose the criminal history of a new boyfriend to friends and neighbours under proposals outlined to tackle child sex offenders announced yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th June 2007

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Torture: the 10 claims against the Army – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Lawyers for Baha Musa claimed today that the case had uncovered evidence that the Government approved the systematic torture of detainees. ”

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The Times, 13th June 2007

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A “seminal decision” for human rights – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, news by sally

“The House of Lords held by a 4-1 majority that the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) applied to South East Basra in cases where Iraqis have been detained and kept in British Army custody.”

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The Times, 13th June 2007

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Judge cleared of rush-hour flashing – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2007 in indecent exposure, judges, news by sally

“One of Britain’s top judges was cleared today of exposing himself to a woman on a train.”

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The Times, 13th June 2007

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Iraqi death covered by human rights laws, say Lords – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“The European Convention on Human Rights does apply to the case of an Iraqi man who died while in the custody of British troops, the House of Lords ruled today.”

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The Independent, 13th June 2007

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Charity warns over paedophile information laws – Reuters

Posted June 13th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Moves to allow parents the right to information about people in contact with their child could hinder work to manage sex offenders, a leading children’s charity said on Wednesday.”

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Reuters, 13th June 2007

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