Schoolboy’s killers must serve at least 30 years – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two gunmen were yesterday found guilty of the ‘well-planned execution’ of a church-going teenager shot dead while he slept. His killers mistook him for his drug-dealing older brother.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sikh bangle means as much to Monty Panesar as it does to teenager, court told – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“A simple steel wrist bangle means as much to Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, as it does to the England spin bowler Monty Panesar, the High Court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Unaccountable’ criminal justice system must change, says review – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2008 in criminal justice, news by sally

“Changes must be made to the criminal justice system because it is perceived by the public as ‘distant, unaccountable and unanswerable’, a year-long Government review has concluded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Secret files on stolen Blears PC – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“A personal computer holding sensitive documents relating to defence and extremism has been stolen from Hazel Blears’ constituency office in Salford.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Standards watchdog to investigate Spelman over nanny claims – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Caroline Spelman is to face an official inquiry by parliament’s sleaze watchdog into expenses claims in relation to her nanny, it was announced today.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law firms set for merger frenzy – The Times

Posted June 17th, 2008 in competition, law firms, news by sally

“More than 100 law firms in the UK are expected to attempt a tie-up in the next year, according to a study by BDO Stoy Hayward.”

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The Times, 17th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Lyrical terrorist’ has conviction quashed – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in news, terrorism by sally

“A former Heathrow shop assistant who called herself the ‘lyrical terrorist’ and was the first woman sentenced under new anti-terror laws today had her conviction overturned.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

PM hits back over civil liberties – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2008 in closed circuit television, DNA, identity cards, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has defended the use of CCTV, ID cards and the DNA database – saying they protect civil liberties.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

White paper on party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 17th, 2008 in news, political parties by sally

“Jack Straw has made an oral statement to the House of Commons about the publication of a white paper on the funding of political parties.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: White paper: Party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom (PDF)

Dacre promises new look at rules on hacking by journalists – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in computer crime, media, news, privacy by sally

“The editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, has promised to re-examine the rules that prevent journalists hacking into computers to obtain personal information, to clarify and possibly tighten them, after becoming chairman of the body responsible for the editors’ code that governs newspapers and magazines.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Butler claiming unfair dismissal ‘smashed up crockery’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2008 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A butler who is claiming over £200,000 for unfair dismissal from the widow of a wartime ambassador ‘screamed obscenities’ before smashing the crockery because he did not want to wash up, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lords warn Government on passenger data isolation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 17th, 2008 in data protection, news, transport by sally

“The Government’s hard line on the collection and use of information on travellers could isolate it within Europe and leave it with less information than other states, a parliamentary committee has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Bail for crime suspects reviewed – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2008 in bail, news by sally

“A review of bail laws is to be launched later, following concern about crimes committed by suspects released while they await trial.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Planned changes to youth justice system aimed at keeping more children out of jail – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders, youth courts by sally

“A shakeup of the youth justice system is being planned by ministers that would see a failing punitive policy replaced by a more welfare-oriented, early-intervention approach to dealing with children in trouble. As part of a youth crime action plan to be published this summer, the Home Office has recommended that responsibility and funding for tackling youth crime – including local youth offending teams – should be moved to new, local authority-run ‘children’s trusts’.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ban Ministry of Defence from hiring lawyers for inquests, say Tories – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, legal representation, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence should be banned from hiring barristers to defend it at military inquests, the Conservatives will say on Tuesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British hacker should not be extradited to US, Lords told – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man who allegedly hacked into the Pentagon’s computer network should not be extradited to America because US prosecutors tried to intimidate him into cooperating with them, the House of Lords was told today.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Bangle’ girl case reaches court – BBC News

“The case of the Cynon Valley schoolgirl sent home for wearing a Sikh religious bracelet will be heard by a High Court judge in London later.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Church of England faces compensation bill over women bishops – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in Church of England, clergy, compensation, news, women by sally

“The Church of England could face paying out millions of pounds in compensation to opponents of women bishops who quit their posts over the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyers split over 42 day detention period – The Lawyer

Posted June 16th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“City lawyers are split over the extension of the pre-charge detention period to 42 days which was narrowly passed in the House of Commons on Wednesday.”

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The Lawyer, 13th June 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Caretaker who fell off stepladder sues for £50,000 over ‘inadequate training’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

“A school caretaker who was injured falling off a six-foot stepladder is suing his employer for £50,000 claiming he was not trained how to use it properly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk