Boy awarded damages over bouncy castle accident – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2008 in damages, news, personal injuries by sally

” A teenager who was brain damaged when he was kicked in the head on a bouncy castle today won his damages action against the couple who hired it for their children’s birthday party.”

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The Independent, 8th May 2008

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Level of breached Asbos increases – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2008 in ASBOs, news by sally

“The proportion of people who have breached their Asbos in England and Wales has gone up.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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‘Extreme’ web porn ban made law – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2008 in internet, news, pornography by sally

“A mother whose daughter was murdered by a man addicted to violent internet porn has won her bid to have it outlawed with the introduction of a new law.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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Daffodil harvester stripped of gangmaster licence and accused of using forced labour – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2008 in gangmasters, news by sally

“A UK-wide investigation into allegations of forced labour among migrant daffodil pickers has resulted in one of the industry’s largest labour suppliers losing its licence.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2008

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Police should harass young thugs – Smith – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2008 in ASBOs, news, police, young offenders by sally

“Police should be harassing badly behaved youths by openly filming them and hounding them at home to make their lives as uncomfortable as possible, the home secretary will say today.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2008

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Rock shareholders begin legal bid – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2008 in banking, compensation, nationalisation, news by sally

“Shareholders in nationalised bank Northern Rock are launching a court challenge over compensation they are due to receive.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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Schillings wins Appeal Court victory for author JK Rowling – The Lawyer

Posted May 8th, 2008 in children, media, news, privacy by sally

“Media law firm Schillings scored a victory in the Court of Appeal today (7 May), which held that the privacy of client and Harry Potter author JK Rowlings’ five-year-old son had been infringed.”

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The Lawyer, 7th May 2008

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Paediatrician to face GMC again – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2008 in doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“The General Medical Council is due to begin a new investigation into the work of paediatrician David Southall.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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Plan to increase abortion sites – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“A consultation is to be launched over whether to relax abortion rules by allowing terminations outside hospital settings in England, ministers say.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2008

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Barrister shot dead in London police siege – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2008 in firearms, news, police by sally

“A gunman shot dead after repeatedly opening fire on police during a five-hour stand-off in an exclusive west London square has been named locally as a practising barrister who may also have recently served in the British army.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2008

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Cannabis laws to be strengthened – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

” Jacqui Smith defied the Government’s own experts today by announcing that laws on cannabis will be toughened up.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2008

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UK’s ‘terror’ ban appeal denied – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2008 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

“The government has been denied permission to challenge an order that it take an Iranian opposition group off a list of banned terror organisations.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2008

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Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, London, news, transport by sally

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2008

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New national reoffending measures – a guide – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 7th, 2008 in crime, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

“An explanation of changes to the way the government is measuring reoffending rates.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th May 2008

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More lie detectors to curb fraud – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2008 in benefits, fraud, news by sally

“Fifteen councils across Britain are to be offered lie detectors to help catch out benefit cheats who cost taxpayers up to £400m a year.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2008

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BAE wants review of SFO inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2008 in bribery, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“BAE Systems is urging the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to review its abandoned investigation into the company’s £43bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2008

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Clarke urges Brown to drop 42-day detention – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Charles Clarke, the former home secretary, has urged Gordon Brown to signal a change in his leadership style by abandoning his controversial plans to extend the detention without charge limit to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2008

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Home Information Packs delayed again – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 7th, 2008 in home information packs, news by sally

“The packs, which have been dogged by delays and controversy over the past 18 months, have now been hit by the slowdown in the property market … ”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2008

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Payout to injured baby’s parents – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in compensation, dangerous driving, news, personal injuries by sally

“A couple whose baby daughter suffered brain damage in a crash caused by a dangerous driver have received £800,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2008

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Guantánamo Briton sues UK over ‘torture evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2008 in detention, evidence, news, torture by sally

“The last British resident left in Guantánamo Bay is suing the UK government for refusing to produce evidence that he was a victim of extraordinary rendition and torture.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2008

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