Beggar is given country-wide Asbo – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in ASBOs, news by sally

“A man has been given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from begging anywhere in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2008

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Mother guilty of leaving toddler – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in child neglect, news by sally

“A woman who left her two-year-old son alone for the weekend while she went out with her boyfriend has been found guilty of child cruelty.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2008

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Suicide websites and internet chatrooms could be closed down – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2008 in internet, news, suicide by sally

“Websites that encourage people to commit suicide could be shut down under changes to the law, it was disclosed today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2008

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Police say 42-day detention plan is unworkable – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in detention, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The plan to detain terror suspects for 42 days has become so convoluted and bureaucratic that police fear it will be almost unworkable, senior sources have told The Times.”

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The Times, 6th June 2008

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Multimillion-pound metal fraudster Virendra Rastogi jailed – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“For six years Virendra Rastogi posed as the highly successful and respectable chief executive of a multibillion-pound metal trading company. His home was in Mayfair, a short chauffeur-driven trip from his offices in Piccadilly, his children were at private school and his customers were dotted around the world. But all was not quite as it appeared. The business, backed by banks in Britain and the United States, was ‘propped up by dishonesty’, the customers were Rastogi’s accomplices and his customers’ addresses included a New Jersey launderette and a cowshed in India.”

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The Times, 6th June 2008

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Barclays bank rejects customers to comply with US terror law – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in banking, news, terrorism by sally

“Barclays is using controversial American anti-terrorism laws to shut down the personal bank accounts of British citizens who are working for Iranian-owned businesses …”

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The Times, 6th June 2008

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Prisons Minister launches Titan consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 5th, 2008 in consultations, news, prisons by sally

“A consultation on the development of up to three 2,500-place Titan prisons was launched today by Prisons Minister David Hanson MP.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th June 2008

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Ozzy Osbourne wins Daily Star libel payout – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“The Daily Star has agreed to pay substantial damages and apologise for an article that made false allegations about Ozzy Osbourne’s role as a host of this year’s Brit Awards.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2008

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ICO issues new guidance on transfer of employee information – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 5th, 2008 in data protection, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office has today published new guidance to help organisations comply with the Data Protection Act when providing information about their employees under TUPE, the law that protects staff when a business is transferred.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2008

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Treasury picks trio of QCs to fight Rock case – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2008 in banking, barristers, nationalisation, news by sally

“The Government has lined up three of the highest-paid QCs in the country after deciding to try to force an early High Court hearing with disgruntled Northern Rock shareholders who are suing the Treasury over the nationalisation of the bank, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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Youths face tougher laws on carrying knives to combat surge in stabbings – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2008 in news by sally

“Police will be told to prosecute anyone aged 16 and above caught with a knife in an attempt to tackle the surge in fatal stabbings. Officers across the country will carry out more stop-and-searches of passers-by in an effort to catch more teenagers and young adults with weapons.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2008

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42-day detention would breach human rights law despite concessions, MPs warn – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2008 in detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s concessions on 42-day pre-charge detention for terrorism suspects have left the legislation in breach of human rights law, the joint select committee on human rights will say today.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2008

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WI in prison mental health call – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2008 in mental health, news, prisons by sally

“Women’s Institute members have voted overwhelmingly to back a resolution calling for an end to ‘inappropriate imprisonment’ of the mentally ill.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2008

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Lady Justice Arden: not enough women judges – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2008 in judiciary, news, women by sally

“One of Britain’s handful of senior women judges last night launched a blistering attack over the continuing lack of women appointed as High Court judges.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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Climbie social worker wins appeal – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2008 in child abuse, news, social services by sally

“A social worker responsible for the welfare of eight-year-old Victoria Climbie has won her appeal to continue working in her role.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2008

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MTV fined £255k for offensive material – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2008 in media, news by sally

“Media regulator Ofcom has fined MTV £255,000 for broadcasting ‘highly offensive language and material’ pre-watershed.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2008

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High Court begins hearing asbestos test case – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in asbestos, compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Families of workers who have died from the fatal asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, launched a crucial High Court battle yesterday with insurers who say they are not liable to pay compensation.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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High court shuts landbanking firm – The Guardian

“An illegal landbanking scheme which sold plots of land to investors with the promise of big profits has had its assets frozen following action by the City watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2008

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Law Society and LSC respond to LSCC fine – Law Society

Posted June 4th, 2008 in complaints, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society and the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) have reacted to news that Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor is to levy a fine of £275,000 in relation to its complaints handling plan for 2008/09.”

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Law Society, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.lawsociety.org.uk

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe’s release hopes quashed by Jack Straw – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw has quashed the hopes of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, of gaining his freedom using human rights legislation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2008

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