The fight for equal pay … 40 years on – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in equal pay, news, special report by sally

“In 1968, a walkout by a group of women machinists at Ford led to the Equal Pay Act. So why, four decades on, does a massive gender gap at all levels of earnings mean industrial tribunals are clogged up with cases?”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2008

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Gordon Brown warns 42-day terror detention rebels that he won’t back down – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown will take one of the biggest gambles of his political career today by defying Labour MPs to back him or defeat him over holding terrorist suspects for 42 days.”

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The Times, 2nd June 2008

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Stillborn’s four years in jar spurs mother to NHS Trust legal action – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in hospitals, human tissue, negligence, news by sally

“A mother said she had been ‘disgusted’ to discover that the body of her stillborn son was kept in a jar for four years rather than cremated.”

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The Times, 29th May 2008

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Prison ships, torture claims, and missing detainees – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“America may have held terror suspects in British territory, despite UK denials.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2008

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Hero lawyer sues Army over sex discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in armed forces, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A female Army lawyer who helped to rescue two SAS soldiers held prisoner in Iraq is suing the Army for £650,000 after claiming she was ‘victimised’ by senior officers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2008

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Families seek compensation ruling for deaths linked to asbestos – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in asbestos, compensation, news by sally

“Redress for the families of thousands of workers killed by the fatal asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma hinges on the outcome of a nine-week high court battle which starts tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2008

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Sir Ken Macdonald’s plan for CPS staff arouses further opposition – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The Director of Public Prosecutions came under renewed attack this week from members of his own profession. Barristers, solicitors and even one of Sir Ken Macdonald’s own prosecutors were united in opposing his plan to let non-lawyers conduct serious trials in magistrates’ courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2008

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Prison suicide inquiry could cast doubt on Lin Russell murder verdict – The Independent

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in informers, news, perjury, suicide by sally

“Detectives have launched an investigation into the death of a police and prison informant who was found hanged in his jail cell. The probe into Paul Day’s suicide, shortly after he told a solicitor he wished to retract false evidence he gave in a series of high-profile cases, including the 1996 murders of Lin and Megan Russell, raises the prospect of manslaughter charges and the possible unravelling of some major criminal cases.”

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The Independent, 1st June 2008

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Parents to face court over young drinkers – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in alcohol abuse, children, news by sally

“Parents who give their children alcohol risk being hit with court orders under a new government clampdown on teenagers drinking in public.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2008

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Lord Woolf: bullies made me hate injustice – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in bullying, judges, news by sally

“Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice, has revealed how a painful childhood helped to shape him into one of Britain’s most liberal judges who outraged conservative opinion by paving the way for the early release of James Bulger’s killers. ”

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The Times, 1st June 2008

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Briton wins compensation after holiday ‘surrounded by Germans’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2008 in compensation, holidays, news by sally

“David Barnish, 47, was awarded £750 compensation by a court after his family found their luxury hotel had been booked out by Germans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

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Next sues Asda in copycat fashion design row – The Times

Posted May 31st, 2008 in copyright, news by sally

“Next and Asda are locked in a legal battle over claims that Britain’s second-biggest supermarket chain has copied the fashion retailer’s clothing designs.”

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The Times, 31st May 2008

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Terror law turns thousands of council officials into spies – The Times

Posted May 31st, 2008 in investigatory powers, local government, news by sally

“Thousands of middle managers in local councils are being authorised to spy on people suspected of petty offences using powers designed to prevent crime and terrorism.”

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The Times, 31st May 2008

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Elderly dying before new living wills are sorted out because of delays and red tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2008 in elderly, news, powers of attorney by sally

“The official in charge of a new system of ‘living wills’ has quit amid claims that scores of elderly people are dying before their financial affairs are in order because of delays and red tape.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

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Cigarette machines may be banned – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2008 in news, smoking by sally

“Cigarette vending machines and packets of 10 could be outlawed under government plans aimed at preventing children and young people smoking.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2008

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Cluster bomb ban treaty is signed – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2008 in news, treaties, weapons by sally

“More than 100 nations, including the UK, have signed a treaty to ban current designs of cluster bombs.”

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BBC News, 30th May 2008

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Guantanamo man on terror charge – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The only remaining British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has been charged with terrorism by a US military tribunal, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 30th May 2008

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Revealed: legal staff the UK’s happiest workers – The Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2008 in employment, news by sally

“Legal employees are the happiest workers in the UK, according to a new survey of office professionals.”

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The Lawyer, 30th May 2008

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Secrecy law change to help pensioners – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2008 in data protection, elderly, energy, news by sally

“The Government is planning to reform data protection laws so pensioners in fuel poverty can be contacted directly and offered help, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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Smith in final bid for 42-day detention – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is to make one final attempt to avert a Commons defeat over the plans to lock up terrorist suspects for up to 42 days without trial.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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