The last Briton in Guantanamo faces death penalty – The Independent

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

“A British resident who is facing the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay has made a final desperate plea to Gordon Brown to end his six-year ordeal and bring him home today.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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British newspaper websites liable in France for privacy invasion – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2008 in France, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Two British newspaper publishers have been fined in French courts because they violated French privacy laws. The publishers were liable because the articles were viewed in France on the internet.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th May 2008

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Soldier denied payout in ‘wrong type of bomb’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2008 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“A soldier left disabled by an explosion in Iraq is being refused a compensation payout because his injuries were caused by the ‘wrong type of bomb’, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2008

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Terror concessions being planned – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government will compromise to avoid defeat over plans to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects from 28 days to 42 days…”

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BBC News, 29th May 2008

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One child under 10 killed every week – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news by sally

“One child under the age of 10 is killed every week, shocking new figures showed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2008

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Reforming Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted May 29th, 2008 in consultations, contracts, insurance, news by sally

“On 28 May 2008, the Law Commission published a summary of responses to its Consultation Paper. The summary document reports the arguments that have been put to us on consumer insurance reform. A further paper will deal with business insurance reform. There is a wide consensus that consumer insurance law is in urgent need of reform – not only among consumer groups, lawyers and brokers, but also among most insurance companies.”

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Law Commission, 28th May 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Scientology protest: Liberty challenges police over summons – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2008 in demonstrations, judicial review, news, police, public order by sally

“The police force that issued a teenager with a court summons for calling Scientology a cult could face a judicial review over the legality of its policing guidelines.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

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Council motoring fines ‘illegal’ – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2008 in fines, news, parking, road traffic offences by sally

“Some councils have earned hundreds of thousands of pounds by enforcing unlawful traffic and parking restrictions, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 29th May 2008

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Law Society and AWS launch two-year equal pay campaign – Legal Week

Posted May 29th, 2008 in equal pay, news, solicitors, women by sally

“The Law Society and the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) are launching an equal pay campaign, after fresh research revealed significant salary inequalities within the profession.”

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Legal Week, 29th May 2008

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US cluster bombs to be banned from UK – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2008 in armed forces, news, weapons by sally

“The US will no longer be able to stockpile cluster bombs at its military bases in Britain under government proposals for an international ban on the controversial weapons, it emerged last night.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2008

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Labs escape outbreak prosecution – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2008 in animals, foot and mouth disease, news by sally

“The animal health laboratories at the centre of last summer’s foot-and-mouth disease outbreak will not be prosecuted, Surrey County Council says.”

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BBC News, 29th May 2008

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Discrimination: Is it time to extend the age laws? – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2008 in age discrimination, news by sally

“Are the age discrimination laws working, and should they be extended, asks Audrey Williams.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2008

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Boy is fined for dropping balloon – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2008 in litter, news by sally

“A teenager who was fined for littering when he dropped a deflated balloon in a city centre may fight the case.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2008

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Minister signals end of business regulation era – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2008 in employment, news by sally

“Britain has reached the end of the era of major legislation regulating business, the business secretary, John Hutton, will say today in a speech challenging the idea that workplace exploitation is tackled by new laws.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2008

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Cook Yvonne Godwin made rat poison cake for unfaithful husband – The Times

Posted May 29th, 2008 in news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A former hospital cook who laced her unfaithful husband’s fruit cake with rat poison was spared jail yesterday. Yvonne Godwin baked the poisoned cake after discovering that her husband of 30 years had been having an affair with her best friend’s sister.”

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The Times, 29th May 2008

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Specialist drug courts ‘working’ – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2008 in drug offences, magistrates, news by sally

“Specialist courts which deal only with drugs offenders are proving a success, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2008

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Nisha Patel-Nasri: Husband convicted of special constable’s murder – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“The husband of Nisha Patel-Nasri, the special constable who was stabbed to death on her third wedding anniversary, was today convicted of her murder.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

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New review of fancy dress killing – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2008 in inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“A financial adviser dressed as a Ghostbuster who was seen being punched during a fight outside a pub was unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2008

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Spying council to be investigated – BBC News

“A privacy watchdog is to investigate a council that used powers to spy on people, including a family suspected of lying about where they lived.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2008

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Police staff to patrol youth courts in knife crime crackdown – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, victims, witnesses, youth courts by sally

“Dedicated police staff are to patrol London’s youth courts to encourage knife crime victims and witnesses to testify against their attackers.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

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