Freedom of information guidance – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 15th, 2008 in freedom of information, government departments, news by sally

“The following guidance is aimed at people working in central government departments who deal with freedom of information requests. It may also be a useful reference tool for those working in other public authorities.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th May 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Human rights lawyers seek set jail term for Yorkshire Ripper – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, is likely to be told that he will never be freed when he is given the minimum term he must serve for the murder of 13 women. He has instructed lawyers to apply to the High Court for a tariff – the minimum term – to be set for the first time since he was jailed in 1981.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Piracy growing as fewer fans buy downloads – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“Record labels are losing their battle with digital piracy as the number of people who regularly download songs legally falls back, research will claim today.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Flexible working to be extended – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in flexible working, news by sally

“The right to request flexible working is to be extended to about 4.5 million parents of children aged up to 16.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brothers guilty of running down father-of-two – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“Two brothers were yesterday found guilty of murdering a father-of-two after trying to steal his radio. Balbir Matharu saw one of the men breaking his van window and tried to stop him. But the thieves, Albert and Tommy Willett, drove off in their car, dragging Matharu under it for 40 metres along the road, then ran over him.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD gives in over calls for public inquiry into Baha Musa’s death – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2008 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The Ministry of Defence bowed to pressure yesterday by agreeing to hold a public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi hotel worker in British custody in Basra. ”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Why we need a banking bill – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“The banking reform bill announced by Gordon Brown today (14 May) was prompted by the collapse of Northern Rock, which exposed significant problems with the current system.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crime by girls rises by a quarter – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in crime, news, statistics, young offenders by sally

“The number of crimes committed by girls in England and Wales has gone up by 25% in three years, according to figures.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police apologise for ‘fake’ claim over Channnel 4 mosque documentary – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, defamation, Islam, media, news, police by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service and West Midlands Police will apologise in the High Court today for wrongly accusing a Channel 4 film of faking an exposé of Islamic extremism.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Fundamental flaws’ in 42-day detention plan – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown should abandon plans to take the ‘extraordinary step’ of detaining terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days because the proposals are fundamentally flawed, a committee of MPs and peers advised yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Is knife crime on the increase? – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

“High-profile teenage killings over the past 12 months have pushed knife crime to the top of the political agenda, but the true scale of the problem is difficult to assess.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Yorkshire ripper launches freedom bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe has launched a bid for freedom, claiming his human rights have been breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pressure grows for guardians to protect trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Leading politicians from the three main parties are putting pressure on the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to halt the disappearance from care of hundreds of suspected victims of child trafficking.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Longer terror limit ‘unnecessary’ – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Extending the pre-charge detention limit for terrorism suspects to 42 days is ‘wholly unnecessary’, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Human rights law ‘shielding rapists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, murder, news, rape by sally

“A senior police officer has launched a scathing attack against ‘appalling’ murderers and rapists who protect themselves from justice using the Human Rights Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alien knitting patterns undo Dr Who fan – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2008 in copyright, news by sally

“A Doctor Who fan who created knitting patterns for the programme’s monsters and gave them away online has been told by the BBC to stop or face the threat of court action.”

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The Times, 14th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Anti-terror law used to snoop on fishermen – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in investigatory powers, news by sally

“A council which used anti-terrorism powers to check whether a child lived within a school’s catchment area has used the same law to spy on fishermen, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Met extends powers to stop and search youths – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Police officers in London were last night using powers that allow them to stop and search youths without having reasonable suspicion in an attempt to stem the tide of stabbing deaths on the capital’s streets.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Straw: too many white male judges – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2008 in judiciary, minorities, news by sally

“Too few women and people from black and Asian backgrounds are appointed judges, Jack Straw has told MPs.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drunk ‘Darth Vader’ spared jail – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, sentencing by sally

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence for attacking two Star Wars fans while dressed as Darth Vader.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk