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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Straw rejects absconding fears over open prisons – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“The justice secretary, Jack Straw, yesterday denied a claim by a prison officers’ leader that the public was placed at ‘massive risk’ by dangerous criminals being moved to open prisons.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2008

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BAE review seeks bribery controls – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in bribery, company directors, news by sally

“A review into business practices at defence firm BAE Systems has called for tougher anti-bribery measures.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2008

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Related link: Ethical business conduct in BAE Systems (PDF)

Law on rip-off to be simplified – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2008 in consumer protection, news by sally

“A bill of consumer rights that will protect people from rip-offs and give them an instant right to redress is to be drawn up by the government.”

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The Times, 4th May 2008

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New immigration rules announced – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“Details of rules controlling the number of skilled migrants from outside the European Economic Area working in the UK are due to be revealed later.”

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BBC News, 6th May 2008

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Fears for children at risk as care order applications fall by a third – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2008 in care orders, child abuse, child neglect, news by sally

“Children at risk of abuse or neglect face even greater danger because of a new system designed to cut costs and speed up care proceedings, the Government has been warned.”

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The Times, 6th May 2008

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Illegal workers prosecutions rise – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“There has been a dramatic increase in the number of employers being prosecuted for hiring illegal immigrants, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2008

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Rape warning for men paying for sex – Reuters

Posted May 6th, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Posters will appear in clubs and pubs from Monday warning men against paying for sex in brothels with exploited or trafficked women.”

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Reuters, 5th May 2008

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Pcs told to downgrade crimes to help meet targets – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2008 in news, police, statistics by sally

“Police officers are being told to play down offences such as burglary and car theft in order to reduce crime figures, it was claimed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2008

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QC to advise racing chiefs on Max Mosley orgy – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2008 in defamation, news, privacy by sally

“The world governing body of motorsport has appointed a leading QC to provide it with an opinion as to whether its president, Max Mosley, was involved in Nazi-style role play during a sado-masochistic orgy with five prostitutes.”

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The Times, 6th May 2008

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Drugs offender keeps £4.5m after 30 barristers refuse to take case – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2008 in barristers, confiscation, fees, legal aid, news by sally

“A convicted drugs offender has escaped a confiscation order for up to £4.5 million of his assets because legal aid barristers would not take on the case for the fixed fee of £175.25 a day.”

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The Times, 6th May 2008

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‘Risk’ from open prison criminals – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“Dangerous criminals are being placed in low security open prisons due to overcrowding, at ‘massive’ risk to the general public, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2008

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DNA bank solves one crime per 800 profiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2008 in crime, DNA, news by sally

“Only one crime is solved for every 800 new profiles added to the Government’s DNA database, it emerged yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2008

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CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2008 in closed circuit television, crime, news by sally

“Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2008

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Plea negotiation offers way forward in need to resolve fraud cases – The Times

Posted May 6th, 2008 in fraud, news, plea bargaining by sally

“A senior QC is leading a group looking into how such cases can be brought to court more successfully. Martin Waller reports.”

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The Times, 6th May 2008

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Dangerous driving law change call – BBC News

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

“The parents of a baby girl left brain damaged by a dangerous driver have called for the law to be made tougher.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2008

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Two men guilty of blackmailing royal – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in blackmail, news, royal family by sally

“Two men were today jailed for five years each after being found guilty of attempting to blackmail a member of the royal family over gay sex allegations.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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