‘Racist, sexist’ officer demoted – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“A police sergeant has been demoted for bringing ‘disgrace on his force’ by making racist and sexist comments while on duty.”

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BBC News, 2nd May 2008

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High court to consider referendum on EU treaty – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in EC law, judicial review, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“A millionaire businessman today won permission for a high court challenge over the government’s refusal to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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Harry Redknapp launches High Court action – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in corruption, news, sport by sally

“Harry Redknapp, the Portsmouth manager, is launching a High Court action in London today over his arrest as part of the police inquiry into alleged corruption in football.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2008

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Devil in the details? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“The profession’s watchdog is proposing a risk-based approach to regulating law firms. But this risks upsetting lawyers with its demands for more information, reports Lucy Trevelyan.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st May 2008

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Teenagers who filmed attack on homeless man face jail – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, news, young offenders by sally

“Four teenagers who filmed themselves beating a homeless man with a wheel brace face lengthy prison sentences after they were convicted yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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Home Office in new attempt to bar US rapper – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in appeals, immigration, news by sally

“The Home Office yesterday lodged a second appeal in an attempt to prevent the US rapper Snoop Dogg entering Britain, after being twice overruled by immigration judges.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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IPCC inquiry over fatal car crash – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in complaints, dangerous driving, news, police by sally

“A crash in which which a 17-year-old was killed and four others were injured has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

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BBC News, 2nd May 2008

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Pollutants left in cars because of scrap loophole – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in environmental protection, news, waste by sally

“More than a million cars a year are being scrapped without having pollutants — such as oil, brake fluid and airbag gas canisters — removed because of a loophole in environmental regulations.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2008

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Judges condemn ‘foul play’ on adoptions – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in adoption, news by sally

“Two senior judges have strongly criticised a local authority that forced through the adoption of a baby girl against the wishes of her father.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2008

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Christian party loses BBC fight – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in freedom of expression, news, political parties by sally

“A Christian party has lost a High Court bid to have its party election broadcast (PEB) repeated, after claims it was censored by the BBC and ITV.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2008

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Tax staff breach data security – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“More than 600 staff at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been disciplined for accessing personal or sensitive data, it has been revealed.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2008

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Police ‘spying’ powers challenged – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in investigatory powers, judicial review, news, police by sally

“A legal bid to challenge the power of the police to use surveillance against peaceful protesters has been launched at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2008

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Toddler death babysitter released – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in appeals, child abuse, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“A babysitter found guilty of murdering her neighbour’s two-year-old son by banging his head against a banister has won an appeal against her conviction.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2008

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Mitsubishi advert did not breach landowner’s privacy, rules ASA – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 1st, 2008 in advertising, news, privacy by sally

“A landowner who said that an advert depicting a car on his land invaded his privacy has had his claim rejected. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the land was not an identifiable possession of the man.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th April 2008

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Bin Laden’s son in UK visa appeal – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2008 in appeals, immigration, news by sally

“One of Osama Bin Laden’s sons is to mount a legal challenge after being refused entry to live in the UK with his 52-year-old British wife.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2008

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Inquiry lets the big stores off hook, say local shopkeepers – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2008 in competition, news by sally

“Consumer groups accused the competition authorities of failing to check the power of Britain’s supermarket chains yesterday after a two-year investigation of the grocery market.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2008

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Police resist tougher action on cannabis – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 1st, 2008 in drug offences, news, police by sally

“Police will not toughen their approach to cannabis when ministers upgrade the legal status of the drug to class B, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2008

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Facebook loophole ‘open to identity thieves’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 1st, 2008 in identity fraud, internet, news by sally

“A loophole on social networking site Facebook could allow identity thieves to access the personal data of users, according to an investigation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2008

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‘Brainless thugs’ get life term – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge branded two men the ‘perfect example of brainless, mindless thugs’ as he jailed them for life for the murder of a grandfather they had mugged for his mobile phone.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Drink-drivers ‘escape’ as parking tickets hit record – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, parking by sally

“Prosecutions of dangerous drivers have fallen to the lowest level for more than a decade but parking tickets have risen to a record high.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk