Ban on fathers collecting stem-cell blood at births – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in birth, human tissue, news by sally

“New rules for the collection of cord blood have triggered a row between the Human Tissue Authority and Virgin Health Bank (VHB), a private company involved in the process.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Vengeful mothers leave good fathers powerless to see child, says judge – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in children, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“A senior judge spoke out against child access law yesterday, saying that the courts were powerless to help decent fathers to see their children if vengeful mothers stood in the way.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Tube suicide bomb hoax man jailed – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in communicating false information, news, terrorism by sally

“A civil servant who told fellow Tube passengers he was a Muslim suicide bomber during a drunken tirade has been jailed for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2008

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Man jailed over dockyard swindle – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in conspiracy, fraud, news by sally

“A company boss who swindled the Ministry of Defence (MoD) out of nearly £425,000 has been jailed for three and a half years.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2008

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Off-roaders banned on ancient lanes – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2008 in news, rights of way by sally

“Many parts of the countryside are to be protected from the noisy invasion of motorcycles, 4x4s and quad bikes after a victory by green campaigners in the Court of Appeal.”

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The Times, 30th April 2008

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Law lords rule NHS policy on overseas doctors is unlawful – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2008 in doctors, news by sally

“The House of Lords has told the Government that it must ditch its policy of preferring British and European doctors for NHS jobs over doctors from further afield.”

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The Times, 30th April 2008

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BBC in Christian ‘censorship’ row – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in freedom of expression, news, political parties by sally

“The BBC and ITV face a legal challenge after asking a Christian party to make changes to its political broadcast.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Blogger fined for ‘menacing’ rant – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in internet, malicious communications, news by sally

“A blogger who ‘let off steam’ about the way he was treated by police has been convicted of posting a grossly offensive and menacing message.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Shed torture trio release by 2011 – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“Three people who imprisoned and tortured a man in the Forest of Dean are to be released after serving half of their sentences.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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500 drivers a day fined over mobiles – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“Nearly 500 motorists are being fined every day for talking on mobile phones while driving, official figures will show today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Commuter fined £69 for standing in first class – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in fines, news, transport by sally

“A train passenger was given a £69 on-the-spot fine for standing in a first class luggage area because there was no room in second class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Law may change to allow ‘abortion on request’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“The Law may be changed to allow ‘abortion on request’ by ending the need for doctors to give permission for a termination, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

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Fourth Briton accuses MI5 of collusion in torture of detainees – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2008 in news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Human rights groups and MPs are calling for an investigation into claims that MI5 officers colluded in the torture of British citizens detained in Pakistan during counter-terrorism operations, after the allegations were detailed by the Guardian yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2008

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Inquest hears how mother found baby after attack by rottweiler – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2008 in dogs, inquests, news by sally

“A mother found her five-month-old daughter covered in blood after being attacked by two rottweilers in the living quarters of a pub, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2008

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Sex, violence and don’t forget race: the most distasteful commercials of the year – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2008 in advertising, news by sally

“Advertising Watchdog names and shames worst offenders.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2008

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Supermarkets face new curbs – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2008 in competition, news by sally

“Britain’s supermarkets could be blocked from opening new stores in towns where they already have a large market share, the Competition Commission announced today.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2008

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Financial Services Authority threatens more trials for insider trades – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2008 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news by sally

“The City watchdog threatened yesterday to step up criminal prosecutions and to increase fines for market abuse after more than a quarter of last year’s takeovers showed signs of insider trading.”

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The Times, 30th April 2008

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Censors ‘could not cope with flood of new titles’ – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2008 in news, video games by sally

“Plans to widen the use of cinema-style rating for computer games are at risk of failing, amid predictions that soon there will be too many for the censors to regulate.”

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The Times, 30th April 2008

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Osama Bin Laden’s son Omar Ossama is banned from Britain – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“The son of Osama bin Laden has been banned from entering Britain to live with his new wife because of fears that his presence would cause ‘considerable public concern.’

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The Times, 30th April 2008

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Sisters lose European tax battle – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2008 in inheritance tax, news by sally

“Two elderly British sisters have lost their final battle to avoid paying a massive inheritance tax bill.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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