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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ITV faces record £4m fine for phone-in scandal – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in fraud, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The media watchdog Ofcom plans to record a damning verdict and hand down a record seven-figure fine after a six-month investigation into premium phone line deception on some of ITV’s biggest shows.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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MI5 accused of colluding in torture of terrorist suspects – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Officers of the Security Service, MI5, are being accused of ‘outsourcing’ the torture of British citizens to a notorious Pakistani intelligence agency in an attempt to obtain information about terrorist plots and to secure convictions against al-Qaida suspects.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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Brown warned that cannabis decision may face legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

“Gordon Brown’s decision to overturn the advice of his own group of drug experts by pressing ahead with a tougher policy on cannabis could face a high court challenge from campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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‘Culture of complacency’ in criminal justice system – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2008 in criminal justice, news by sally

” The criminal justice system was condemned for its ‘culture of complacency’ tonight (28th April).”

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The Independent, 28th April 2008

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Teenagers jailed for life for killing goth woman – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were given life sentences today for murdering 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster because she was a goth.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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Lords defy Government by proposing criminalisation of data rogues – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 29th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“The House of Lords has proposed making it a criminal offence to disclose personal information intentionally or recklessly. The Lords passed an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, defeating the Government.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2008

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BSB eyes ‘cab rank rule’ in latest review – Legal Week

Posted April 29th, 2008 in barristers, news by sally

“The ‘cab rank rule’ governing barristers’ acceptance of instructions is under the spotlight again after the Bar Standards Board (BSB) launched a new consultation on proposals to amend the conditions under which counsel can withdraw from a case.”

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Legal Week, 28th April 2008

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Swift royal law reforms ruled out – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2008 in news, royal family, succession by sally

“The government has said it has no immediate plans to scrap a 300-year-old law that gives males precedence in the royal line of succession.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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