New monopoly probe to mull BAA break-up – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in airlines, competition, news by sally

“The quality of service received by passengers and airlines at Heathrow airport will come under the scrutiny of the UK’s competition regulator, as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the country’s largest airports operator.”

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The Times, 9th August 2007

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Haw protest restrictions unlawful – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police by sally

“Restrictions placed on anti-Iraq war protestor Brian Haw by police over his six-year peace vigil have been ruled unlawful in a High Court judgement.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2007

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‘Endemic squalor’ at Pentonville – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“A damning report into Pentonville Prison has revealed “endemic squalor” at the oldest Victorian era jail.”

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BBC News, 9th August 2007

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Can the broadcaster or the makers be prosecuted? – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2007 in media, news, public order, racism by sally

“Under Section 22 of the Public Order Act 1986, a broadcaster can be prosecuted for airing a programme including material likely to stir up racial hatred.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2007

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Rule change ‘cheats’ skilled migrant workers – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Thousands of skilled immigrants face deportation after the Government unlawfully and unfairly changed the rules allowing them into the country, a parliamentary committee says.”

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The Times, 9th August 2007

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£950m bill forces rethink on computer tracking of offenders – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2007 in news, prisons, probation by sally

“The future of the computer system that is supposed to keep track of 300,000 offenders a year who are in prison or on probation is in doubt after ministers halted the programme this week. The moratorium follows an admission that the original £234m costing ‘proved to be optimistic’.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2007

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Businesses have little hope of compensation – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in animals, compensation, news, slaughter by sally

“Farmers who own any of the 214 cows slaughtered so far in the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak will be able to claim compensation but other businesses that have been indirectly damaged are in a much harder legal position.”

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The Times, 8th August 2007

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Legal claim dismissed for being 88 secs late – The Times

Posted August 8th, 2007 in news, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

“A senior employment court has thrown out a claim for unfair dismissal because the e-mail carrying the paperwork arrived 88 seconds late.”

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The Times, 8th August 2007

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Geeling murder inquiry to report – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2007 in murder, news, school children by sally

“A report into the murder of an 11-year-old boy by a fellow school pupil is due to be published.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2007

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‘Kebab’ murder trial jury fails to reach verdict – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2007 in juries, murder, news by sally

“A restaurant owner accused of killing a schoolgirl and joking that her remains had been put into kebabs will face a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2007

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Serial streaker avoids Asbo for golf stunt – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2007 in ASBOs, indecent exposure, injunctions, news by sally

“A serial streaker who ran in front of Tiger Woods with a toy squirrel covering his genitals and a golf ball clenched between his buttocks escaped an anti-social behaviour order today.”

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The Guaradian, 7th August 2007

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UK requests Guantanamo releases – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The UK government has requested the release of five British residents from US custody at Guantanamo Bay.”

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BBC News, 7th August 2007

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Law ‘has failed to stop innocuous items being sold to make WMDs’ – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in export controls, news, weapons by sally

“Foreign agents attempting to buy ‘innocent’ components for weapons of mass destruction from British companies are still able to exploit Britain’s export laws despite the introduction of licensing restrictions, a group of senior MPs said yesterday.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

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New mental health laws questioned – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“New mental health laws do not go far enough, an alliance of 75 organisations working with mentally ill people says.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2007

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‘Surveillance society’ warning on data sharing – Financial Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“Confidential personal data – gleaned from sources as diverse as driving licences, medical records and store loyalty cards – is now often shared without people’s knowledge, the information commission will warn on Tuesday, in its latest salvo against what it calls the ‘surveillance society’.”

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Financial Times, 6th August 2007

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Brian Haw: ‘It is strange that they are spending so much money prosecuting me’ – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2007 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, human rights, news by sally

“As the Camp for Climate Action began planning in earnest for next week’s protest at Heathrow, one veteran protester against the Iraq war was also enjoying a moment of vindication.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2007

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Ryanair drops ‘1p flight’ before it is outlawed by EC – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in airlines, news by sally

“The era of the 1p flight is drawing to a close; travellers will no longer be able to boast about paying next to nothing to jet across Europe.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

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Taking the spleen out of splitting up – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in cohabitation, news by sally

“Plans to give unmarried couples improved rights on the breakdown of their relationship highlight how worried the Government is about changes in society that leave many women and their children in deep financial trouble once a partnership breaks down. But for many who plan to co-own property, any change to the law (which is not expected to happen quickly) will not necessarily help them.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

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Driving licence age set to rise, report says – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in driving licences, news, road safety by sally

“The minimum legal driving age could be raised to 18 in an attempt to cut the number of deaths caused by young and inexperienced drivers, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 6th August 2007

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Woman sentenced over bigamous same-sex partnership – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in bigamy, civil partnerships, news by sally

“A mother of five who admitted entering into a civil partnership with another woman while still married was today given a suspended prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 6th August 2007

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