NHS faces landmark case on equal pay agreement – The Lawyer

Posted January 15th, 2008 in equal pay, news by sally

“The NHS is facing a landmark test case that could pave the way for more than 800,000 equal pay claims, which will run parallel to recent high-profile claims against local authorities.”

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The Lawyer, 14th January 2008

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Banks hope ‘dream team’ of top QCs will secure victory in overdraft fees test case – The Times

Posted January 15th, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“High street banks have assembled a dream team of top-ranked QCs to fight a test case this week that could determine the future of retail bank fees.”

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The Times, 14th January 2008

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ID cards for foreigners within three years – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The introduction of compulsory identity cards for foreign nationals in Britain will take at least three years to complete, ministers are to confirm this month.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Pensioner jailed for £2.4m fraud operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2008 in benefits, fraud, news by sally

“A pensioner was jailed for five years for masterminding one of Britain’s biggest benefit frauds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2008

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Inquiry launched into Hain donations – Financial Times

Posted January 15th, 2008 in news, parliament, political parties by sally

“Peter Hain remained in the line of fire on Monday as a parliamentary inquiry was launched into his donation errors and the Conservatives stepped up the pressure on the embattled work and pensions secretary.”

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Financial Times, 14th January 2008

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TUPE can catch global transfers but could leave workers empty handed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 15th, 2008 in employment, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“A law to protect workers when a business changes hands can apply to jobs transferred outside Europe, according to a recent ruling. But British workers could be left jobless and without compensation in such cases, an employment specialist has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2008

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Police resume use of DNA method – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in DNA, news, police by sally

“Police forces in England and Wales are to resume using Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA testing techniques.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Coroner refuses MoD papers plea – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in armed forces, disclosure, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner has refused to return secret documents mistakenly handed to him by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a pre-inquest hearing was told.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Media challenge national security claim for secrecy in murder trial – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in murder, news, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions, witnesses by sally

“Media organisations including the Guardian yesterday challenged a demand unprecedented in modern times – that witnesses at a forthcoming murder trial should be heard in secret, for ‘national security’ reasons.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Jury picked for Suffolk murder trial – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2008 in juries, murder, news by sally

“A jury of 10 men and two women was selected yesterday to hear the trial of a forklift truck driver accused of murdering five prostitutes during a killing spree carried out at a pace never seen before in Britain.”

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The Independent, 15th January 2008

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FBI wants instant access to British identity data – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“Senior British police officials are talking to the FBI about an international database to hunt for major criminals and terrorists.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2008

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Manslaughter sentences over stoning are quashed – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A widow whose husband died after being stoned by a gang of boys said yesterday: ‘Justice has not been done.’ Linda Norton, 56, was speaking after the manslaughter convictions of the five boys, for the death of her husband Ernest, 67, were quashed. Each received a 12-month supervision order for violent disorder yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Court annuls marriage between twins separated at birth – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2008 in marriage, news by sally

“Twins who were separated at birth and later married each other without realising they were brother and sister have had their marriage annulled by the high court’s family division, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2008

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Friend is spared jail term for “act of love” that helped a veteran to commit suicide – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman who helped an elderly friend to commit suicide was spared jail yesterday by a judge who said that she had acted ‘out of love and affection’.

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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City chief who killed his daughter believed Satan had possessed her – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in insanity, murder, news by sally

“A millionaire City executive and ‘totally devoted father’ killed his two-year-old daughter by smashing her head against the floor because he believed she had been taken over by a ‘malign and satanic entity’.

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Regulator rules out energy probe – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2008 in competition, energy, news by sally

“Energy regulator Ofgem has said that it has no concerns about anti-competitive behaviour in the UK, despite consumers bracing themselves for rising bills.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Watchdog urges equal pay overhaul – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2008 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Equal pay legislation needs to be radically changed if women are to get a fair deal quickly, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights has warned.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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No charges over fatal dog attack – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2008 in dogs, news by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided no one will face charges over the death of 13-month-old boy who was mauled to death by a Rottweiler dog.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Crackdown on immigration unveiled – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“The Home Office is to set out new measures to strengthen Britain’s borders and cut illegal immigration.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Court to rule if banks overcharged customers with “punitive” fees – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“The long-awaited court case that will determine whether thousands of aggrieved bank customers can pursue overcharging claims against banks begins today.”

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The Independent, 14th January 2008

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