Gloves on for another bout with ministers – The Times

Posted December 4th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice’s fight for judicial independence faces Parliamentary scrutiny.”

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The Times, 4th December 2007

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Sperm donor pays maintenance to lesbians – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in assisted reproduction, child support, news by sally

“A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple have two children is now being forced to pay thousands of pounds for their upbringing, he said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2007

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Appeal bid by urinating attacker – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

“A former soldier who urinated on a disabled woman as she lay dying on her doorstep is planning an appeal against his three-year prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2007

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Disgust at £300 for soldier hit with baton – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a soldier who suffered brain damage when his drill sergeant threw a baton at his head have expressed disgust at the £300 compensation awarded to him by the Army.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2007

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Wrongly arrested brother of 9/11 suspect wins damages for wrong arrest – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in damages, miscarriage of justice, news, wrongful arrest by sally

“The brother of a pilot wrongly accused of training the 11 September 2001 hijackers has succeeded in a High Court bid to win damages for wrongful arrest.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2007

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Pioneering scheme cuts domestic violence – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“A pioneering scheme to tackle domestic violence, which affects 1.5 million women each year in the UK, has cut the incidence of assault and injury to women by two thirds, according to the first independent evaluation of its impact.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2007

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Thousands of Britons’ bank details ‘for sale on the Web’ – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in banking, computer crime, data protection, internet, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner launched an investigation yesterday after it was revealed that thousands of Britons’ bank details are available for sale on the internet.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2007

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Judge says law on hunting not easy to follow – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in hunting, news by sally

“A judge yesterday criticised the Hunting Act as he allowed the appeal of the first fox hunter convicted of breaching the controversial law. Judge Graham Cottle said the law that forbids the hunting of animals with dogs was ‘far from simple to interpret or apply’.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2007

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Key advisers attack new drugs policy – The Observer

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in drug offences, news by sally

“The government was at loggerheads with its own advisers last night over its new drugs policy.”

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The Observer,2nd December 2007

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Police misconduct costs forces £44m – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in compensation, damages, news, police by sally

“Police forces have paid out more than £44 million in compensation and damages in the past five years, mostly to victims of alleged police misconduct, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Ban proposed on disability abortions – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pregnant women who find out that their baby has a serious disability would no longer be able to have an abortion under amendments to the law tabled in Parliament yesterday.”

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The Times, 1st December 2007

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Ofcom sets two-hour deadline for mobile number porting – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news, telecommunications by sally

“Mobile phone networks must allow consumers moving to a rival network to take their mobile number with them and customers must be able to receive calls on that number within two hours of moving to the new network, under new rules coming into force in 2009.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th November 2007

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Data disc report “in three weeks” – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“An interim report into how two discs containing the personal details of 25 million people went missing, is expected in December, the chancellor has said.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2007

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Lloyd Webber charity fights for right to sell £33m Picasso portrait – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“A Picasso portrait worth an estimated £33m is the subject of an intense legal battle between Andrew Lloyd Webber’s art foundation and a German-Jewish professor who claims it was looted from his family by the Nazis in the 1930s.”

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The Independent, 30th November 2007

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Bail-jumpers face tougher sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“Suspects who deliberately fail to turn up in court should be jailed, according to guidelines announced yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2007

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Kissing gates and stiles “breach Act” – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“Stiles and kissing gates may have to be replaced for fear that they are in breach of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2007

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Tighter controls over abortions for disability – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“New guidance will be drawn up to clamp down on late abortions of foetuses with a cleft lip and palette, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2007

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Ban on paying for sex comes a step nearer – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news, prostitution by sally

“The government has launched a root-and-branch review of prostitution laws, which will examine the effects of Sweden’s policy of prosecuting men for buying sex.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2007

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Jail for jilted student who killed lover’s pregnant wife in frenzied knife attack – The Times

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“A student was jailed for life yesterday for stabbing her lover’s pregnant wife to death after the breakdown of her affair.”

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The Times, 30th November 2007

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Publican appeals over right to pick her football satellite – The Times

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news by sally

“A publican convicted of breaking the law by using a Greek satellite decoder to screen English Premier League football matches asked the High Court yesterday to rule in a test case that she did not commit a crime.”

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TheTimes, 30th November 2007

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