Three jailed for forcing man to fall 100ft to his death – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 17-year-old girl and her boyfriend were jailed yesterday for torturing a friend with severe learning difficulties before forcing him to fall to his death from a 100ft railway viaduct.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2007

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£2.4m punishment for massive signal failure – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2007 in news, railways by sally

“Network Rail is to be fined £2.4 million for failing to complete a massive resignalling scheme on time, which resulted in long delays and severe overcrowding for thousands of passengers over several months.”

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The Times, 31st July 2007

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Barrister’s overdraft charges test case rejected – Financial Times

Posted July 31st, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“Barrister Tom Brennan on Monday lost his legal battle in what he hoped would be a test case for the fairness of bank overdraft charges.”

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Financial Times, 31st July 2007

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£2bn mortgage exit fees may be refunded – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2007 in fees, mortgages, news by sally

“Millions of homeowners are in line for refunds totalling £2 billion on ‘unfair’ mortgage exit fees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2007

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HSBC spends £116m refunding customers for unfair charges – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“One of Britain’s biggest banks divulged the multi-million pound cost of the customer revolt against bank charges for the first time yesterday.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2007

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No water risk details in home information packs – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“Ministers faced renewed criticism over the  flooding after it emerged that controversial new home information packs will not include details about flood risk to properties.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2007

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MPs oppose terror detention plans – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“There is not enough evidence to support extending the 28-day limit on holding terrorism suspects before charge, a committee of MPs and peers has said.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2007

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Sex offender challenges sentences – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2007 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The government’s handling of the introduction of indeterminate jail sentences is to be challenged in court.”

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BBC News,  31st July 2007

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Police demand law change for drug drivers – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in drug abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Anyone who drives after taking illegal drugs should be prosecuted, senior police officers said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2007

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Cash settlement for woman who changed mind on abortion – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in abortion, compensation, news by sally

“An NHS hospital trust has agreed to pay £27,500 compensation in an out-of-court settlement with a mother of three for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2007

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Prisoners to claim millions for parole delay – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2007 in compensation, delay, human rights, news, parole, prisons by sally

“Millions of pounds are set to be paid out by the Government to prisoners kept in jail beyond their release dates.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2007

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Lawyers demand better rights for cohabitees who separate – The Times

Posted July 30th, 2007 in cohabitation, news by sally

“A powerful group of family solicitors is calling on the Government to make a commitment to giving cohabiting couples new financial protection if they split up, and to make time for an early Bill.”

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The Times, 30th July 2007

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MPs oppose terror detention plans – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A cross-party committee of MPs and peers has opposed government plans to detain terror suspects without charge beyond 28 days.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2007

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Family courts appeal wins backing of MPs – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2007 in family courts, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“A campaign for a public inquiry into miscarriages of justice in family courts has won the backing of 23 MPs, writes Ben Leapman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2007

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Justice delayed as courts short of judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2007 in criminal justice, delay, news by sally

“A shortage of judges is causing delays in bringing criminal trials to court, putting more pressure on prisons and delaying justice for victims of crime.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2007

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Designer-baby rules ‘should be relaxed to save more siblings’ – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2007 in embryology, news by sally

“Strict rules permitting the birth of so-called ‘sibling saviours’ should be relaxed, a powerful parliamentary committee will say this week. The relaxation could lead to greater numbers of designer babies being born in order to save the lives of living brothers and sisters.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2007

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One in 15 top police under investigation – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in news, police by sally

“Almost one in 15 senior police officers in England and Wales is being investigated over criminal or disciplinary offences, The Observer can reveal. The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) said that 100 of its members are under investigation for claims ranging from high-level corruption to harassment.”

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The Observer, 29th July 2007

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‘Happy slap’ killing gang jailed – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for beating a homeless man to death in a ‘happy slapping’ incident.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Pair convicted of viaduct murder- BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A man and a teenage girl have been found guilty of the murder of a man with learning disabilities.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Judiciary shake up sees seven in new roles – The Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“The judiciary is set for an overhaul, with the control of seven posts changing hands.”

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The Lawyer, 27th July 2007

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