Home sale packs may be doomed after Kelly U-turn – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news by sally

“Home information packs (Hips) appeared to be doomed last night after ministers were forced into a humiliating climb-down by delaying the packs for two months.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Judge criticises “namby pamby” Asbos – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in ASBOs, news by traceydennis

“A judge has attacked the “namby pamby state” which imposes unenforceable Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) on offenders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Majority in poll back laws to protect gays – Reuters News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by traceydennis

“The vast majority of Britons support new legislation to protect gays from discrimination and would not mind if a member of their family was homosexual, a survey showed on Wednesday.”

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Reuters News, 23rd May 2007

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Speeding drivers with loophole lawyers to face police challenge – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by traceydennis

“Drivers who challenge speed camera fines will face a new team of expert witnesses dedicated to the task of rebutting spurious arguments put forward by so-called loophole lawyers”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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An over-complex privacy law may trigger new legislation – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in human rights, news, privacy by traceydennis

“The Human Rights Act created a right to privacy but case law has made it difficult to define what it is.”

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The Independent, 23rd May 2007

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Chancellor will block moves to water down FOI – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in freedom of information, news by traceydennis

“Gordon Brown is poised to kill off moves by the Lord Chancellor to water down the Freedom of Information Act, it became clear last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Woman “harassed” by bank wins settlement – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in harassment, news by traceydennis

“A mother who sued a bank for allegedly harassing her over charges incurred in connection with her overdraft has settled the case out of court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Refusal to extradite would be within federation’s legal rights – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in extradition, news, Russia by traceydennis

“The Russian Federation is within its legal rights to refuse the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy even though it has signed up to extradition arrangements under the Council of Europe.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Judges fail to back new ministry – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in judges, Ministry of Justice, news by traceydennis

“Senior judges have refused to back government plans to set up the new Ministry of Justice,  it has emerged.”

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BBC news, 23rd May 2007

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Crimes backlog four times worse – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in criminal justice, criminal records, news by traceydennis

“The number of serious offences committed by Britons abroad which the Home Office failed to record was four times higher than first thought”

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BBC news,  23rd May 2007

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Ministers lose manslaughter vote – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news, prisons by traceydennis

“The government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to exclude prisons from its Corporate Manslaughter Bill.”

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BBC news, 23rd May 2007

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Soham criminal records deadline missed again – Reuters

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in criminal records, news by sally

“Potential killers may be slipping through the judicial net because the government has again missed a deadline, set in the wake of the Soham schoolgirl murders, for speeding up the recording of criminal convictions.”

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Reuters, 22nd May 2007

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Hips delayed until August – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“The government said today it would delay the introduction of controversial home information packs until August, following a last-minute legal challenge by critics of the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2007

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‘Unfair’ bank charges left me penniless, barrister tells court – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“A bank customer was so denuded of money by ‘disproportionate and unfair’ charges that he was left penniless on his 30th birthday, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 22nd May 2007

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High Court delays casino decision – Reuters

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“The high court delayed a decision on Monday which could cast further doubt over government plans to build a new wave of Las Vegas-style casinos.”

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Reuters, 22nd May 2007

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Health Department ‘broke law over doctors’ job test scores’ – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in data protection, doctors, news by sally

“The Department of Health has breached the Data Protection Act by refusing to reveal to junior doctors the scores they achieved in the failed Medical Training Application System (MTAS).”

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The Times, 22nd May 2007

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Push towards pay-as-you-go roads – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in news, roads by sally

“The government is pushing ahead with plans to introduce road pricing schemes in England and Wales despite a huge public campaign against them.” 

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BBC News, 22nd May 2007

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A legal system we can’t afford – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in costs, news by sally

“Litigation in England costs between three and ten times more than similar cases in Germany and the Netherlands.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2007

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Rulings weaken control orders – BBC

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in control orders, news, terrorism by traceydennis

“Recent court orders mean there is “inevitably” more risk that suspects under control orders will re-engage in terrorism or abscond, John Reid says.”

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BBC, 21st May 2007

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Prince wins battle to keep journals secret – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in news, privacy by traceydennis

“The true feelings of the Prince of Wales about the countries that he is sent to visit will remain secret after a judge said a newspaper should return seven of his travel journals.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2007

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