Molseed killer is refused appeal – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A man who murdered a schoolgirl and dumped her body on the Yorkshire moors 30 years ago has been told he cannot appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Women win landmark equal pay battle – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in equal pay, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

“Tens of thousands of women working for local councils and health authorities won the right to higher wages today following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling on equal pay laws.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Patient’s sex attack carer jailed – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A care worker has been jailed for nine years for carrying out a ‘vicious’ sex attack on an elderly patient at a nursing home.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Sarika Watkins-Singh wins right to wear bangle at school – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, school children, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh girl who took her fight for the right to wear a religious bangle at school to the High Court has won a landmark claim for discrimination.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Daily Cause List, 29th July 2008

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news by sally

Tuesday 29th July 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 29th, 2008 in defences, homicide, news by sally

“The government has been conducting a review into the law on homicide. The first part of the review was conducted by the Law Commission. This paper now sets out the government proposals for reforms on:

  • partial defences to murder of diminished responsibility and provocation
  • the law on complicity in relation to homicide
  • infanticide”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law (PDF)

Decision expected in bangle case – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, school children by sally

“A teenager is due to find out later whether she has succeeded in her fight to wear a religious bangle at school.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Justice Cranston rules himself out of foxhunting case – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in conflict of interest, hunting, judges, news by sally

“A High Court judge ruled himself out of a case involving hunting yesterday after it emerged that he had spoken out against the sport’s ‘barbarity’ and voted for a ban when he was an MP.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dyslexic student’s exams battle – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in disability discrimination, dyslexia, examinations, news by sally

“A medical student with dyslexia is to take legal action in a bid to prevent the use of multiple choice exams as part of doctors’ training.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Couple win £5,000 for lesbian house advert – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2008 in advertising, estate agents, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A lesbian couple who were publicly outed in a web advert by their estate agents have won £5,000 in compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Child rapist jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in children, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A former immigration officer from Kent has been jailed for 10 years after admitting 17 sex offences including the rape of a girl under the age of 13.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Murder law shake-up ends ‘crime of passion’ – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“The traditional crime of passion is to be swept away in the most radical overhaul of the murder laws in 50 years.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

FSA launches third insider trading case – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2008 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news by sally

“The financial watchdog has continued its crackdown on market manipulation with another prosecution.”

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The Times, 28th July 2008

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Crime maps online ‘by end 2008’ – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“New interactive maps which will allow every neighbourhood in England and Wales to access local crime information will be ready by the end of the year.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

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Court bans physical restraint methods used on children in custody – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2008 in news, restraint, young offenders by sally

“Physical restraint methods on young people in secure training centres (STCs) – including pulling back thumbs – have been outlawed today by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No charges over reporter’s death – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in armed forces, Iraq, news, unlawful killing by sally

“There is insufficient evidence to prosecute any US soldier over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd in Iraq, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

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SRA kickstarts Clementi revolution with new LDP structures – The Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2008 in legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of Legal Services Act 2007.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Katona wins substantial damages – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“TV personality Kerry Katona has been awarded substantial damages over newspaper claims she worked as a prostitute before she was famous.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

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‘Basil Fawlty’ groper leaves handprints on victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2008 in assault, news, sexual offences by sally

“Peter Notridge had been working on his car moments before he fondled a woman in the street, covering her top with evidence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2008

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Baby in mortuary since 1987 to be buried by council – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2008 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The remains of a baby boy that have been in a mortuary for more than 21 years because his parents refused to register his death are to be buried by a council without their consent.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk