Childline leaflet “broke rules” – BBC news

Posted September 12th, 2007 in advertising, child abuse, news by sally

“A Childline leaflet referring to child abuse broke advertising rules by failing to make clear it was marketing material, a watchdog has ruled.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2007

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New “youth juries” to punish yobs – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2007 in juries, news, punishment, young offenders by sally

“Teenage vandals, bullies and binge drinkers are to have punishments decided by other youngsters in a pilot project to be launched later this year.”

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BBC News, 12 September 2007

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Brussels drops fight to axe pints and miles – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2007 in EC law, news, weights and measures by sally

“Britain’s pints and miles were reprieved by the European Commission today – to protect the nation’s ‘traditions, culture and lifestyle’ “.

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The Independent, 12th September 2007

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Lads’ mag FHM used topless photo of girl, 14, without consent – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2007 in children, complaints, media, news, privacy by sally

“The lads’ mag FHM was yesterday found guilty of a significant breach of the Press Complaints Commission code for publishing a topless picture of a 14-year-old girl without her consent.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2007

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MI5 and MI6 to be sued for first time over torture – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2007 in intelligence services, misfeasance in public office, news, torture by sally

“A British man who was held in Guantánamo Bay has begun a civil action against MI5 and MI6 over the tactics that they use to gather intelligence.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2007

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Pursue major crime, not just statistics, police are told – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police forces are pursuing minor offenders rather than tackling more serious offenders, in order to improve their performance statistics, the Home Office said yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th September 2007

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Sisters claim tax rules give better rights to lesbians – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2007 in inheritance tax, news by sally

“Two sisters in their eighties who claim that the law treats them less favourably than if they were a lesbian couple are to challenge Britain’s inheritance tax rules in Europe today.”

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The Times, 12th September 2007

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Sacked for “not being German enough” – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2007 in news, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A high-flying Australian banker is claiming £10 million in compensation over claims that he was pushed out of a City investment bank because he was not German enough.”

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The Times,  12th September 2007

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£15,000 fine for gay law offences – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2007 in news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“New legislation banning discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals is lawful with just one exception, a High Court [Northern Ireland] judge has ruled.”

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BBC News, 11th Setember 2007

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Grandmother cleared of girl’s pit-bull death – Reuters

Posted September 11th, 2007 in dogs, homicide, news by sally

“The grandmother of a 5-year-old girl mauled to death by the family pit-bull terrier was cleared of her manslaughter on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 11th September 2007

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Metal trader accused of running ’empire for fraud’ – The Times

Posted September 11th, 2007 in fraud, news by sally

“A metal trader pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars running a business that was an ’empire for fraud’, a court was told today. ”

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The Times, 11th September 2007

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People want more armed police – Reuters

Posted September 11th, 2007 in firearms, news, police by sally

“More than two thirds of people polled in a survey published on Tuesday want tougher measures to combat violent crime, including more armed police on the street.”

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Reuters, 11th September 2007

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Officer admits child image charge – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2007 in children, computer crime, internet, news by sally

“A serving Dyfed-Powys Police officer has admitted a charge of possessing an indecent image of a child.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2007

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Government to review casino gaming duty – Reuters

Posted September 11th, 2007 in gambling, news, VAT by sally

“The government said on Monday it was reviewing taxes paid on player-to-player games in casinos, such as poker, where gamblers’ so-called participation fees are subject to VAT but not gaming duty.”

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Reuters, 10th September 2007

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Ministers remove barriers to faith-run schools – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2007 in education, news by sally

“Ministers paved the way for more State-funded Muslim, Sikh and Hindu schools yesterday with a pledge to remove ‘unnecessary barriers’ to religious groups.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2007

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4,000 more ‘cold cases’ reviewed – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2007 in DNA, news, sexual offences by sally

“Forensic scientists are to begin reviewing around 4,000 more unsolved sex crimes, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2007

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Barrymore will not face charges – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2007 in murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Entertainer Michael Barrymore will not face charges over the death of Stuart Lubbock at his former home in 2001.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2007

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Judge throws out World’s End case – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2007 in news by sally

“The trial of a convicted killer and sex offender who was accused of murdering two young women in Edinburgh 30 years ago has collapsed.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2007

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Asbos don’t curb bad behaviour, warns senior police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in news by sally

“A senior police officer in Britain’s ‘Asbo capital’ will raise doubts today about the effectiveness of the orders which are the centrepiece of the government’s Respect programme against antisocial behaviour.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2007

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Barrymore to answer police bail – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2007 in bail, murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Michael Barrymore is to answer bail later after he was quizzed by police over the death of a man found dead by a swimming pool at his former home.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2007

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