MoD admits loss of ‘secret’ files – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence (MoD) admitted more than 650 laptops had been stolen over the past four years – nearly double the figure previously claimed.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Soldiers ‘did not have right kit’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“Two British soldiers were wearing incorrect body armour when they were killed in Afghanistan last year, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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‘No decision’ on giant database – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in interception, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications, terrorism by sally

“No decision has been taken to create a huge database containing details of all phone calls, e-mails and internet use, security minister Lord West says.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2008

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NHS trusts lose confidential data – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in data protection, hospitals, news by sally

“More than 150 incidents of data being lost at NHS trusts across Wales have put patient and staff details at risk.”

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BBC News, 17th july 2008

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MPs’ addresses to remain secret – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, parliament, privacy by sally

“MPs have won their battle to keep their addresses private.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Pregnant Next trainee Sarah Tanner awarded £19,000 after sacking – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2008 in damages, news, pregnancy, sex discrimination by sally

“A pregnant trainee manager who was sacked by Next has won a £19,000 compensation payout after claiming the dismissal caused her to lose her unborn baby.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2008

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Father condemns ‘whitewash’ report into killing of children – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in children, homicide, mental health, news, social services by sally

“The father of two children killed by their mentally ill mother yesterday condemned as ‘scandalous whitewash’ an inquiry that stopped short of blaming any individual for the tragedy.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Thinktank linked to Gordon Brown breached charity laws – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in charities, news, political parties by sally

“A thinktank with close links to Gordon Brown was today found to have breached charity laws by getting involved in party politics.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Chambers fails to have Olympic ban overturned – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in drug abuse, news, restraint of trade, sport by sally

“Sprinter unsuccessful in bid to compete in Beijing Games.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Inner-cities saw 55% of knife and gun crime – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in crime, firearms, news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

“More than 55% of knife and gun crime attacks in the past year were concentrated in inner-city areas of London, Birmingham and Manchester, according to Home Office statistics published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Knife crime: Killer jailed for life for stabbing 17-year-old – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed to death a 17-year-old student at a New Year’s Eve party in east London last year has been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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National Offender Management Service agency framework document – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“The Framework Document for the National Offender Management Agency (NOMS) sets out the government’s vision for NOMS and how it will be governed as an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2008

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Company fined £8,000 for accident – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news by sally

“A service station in Wiltshire has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £3,700, for a breach in health and safety.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2008

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FSA fines Winterflood £4m over market abuse – The Times

Posted July 18th, 2008 in financial regulation, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority has provisionally fined Winterflood Securities £4 million, the biggest penalty for market abuse imposed on a regulated financial firm, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th July 2008

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Gordon Brown approves benefits halt unless unemployed seek work – The Times

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, social security, unemployment by sally

“Radical changes to the welfare state, requiring claimants to look for work in order to continue receiving benefit, will be announced by the Government on Monday.”

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The Times, 18th July 2008

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Police criticised over Whitear drug death – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in coroners, drug abuse, news, police by sally

“The family of heroin addict Rachel Whitear yesterday vowed to continue to fight to find out how she died after an official report concluded that police botched the initial investigation into her death.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Hospitals ‘could aid crime fight’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in hospitals, news, police, privacy by sally

“Hospitals should share data with police when patients are admitted because of a violent attack, a crime expert says.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Talks fail to defuse racism complaint by top Asian police officer – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Scotland Yard is to be sued for racism by its most senior Asian officer after mediation talks between the two sides broke down.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Headteacher Vanessa Aldridge barred from school for working too hard – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, teachers, working time by sally

“A devoted headteacher was suspended from her rural primary school for working too hard – only eight days before she was due to retire.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2008

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General Sir Richard Dannatt welcomes plan to increase payments to wounded troops – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2008 in armed forces, benefits, compensation, news by sally

“A package of welfare improvements for the military, including a doubling of compensation payments, has been welcomed by the head of the Army as ‘very good start’ towards giving the Armed Forces the treatment they deserve.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2008

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