Police inquiry into barrister shooting is lawful, says judge – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2008 in complaints, firearms, judicial review, news, police by sally

“A high court judge today dismissed a claim by the family of the barrister Mark Saunders that the investigation into his shooting by police was unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

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Gardener arrested and taken to court for carrying work scythe in van – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, offensive weapons, prosecutions by sally

“A judge has ordered the Crown Prosecution Service to make a public apology to a gardener who was arrested and taken to court for carrying a scythe which he said he needed for his work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2008

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Firearms officers to be banned from collaborating on shooting statements – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2008 in firearms, news, police by sally

“The Daily Telegraph understands that draft rules for the official police manual are expected to stop marksmen from writing their statements together after critical incidents – changing a practice accepted through case law for more than 50 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2008

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Labour peers urge Brown to back down in detention fight – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The new leader of the House of Lords is to ask Gordon Brown to drop plans to force through the detention of terror suspects for up to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

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Online complaints plan on hold – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 10th, 2008 in complaints, internet, news, solicitors by sally

“Controversial plans to publish complaints against solicitors online have been shelved. In a long-awaited decision, the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) this week said it still favours the idea – but passed responsibility for any scheme to its successor body, which comes into being in 2010.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th October 2008

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MPs’ smacking ban attempt fails – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A cross-party group of MPs has failed to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2008

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Council fined over theatre safety – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, news, theatre by sally

“A council has been fined a maximum £45,000 after a teacher fell down a lift shaft backstage at a theatre while preparing for the Urdd eisteddfod.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2008

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Half of state schools are breaking admissions rules, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2008 in education, news by sally

“Half of state schools in England are in breach of new rules on admissions, according to the chief adjudicator, Sir Philip Hunter.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

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Apology over Pc ‘killer’ report – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in defamation, news, police by sally

“A Met police officer has accepted a public apology over a false claim that he ran down and killed a teenage thief.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2008

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Elderly in private care homes win better rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2008 in care homes, complaints, news by sally

“Pensioners and their families will benefit from a new complaints system and tougher inspections for their homes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2008

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Lost data: Details of 100,000 Armed Forces personnel missing – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2008 in armed forces, data protection, news by sally

“A computer hard drive with the private details of 100,000 members of the Armed Forces is missing, the Ministry of Defence has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2008

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Pitcairn victims of child sex abuse win compensation – The Guardian

“Victims of child sex abuse on Pitcairn island, the remote British outpost in the South Pacific, will receive compensation from the British government, the Foreign Office announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

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NHS complaints going unheeded – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2008 in complaints, health, news by sally

“The NHS in England is failing to learn from more than 130,000 complaints it receives each year from patients, parliament’s spending watchdog said today.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

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Jail sentence for nuisance caller – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2008 in assault, news, nuisance, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

“A man who made more than a 100 abusive and threatening calls mainly to women has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2008

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Judge attacks ‘miserable’ bin laws as serial fly-tipper escapes prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2008 in environmental protection, news, sentencing, waste by sally

“A judge has criticised sentencing guidelines which prevented him sending a serial fly-tipper to prison while ‘decent, law-abiding citizens’ fear punishment after falling foul of council bin rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2008

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Killer of champion boxer James Oyebola is jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The gunman who shot dead the former British boxing champion James Oyebola in a row over smoking was jailed for life today.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2008

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Judge orders BBC payout in libel battle with IVF doctor Mohamed Taranissi – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2008 in defamation, media, news by sally

“The high court ordered the BBC to pay an estimated £500,000 in costs to IVF specialist Mohamed Taranissi today in his continuing libel action over a Panorama programme.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2008

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Does judging still have appeal? – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2008 in judiciary, news, women by sally

“It has been a good week for the cause of diversity among Britain’s judges. Just months ago one of only three of 36 Court of Appeal judges lamented the lack of women in senior judicial posts. In the past three years, Lady Justice Arden said, only one woman had been chosen for the High Court bench compared with 29 men.”

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The Times, 9th October 2008

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Inquiry clears cabinet couple over cash for second home – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“A clampdown on MPs’ expenses has been proposed in the wake of an investigation which cleared husband and wife Cabinet ministers Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper of breaking House of Commons rules.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2008

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Lesbian couple left humiliated by sexist jokes, tribunal told – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2008 in homosexuality, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A lesbian couple were left ‘humiliated’ after colleagues joked about their sexuality, an employment tribunal heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

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