Budget cuts threaten to slow miscarriage of justice reviews – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2008 in miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Victims of miscarriages of justice will have to wait longer for their cases to be examined because of annual cuts of £300,000 in the budget of the organisation that investigates them, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2008

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MPs seek answers on torture ‘outsourcing’ – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2008 in news, Pakistan, torture by sally

“Allegations in the Guardian that the government has ‘outsourced’ interrogation techniques involving the torture of British nationals in Pakistan must be investigated immediately, a cross-party group of backbench MPs said yesterday. In a highly critical report, the Commons foreign affairs committee also accuses the government of watering down its ‘anti-torture commitments’.

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The Guardian, 21st July 2008

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Another fatal stabbing, but police ignore demands to prosecute knife offenders – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, police by sally

“A government edict to get tough on knife offenders is being ignored by police forces throughout the country, despite mounting public concern and a spate of killings.”

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The Times, 21st July 2008

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Labour has nearly doubled the number of laws that give officials access to your home – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2008 in news, privacy by sally

“More than a 1,000 laws now exist that allow the authorities into homes, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2008

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Police racism claim is suspended – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“The country’s most senior Asian officer has suspended an employment tribunal claim in which he had accused the Metropolitan Police of racism.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Man jailed over hoax bomb on bus – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2008 in bomb hoaxing, news, sentencing by sally

“A follower of Islamic militancy who left a hoax bomb on a bus and collected materials to make explosive devices has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Pubs may be forced to to offer smaller glass sizes for wine and spirits – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2008 in licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“Pubs and bars could be forced to offer smaller glass sizes under plans to tackle binge drinking being drawn up by ministers. Action against premises that offer the largest measures of wine and spirits as standard is one of the key elements of a package due to be announced this autumn.”

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The Times, 19th July 2008

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Drug users risk benefit cuts – The Observer

Posted July 21st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, benefits, drug abuse, news, unemployment by sally

“The unemployed will be forced to declare drug or heavy drinking habits when they apply for benefits and will have payments cut if they give misleading answers, under government proposals which were announced yesterday.”

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The Observer, 20th July 2008

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Teenage killer’s 12-year sentence – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager convicted of murdering a young woman as she walked her dog along a bridle path has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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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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