Knife crime: Violent teens’ families face eviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, parental responsibility, young offenders by sally

“The families of 20,000 violent or troublesome teenagers face being evicted from their homes. Parents who fail to take responsibility for their unruly offspring will be thrown out of council accomodation or be forced to attend intensive classes under the Government’s heavily-trailed youth crime strategy, set to be unveiled today by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Craig Cundle, danger driver who was awarded by Prince Charles, jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news by sally

“A joyrider who won a string of awards and was honoured by the Prince of Wales after vowing to turn his life around killed a pensioner in an uninsured car.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2008

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Immigration: Bail bonds and electronic tags proposed for illegal migrants – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in bail, electronic monitoring, immigration, news by sally

“Illegal migrants awaiting deportation from Britain will be required to provide ‘large bail bonds’ and wear electronic tags to avoid detention, under Home Office legislation unveiled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Jailed murderer claims discrimination over status – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“A long-term prisoner will go to the high court in London today to try to overturn an official policy that condemns him to remain in jail indefinitely because he is protesting his innocence.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Ministers await ruling on release of 700 dangerous offenders – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“More than 700 violent prisoners will be released and may be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation if the government loses an appeal court case this month.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Judges urged to get tough on dangerous drivers who cause death – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“Motorists convicted of causing death by dangerous or careless driving may face tough penalties under new guidelines published today for England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Road safety: Impose total alcohol ban for teenage drivers, says chief medical officer – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road safety by sally

“A zero drink-driving limit should be imposed on all drivers under 20, the chief medical officer recommended yesterday, saying that such a ban would save lives.”

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The Guardian, 15th july 2008

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Torture: MPs call for inquiry into MI5 role – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, torture by sally

“MPs are calling for an investigation into allegations that British intelligence has ‘outsourced’ the torture of British citizens to Pakistani security agencies after hearing accounts of people being abducted and subjected to mistreatment and, in some cases, released without charge.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Anne Darwin ‘played vital role’ in canoe man fraud – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in fraud, insurance, news, pensions by sally

“The wife of John Darwin, the canoeist who faked his own drowning, played an ‘equal and vital role’ in the scheme to gain £250,000 in insurance and pension payouts by staging his death, a court heard today.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s U-turn on knife crime plan – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, victims by sally

“The Government’s strategy on knife crime was in disarray last night as the Home Secretary was accused of a U-turn over plans, briefed at the weekend, to confront offenders with stabbing victims in hospital.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

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Information Commissioner calls for new powers and ban on electoral roll sale – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2008 in data protection, electoral register, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner has repeated his call for more powers to protect personal data and has said that local authorities should not be selling the electoral roll to marketers.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th July 2008

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Actor loses court battle over £2.3m estate of mother’s lesbian lover – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2008 in news, wills by sally

“An actor today lost a high court challenge over the £2.3m estate of a distinguished sculptor who had a 50-year lesbian relationship with her mother.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2008

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Top 30 firms record 93 per cent PEP rise since turn of century – The Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2008 in law firms, news, remuneration by sally

“The average profit per equity partner (PEP) of the UK’s top 30 law firms has grown by 92.7 per cent to £764,900 since the turn of the century.”

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The Lawyer, 14th July 2008

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Magdalene Bayim-Adomako: ‘There are not many black lawyers in the City’ – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2008 in minorities, news, solicitors by sally

“The co-head of White & Case’s banking practice says that, for her, becoming a solicitor felt ‘normal'”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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Terror convicts to be released fom prison early – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2008 in early release, news, terrorism by sally

“Dozens of inmates convicted of terrorism offences will be released after serving half their sentences under rules introduced by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2008

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Appeal court quashes hydroponic cannabis convictions – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

“A court of appeal decision has shone a light on the homegrown cannabis industry. The quashing of the convictions of three men involved in hydroponics comes at a time when cultivation of cannabis in the UK is at record levels.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2008

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Landowners and hunt join forces in legal battle to ban saboteurs – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2008 in hunting, news by sally

“A group of 84 landowners is backing a hunt’s attempt to ban saboteurs from almost every piece of open land and countryside in West Sussex.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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Youth violence: Tactics against gangs fatally flawed – report – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2008 in gangs, news, offensive weapons by sally

“The government’s drive to curb street gangs and knife crime is challenged today by research suggesting official tactics are fundamentally misinformed, frequently failing, and sometimes actively strengthen the gangs they target.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2008

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Magistrates should be banned from handing out custodial sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2008 in magistrates, news, sentencing by sally

“Magistrates should be banned from handing out custodial sentences to help ease overcrowding in prisons, an influential report says.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2008

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How mother’s stand after job humiliation won her £120,000 – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2008 in news, pregnancy, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sarah Vince-Cain describes herself as a child of the Eighties, brought up in the age of ‘hard work, power suits and Margaret Thatcher’, and felt guilty about taking time off to start a family.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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