Police CSOs ‘fail to detect any crimes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2007 in news, police by sally

“The effectiveness of police community support officers has been called into question after it emerged last night that those from several forces had failed to detect any offences in the past 12 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2007

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Terror law puts Britons at risk of surveillance by US agents – The Observer

Posted August 20th, 2007 in news, privacy, terrorism by sally

“A new law swept through Congress by the US government before the summer recess is to give American security agencies unprecedented powers to spy on British citizens without a warrant.”

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The Observer, 19th August 2007

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Terror suspect’s family claims he was tortured by Spanish police – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The family and legal team of a British resident jailed in Spain as a terror suspect claim he is the victim of the Spanish equivalent of Guantánamo Bay. Mohammed Fahsi has been detained for more than 18 months after being arrested by Spanish police who claimed to have struck a blow against a recruiting network that was sending suicide bombers to Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2007

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Hips extended to three-bed homes – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“The government has said it will extend its Home Information Pack scheme (Hips) to cover three-bedroom homes from 10 September 2007.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2007

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UK private eyes invite public into forum – The Register

Posted August 17th, 2007 in news, private investigators by sally

“UK private eyes are setting up an online forum designed to dispel myths about the profession.”

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The Register, 16th August 2007

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Man facing trial on 21/7 charge – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2007 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“A man charged in connection with the failed 21 July 2005 bombings in London has been committed for trial.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2007

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Courts urged to avoid jail for Asbo breaches – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2007 in ASBOs, news, sentencing by sally

“The courts have been officially warned that teenagers who breach their Asbos should not normally be jailed and that ‘excessive’ sentences should not be passed on adult offenders in similar circumstances.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2007

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Juror in the clear over MP3 claim – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in contempt of court, juries, news by sally

“The attorney general has decided not to take action against a Muslim juror who allegedly listened to music during a murder trial.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2007

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More students lodge complaints – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in complaints, news, universities by sally

“More students are lodging complaints about their universities, an independent watchdog reports.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2007

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Climate bill nearing completion – Reuters

Posted August 16th, 2007 in environmental protection, news by sally

“The government is likely to put forward legislation within three months to cut carbon emissions by at least 60 percent in the fight against global warming, environmentalists said on Wednesday.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007

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Landmark ruling on phone footage – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in complaints, internet, news by sally

“A newspaper has been criticised in a landmark Press Complaints Commission (PCC) ruling on the use of video material on its website.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

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Police scrutiny over baby death – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, police by sally

“The way a police force handled a man who went on to murder his partner’s 13-month-old son is to be investigated.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

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UK government agency to monitor blogs – Financial Times

Posted August 16th, 2007 in internet, news by sally

“The COI, the UK government’s communications agency, is working on a way to monitor what people say about policy on blogs and internet forums for the media briefings it sends to ministers.”

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Financial Times, 15th August 2007

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Ex-Credit Suisse star faces fraud charges – The Times

Posted August 16th, 2007 in fraud, news by sally

“A high-flying equity derivatives trader who held senior positions at Bank of America and Credit Suisse has appeared before court with a co-defendant on multiple fraud charges relating to an alleged exam cheating scam.”

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The Times, 15th August 2007

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Senior officer who had sex on duty is cleared – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, police, professional conduct by sally

“A senior police officer who left his duties to have sex with a woman at Gatwick airport was yesterday found not guilty of wilful misconduct.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2007

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Wheel-clamp profits to be banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, parking by sally

“Traffic wardens should no longer clamp cars for single breaches of parking offences under new guidelines issued by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2007

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Ministers consider higher taxes to curb youth drinking problem – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, taxation by sally

“Celebrity booze culture came under fire from the Government yesterday as a Home Office minister gave the clearest signal yet that tax on alcohol will be raised to curb drinking problems among young people.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2007

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July 7 families threaten court action in fight for inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Relatives of those killed in the July 7 bombings in 2005 yesterday stepped up their campaign for an independent inquiry into the attacks, which left 52 people dead and hundreds injured.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2007

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ISPs tell BBC to pay for iPlayer bandwidth – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2007 in internet, news by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) have warned the BBC that it could have to pay to distribute its content over the internet. They say that large numbers of people watching television content online will strain their networks.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2007

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Police chief wants alcohol crackdown – Reuters

Posted August 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“A senior policeman has called for the legal drinking age to be raised to 21 to tackle the ‘scourge of anti-social behaviour’ that has blighted many areas.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007

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