Who has the best human rights job? – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in news by sally

“John Wadham could not be more pleased with his new role. Frances Gibb.”

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 The Times, 9th October 2007

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Doctors’ rebellion forces embryo research U-turn – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in embryology, human tissue, news by sally

“Ministers performed a U-turn yesterday over the future of fertility treatment and research using hybrid human-animal embryos. After a revolt by doctors, scientists and patients, first reported in The Times, the Department of Health announced that it was scrapping its controversial money-saving plan to merge the watchdogs for fertility treatment and human tissue.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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Champion jockey Fallon “rigged races in £2.2 million betting fraud” – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in fraud, gambling, news by sally

“Kieren Fallon, the six-times Champion Jockey and international racing icon, took part in a multimillion pound conspiracy to defraud the betting public, an Old Bailey jury was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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Inciting hatred against gays could lead to 7 years in prison – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in homosexuality, incitement, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“The Government is to make it a crime to incite hatred because of a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, Jack Straw announced last night.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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Bluetooth spam on the way as watchdog gives marketers green light – Out-Law.com

Posted October 8th, 2007 in advertising, internet, news, privacy by sally

“The Information Commissioner will no longer regulate the use of Bluetooth mobile technology, prompting fears of a wave of ‘bluetooth spam.’ ”

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Out-Law.com, 8th October 2007

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NHS complaint response “failing” – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in complaints, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“Patients are being let down by the way NHS trusts in England handle complaints, a watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2007

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Stun guns “safe”, study suggests – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in news, police, weapons by sally

“Taser stun guns used by the police for law enforcement are safe – the injury rate is low and most injuries appear to be minor, a US study finds.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

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MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in crime prevention, identity fraud, news by sally

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

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Labour in crisis: staff shortages blamed for £665m payout in birth errors – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2007 in birth, midwives, negligence, news by sally

“Childbirth is claimed to be safer than ever. Yet the price paid by the NHS for deliveries going catastrophically wrong has risen 59 per cent to £259m – enough to fund the consultants and midwives needed to save thousands of babies and mothers from harm.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2007

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Lawyers blamed for injury claims delays – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2007 in delay, legal profession, news, personal injuries by sally

“Lawyers have come under attack for causing excessive delays to personal injury claims while making record profits from Britain’s thriving compensation culture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2007

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European court to rule on UK disability discrimination ban – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2007 in disability discrimination, EC law, flexible working, human rights, news by sally

“A test case which could affect the employment rights of thousands of people who care for disabled or elderly relatives will go to the European court of justice in Luxembourg tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2007

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Christian artist accuses gallery – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2007 in artistic works, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Tate Modern has been accused of religious discrimination and institutional anti-Christian bias in its commissioning procedures, by an artist who is taking the gallery to an employment tribunal next month.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2007

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Watchdog sees red and tells companies to come clean when they try to go green – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in advertising, environmental protection, news by sally

“A clampdown on fake and exaggerated ‘green’ claims has been launched by Britain’s advertising watchdog after a flurry of complaints about unsubstantiated environmental boasts by some of the world’s best-known companies.”

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The Times, 8th October 2007

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MPs to accuse FSA of failing to supervise Northern Rock properly – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in banking, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be accused tomorrow of failing to supervise Northern Rock when MPs grill officials over the watchdog’s role in the crisis.”

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The Times, 8th October 2007

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Mother wants disabled girl to have hysterectomy “to give her a better life” – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in disabled persons, medical ethics, news by sally

“A severely disabled teenager’s womb may be removed to improve her quality of life, and not because it is medically necessary, in what is thought to be a British first which has reignited debate over medical ethics.”

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The Times, 8th October 2007

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Police resign over knife murder – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in negligence, news, police by sally

“Two police officers were forced to resign last night over their failure to investigate a knife attack on a young father who was later murdered by one of a gang of his tormentors.”

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The Times, 6th October 2007

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Victory for those who risked lives for Britain – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in asylum, Iraq, news by sally

“Iraqi interpreters and other key support staff who have risked their lives to work for Britain are to be allowed to settle in the United Kingdom, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 6th October 2007

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Lords to rule on overseas credit card protection – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2007 in consumer credit, electronic commerce, news by sally

“A forthcoming decision by the House of Lords could seriously dent confidence in cross-border e-commerce. The Lords have been hearing arguments in the case this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

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BT users encouraged to share wireless connections – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2007 in internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“From next week BT will encourage its broadband users to share their connections over wireless networks, a practice till now forbidden by the company’s terms and conditions.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

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Author gives up privacy fight – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2007 in news, privacy, publishing by sally

“Author Niema Ash has agreed not to publish further editions of her book about new age singer Loreena McKennit. The book was at the centre of a controversial case which has helped to redefine the privacy laws in England.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

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