Preacher guilty of organising terror training camps – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, terrorism by sally

“A terrorist instructor who called himself ‘Osama bin London’ has been convicted, along with three of his followers, of organising al-Qaida style training camps across Britain.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Britain’s life prisoners – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, sentencing, special report by sally

“With his sentencing today, Levi Bellfield joins a small group of prisoners whose crimes were so heinous that they must spend the rest of their lives in jail.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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‘Whole life’ term for bus stop stalker – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Bus stop stalker Levi Bellfield will spend the rest of his life in jail, a judge said today.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2008

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UK media companies sign up to online content guidelines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 26th, 2008 in consumer protection, internet, news by sally

“Some of the UK’s biggest media and internet companies have agreed to warn users when they publish material that some might find offensive. A series of guidelines has been brokered which will see online material tagged for suitability.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2008

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Woman cautioned after sailing under Facebook-acquired certificate – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 26th, 2008 in forgery, internet, news by sally

“A woman who hired a yacht using a certificate she downloaded from Facebook has been questioned by police and cautioned under the Fraud Act.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2008

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Review of MPs’ expenses to be sped up – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Commons committee reviewing MPs’ pay and allowances will complete its report before the summer parliamentary recess, it announced today.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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National Grid handed record £41.6m fine for ‘restrictive’ contracts – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2008 in competition, energy, fines, news by sally

“National Grid, the gas and power infrastructure company, has been fined a record £41.6 million by Ofgem, the energy market watchdog, for restricting competition in the market for domestic gas meters.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

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Foreigners face fines over ID cards – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Foreign nationals living in Britain who boycott the introduction of the biometric identity card later this year could face losing their right to stay, under proposals published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Former SAS man condemns British role in torture tactics – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture, a former SAS soldier said yesterday. Ben Griffin said individuals detained by SAS troops in a joint UK-US special forces taskforce had ended up in interrogation centres in Iraq, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, and in Afghanistan, as well as Guantánamo Bay.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Home secretary makes concession in terror detention row – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Jacqui Smith is to offer a concession to backbench Labour MPs in an attempt to avoid a damaging rebellion against the government’s plans to detain terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Children need more space, less ultrasound, says Archbishop – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in children, news by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, today weighs into the debate over attitudes to young people in Britain, arguing that many loiter in groups or take refuge in computer games because adults make them feel insecure and unwelcome in public spaces. Far from intending to ‘menace’ others, youngsters congregate and hang around together in order ‘to feel secure’, Williams writes in the Guardian today. They fear not only aggressive gangs but ‘unfriendly adults’, he says, arguing that adult discouragement of games in public places intensifies the problem.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Racist force rejected Sikh officer 12 times – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh policeman is set to receive a five-figure damages award for racial discrimination after a police force rejected a dozen applications from him to join.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

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Double killer linked to Milly Dowler murder – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“A former nightclub bouncer found guilty of killing two young women and brutally attacking a third after stalking them in his car is the prime suspect in one of the most notorious unsolved murders of recent years, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

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Police email and mobile numbers for public – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, police by sally

“People will be able to telephone or email their local police officers directly, Gordon Brown has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2008

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Super-strength alcohol to be banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“Super-strength lager and cider could be cleared from the shelves under council plans to curb binge drinking across England and Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2008

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Dentist in court fight over NHS reforms – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2008 in contracts, dentists, news by sally

“An orthodontist is awaiting a judgment in the High Court on whether he can challenge his NHS dental services contract.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2008

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Consumer group claims software licences are unfair – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 25th, 2008 in consumer protection, contracts, news by sally

“Software licences are obscure, unbalanced and unfair, according to the National Consumer Council (NCC), which has filed a complaint with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). It wants the OFT to force software publishers to use clearer licences.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th February 2008

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One small legal step and a giant leap for Northern Rock – The Lawyer

Posted February 25th, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“Northern Rock passed into public ownership last Friday (22 February) following what was ultimately a very simple legal process.”

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The Lawyer, 25th February 2008

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Killer Bellfield suspected in Milly Dowler murder – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“A ‘bus stop stalker’ found guilty today of killing two young women is the prime suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, it can be revealed.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2008

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Revenue paid up to £100,000 for details of secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2008 in news, taxation by sally

“Britain’s tax authorities have paid up to £100,000 to an informant for details of secret bank accounts held by wealthy Britons and overseas residents using one of the world’s most notorious tax havens, Liechtenstein.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2008

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