New ‘fairness’ Act to replace equality laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in bills, equality, news by sally

“A powerful new anti-discrimination Bill is to be unveiled by the Government, ushering in the biggest overhaul of equality legislation in 40 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2008

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Drugs law to be tightened as Seroxat firm is rebuked – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2008 in consumer protection, medicines, news by sally

“Ministers promised to strengthen laws to protect patients after a drugs company was criticised for withholding information about clinical trials showing links between its anti-depressant drug and possible suicides among teenagers.”

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The Independent, 7th March 2008

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60 lawyers caught up in mortgage fraud crackdown – The Times

Posted March 10th, 2008 in fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors by sally

“The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), the body that regulates the legal profession in England and Wales, is investigating up to 60 lawyers on suspicion of mortgage fraud.”

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The Times, 6th March 2008

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Domestic abuse convictions ‘rise’ – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2008 in courts, domestic violence, news by sally

“Dedicated courts that prosecute domestic violence cases in England and Wales have an average success rate of almost 70%, figures show.”

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BBC News, 8th March 2008

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FSA drops plan to force banks to inform on clients – The Times

Posted March 10th, 2008 in banking, financial regulation, news by sally

” The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has dropped a plan to force investment banks to inform on companies they brought to market long after the initial flotation was completed, the regulator confirmed today.”

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The Times, 6th March 2008

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Former spy faces court battle to publish book – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in confidentiality, intelligence services, news by sally

“The Government has launched a legal battle to stop a former MI5 undercover agent publishing a book on the inner workings of the secret service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2008

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Woman who lied about five ‘rapes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in news, rape by sally

“A woman who made a string of false rape complaints which led to the arrest of five different men has walked free.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2008

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Yahoo! wins sponsored links ruling in High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 9th, 2008 in advertising, internet, news, trade marks by sally

“Yahoo! did not infringe a businessman’s rights by displaying adverts for other companies when users entered his trade marks as search terms. The High Court dismissed a lawsuit against the web giant as being ‘totally without merit.'”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th March 2008

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Consumer regulators face inquiry over profits – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2008 in consumer protection, news by sally

“Ministers have hit out at Britain’s consumer regulators as an official review is launched to investigate why people have not been protected from alleged profiteering by utility firms, banks and rail companies.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2008

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No Burrell probe during inquest – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2008 in inquests, news, perjury by sally

“The Metropolitan police has said it will not launch a perjury investigation into ex-royal butler Paul Burrell until after the Princess Diana inquest concludes.”

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BBC News, 7th March 2008

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High court grants Kenneth Noye murder appeal hearing – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“The convicted killer Kenneth Noye won permission today to bring a legal challenge over the refusal of the Criminal Cases Review Commission to refer his conviction for the murder of Stephen Cameron back to the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Judges back Lockerbie evidence suppression – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in disclosure, murder, news, public interest immunity by sally

“A legal battle to release a secret intelligence report which could free the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is to continue after judges ruled the foreign secretary had the right to suppress the document.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Legal rights to cohabiting couples are shelved – The Times

Posted March 7th, 2008 in cohabitation, news by sally

“Plans to give two million cohabiting partners similar rights to married couples have been shelved by ministers.”

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The Times, 7th March 2008

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Jail for criminal with a four-barrel gun – The Times

Posted March 7th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“An underworld gun dealer has been jailed for 15 years after being caught with an arsenal of firearms that included a handgun with four barrels capable of firing at once.”

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The Times, 7th March 2008

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Widow, 65, humiliated by web page that painted her as a scarlet woman – The Times

Posted March 7th, 2008 in defamation, internet, news by sally

“A woman aged 65 who became the victim of an online smear campaign that she says made her ‘look like a sexual predator’ called yesterday for stricter controls on social networking websites.”

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The Times, 7th March 2008

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MPs urge curb on restraint techniques in child jails – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in children, news, prisons, restraint by sally

“The use of restraint techniques involving deliberate physical pain in privately run child prisons should be abolished without delay, according to a report from MPs and peers published today.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Spain drops extradition attempt against Guantánamo torture pair – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in extradition, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Spain yesterday dropped its attempt to extradite two British residents who had been freed from Guantánamo Bay, after accepting that torture they suffered during five years of American custody had left them too weak to stand trial.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Burrell refuses to return to witness box at Diana inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, has refused to return from the US to explain a statement he made to an undercover reporter that he had not told the whole truth when he gave evidence at the inquest into her death.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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Killer of mother and two children jailed for 38 years – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been ordered to serve at least 38 years in prison for bludgeoning to death a woman and her two children with a hammer.”

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The Independent, 7th March 2008

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Police take student’s DNA for £2.40 fare fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2008 in DNA, news, police by sally

“A university student has been forced to give his DNA to police because he failed to buy a £2.40 rail fare.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2008

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