Law schools hike LPC fees – The Lawyer

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in legal education, news by sally

“BPP law school is to hike its Legal Practice Course (LPC) fees by a whopping 10 per cent despite already being the most expensive postgraduate law school in London.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd March 2008

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Conservative prison plans in full – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Prisoners should be banned from watching television unless they have earned the right through good behaviour, the Tories said today. That was one of the detailed ideas in the 112-page ‘green paper’, Prisons with a Purpose, published by the Conservative leader, David Cameron.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nurse convicted of killing four patients – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, nurses by sally

“A nurse was today convicted of murdering four elderly patients with lethal doses of the diabetes drug insulin.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Ballots add to pressure for treaty referendum – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“Pressure for a national referendum on the Lisbon treaty intensified yesterday when a pressure group announced that more than 150,000 people took part in local ballots on the issue.”

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The Times, 3rd March 2008

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Officials warn of terrorist links to prison gangs – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in gangs, news, prisons, terrorism by sally

“The growing number of terrorist prisoners are forging connections with the existing gangs inside Britain’s high security jails to the alarm of senior Prison Service managers, according to internal Ministry of Justice documents.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Intermediaries to help young sex abuse victims in court – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in news, sexual offences, victims by sally

“Sex offenders who prey on adults with learning disabilities and young children are to be brought to justice under a groundbreaking scheme to be launched throughout England and Wales next month.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Prisoner seriously assaulted every 45 minutes in Britain – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in assault, news, prisons by sally

“One serious attack takes place every 45 minutes in the overcrowded jails of England and Wales as prison staff struggle to cope with soaring levels of violence. Ministry of Justice figures reveal the number of assaults on prisoners by cellmates have rocketed from 1,790 in 1996 to 11,826 last year, a rise of 561 per cent in just over a decade.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2008

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MPs dismayed by HFEA’s hybrid egg decision – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The body which regulates embryo research is to come under fire for allowing scientists to create part-human, part-animal hybrids.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2008
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Tories promise more prison places – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Five thousand extra prison places would be built by the Tories to beat overcrowding in jails in England and Wales, the party has said.”

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BBC News, 3rd March 2008

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Biggest investor ready to sue over Rock – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“The biggest investor in Northern Rock, SRM Global, is preparing to launch legal action against the government and regulators this week over their role in the collapse of the nationalised bank.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Archbishops have ‘serious reservations’ about blasphemy repeal – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in blasphemy, news by sally

” The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have warned the Government that they have ‘serious reservations’ about the abolition of the blasphemy laws.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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British island ‘used by US for rendition’ – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Britain’s denials that its territories have been used for ‘extraordinary rendition’ were dramatically undermined last night after the United Nations claimed that Diego Garcia has been used as a detention centre to hold US suspects.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March

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Attack on non-doms has lawyers in a flap – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in domicile, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Property lawyers may enjoy a short-term boost while their wealthier clients sell off their London homes, but new tax plans aimed at rich individuals who are not domiciled in the UK for tax purposes — non-doms, in other words — have received a resounding thumbs down from the British legal profession.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jail for disabled man’s ‘sadistic’ murderers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A gang of thugs who murdered a disabled man in a ‘sadistic’ attack were jailed for life yesterday, after the judge heard that killings by youngsters had doubled in a decade.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2008

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Man laced pregnant wife’s meals with abortion pills – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“A businessman with an irrational fear of becoming a father has been jailed for almost four years after he laced his wife’s breakfast with abortion pills in an attempt to make her lose their unborn baby.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2008

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Gambling firms face support levy – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in gambling, news by sally

“The government has said it may force gambling companies to help fund support services for those battling addiction.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2008

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Man fined £11,000 for downloading Friends – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“The wife of a city executive cost her husband £11,000 after she downloaded four episodes of the sitcom Friends through his mobile phone while abroad.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2008

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Study clears social workers of ‘snatching children’ – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in children, news, social services by sally

“A government-commissioned report will this week lift the lid on the scale of the abuse suffered by children who are taken into care to be protected from their families.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2008

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Plan to allow road breath tests in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drink-drivers could be prosecuted on the basis of a roadside breath test for the first time as the Government considers dropping the need for motorists to face a back-up test at a police station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2008

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Private data, public interest? – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in data protection, internet, media, news by sally

“The use of material taken from personal profiles on social networks by newspapers is to be the subject of a major consultation undertaken by industry watchdog the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk