Doctor arrested on return to UK – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in doctors, homicide, negligence, news by sally

“A doctor charged with killing a patient with an injection of adrenalin almost 10 years ago has arrived back in the UK from Texas.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Bar Handbook 2008 – The Bar Council

Posted February 29th, 2008 in barristers, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Bar Council is publishing a portable, concise, single point of reference of all its current guidance and advice.”

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The Bar Council, 28th February 2008

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Ofcom acts on ‘unfair’ telephone charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in consumer protection, news, telecommunications by sally

“Telephone companies should stop landing their customers with ‘unfair’ charges, the industry regulator announced yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Brown may legislate against free plastic bags – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in environmental protection, news by sally

“Gordon Brown today signalled that he will use the law to stop supermarkets giving away free plastic bags within the next 12 months.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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Watchdog tells police not to investigate Conway – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s standards watchdog does not want the police to investigate the Derek Conway affair, it was confirmed today.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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Nearly 18,600 inmates freed early – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Nearly 18,600 prisoners have been released early under emergency measures introduced last summer to tackle overcrowding, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Text driver jailed for bike death – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who was texting on her mobile when she hit and killed a cyclist has been sentenced to four years in prison.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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The future of policing? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, police, special report by sally

“Sir Ronnie Flanagan’s recent report on policing is sensible but could have shown more concern for the rights of suspects, argues Roger Smith.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th February 2008

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Hands off our kilts: Scots bid to copyright their national dress – The Independent

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, protected designations of origin, Scotland by sally

“To Scotland, it is as important as Parmesan is to Italy and champagne is to France. Now the national dress, the kilt, could soon get the same type of brand protection as its European counterparts.”

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The Independent, 29th February 2008

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Father of boy killed in tractor accident is fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in accidents, children, fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A farmer whose 12-year-old son died in a tractor accident has been fined for breaching agricultural regulations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Campaign to pardon last witch jailed in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, witchcraft by sally

“The last witch convicted of black magic in Britain should be pardoned, campaigners said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Sisters jailed after spending bank’s error – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in banking, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“Two sisters have been given custodial sentences for helping to spend nearly £135,000 which was put into one of their bank accounts by mistake.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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European judges thwart attempts to deport foreign terrorist suspects – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in deportation, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s efforts to deport terrorist suspects including the radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada were dealt a serious blow by the European Court of Human Rights yesterday.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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Parking fines via CCTV to force drivers to obey – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in closed circuit television, news, parking by sally

“Under an overhaul of parking regulations set out by the Government, a new era of ‘remote enforcement’ will become commonplace. From March 31 councils across England will be allowed to use CCTV cameras to detect parking offences.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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Rail firm fined £14m for holiday shambles – but chiefs get bumper bonus – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail’s directors will receive bonuses likely to be more than £100,000 each despite the £14 million fine imposed on the company yesterday for causing severe disruption to Britain’s busiest railway line.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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£10,000 fines for employing illegal migrant without check – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in employment, fines, immigration, news by sally

“Employers who hire illegal immigrants can be fined £10,000 per worker from today in cases involving negligence, compared with a previous figure of £5,000.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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Court gags ex-SAS man who made torture claims – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in armed forces, injunctions, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“A former SAS soldier was served with a high court order yesterday preventing him from making fresh disclosures about how hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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New warning to faith charities – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in charities, news by sally

“Faith charities encouraging or promoting violence or hatred risk losing their charitable status as part of a radical overhaul proposed by the Charity Commission.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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CCTV and DNA advances add to bills but minister calls rises unacceptable – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in council tax, news, police by sally

“Soaring costs of surveillance technology to combat crime and terrorism has contributed to the eleventh consecutive round of inflation-breaking council tax rises.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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Met chief intervenes over Conway payments – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s standards watchdog has been asked to consider whether the Derek Conway case should be referred to Scotland Yard.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

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