Art exhibit in child porn probe – BBC news

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“Police have seized an exhibit at the Baltic modern art gallery on Tyneside on the grounds it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2007

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Record fine for TV phone-in firm – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2007 in consumer protection, media, news by sally

“The ‘reckless’ premium rate phone services company that swindled GMTV viewers out of more than £20m over almost four years was yesterday hit with the biggest fine imposed by regulators.”

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The Guardian, 25th September 2007

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Ministers drop plan for experts to brief rape juries – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2007 in expert witnesses, juries, news, rape by sally

“The government is to abandon a controversial proposal to use expert witnesses to brief juries on the ‘myths’  surrounding rape after judges warned the plan could lead to miscarriages of justice, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 25th September 2007

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Guerrilla artist Banksy caught up in eBay fraud – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, fraud, internet, news by sally

“Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist who has gone from underground street phenomenon to darling of collectors including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has been embroiled in an eBay scandal.”

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The Guardian, 25th September 2007

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Porsche driver clocked at 172mph is jailed – The Times

Posted September 25th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A motorist caught travelling at 172mph on an Oxfordshire dual carriageway has been jailed for ten weeks.”

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The Times, 25th September 2007

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Cancer patient sues the Halifax for harassment after 762 calls about loan – The Times

Posted September 25th, 2007 in banking, harassment, news by sally

“A lung cancer patient has gone to court to stop his bank contacting him about repayment of a loan after he was called 762 times in ten months.”

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The Times, 25th September 2007

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Muslim dentist “made patient cover her head” – The Times

Posted September 25th, 2007 in dentists, news, professional conduct by sally

“A Muslim dentist insisted that a young woman wear an Islamic headscarf before he would agree to treat her for toothache, the General Dental Council was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 25th September 2007

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New laws give shareholders more power to sue directors for negligence – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2007 in company directors, negligence, news by sally

“Disgruntled shareholders in Northern Rock and other troubled British companies looking to pin blame on senior management will receive a boost next month with the introduction of new laws making it easier to sue individual company directors. ”

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The Times, 24th September 2007

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BPP handed degree-giving breakthrough

Posted September 24th, 2007 in legal education, news by sally

“BPP Law School has been granted degree-awarding status in a move that makes the group the UK’s first private-sector company able to award the qualification.”

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Legal Week, 24th September 2007

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BSB ups compensation levels – The Lawyer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in barristers, compensation, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has increased the amount of compensation consumers can get when barristers provide inadequate services, from £5,000 to £15,000.”

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The Lawyer, 24th September 2007

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Multimillion pound “shambolic” penal agency to be axed – The Observer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation by sally

“The government was accused last night of presiding over a ‘shambolic penal policy’ after it emerged it is to dismantle its multibillion pound flagship programme to protect the public and cut crime.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

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NHS is facing £4.5bn compensation bill over babies damaged at birth by hospital “blunders” – The Observer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in birth, compensation, doctors, midwives, negligence, news by sally

“The NHS is facing £4.5bn in compensation claims over alleged blunders by midwives and doctors that have left babies suffering severe brain damage, The Observer can reveal.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

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Inheritance tax “snaring 135 homes a day” – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2007 in inheritance tax, news by sally

“More than 135 homes a day will be trapped in the inheritance tax net over the next year, according to research by Britain’s biggest mortgage lender.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2007

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eBay “sells software that spies on your PC” – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2007 in computer crime, news, privacy by sally

“Hacking kits, enabling criminals to break into personal email and bank accounts, are being sold on eBay, online security experts have warned. Anyone wanting to obtain private information from a computer can buy the spying software for as little as £10.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2007

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Sex offender doctors “free to treat patients” – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2007 in doctors, news, sexual offences by sally

“Eleven doctors are still free to work in the NHS despite being convicted of sex and child pornography offences, The Daily Telegraph can reveal today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2007

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Change to powers of attorney keep solicitors busy – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, powers of attorney, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors will be working flat out this week to draw up powers of attorney for sick or elderly people before a more complex replacement costing up to 10 times as much comes into force next Monday.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2007

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Tough new penalties come into force for driving offences – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drivers who fail to identify who was behind the wheel when a speeding offence is committed face a heavier penalty under law changes that come into force today. The clampdown on driving offences includes higher maximum fines for careless driving and refusing to stop when flagged down by police.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2007

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Royal Mail set to close its final-salary pensions to all employees – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, pensions, postal service by sally

“Royal Mail plans to close its final-salary pension scheme to all employees in a move that could plunge the business further into industrial turmoil.”

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The Times, 24th September 2007

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Brown lifts ban that prevented ministers from taking seat on company boards – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2007 in company directors, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

“Gordon Brown was under pressure last night to explain why he has lifted a ban on ministers holding directorships as it emerged that his trade minister was listed on the board of a cleaning company, The Times can disclose.”

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The Times, 22nd September 2007

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Failure to save dying boy prompts call to scrap “community” police – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2007 in community support officers, news by sally

“As police chiefs publicly defended the actions of two community support officers who stood by while a ten-year-old boy drowned, calls grew from inside the force for the posts to be scrapped.”

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The Times, 22nd September 2007

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