Disabled children denied education right – report – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2024 in disabled persons, news, reports, special educational needs, Wales by tracey

‘Many children with disabilities or additional learning needs are being denied the right to an education, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2024

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Woman wins payout after boss coughed in her face during Covid pandemic – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2024 in coronavirus, damages, news, unfair dismissal, victimisation, Wales by tracey

‘An employer has been told to pay more than £26,000 to a former worker for deliberately coughing in her face during the Covid pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2024

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Appropriate actions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 5th, 2024 in environmental health, local government, news, planning, pollution, Wales, water by michael

‘Annabel Graham Paul looks at a recent judgment that clarifies the approach to carrying out Appropriate Assessments under the Habitats Regulations when considering planning permission.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th July 2024

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Chris McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: The Territorial Constitution and the 2024 UK General Election – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour manifestos offer markedly different visions for the future of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after the 2024 UK General Election . At one extreme, the Liberal Democrats offer fundamental constitutional reform. If elected, they have promised to “transfer greater powers away from Westminster and Whitehall” by “[strengthening] the voices of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland” as part of a “written constitution for a federal United Kingdom”. They would, inter alia, “complete” the further devolution of powers set out in the Smith and Silk Commissions, strengthen mechanisms for intergovernmental working and dispute resolution, and remove the ability of the UK Parliament unilaterally to amend devolved competence or legislate in devolved areas. At the other extreme, the Conservative Party manifesto marks the end of the road for the further devolution of powers or the deeper entrenchment of devolved institutions. The devolved governments, they say, “now have the right balance of powers to deliver for the people [of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland]”. The Conservative Party’s focus therefore falls on holding the devolved governments responsible for their performance, making devolved governments more accountable within the devolved legislatures, encouraging the decentralisation of power away from Holyrood, Cardiff Bay and Stormont, and strengthening the role, powers and visibility of the UK Government, including in devolved areas.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th June 2024

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Dine-and-dash couple jailed and fined – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2024 in fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft, Wales by tracey

‘A couple who dined and dashed at five restaurants using their children to walk out on bills of more than £1,000 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2024

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Nurse who abused mental health patients struck off – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2024 in disciplinary procedures, mental health, news, nurses, Wales by tracey

‘A “callous” and “cruel” nurse who physically abused vulnerable patients on a mental health unit in north Wales has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2024

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Woman left with stoma after traumatic birth – BBC News

‘A woman has been awarded more than £500,000 in compensation after childbirth left her with a permanent stoma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).’

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BBC News, 24th May 2024

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Battle lost over parking ticket issued in English – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2024 in fines, news, parking, Wales, Welsh language by tracey

‘A man who refused to pay a parking ticket because it was issued in English has lost his case against a parking company.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2024

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Reason why arrested man died not known – inquest – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2024 in inquests, news, police, Wales by tracey

‘Why a man died hours after being released from police custody remains unknown after the jury in his inquest delivered an open conclusion.
Mohamud Hassan, 24, died in a flat on Newport Road, Cardiff in January 2021. He had been arrested the previous night on suspicion of an alleged breach of the peace. But an inquest held in Pontypridd heard no medical cause of death could be established, and no “acts or omissions” by police contributed to it.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2024

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Newport loan shark, 83, ordered to repay £173,000 – BBC News

‘An 83-year-old loan shark has been ordered to pay more than £173,000.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2024

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King Charles exempt from Wales’ farming-law prosecution – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2024 in agriculture, immunity, news, prosecutions, royal family, Wales by sally

‘King Charles cannot be prosecuted under a new farming law in an exemption reluctantly agreed by the Welsh government.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2024

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Caldey Island historical child sex abuse review announced – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2024 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘A Welsh abbey has commissioned an independent review into alleged historical child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2024

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Family anger at sentence on fatal crash driver, 19 – BBC News

‘A 19-year-old has been jailed for six years for killing two teens in a crash after speeding at more than twice the limit.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2024

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by Welsh council next week in Japanese knotweed case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 21st, 2024 in appeals, damages, housing, local government, news, nuisance, Supreme Court, Wales by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear a council’s appeal of a Court of Appeal judgment which overturned lower court rulings that found diminution in value in Japanese knotweed cases was irrecoverable economic loss and ordered the council to pay damages to a property owner.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th February 2024

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Conwy: Man jailed after pet dog bit three-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2024 in children, dogs, guilty pleas, news, Wales by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a year after his large pet dog bit a three-year-old girl on the forehead, narrowly missing her eye, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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Hillside in practice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2024 in housing, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court, Wales by tracey

‘Megan Forbes analyses a recent High Court case that has provided guidance on the practical implications of the Supreme Court’s Hillside decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2024

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Domestic abuse: Dyfed-Powys Police failed victims, report finds – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2023 in domestic violence, news, police, victims, Wales by tracey

‘Rapes, assaults and threats to kill – including a woman threatened with a blowtorch – were wrongly classed as “standard risk” by Dyfed-Powys Police, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2023

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Stradey Park: Man made sexist video about police officer – BBC News

‘A man who made sexist and ageist comments about a female police officer has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2023

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Welsh speaker wins English-only parking fine case – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2023 in fines, news, parking, Wales by tracey

‘A lawsuit has been thrown out against a Welsh-language campaigner who refused to pay a parking ticket because it was written in English.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2023

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Cardiff: Hailey Park sewage pumping station legal bid starts – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2023 in judicial review, local government, news, parks, planning, sewerage, Wales, waste, water by tracey

‘A judicial review of plans to build a sewage pumping station in a popular park has begun.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2023

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