Costs awarded against council after failed ‘secondary ticketing’ prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

‘Costs have been awarded against North Yorkshire County Council in a case over the prosecution of ticket resellers, despite a judge saying she was reluctant to do so.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2019


Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011

Posted November 4th, 2011 in coinage, legislation, weights and measures by tracey

Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011 published

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Britain wins battle for the pint – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2008 in EC law, news, weights and measures by sally

“Amid the economic gloom, UK drinkers have found a measure of good news – the pint will not have to be renamed. Decades of wrangling with the EU over switching to metric measures has ended with a vote confirming that imperial measures can carry on indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2008


‘Metric martyr’ launches appeal – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2008 in news, weights and measures by sally

“An east London market trader is to launch an appeal against a conviction for breaking metric laws.”

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BBC News, 27th october 2008


Metric martyrs: Royal pardon bid after Government climbdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2008 in news, pardons, weights and measures by sally

“Campaigners are calling for royal pardons for market traders given criminal records for selling goods in imperial rather than metric measures following a Government u-turn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008


Brussels drops fight to axe pints and miles – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2007 in EC law, news, weights and measures by sally

“Britain’s pints and miles were reprieved by the European Commission today – to protect the nation’s ‘traditions, culture and lifestyle’ “.

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The Independent, 12th September 2007