Brown cooling towards compulsory ID cards, MPs believe – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Senior Labour MPs yesterday seized on comments by Gordon Brown to suggest that he intends to shelve a compulsory universal identity card scheme. They interpreted his remarks at prime minister’s questions as a sign that he is cooling towards a compulsory scheme and may instead settle for a scheme that applies to foreign nationals.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

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Temple opens doors to mark 400 years of autonomy – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news by sally

“London’s centre of law seeks higher profile with four months of festivities.”

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The Guardian, 27th December 2007

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Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association voice concerns on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – The Bar Council

Posted January 9th, 2008 in criminal justice, immigration, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council and the Criminal Bar Association have voiced their concerns about key elements of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill in a hard-hitting briefing sent to MPs this week.”

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The Bar Council, 8th January 2008

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MPs push to abolish blasphemy law – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2008 in blasphemy, news by sally

“MPs are expected to debate whether to abolish the ‘outdated’ blasphemy law.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2008

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Watchdog criticises credit advert – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2008 in advertising, consumer protection, news, women by sally

“A leaflet produced for a fashion and home catalogue has been criticised by the advertising watchdog for encouraging women to get into debt.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2008

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Police DNA data review launched – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2008 in data protection, DNA, news by sally

“The government has launched an inquiry into the way the national police DNA database is used to fight crime.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2008

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In re D (a Child)(Abduction: Rights of custody) (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted January 9th, 2008 in contact orders, EC law, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

In re D (a Child)(Abduction: Rights of custody) (No 2)

Court of Appeal

“A contact order which predated Romania’s accession to the European Union was not enforceable under Council Regulation 2201/2003 (Brussels II Revised) (OJ 2003 L33b/1).”

The Times, 9th January 2008

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Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Times Law Reports

Posted January 9th, 2008 in hospitals, human rights, law reports, mental health, suicide by sally

Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Court of Appeal

“To establish that a hospital at which a suicide had been a detained mental patient was in breach of the right to life guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, the claimant had to show that at the time of the suicide the hospital knew or ought to have known of the existence of a real and immediate risk to her life from self-harm and that it failed to take measures which reasonably might have been expected to avoid that risk.”

The Times, 9th January 2008

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Smith to outline new police drive to tackle knife crime – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2008 in firearms, news, offensive weapons by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is to order a police drive against knife and gun crime following several attacks since the start of the year.”

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The Independent, 9th January 2008

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Magistrate reprimanded over Muslim walk-out – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news by sally

“A magistrate who refused to deal with a Muslim woman wearing a veil has been reprimanded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

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Council aware of boiler fault that killed baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“A water tank that burst, pouring boiling water over a baby, was fitted with a thermostat which the local council knew was prone to failure, an inquest jury has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

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More employees under surveillance at work – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news by sally

“Employees are being put under increasing strain because their bosses are using surveillance equipment to keep track of how hard they are working, a survey has found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

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BA woman loses crucifix battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination by sally

“A British Airways check-in worker who was banned from wearing a Christian cross around her neck has lost her claim of religious discrimination.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2008

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Girl found dead in river “had feared a forced marriage” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in forced marriages, inquests, news by sally

“The parents of a 17-year-old girl whose badly decomposed body was found in a river may have been trying to force her into marriage against her will, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

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Jail for terror plan to “kill many” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A London dentist detained as he boarded a plane to Pakistan carrying night sights and computer discs full of military information was jailed yesterday for four and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

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Cannabis clampdown – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

“Cannabis is to be reclassified as a Class B drug after an official review this spring, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Plan to check criminals in tatters after cost of IT programme doubles – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“A government plan to monitor offenders more closely was in tatters last night after ministers scaled back an IT programme because costs had almost doubled to £512 million.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Woman whose family history was overlooked died while giving birth – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in birth, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman died while giving birth after a clerical error left her without specialist medical care, despite both her mother and her aunt having been killed by the same rare condition at exactly the same age, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Believers lost “lost £3million to Christian conmen” – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in fraud, money laundering, news by sally

“A gang of Seventh-Day Adventists in London conned their fellow churchgoers into giving them millions of pounds to invest, which they then spent on luxury flats, holidays and cars, a court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Ofcom seeks new powers in wake of TV phone-in scandals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 8th, 2008 in media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The chief executive of media regulator Ofcom wants to expand his office’s powers with new laws that would make its programming sanctions as powerful as its advertising ones.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th January 2008

Source: www.out-law.com