MoD criticised over soldier death – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A British soldier who was crushed while repairing a tank in Afghanistan died becasue his regiment was not provided with proper equipement, a coroner ruled.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Internal departmental guidelines for briefing a minister – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in civil servants, government departments by sally

“A request was made for a copy of the current internal departmental guidelines for briefing a minister. Below are copies of the guidelines requested. These cover submissions and briefings for the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State, other departmental ministers and the Permanent Secretary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Hindu temple sues RSPCA – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2008 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Monks from the largest Hindu temple in Europe, angered by the RSPCA’s slaughter of its sacred cow, will serve the charity with legal papers today.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

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Islamist terrorist freed under early-release scheme – The Times

Posted March 28th, 2008 in news, prisons, terrorism by sally

“A convicted Islamist terrorist who was caught trying to smuggle blueprints into Britain showing how to build a missile has been released from prison early under the Government’s controversial plans to ease prison overcrowding.”

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The Times, 28th March 2008

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Six children quizzed over web fights – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in children, gangs, internet, news by sally

“Police arrested six children for allegedly using a social networking website to organise gang fights.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

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Early warnings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 28th, 2008 in barristers, news, witnesses by sally

“Pre-trial interviews for barristers are not far off, but the reforms bring potential hazards alongside welcome benefits.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th March 2008

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Reforming the law governing easements, covenants and profits à prendre – Law Commision

Posted March 28th, 2008 in consultations, easements, profits a prendre, restrictive covenants by sally

“On 28 March 2008 the Law Commission published a consultation paper provisionally proposing wide-ranging reform of the law governing easements, covenants and profits à prendre.”

Full consultation

Law Commission, 28th March 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Just satisfaction? What drives public and participant satisfaction with courts and tribunals – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in courts, reports, tribunals by sally

“This report reviews existing research on drivers of public and participant satisfaction with courts and tribunals. It examines both UK and international evidence (published from 2000 onwards) on what factors may be associated with satisfaction with, and trust in, the justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Coroner reform changes – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in coroners, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has said that the government remains committed to reforming the coroners system, placing the bereaved firmly at the centre of the process.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government response to coroners’ recommendations following the deaths of Gareth Myatt and Adam Rickwood – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in detention, inquests, press releases, young offenders by sally

“Jack Straw has made a written ministerial statement on the government’s response to coroners’ recommendations following inquests into the deaths of two teenagers at secure training centres.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

NHS violence law rejected by AMs – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in hospitals, news, violence, Wales by sally

“Staff working in Welsh hospitals will not have extra legal protection from violence and abuse offered to their English colleagues, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Homophobic complaints dismissed – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in news, police, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Complaints of homophobia against eight officers from Devon and Cornwall Police have been dsimissed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 27th March 2008

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Drug delivery grandmother jailed – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“A grandmother from Cornwall who delivered drugs in Plymouth and Truro has been jailed for six months after being caught with 10 kilos of cannabis.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2008

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Livingstone cleared on donations – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in elections, news, political parties by sally

“London Mayor Ken Livingstone has been cleared by the Electoral Commission of breaking the law on donations.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Paedophile hostel ban criticised – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in bail, child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“A ban on paedophiles being housed in hostels near schools undermined public protection, a report has said.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Asylum: the peers’ revolt – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in asylum, deportation, Iran, news by sally

“Britain must radically change its immigration policy and end immediately the deportation of failed asylum-seekers who fear persecution in Iran, a group of leading peers will tell the Government today.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

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Freedom Of Information: Should policy discussions be kept under wraps? – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in freedom of information, government departments, special report by sally

“The Government argues that policy decision-making requires ‘space to think’ and should remain safe from prying eyes. Is this in the public interest? asks Maurice Frankel.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

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One more chance for addict with 175 crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2008 in bail, news, recidivists, theft by sally

“A serial petty thief convicted for the 175th time at a total cost to the taxpayer of more than £700,000, has been spared jail despite carrying out her latest crime while on bail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2008

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UK admits breaching human rights convention over detainee’s death – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2008 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The government is to admit ‘substantive breaches’ of the European Convention on Human Rights over the death and torture of Iraqi civilians in the custody of British soldiers, Des Browne, the defence secretary, revealed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

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Doctor in MMR row defends stance at disciplinary hearing – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2008 in autism, doctors, medicines, news, professional conduct by sally

“The doctor who first sparked widespread safety fears over the MMR vaccine said yesterday that his paramount concern was ‘clinical care’ for children who had developed autism after being vaccinated.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk