Archbishops have ‘serious reservations’ about blasphemy repeal – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in blasphemy, news by sally

” The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have warned the Government that they have ‘serious reservations’ about the abolition of the blasphemy laws.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

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British island ‘used by US for rendition’ – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Britain’s denials that its territories have been used for ‘extraordinary rendition’ were dramatically undermined last night after the United Nations claimed that Diego Garcia has been used as a detention centre to hold US suspects.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March

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Attack on non-doms has lawyers in a flap – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in domicile, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Property lawyers may enjoy a short-term boost while their wealthier clients sell off their London homes, but new tax plans aimed at rich individuals who are not domiciled in the UK for tax purposes — non-doms, in other words — have received a resounding thumbs down from the British legal profession.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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Jail for disabled man’s ‘sadistic’ murderers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A gang of thugs who murdered a disabled man in a ‘sadistic’ attack were jailed for life yesterday, after the judge heard that killings by youngsters had doubled in a decade.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2008

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Man laced pregnant wife’s meals with abortion pills – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“A businessman with an irrational fear of becoming a father has been jailed for almost four years after he laced his wife’s breakfast with abortion pills in an attempt to make her lose their unborn baby.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2008

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Gambling firms face support levy – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in gambling, news by sally

“The government has said it may force gambling companies to help fund support services for those battling addiction.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2008

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Man fined £11,000 for downloading Friends – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“The wife of a city executive cost her husband £11,000 after she downloaded four episodes of the sitcom Friends through his mobile phone while abroad.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2008

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Study clears social workers of ‘snatching children’ – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in children, news, social services by sally

“A government-commissioned report will this week lift the lid on the scale of the abuse suffered by children who are taken into care to be protected from their families.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2008

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Plan to allow road breath tests in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drink-drivers could be prosecuted on the basis of a roadside breath test for the first time as the Government considers dropping the need for motorists to face a back-up test at a police station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2008

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Private data, public interest? – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in data protection, internet, media, news by sally

“The use of material taken from personal profiles on social networks by newspapers is to be the subject of a major consultation undertaken by industry watchdog the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Doctor arrested on return to UK – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in doctors, homicide, negligence, news by sally

“A doctor charged with killing a patient with an injection of adrenalin almost 10 years ago has arrived back in the UK from Texas.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Bar Handbook 2008 – The Bar Council

Posted February 29th, 2008 in barristers, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Bar Council is publishing a portable, concise, single point of reference of all its current guidance and advice.”

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The Bar Council, 28th February 2008

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Ofcom acts on ‘unfair’ telephone charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in consumer protection, news, telecommunications by sally

“Telephone companies should stop landing their customers with ‘unfair’ charges, the industry regulator announced yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Brown may legislate against free plastic bags – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in environmental protection, news by sally

“Gordon Brown today signalled that he will use the law to stop supermarkets giving away free plastic bags within the next 12 months.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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Watchdog tells police not to investigate Conway – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s standards watchdog does not want the police to investigate the Derek Conway affair, it was confirmed today.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

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Nearly 18,600 inmates freed early – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Nearly 18,600 prisoners have been released early under emergency measures introduced last summer to tackle overcrowding, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Text driver jailed for bike death – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who was texting on her mobile when she hit and killed a cyclist has been sentenced to four years in prison.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2008

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Allison v London Underground Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted February 29th, 2008 in employment, health & safety, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Allison v London Underground Ltd

Court of Appeal

“The statutory requirement for an employer to provide adequate training for its employees imposed a higher duty than the common law duty which incorporated reasonable foreseeability; the statutory test was what training was needed in the light of what the employer ought to have known about the risks from the activities of its business.”

The Times, 29th February 2008

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Cinpres Gas Injection Ltd v Melea Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted February 29th, 2008 in law reports, patents, perjury, res judicata by sally

Cinpres Gas Injection Ltd v Melea Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Perjury by a witness who had common cause with one of the parties in proceedings could be sufficient to have the judgment set aside as having been obtained by fraud.”

The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 29th, 2008 in care homes, law reports, tribunals by sally

Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“Although an individual’s registration as manager of a care home had to be related to a specific establishment or agency, it was not necessarily the case that appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal, where the premises had ceased to be available, should be struck out.”

The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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