Archive for February 7th, 2008

Crime data losses come to light – BBC News

“Murder case notes, a gangster dossier and papers detailing threats to the UK were all found in Greater Manchester after being lost by the authorities.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lords refuse to continue hearing case against Simon Mann – The Times

“A landmark case collapsed in unprecedented fashion today as the House of Lords refused to continue hearing a claim brought by Equatorial Guinea against the alleged plotters of a failed coup because it will not allow one of the defendants to meet with his lawyers.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Archbishop backs sharia law for British Muslims – The Guardian

“The Archbishop of Canterbury prompted controversy today when he said the introduction of sharia law for British Muslims was ‘unavoidable’.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British Energy wins fight to keep power station – The Times

“British Energy looks set to keep control of Eggborough, its last remaining coal-fired power station, after a court blocked a proposed takeover plan organised by the investment bank Credit Suisse.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008
Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Agency workers do not have automatic employees rights, even after years – OUT-LAW.com

“Agency workers do not have the same rights as employees, the Court of Appeal has ruled, handing businesses a victory in ongoing struggles about employees’ rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Government slammed by judges over lost pensions – The Times

“Tens of thousands of workers who lost the bulk of their retirement savings because of bad advice from the Government have won another round in their long-running battle for compensation.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Justice Secretary commits to providing effective community sentences – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given his commitment to offer more community sentences that provide effective punishment and rehabilitation for offenders, benefiting communities whilst reducing reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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