Archive for February 21st, 2008

No jail for 130mph video driver – BBC News

“A man from Suffolk who filmed himself driving at speeds of up to 130mph has been given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 21st February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Visiting Forces (Designation) Order 2008

The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County Borough of Wrexham) Order 2008

The Local Government (Politically Restricted Posts) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2008

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Commencement No. 2 (Amendment)) Order 2008

Violent crime strategy criticised – BBC News

“The Home Office has been lacking a long-term, strategic approach to preventing violent crime, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said.”

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BBC News, 21st February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Foreign prisoners face early deportation – Daily Telegraph

“The Government is to combat prison overcrowding by deporting foreign prisoners earlier than scheduled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Britain may abolish ancestry visa – Daily Telegraph

“Britain is proposing to sever its historic ties to tens of thousands of Commonwealth nationals who have an automatic right through descent to live and work here.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

More security for child database needed, says review – The Guardian

“Further security controls are needed to ensure the safety of data stored on the government’s new database, which will contain information on every child in the country.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smith vows to end ‘confusion’ over bugging rules – The Guardian

“The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, today proposed an end to the ‘confusion’ surrounding rules on the surveillance of MPs after it was announced that Labour MP Sadiq Khan was twice bugged while visiting a constituent in prison.”

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The Guardian, 21st Febraury 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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