Archive for February 27th, 2008

Widow wins compensation over husband’s work-related suicide – The Times

“The widow of a man who killed himself six years after an industrial accident should be compensated by his former employers, the House of Lords said this morning.”

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The Times, 27th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brain damage boy awarded £5.4m – BBC News

“A ‘sparky young man’ who suffered serious brain damage at birth has been awarded £5.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Asylum removals slump as applications rise – The Times

“The number of failed asylum-seekers and their dependants removed from Britain fell last year by more than a quarter compared with the previous 12 months, according to government figures published yesterday.”

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The Times, 27th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Web tourism fraudsters swindled £12m to go on their own dream holidays – The Times

“Members of a gang that made millions of pounds from swindling thousands of holidaymakers were convicted yesterday of setting up one of Britain’s biggest tourism scams. The three men and a woman are believed to have made up to £12 million by taking reservations for holidays from at least 8,000 people via the internet and teletext, but never booking them, Southwark Crown Court was told.”

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The Times, 27th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Forever accused – BBC News Magazine

“False allegations of rape may make for gripping headlines in the newspapers, but they can also ruin the lives of those men who’ve been accused despite being innocent.”

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BBC News Magazine, 27th February 2008

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Group challenges asbestos ruling – BBC News

“A group from Wales is campaigning for the UK government to overturn a decision to stop compensating people suffering from an industrial illness.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How single day in court exposed the dominance of Britain’s binge culture – The Times

“The scale of youth binge drinking was exposed yesterday by a single day’s hearings in one court where a dozen teenagers claimed that their separate crimes were all drink fuelled.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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