Archive for April 14th, 2008



Big rise in rate of self-harm in jail, says charity – The Guardian

“Rates of self-harm in jail have rocketed in the last four years, a prison reform charity claims today. The Howard League for Penal Reform says the number of prisoners deliberately injuring themselves had risen at four times the rate of the jail population increase.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Saudi case raises fears about law chief’s role – The Independent

“Gordon Brown faces a growing backlash over moves to give the attorney general sweeping powers to veto criminal investigations following devastating criticism of the Government’s decision to halt the inquiry into arms sales to Saudi Arabia.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Relatives’ champion who took the fight to ministers – The Times

“Rarely a month goes by without a damning inquest verdict from Andrew Walker, highlighting failures by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Times, 12th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Street crime special: Trigger-happy tales from Britain’s front line – The Independent

“Knife-wielding, gun-toting, pit-bull-packing hoodies are assailing us from every angle. They’re in the newspapers and on the television; the subject of police crackdowns, Government task forces and dinner-party debates.

But while ministers fear to tread our inner cities by night, the views of those best placed to discuss the issues surrounding street crime rarely see daylight.”

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The Independent, 13th April 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Racism rife in Commons, says MP – The Guardian

“The House of Commons, held up as a beacon of democracy, has a ‘dirty little secret’, according to black MPs – its racism.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Royal ‘blackmail victim’ will not appear in court – Daily Telegraph

“The member of the Royal Family at the centre of an alleged £50,000 blackmail plot will not have to enter the witness box.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cabinet split on 42-day terror detention as Commons defeat looms – The Guardian

“Cabinet ministers are split over the need to force through new laws to extend the maximum detention of suspected terror suspects from 28 to 42 days without charge – a month before ministers could face a bruising defeat by up to 30 votes in the Commons over the issue.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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