Archive for May, 2008

Briton wins compensation after holiday ‘surrounded by Germans’ – Daily Telegraph

“David Barnish, 47, was awarded £750 compensation by a court after his family found their luxury hotel had been booked out by Germans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Next sues Asda in copycat fashion design row – The Times

“Next and Asda are locked in a legal battle over claims that Britain’s second-biggest supermarket chain has copied the fashion retailer’s clothing designs.”

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The Times, 31st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Terror law turns thousands of council officials into spies – The Times

“Thousands of middle managers in local councils are being authorised to spy on people suspected of petty offences using powers designed to prevent crime and terrorism.”

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The Times, 31st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Do we really need to use these powers to tackle dog fouling? – The Times

“Human rights lawyers are increasingly alarmed that a piece of legislation that put state snooping on a legal basis has resulted in a huge expansion of the public sector’s ability to pry into private lives.”

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The Times, 31st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Elderly dying before new living wills are sorted out because of delays and red tape – Daily Telegraph

“The official in charge of a new system of ‘living wills’ has quit amid claims that scores of elderly people are dying before their financial affairs are in order because of delays and red tape.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cigarette machines may be banned – BBC News

“Cigarette vending machines and packets of 10 could be outlawed under government plans aimed at preventing children and young people smoking.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cluster bomb ban treaty is signed – BBC News

“More than 100 nations, including the UK, have signed a treaty to ban current designs of cluster bombs.”

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BBC News, 30th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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