Archive for September 18th, 2008

Prisoner numbers could hit 95,800 by 2015, says minister – The Guardian

“The prison population in England and Wales could hit 95,800 by 2015 – a rise of nearly 15% on the present figure – the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Falconer: Lehman collapse to trigger wave of ‘mega disputes’ – The Times

“The collapse of Lehman Brothers in an already struggling world economy will trigger an explosion of ‘mega litigation’ according to the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton.”

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The Times, 18th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Father revealed his lingerie to train drivers – Daily Telegraph

“A married father-of-three wore a curly blonde wig and revealed skimpy lingerie to passing train drivers at the side of the tracks, a court was told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Sale of Registration Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Criminal Defence Service (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Employment and Support Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008

The Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 2008

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Call to give local people power to block licensing applications – The Guardian

“People could be given the power to object to alcohol licensing applications on public health grounds under a radical plan from a commission charged with improving health in the most sickly city in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A disgusting feast of filth? – The Times

“The theatre is a watchword for unfettered artistic licence. Or is it? Dramatists and producers still engage in battles with state censors — who can still determine what is fitting for public consumption. The official role of state censor, given to the Lord Chamberlain under the Licensing Act 1737, may well be dead — but censorship is alive and well in other guises.”

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The Times, 18th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police lawfully killed armed man – BBC News

“An inquest into the death of a man shot by a police firearms officer has returned a verdict of lawful killing.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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