Archive for June 19th, 2009

History-making divorcee Julia McFarlane is awarded an extra £100,000 a year – The Times

“A divorcing wife who made legal history when the law lords awarded her a £250,000-a-year payout from her husband has won a 40 per cent increase in her maintenance payments.”

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The Times, 19th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Khyra mother ‘in privacy threat’ – BBC News

“A woman accused of starving her daughter to death threatened a social worker who looked through her letterbox with legal action, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge condemns teenager’s sweet wrapper prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has condemned a ‘grotesque’ waste of taxpayers’ money spent on prosecuting teenager Larissa Wilkinson for allowing her 18 month-old niece to drop a sweet wrapper.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Falconer backs public Iraq probe – BBC News

“Former cabinet minister Lord Falconer has joined calls for the Iraq inquiry to be held ‘largely’ in public.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Miscarriage of justice: more compensation ordered by judges – Daily Telegraph

“Senior judges have ordered an increase in the amount of compensation paid to Stephen Miller, a victim of a miscarriage of justice, in a test case lawyers said would have a ‘profound effect’ on such awards.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Potters Bar and Grayrigg: public inquiry into train disasters ruled out – Daily Telegraph

“A public inquiry into the 2002 Potters Bar rail crash which claimed seven lives, and the 2007 Grayrigg derailment in which an elderly passenger was killed, has been ruled out by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Families to sue for forces deaths – BBC News

“Four families of servicemen killed in Snatch Land Rovers in Iraq and Afghanistan are to sue the Ministry of Defence, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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