Archive for July 7th, 2009

Cost of judges’ pensions has more than doubled in past five years – Daily Telegraph

“Figures put before Parliament by the Treasury show that the judicial pension pot rose from £62 million in the financial year 2004/5 to £131m last year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Value Added Tax (Buildings and Land) Order 2008

The Swine Vesicular Disease (Wales) Regulations 2009

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulation 2009

The Education (Admission Appeals Arrangements) (Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009

The Local Health Boards (Directed Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The M42 (Junctions 3A to 7) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Variable Speed Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The M40 Motorway (M40 Junction 16 to M42 Junction 3A) (Northbound) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2009

The M42 Motorway (Junctions 7 to 9) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2009

The M6 Motorway (Junctions 4 to 5) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2009

The Non-Domestic Rating (Deferred Payments) (England) Regulations 2009

The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (Rhyl Flats) (England and Wales) Order 2009

The Adult Skills (Specified Qualifications) Regulations 2009

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009

The Horse Passports Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Police end probe of 67 protesters – BBC News

“More than half the 114 people arrested in Nottingham over a suspected demonstration at a power station will not face charges, police have said.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

House of Lords to vote on right to die issue – The Guardian

“Former cabinet ministers, senior lawyers and a prominent campaigner for older people will today try to lift the threat of imprisonment hanging over relatives accompanying loved ones who go abroad to kill themselves.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gatwick bomb hoaxer was ‘archetypal loner’ – Daily Telegraph

“An anti-airport protester who sent a series of bomb hoaxes and threats to Gatwick airport over five years was yesterday jailed for three and a half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

£1,000 fines to bolster ID cards as Tories pledge to scrap scheme – The Guardian

“MPs tonight [6th July] approved fines of up to £1,000 for those who fail to tell the passport and identity service of changes in their personal details including address, name, nationality and gender.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Media tycoon Richard Desmond in High Court libel battle – Daily Telegraph

“Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers, is suing investigative biographer Tom Bower for suggesting he made a ‘humiliating’ apology to Conrad Black, the former proprietor of The Daily Telegraph.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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