Archive for August 14th, 2009

Birth defect families get £1.6m – BBC News

“A council in Northamptonshire at the centre of a birth defects case has been ordered to pay affected families an initial £1.6m to cover legal fees.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drunk driver who killed fiance is jailed

“A drunk mother who killed her fiance by running him over with her car outside a pub was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2009

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You twot! Judge brands club flood prankster – The Independent

“A student who caused £150,000 of damage to a nightclub in an ‘alcohol-fuelled act of buffoonery’ was branded a ‘twot’ by a judge today.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cyclist jailed for pavement death – BBC News

“A cyclist who knocked down an 84-year-old pedestrian who later died has been jailed for seven months.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2009

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One third of all children in jails are ‘wrongly imprisoned’ – The Independent

“More than a third of children sent to prison last year were wrongly jailed, a report into child custody rates says.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Payout’ for UK terror victims – BBC News

“British victims of terrorist attacks abroad could be compensated by the government, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2009

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Briton facing Iraq death faces UK jail term – The Independent

“Danny Fitzsimmons, the former British soldier accused of murdering two of his colleagues during a drunken brawl in Iraq, was already facing a potential jail sentence in Britain and had previously been convicted for firearm offences it emerged today.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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