Archive for January 5th, 2010

Teenager gets life for burning girlfriend to death – The Independent

“A teenager who poured a can of petrol over his girlfriend and set her on fire was locked up for life today for her murder.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Times Law Reports

Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Court of Appeal

“In order to maintain the freedom of movement or EC workers, the Department of Work and Pensions was obliged to treat a dependent family member of an EU national, who retained his UK worker status, as living in Great Britain for the dependant’s eligibility for a United Kingdom pension credit.”

The Times, 5th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Birmingham City Council) v Birmingham Crown Court, RR, interested party; Regina (South Gloucestershire District Council) v Bristol Crown Court, AW and NW, interested parties – Times Law Reports

Regina (Birmingham City Council) v Birmingham Crown Court, RR, interested party; Regina (South Gloucestershire District Council) v Bristol Crown Court, AW and NW, interested parties

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“When considering the grant of an application without notice to extend the time for appealing against an anti-social behaviour order under section 4(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and rule 7(5) of the Crown Court Rules (SI 1982 No 1109) the judge could take into account the age of the applicant.”

The Times, 5th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Morris) v Newport City Council – Times Law Reports

Regina (Morris) v Newport City Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“The introduction by the local authority of an age limit on taxi cabs in Newport, so as to prohibit cabs more than 12 years old, was flawed. The authority had failed to take account of representations made by the Hackney Drivers’ Association.”

The Times, 5th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law firm probe clients contacted – BBC News

“Letters are being sent to clients of a firm of solicitors which was shut down in an investigation into claims of dishonesty and account irregularities.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government proposes exemption of small venues from live music licence – The Guardian

“New consultation announced into removing the licensing requirements for concerts with less than 100 attendees.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ascot racehorse kill threat man sentenced – BBC News

“A man who threatened to kill a top racehorse in a bid to avoid gambling debts of £55,000 has been given a 34-week suspended jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New scanners break child porn laws – The Guardian

“The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Number of crimes caught on CCTV falls by 70 per cent, Metropolitan Police admits – Daily Telegraph

“Prosecutions linked to CCTV have fallen in parts of Britain, raising questions about the true impact of the security cameras.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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