Archive for February 24th, 2010

Museum of Liverpool pays £750,000 for blocking view – BBC News

“Tourism bosses have been hit with a bill of £750,000 because the new Museum of Liverpool partially blocks the view from an iconic waterfront building.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sentence for domestic violence attack doubled after appeal by Attorney General – Attorney General’s Office

“At the Court of Appeal today the Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland QC, successfully appealed the sentence of a man who picked up a iron which he had heated and repeatedly held to his wife’s face, leaving it on her skin for two to three seconds. He then further attacked her.”

Full press release

Attorney General’s Office, 24th February 2010

Soure: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

River Thames pleasure boat mate jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

“A pleasure boat crewman has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted causing the death of a passenger.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Escort girl drug doctor suspended by GMC – BBC News

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been suspended for six months by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wife attacker has sentenced doubled after intervention from Attorney General – Daily Telegraph

“A man who ‘branded’ his wife’s face with an iron has had his sentenced doubled after the Attorney General personally intervened.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Office to opt out of asylum claims EU directive – The Guardian

“Home Office ministers are to opt out of a European directive which lays down minimum standards for the treatment of asylum claims because it would mean abandoning a fast-track process that leads to hundreds of asylum seekers being detained every year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Choose women, gay and disabled judges over white, middle-class men’ – The Times

“Women, gays, ethnic minority and disabled applicants for jobs as judges should receive preferential treatment over white men in an attempt to make the judiciary reflect modern Britain, an official report recommended today.”

Full story

The Times, 24th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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