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Child abuse trial judge accused of being drunk in court – The Guardian

“The legal watchdog is investigating a crown court judge after he was accused of being ‘influenced by alcohol’ during a trial in which an alleged paedophile was freed.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drink drivers lose right to demand blood tests – Daily Telegraph

“Motorists who are marginally over the limit are to lose the right to demand a blood test under the biggest changes to drink-drive law in over 40 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man admits ‘horrific’ attack on cat – The Independent

“A man killed a cat when he picked it up by a hind leg and swung it head-first into a wall at least four times, a court has heard.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Speeding drink-driver jailed for fatal M4 crash – BBC News

“A drink-driver who caused a fatal crash at speeds of more than 100mph on the M4 in Berkshire has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed after microwaving ‘favourite’ hamster – The Independent

“An unemployed construction worker who microwaved his favourite hamster to death was jailed for nine weeks today.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman escapes jail for urinating on memorial – The Independent

“A woman branded ‘Britain’s most disgusting person’ by veterans after she was convicted of urinating on a war memorial was given a suspended sentence today.”

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The Independent, 25th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

All-day drink law was a mistake, says Sir Hugh Orde – BBC News

“The 24-hour drink licensing laws were a ‘mistake’, Association of Chief Police Officers president Sir Hugh Orde says.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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