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Jailed heroin restraint mother Julia Saker loses appeal – BBC News

“A Kent mother who was jailed for tying up her daughter to stop her buying heroin has lost an appeal against her prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

“A naked burglar who broke into the homes of two families has failed to persuade judges that his indefinite jail term was unfair.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.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

Drug-driving detector is a step closer, say ministers – BBC News

“Police forces in Great Britain are a step closer to having a new device to test drivers for drugs.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ken Clarke’s prison reforms will spare mentally ill offenders jail – The Guardian

“Thousands of criminals with serious mental illnesses or drug addictions will no longer be sent to prison but will instead be offered ‘voluntary’ treatment in hospital, under controversial proposals to be unveiled tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ricky Hatton stripped of boxing licence – BBC News

“Ricky Hatton has been stripped of his licence to box at a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing but can still work as a promoter in the sport.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

George Michael jailed for eight weeks – The Guardian

“George Michael was today sentenced to eight weeks in prison for a drug-driving offence.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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