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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

Call for drug users to face civil penalties – The Independent

“Drug users should face civil sanctions such as fines or the loss of their driving licence instead of criminal penalties, a former government drugs adviser said today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

NHS Somerset to hold inquiry into killer care home boss – BBC News

“An NHS inquiry is to be held into how a former care home manager in Somerset was able to siphon off prescription drugs from the elderly people she nursed, the BBC can reveal.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges hear Clarke’s plans for justice – Ministry of Justice

“A sensible review of sentencing policy is long overdue, Kenneth Clarke has told an audience of senior judges.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Man who killed Hertfordshire neighbour for money jailed – BBC News

“A heroin addict who stabbed his 94-year-old neighbour to death has been jailed for a minimum of 29 years.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Church of England pays damages over abuse claims – BBC News

“The Church of England has paid substantial damages to a woman who claims she was forcibly drugged and sexually abused whilst in the care of a church-run children’s home.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK’s first private prison condemned in report – The Independent

“Britain’s first private prison, opened in the year Ken Clarke was Conservative Home Secretary, was roundly condemned by independent inspectors today.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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