Archive for the 'London' Category

Raising the bar in the UK’s probation service – The Guardian

“The head of the London probation trust, Heather Munro, tells Rachel Williams how she plans to stop ‘customers’ reoffending.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gun murder gang pair get 32 years – The Independent

“Two members of a murderous gun gang were jailed for life today for the murder of an innocent 16-year-old girl shot dead when a tit-for-tat revenge hit went wrong.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Anti-war protester Brian Haw loses right to camp outside parliament – The Guardian

“The London mayor has won his latest bid to evict veteran peace campaigner Brian Haw from Parliament Square Gardens.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fresh bid to evict peace campaigner Brian Haw

“The mayor of London has returned to the High Court in a fresh bid to evict veteran peace campaigner Brian Haw from Parliament Square Gardens.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court threat to Parliament Square protesters – The Independent

“Parliament Square peace protesters were threatened with court action today (17 January) unless they clear their makeshift camps from the pavement area by the end of the working week.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Allhallows Staining Church Act 2010

Allhallows Staining Church Act 2010 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others – WLR Daily

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 817; [2010] WLR (D) 195

“The Mayor of London was entitled to an order for possession and an injunction against a number of defendants requiring them to leave a square opposite Parliament, even though title to the land was vested in the Crown, since it was implicit in ss 384 and 385 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, which gave the Mayor complete control and regulation of the square, that the Mayor had the right to seek a possession order.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Democracy Village set to be demolished – The Guardian

“Democracy Village, a ragtag community of peace activists, pro-democracy campaigners and the homeless in central London, is about to be torn down.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court rejects challenge to cycle hire station – The Independent

“The High Court today rejected a bid to bring a legal challenge over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliament Sq. evictions case reaches Appeal Court – The Independent

“A legal battle to evict peace campaigners from historic Parliament Square Gardens is to reach the Court of Appeal.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliament Square protesters win eviction reprieve – The Guardian

“The Parliament Square peace camp remained in possession of the bleached square of grass in front of the Houses of Parliament today (2 July) after winning a stay of execution minutes before an eviction order was due to be imposed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boris Johnson wins court order to evict Parliament Square protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today won a high court order evicting protesters who have turned Parliament Square into a makeshift encampment.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court judge to rule Parliament Square protest – BBC News

“A High Court judge is to rule on a bid by London Mayor Boris Johnson to evict peace protesters from Parliament Square.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

IPCC publishes findings following investigation into Metropolitan Police handling of sexual offences case – Independent Police Complaints Commission

“A Superintendent and two Inspectors are to face a Full Powers Misconduct Panel, following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into the Metropolitan Police’s handling of the case of Kirk Reid.”

Full press release and link to full report

Independent Police Complaints Commission, 28th June 2010

Source: www.ipcc.gov.uk

Scotland Yard condemned for serial sex attacker failings – The Guardian

“Three senior Scotland Yard officers could face dismissal after ‘sustained failure’ by police allowed a serial sex attacker to continue stalking lone women in south-west London four years after he was identified as a suspect. In a damning report, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) today described the police investigation into the series of attacks as a ‘shameful chapter’ in the history of the Metropolitan police.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parliament Square eviction case a ‘collision of rights’ – BBC News

“The High Court has heard the Mayor of London’s attempt to evict Parliament Square protesters is a ‘collision of rights’.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boris Johnson brings legal action to remove Parliament Square peace protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is today bringing legal action to remove peace protesters camping in Parliament Square.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pledges on protest rights overshadowed by moves against ‘peace camp’ – The Independent

“A pledge to safeguard the right to protest as part of the ‘new politics’ promised by the coalition Government will be undermined today as a legal challenge begins to remove peace protesters camping outside Parliament.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Head of CPS London plans to turn service around – Crown Prosecution Service

“The new head of the Crown Prosecution Service in London has set in place plans to improve the service CPS London provides to victims and witnesses in the capital.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 16th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Mayor threatens Tube legal action over £4.4bn ruling – BBC News

“Mayor of London Boris Johnson is considering legal action after it was ruled Underground maintenance firm Tube Lines’ costs should be £4.46bn.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown Prosecution Service in London is ‘near meltdown’ – The Independent

“Parts of the Crown Prosecution Service in London are in ‘meltdown’ with criminals being handed ‘get out of jail free cards’ while ‘open and shut’ cases are being thrown out of court, a memo seen by The Independent claims.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sir Paul Stephenson appointed as new police commissioner – Home Office

“Sir Paul has been appointed the new Metropolitan Police Service commissioner, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced today.”

Full press release

Home Office, 28th January 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

London crime maps are launched – BBC News

“Maps showing the numbers of muggings, burglaries and vehicle break-ins across London have been made available online.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London knife possession charges fall 50% – The Guardian

“The number of people charged with knife possession in London has fallen by half in the past four years, police said today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Crossrail Act 2008

Crossrail Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport for London Act 2008

Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Boris Johnson’s city crime map delayed by privacy issue – The Times

“Boris Johnson is facing his first big policy obstacle as Mayor of London after the Information Commissioner objected to his plans to map crime in the capital street by street, The Times has learnt.”

Full story

The Times, 25th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal challenge to councils’ mutual – Financial Times

“The private sector will challenge a group of London councils today (11 February) that have banded together to cut insurance costs, in a legal action that could have far-reaching consequences for other public sector bodies in the UK.”

Full story

Financial Times, 11th February 2008

Source: www.ft.com

Greater London Authority Act 2007

Greater London Authority Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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