Archive for the 'sex establishments' Category

Sacked lap dancer loses case – The Independent

“A lap dancer who attempted to bring an unfair dismissal case against Stringfellows has lost her case, a lawyer for the club said today.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK brothel users escape crackdown on forced prostitution – The Guardian

“Men who use brothels are escaping a new law intended to crack down on the coercion of women into prostitution, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Adverts for strippers ‘to be banned from Jobcentres’ – BBC News

“A ban on using Jobcentres to advertise for strippers and lapdancers is expected to be announced this week.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Preston brothel closed – UK Border Agency

“New powers to close down brothels were used for the first time in the North of England on 9 July, by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 12th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Brothel owner Wayne Baker ordered to pay £135,000 – BBC News

“A man who lured girls as young as 14 into prostitution has been ordered to pay more than £135,000 from his assets or face another three years in jail.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Happy endings’ massage boss cleared of running brothel – BBC News

“A massage parlour boss who offered ‘happy endings’ has been cleared of running a brothel from her bungalow.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lap-dancing clubs may take cases to European court – The Guardian

“Strip clubs could use the Human Rights Act to oppose legislation allowing councils greater freedom to turn down lap-dancing licence applications, venue owners say.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lap-dancing club rules change comes into force – BBC News

“Lap-dancing clubs in England must apply to councils for a licence under new rules which have come into force.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New powers to crack down on lap-dancing clubs – BBC News

“New powers to control lap-dancing clubs are being given to councils in England and Wales, the Home Office has said.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peers: lap dancing is a respectable career – Daily Telegraph

“Parliament is currently considering laws which would give local residents greater power to object to ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ which have grown in number substantially since the Government relaxed the licensing laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rules to curb lapdancing could mean more strip nights in local pubs – The Guardian

“Flaws in proposed legislation aimed at curbing lapdancing venues could lead to more one-off strip nights at pubs and clubs, campaign groups warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bill will let councils close lap dancing clubs near schools – The Guardian

“Lap dancing clubs may be closed if they are located too near ‘inappropriate’ sites such as schools, under transitional powers contained in the policing and crime bill published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2008

source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lap dance laws ‘to be tightened’ – BBC News

“Jacqui Smith has told the BBC that the government will take action to tighten licensing laws for lap-dancing clubs.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sexual stimulation ‘not in lap dancing business plan’ – The Guardian

“Lap dancing club owners yesterday tried to fight off an expected government clampdown on their burgeoning industry by telling MPs that sexual stimulation was ‘contrary to our business plan’.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smith: firms should not go to strip clubs

“The Home Secretary has hit out at corporate high-fliers who entertain their clients at lap-dancing clubs. Jacqui Smith branded the practice ‘bizarre’ as the Government prepared to unveil a crackdown on the sex trade that is expected to criminalise most people who use prostitutes.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lap dancers mount Downing Street protest – The Guardian

“Lap dancers are visiting Downing Street today in a bid to block plans to class them as part of the sex industry.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lap dancing clubs ‘no trouble’ – BBC News

“Police find it difficult to close down lap dancing clubs because their customers are usually well-behaved, a vice squad chief has told MPs.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex and the citizen: a licence to thrill? – The Independent

“The number of lap-dancing clubs has doubled in four years, thanks to a relaxation of licensing laws and despite local objections. But now an MP is fighting back.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Loophole has allowed spread of lap dancing clubs, say campaigners – The Guardian

“The number of lap dancing clubs across Britain has doubled to more than 300 in four years because of a loophole in legislation, according to a report published today. The marketing of lap dancing as a leisure industry rather than as a branch of the commercial sex industry has helped its rapid expansion since the first mainstream club opened in 1995.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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