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Hundreds of trafficked children ‘lost’ by local authorities

Post date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 16:41

As nearly 25% go missing from council care, studies claim the system is failing victims of traffickingA quarter of trafficked children who were in the care of local authorities in the UK last year have going missing from the system, according to new research by two British charities that work...

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High levels of pepper-spray misuse found in prisons pilot scheme

Post date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 13:12

Prisons charity calls for halt to rollout after it finds officers routinely breached guidanceMinisters have been urged to halt the planned rollout of pepper spray to prison officers after an analysis found it may have been used in breach of official guidance in almost two thirds of recorded...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the soft-spoken justice turned pop culture icon

Post date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00

This month sees the release of the year’s second film about the ‘Notorious RBG’, seen as a hero of the left in the era of TrumpMany Americans might struggle to identify a single supreme court justice. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s face adorns T-shirts, pins and memorabilia found at gift shops across...

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High court dismisses woman's attempt to prosecute police spy

Post date: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 16:17

Woman deceived into sexual relationship with Jim Boyling says judges’ ruling is appallingAn environmental campaigner who was deceived by a police spy into a sexual relationship has lost an attempt to have him prosecuted.The campaigner, known as Monica because she was granted anonymity, said the...

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Courts preparing for Brexit surge in cases, top judge reveals

Post date: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 14:23

Lord chief justice says extra staff may be hired to deal with influx of claims and actionsThe courts in England and Wales are making emergency preparations for an influx of claims and actions likely to be triggered by Brexit, the lord chief justice has revealed.Lord Burnett of Maldon said extra...

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Scotland is showing how to win the fight against knife crime | Sarah Jones

Post date: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 13:33

Scotland started treating knife crime as a public health issue – and violence plummeted. The rest of the UK must follow suit• Sarah Jones MP is chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime“I was attacked right outside my house. I was stabbed nine times. When I looked up, my little...

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Standup comedian's husband drops defamation case

Post date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 18:01

Award-winning comic Louise Reay faced lawsuit for using personal material in her showThe estranged husband of an award-winning comedian who was suing her for defamation over...

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Judge rules to allow severely ill 11-month old to 'die peacefully'

Post date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 17:38

Girl’s parents say they understood Birmingham hospital’s advice but could not make decision to let her goA seriously ill 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a high court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing “...

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Grief and pride of the Stansted 15’s parents | Letters

Post date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 16:43

Parents of the protesters convicted this week say that the group has upheld the values of social justice and human rights on behalf of us allAs parents of the defendants, we are heartbroken at the guilty verdict on Monday at Chelmsford crown court for the Stansted 15 (...

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EU relaxation of diesel emission limits was illegal, court rules

Post date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 15:40

Ruling means new generation of so-called ‘cleaner’ diesel vehicles can be banned by cities across EU The new generation of so-called “cleaner” diesel vehicles can be banned from Madrid, Paris and Brussels after a ruling by European justices.City authorities can now stop Euro 6 diesel vehicles...

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