Posts tagged ‘Law’

November 27, 2012

Home Circumcision Led To Death

A trial is underway for the manslaughter of a 4 years old boy who died after a botched home circumcision. Performed by a 66 year old nurse using a pair of scissors and olive oil, the nurse left an open wound which caused the boy to bleed to death.

The practice was carried out by a Nigerian nurse who took £100 as a fee for the procedure. The family also, Nigerian, were unaware that circumcision is provided free on the NHS.

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November 22, 2012

Anti Bullying Week

Schools across the country have been actively participating in anti-bullying week and adopting strategies and measures to reach zero tolerance.

 

How many workplaces are doing the same? I am yet to come across any despite 35% reporting bullying at work.

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September 24, 2012

Possession

Four members of one British Asian family from Birmingham were jailed today for killing a pregnant woman as they thought she was possessed.

The victim was a 21 year old woman from Pakistan who had come to Britain after marriage.  On the other side of the world from her own family

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June 14, 2012

The Snooping Charter

The so called “Snooping Charter” will be announced in next month’s Queen’s Speech to heighten surveillance on the British public in a definitive aim to bring down crime such as paedophile rings and terrorism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 7, 2012

Everywhere But Nowhere

Can you imagine being watched, followed and terrorised? Can you imagine feeling frightened, unsafe and reclusive? Can you imagine wondering what you have done to make you a victim? How can he/she be everywhere but nowhere?

They know you but you don’t know them. They can see you but you can’t see them. They are watching you and you don’t even know it.

It’s not an advert for blockbuster horror movie but real life for many stalked victims.

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January 19, 2012

Home Alone

A woman was jailed today for leaving her 6 year old child at home alone for five days. The story behind this case is just so tragic, it breaks my heart.

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January 18, 2012

Extradition

Extradition is a hot topic at the moment as Sarah Ferguson avoids being sent packing to Turkey for exposing a brutal orphanage and Richard O’Dwyer is appealing against his extradition to America for listing a numerous sites on which you can watch new American series for free.

  

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January 11, 2012

Sticky Fingers Part 2

On the topic of “sticky fingers”, it seems that the recession is bringing everyone out desperate measures in many, even couriers trusted to deliver parcels that you have paid for to your doorstep.

Pre and post Christmas, we have had a number of packages go missing; never delivered or even tracked as delivered but not really. Who has them? Who knows?

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January 3, 2012

Double Jeopardy Justice

18 years following the death of Stephen Lawrence, Gary Dobson and David Norris, have been sentenced for his murder.

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December 21, 2011

Bursting Breasts

Can you imagine breast implants leaking or rupturing? Ughh! Ghastly!! Makes me shudder… The Guardian reveals that 250 women are launching a high court case against 6 British clinics who have supplied them with faulty French produced implants. About 30,000 women in France and 40,000 in Britain are said to have these implants which may need replacing.

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October 11, 2011

Young, Unpaid and Angry

No, I am not talking about the riots, but unpaid internships.

Once the culture of the arts, unpaid internships are now quite common in many industries but these companies could face legal action as they are breaking employment laws.

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September 6, 2011

Who’s In My House?

Squatting is a big topic today in the press as Ken Clarke’s considers of making squatting illegal. However, not everyone shares his opinion of squatters. Judge Henderson thinks squatting is a good thing and has recently ruled Camden Council to disclose its list of vacant properties so that squatters can inhabit them.

Would you want a squatter in your house? What do you think?

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May 19, 2011

Calamity Clarke Strike Again

I have sat in dismay as I have listened to, and read, the disastrous efforts Ken Clarke has made at justifying sentence reduction for rapists over the past 36 hours. The word “serious” has been debated across the country and rightly so. Rape is a serious crime and people including ministers do need reminding of the seriousness of this crime.

However, it wasn’t the differentiation of the seriousness of different rapes that offended me most, but the suggestion that only violent rapes were serious and indeed deserved higher sentencing.

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