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- Medical law: Mother awarded compensation after doctors performed caesarean without painkillersLewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has paid compensation to a mother after surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital performed a caesarean section operation on her without administering painkillers. A mother has received compensation from Lewisham and Greenwich National Health Service (NHS) Trust after surgeons failed to administer painkillers during a caesarean section... Read more »
- Prisons: Prime Minister outlines government prison reform proposals in speechThe Prime Minister, David Cameron, laid out the government’s plans to reform the UK prison system yesterday. In his speech, the first solely on prisons by a Prime Minister in twenty years, Cameron said that the government plans to “tackle” the social problems intrinsically linked to crime and the prisons system and... Read more »
- Terrorism: Parents of IS suspect, ‘Jihadi Jack,’ arrested for attempting to send him moneyThe parents of a British man who allegedly left his home in Oxford to join the Islamic State in Syria have been arrested by police for attempting to send him money. The parents of a 20-year old British man accused of leaving the UK to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group... Read more »
- Criminal law: Deepcut inquest hears evidence soldier may not have died from self-inflicted gun woundA new inquest into the death of Cheryl James, a soldier stationed at Deepcut army barracks, has suggested that James did not die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as previously thought. James. 18, died on 27 November 1995. he was discovered in a wood close to her abandoned guard post with a... Read more »
- International: United Nations panel rules Wikileaks founder’s confinement is ‘arbitrary detention’The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that the confinement of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, in a London Embassy constitutes ‘arbitrary detention.’ The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) has concluded that Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, is being “arbitrarily detained” in a London Embassy. Last week, Swedish ministry... Read more »
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- Man arrested after attempting to smuggle birds through airport in his underwearA man has been arrested after attempting to smuggle nine live birds through airport security by hiding them in his underwear. The man, currently unnamed, was caught by US Customs and Border Protection officials at Miami International airport. The officials searched the man and discovered he had hidden six birds in a... Read more »
- Judge rules monkey does not own image copyrightA judge in San Francisco has ruled that a monkey does not own the copyright to his own image after a challenge was brought by the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The case began last year when PETA attempted to obtain a court order that would have seen them use the money... Read more »
- Man begs to be sent to prison after sexual relations with a donkeyIt has been reported that a man has begged a judge to put him in prison after he was tried for having sex with a donkey. Gideon Swartzentruber, a 21-year-old farmhand, was caught having sex with a female donkey in September 2015. He had been caught with the donkey by the donkey’s owner... Read more »
- Police write hilarious tweets concerning cocaine haulScottish police posted a series of messages on social media site, Twitter, after they recovered a quantity of cocaine at a residence on the isle of Skye. The Lochaber and Skye police force tweeted “If you get back to your house tonight on Skye and realise your cocaine is missing – we... Read more »
- British man deported after comparing sausage dish to horse penisA British man has been deported from Kyrgyzstan after he compared a local dish to a horse’s penis on social media. Michael McFeat, an employee of Centerra Gold mining company, was attending a meal with colleagues from Kumtor gold mine in Eastern Kyrgzstan when he was presented with a traditional dish made... Read more »