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- Terrorism: fifteen year old British boy sentenced to life in prisonA fifteen-year-old boy from Blackburn, Lancashire, has been sentenced to life in prison for plotting an Anzac Day massacre when he was fourteen years old. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of organising an attack on Anzac Day, a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand,... Read more »
- Property Law: New legislation protects tenants from ‘revenge evictions’ and unsafe propertiesNew housing laws will provide tenants living in England with improved property safety and protection from ‘revenge evictions,’ the Press Association reports. Law reforms will require landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties and prevent landlords conducting ‘revenge evictions.’ The changes, brought about by the Deregulation Act, make it... Read more »
- Law and government: Faith schools denying places to childrenA report published today shows that faith schools are illegally denying places to children through failing to adhere to admissions regulations. The report conducted by the British Humanist Society (BHA) and Fair Admissions Campaign (FAC) has shown that many faith schools have flouted the School Admissions Code and thereby denied pupils sought... Read more »
- In the courts: Barrister who avoided rail fares for two years avoids prisonA barrister has received a fine after being caught avoid psaying for his rail ticket between his home and work for two years. Peter Barnett, 44, had been travelling from Oxford to London and back for work. However, he would pretend he had only travelled from Wembley Stadium station into central London. Barnett was... Read more »
- Health and safety: Ban on smoking in vehicles with children comes into forceNew legislation coming into force this week will ban smoking in vehicles when children are present, The Independent reports. Effective from 1 October, it will be against the law to smoke in any vehicle when there are children present who are under the age of 18. The new law – intended to protect... Read more »
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- Drug user kidnaps himself to raise money for his habitA drug user has been handed a sixteen-week prison sentence after is was discovered he had staged his own kidnapping so he could get the ransom money. Paresh Savji Devraj pretended to have been kidnapped and then convinced his friend to call his partner, informing her of the kidnapping and requesting a £1,000 ransom. Devraj’s... Read more »
- Internet drug dealer jailed after selling horse tranquiliser disguised as health foodAlex Middleton, 20 and from Grimsby, has been convicted of dealing drugs after it was discovered he was using the internet to sell ketamine, a horse tranquiliser. Middleton was using a “dark web” marketplace called Silk Road 2 to sell the drugs to customers all over the world. He imported the said... Read more »
- Meerkat keeper allegedly assaults monkey keeper over llama keeperCaroline Westlake, a meerkat keeper at London zoo, found herself in court when she was accused of assaulting Kate Sanders, a monkey keeper at the same zoo, argued over Adam Davies, a llama keeper. Westlake, 30 and from Banstead in Surrey, found herself in Westminster Magistrates Court denied she assaulted Sanders at the... Read more »
- Man claims to be an illegal immigrant because he wants to be deported back to IranAn Iranian man living in the UK has been reported as entering a police station and demanding he be deported back to his home country of Iran as he was “fed up” with Manchester. Arash Aria, 25, claimed he had been living in Manchester illegally for ten years. However, due to the behaviour... Read more »
- University accuses its own counter-terrorism student of terrorismA British university has apologised after accusing one of its own students of being a terrorist despite the student in question being enrolled on the university’s own counter-terrorism course. Mohammed Umar Farooq, a post-graduate student who was studying for a masters in Terrorism, crime and global security at Staffordshire University, was accused... Read more »