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Coloured contact lenses in danger of causing eye damage (27 October 2017)

As Halloween looms, one of the most popular accessories to any costume in recent years seems to be coloured and novelty contact lenses. However, eye-health professionals have warned that the lenses may not be safe. In extreme cases using these lenses can cause sight loss.  Read more...

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Accused of possession of Indecent Images? (27 October 2017)

In an ideal world, the idea of indecent images is repulsive whether or not its production involved the abuse of real children. Regrettably in reality indecent images - visual representations of child pornography in the form of, for example, photographs, pseudo-photographs and videos are all easily accessible. Now you may expect that only those not in the right state of mind would access and possess such images. However, those with high profiles have also been accused/ cautioned/ charged with possession of indecent images. For one to be guilty of the offence of possession of indecent images, not only must they be in possession of such images but there needs to be evidence of knowledge. How do we define indecent images? - An image of a child under the age of eighteen portraying erotic behaviour.  Read more...

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The reality of fly-tipping: the cost is coming out of our pockets (26 October 2017)

A recent survey into the extent of fly-tipping collected from councils all across the UK reveals a total clear up cost of £58 million in the last year.  Read more...

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Deaths caused by Driving Can Now Land You in Prison for Life (16 October 2017)

Motorists can now face a life sentence after the Government confirmed it is to toughen sentences for driving offences involving a fatality. The changes come after a recent consultation that received over 9000 submissions.  Read more...

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Crown Prosecution Service reveals record number of sexual offences prosecuted (16 October 2017)

In the last year a record high number of rape and sexual offences were prosecuted, as revealed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Whilst convictions for sexual offences have risen, those linked to domestic violence have dropped.   Read more...

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The Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children who are the Subjects of Care Proceedings (16 October 2017)

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have done much in recent times to raise awareness of mental health and dispel the stigma attached to it, by speaking about their own personal experiences. Is this enough to provide reassurances to parents with mental illness whose children are the subject of care proceedings?  Read more...

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50 pots filled with cannabis discovered on major Devon road (12 October 2017)

Fifty pots filled with cannabis were discovered on the side of a major Devon road in Ottery St Mary’s resulting in police closing a lane to deal with the incident.   Read more...

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Landlord fined over £8000 for illegally showing Sky Sports (12 October 2017)

A landlord has been fined over £8000 for illegally showing Sky Sports games at his Heywood pub in Greater Manchester.   Read more...

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A move towards a more transparent, child-focused approach to Judgments? (12 October 2017)

This case concerns a father's application for his 14-year old son to move with him to live in Scandinavia. The parents had been separated for many years and the child had always lived with his mother and step-father. The father’s application was opposed by the mother and also by the child's guardian, however the child wanted to move to live with his Father in Scandinavia.   Read more...

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Brexit to Favour Speedsters Abroad? (6 October 2017)

The past 12 months have witnessed our nation embroiled in fierce debates around one particularly controversial topic: Brexit!  Read more...

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Driving Test Evolution (6 October 2017)

The methods used to teach us how to drive are about to change across the country in less than two months! The driving test used in England, Scotland and Wales will be reformed as of 4th December 2017 and will incorporate more modern habits adopted by drivers in recent years.   Read more...

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ECtHR rules in favour of Romanian employee who “had privacy breached” (6 October 2017)

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has recently given a judgment in Barbulescu v. Romania that protects the privacy of employees when sending and receiving emails in the workplace.  Read more...

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Fly tippers swamp north-east London car park with tonnes of waste (2 October 2017)

A car park in Walthamstow, north-east London, has been turned into a dumping ground by fly tippers. Several businesses from across London and the south-east are under investigation and could face prosecution after refuse teams spent a week clearing the rubbish from the site.  Read more...

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