Monthly Archives: December 2012

Charity calls for inquiry into police custody deaths

Source: Radio 4 Inquest – a charity that offers advice to bereaved people – says nearly 1,000 people have died in custody in England and Wales since 1990. The charity and other campaigners say mental illness is the “hidden story” … Continue reading

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MPs call for compulsory relationship education

From BBC News: The inquiry calls for relationship education to become part of the curriculum A cross-party inquiry into Britain’s high levels of unplanned teenage pregnancy is calling for compulsory relationship classes in schools alongside citizenship, BBC Newsnight has learnt. … Continue reading

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Tighter restrictions on cosmetic surgery supported by public

From BBC News: Cosmetic procedures should not be sold aggressively, the report said Responses to a public consultation on cosmetic surgery have shown strong support for a ban on cut-price deals and aggressive selling. A summary of responses from patients, … Continue reading

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HSBC joins RBS in refunding forgotten ATM cash

From BBC News: Some people leave cash in ATMs because they have been distracted High Street bank HSBC is to join RBS in refunding customers who forget to take their cash from ATMs following withdrawals. HSBC said it would automatically … Continue reading

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Pakistan frees Afghan Taliban ex-minister Mullah Turabi

From BBC News: The releases follow talks between the Afghan Peace Council and Pakistan in Islamabad in November Pakistan has freed the Afghan Taliban’s ex-justice minister, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, and three other Taliban prisoners, officials say. Afghan officials have been … Continue reading

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Barnet library occupants to be evicted, judge rules

Occupy movement alumni, and members of the local community who have filled Friern Barnet library shelves with 8,000 books, have been handed a six-week stay of execution before eviction. The Barnet library occupants who have restocked shelves say they have … Continue reading

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Rail commuters face 6.5% fare rise

From BBC News: 2013 will be the 10th consecutive year regulated fares have gone up by more than inflation in England Some rail commuters in England will face a rise of almost 6.5% for their season tickets next year. Fares … Continue reading

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Ed Davey defers decision on aviation and shipping in carbon targets

From The Guardian: A decision had been expected this week, but now will not be made until 2016, after the next general election A decision had been expected this week, but now will not be made until 2016, after the … Continue reading

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Co-op joins anti aviation tax lobby

From The Guardian: “We are among the world’s leading businesses tackling climate change,” says the Co-operative Group. No wonder there was outrage among environmentalists recently that a member of the group, Co-operative Travel, is sponsoring an anti-aviation tax campaign. A … Continue reading

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National Trust attempts to block £100m Giant’s Causeway golf course

From The Guardian: The National Trust is against plans for a golf course at the edge of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Conflict is synonymous with the Giant’s Causeway. Children in Northern Ireland are weaned on … Continue reading

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