Monthly Archives: May 2015

Police officer jailed for eight months for assaulting student at London protest

From The Guardian: A police officer who knocked part of a man’s tooth out with his riot shield during a student protest in 2010 has been sentenced to eight months in prison. PC Andrew Ott, 36, struck William Horner as … Continue reading

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Tenant evictions reach six-year high amid rising rents and benefit cuts

From The Guardian: Bailiffs in England and Wales evicted more than 11,000 families in the first three months of 2015, 51% higher than in same period five years ago. The number of tenants evicted from their homes is at a … Continue reading

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Judge rejects case against man taking waste food from Tesco

From Sunderland Echo: Paul Barker was seen sifting through out-of-date groceries at the back of Tesco in Hetton when the couple were caught on CCTV at midnight on January 5, Sunderland magistrates heard. But after a judge said he could … Continue reading

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Government plans “significant changes” to strike laws

From BBC News: Newly appointed Business Secretary Sajid Javid has said there will be “significant changes” to strike laws under the new Conservative government. A strike affecting essential public services will need the backing of 40% of eligible union members … Continue reading

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US appeals court rules NSA phone data illegal

From BBC News: A US appeals court has ruled that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal. Overturning a 2013 ruling, the judges did not, however, halt the programme but urged Congress to take action. The NSA’s … Continue reading

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