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Product safety Consumer law peloton peloton treadmill recall

Peloton issues treadmill recall

Peloton has issued a recall for its Tread and Tread+ treadmills, a month after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an urgent warning about the machines.

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Mary Powell And Ann Griffin
Hampstead and Highgate ponds swimming equality

Women swimmers challenge lawfulness of charging system for use of Hampstead and Highgate ponds

Lawyers representing women swimmers have written to the City of London Corporation to challenge the imposition of new charges for swimming in the world-famous Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds.

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John's Campaign Coronavirus Covid-19 Care homes

John’s Campaign demands removal of requirement for care home residents to self-isolate after medical visits and overnight stays

John’s Campaign has repeated its demand for the removal of any requirement for care home residents to self-isolate for 14 days following a visit out.

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Care homes Judicial review Human rights Covid-19

John’s Campaign cautiously welcomes change to 14-day self-isolation guidance to care homes

John’s Campaign has cautiously welcomed the change to the government guidance that required care home residents to self-isolate for 14 days following a visit out.

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Norfolk Council social care communication

Norfolk Council agrees to change its communications to blind residents

Norfolk County Council has agreed to implement a system that will change the way it communicates with blind residents in receipt of social care, following a six-year fight by resident Rachael Andrews.

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Employment Employment rights Uber Workers rights

Uber should give new recruits full workers’ rights, lawyers say

Lawyers for over 4,000 Uber drivers who successfully brought a workers’ rights claim against the company are urging Uber to give all drivers full workers’ rights.

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Cabinet Office
Freedom of information

First-tier Tribunal to hear Cabinet Office appeal to withhold information related to Freedom of Information Clearing House

On Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) will hear by video link an appeal related to information requested from the Cabinet Office by Jenna Corderoy, a journalist from openDemocracy.

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Human rights Abuse claims Yew Trees Hospital

Legal claims of abuse at Yew Trees Hospital investigated on behalf of former patients

Legal claims of abuse by staff at Yew Trees Hospital are being investigated.

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Treadmill
Product safety Consumer law Consumer safety peloton peloton treadmill

US safety regulator urges Peloton treadmills owners to stop using immediately

The US safety regulator has urged owners of a Peloton treadmill with children and pets to stop using them immediately after one child died and others were injured.

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Campaign Against Arms Trade High Court arms sales

Campaign Against Arms Trade granted permission to challenge Saudi Arabia arms sales export licences

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has been granted permission by the High Court to bring judicial review proceedings.

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High Court London
Human rights Environment High Court carbon emissions

Friends of the Earth given permission for legal challenge to Mozambique gas project

Friends of the Earth have been granted permission for a judicial review of the UK government’s decision to invest in a major gas project off the coast of Mozambique.

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Addison Lee Employment Gig Economy

Addison Lee becomes latest gig economy employers to lose in workers’ rights battle

Private hire firm Addison Lee will not be permitted to appeal an Employment Tribunal’s decision that drivers are entitled to workers’ rights; the Court of Appeal has ruled today (Thursday).