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Martyn Gall
Personal injury Road traffic collisions Road deaths Cycling

National Road Victim Month: a widow’s story

In National Road Victim Month, widow Diane Gall and her two teenage daughters want others to hear the story of how their beloved husband and dad, Martyn, lost his life in a road collision and the impact that his loss has had on them.

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Woman Charging Her Car
Electric cars Fire hazard Product safety Consumer law Car batteries Car battery

Electric cars at risk from battery fires

Warnings have been issued about a fire risk to electric cars caused by new technology batteries.

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Pork Scratching
Pork Scratchings Salmonella Product safety Consumer law

Pork scratchings recalled after salmonella link

Several pork scratching products have been recalled after being linked to salmonella poisoning which has caused illness in almost 200 people, Sky News reports.

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Man In Front Of Ship
asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims

Ministry of Defence agrees asbestos death claim for former dockworker’s family

A settlement has been secured for the family of a former dockworker who died after contracting the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Barry Richards
asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims

Family of former Derby plasterer appeal for information following his asbestos-related death

A family whose dad was a local authority plasterer are appealing for information following his death from the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma.

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Footballer Heading Ball
Football Dementia

Football players past and present need more support and education on dementia

A solicitor who has represented people suffering from brain injuries has backed the call from ex-footballers for the authorities to establish a fund to support former players who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease, including dementia.

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Prep School Pupil
abuse child abuse Abuse claims

High Court approves settlement for a six-year-old who was sexually assaulted by a classmate

A boy, known as Joel to protect his identity, has been secured compensation following alleged failures to prevent a sexual assault from taking place in school.

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Inquests Gosport Memorial Hospital Human rights

Gosport War Memorial Hospital deaths inquest lawyer to meet with more families

A lawyer who has secured permission for inquests into the deaths of people who died while in the care of shamed Gosport War Memorial Hospital will be available to meet with more families locally to explain their call for a Hillsborough-style inquest.

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Mental Health social care

Family calls for better coordination between mental health, social care and drug and alcohol services in Kent

A failure to communicate between services and provide appropriate care were factors in the death of 31-year-old Kent man Hadley Savory, an inquest has concluded.

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Credit Card
Consumer law Dieselgate Mastercard

First consumer class action green light welcomed by group claims lawyers

A tribunal ruling authorising Britain’s first consumer class action has been welcomed by lawyers heading group claims against car manufacturers over diesel emissions.

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Doctor Walking Down Corridor
abuse Abuse claims Human rights Human rights abuses Hospitals Cygnet Wast Hills Hospital Yew Trees Hospital

Cygnet Wast Hills hospital put into special measures

Cygnet Wast Hills private hospital for autistic people and patients with learning difficulties has been put into special measures after Care Quality Commission inspectors rated it inadequate.

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Hampstead Ponds Judicial review

Disabled swimmer wins permission for judicial review of ‘discriminatory’ charges at Hampstead ponds

A disabled swimmer has been granted permission for a judicial review of the new charging regime for Hampstead Ponds which she claims is discriminatory.