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oil gas Human rights

Campaigners issue legal challenge to Oil and Gas Authority strategy

Three campaigners have applied for a judicial review against the decision to adopt The Oil and Gas Authority Strategy.

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Mining Dusk Mine Shaft
International Human rights abuses Petra Diamond

Settlement agreed with Petra Diamonds Limited following claims of serious human rights abuses

A settlement has been agreed with Petra Diamonds Limited following claims of serious human rights abuses at its majority-owned Williamson diamond mine in Tanzania.

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Abuse claims

Former English National Ballet principal dancer sexually assaulted young female students

A former principal dancer has been convicted of sexually assaulting young female students at the English National Ballet and Young Dancers Academy.

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Neil Coughlan
Voter ID Voting Supreme Court Queen's speech

Campaigner applies to have Voter ID legal challenge expedited in Supreme Court

As plans for voter ID were firmed up in the Queen’s Speech today, campaigner Neil Coughlan is hoping to bring forward his legal case on the issue in the Supreme Court.

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abuse Abuse claims Human rights

Children’s home manager raped and abused teenager

A former children’s home manager has been jailed for 17 and a half years for sex offences including rape in the 1970s and 80s in London, Yorkshire and Hull.

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Philippa Day
Human rights DWP Inquests

Investigation reveals 150 DWP reviews into deaths or harm to benefits claimants

More than 150 reviews into deaths or serious harm to benefits claimants have been held by the Department of Work and Pensions, a BBC investigation has revealed.

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Cars Queuing
Product safety Consumer law Emissions carbon emissions

‘Dieselgate’: one in five UK cars producing dangerous excess emissions

Lawyers representing more than 40,000 vehicle owners in legal action against motor manufacturers say new research suggests a fifth of vehicles in the UK are emitting pollutants at levels that threaten life and the environment.

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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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Rachael Andrews2
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.