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Woman settles case against police following flawed investigation

A woman who was subjected to sexual abuse when she was a child has been awarded damages by Leicester Police after a flawed investigation resulted in the collapse of the trial against the alleged perpetrator of the abuse.

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Woman Looking Out The Window

Family statement following the inquest of Ellie Long

Today the Coroner at Norfolk Coroner's Court gave a narrative verdict concluding that Ellie Long took action which ended her life but the evidence does not reveal whether she intended to die.

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Natasha Ednan-Laperouse

Natasha's Law proposals to be announced "shortly"

Food safety lawyer welcomes imminent announcement on allergen ingredient information

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Defocussed Hospital Corridor

Family of WWII veteran awarded compensation by Basildon Hospital

The family of a 93-year-old WWII veteran who suffered a serious knee injury whilst in Basildon Hospital in Essex has been awarded £15,000 in compensation which they have pledged to charity.

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Neil Coughlan

Legal challenge to government's voter ID pilots issued in the High Court

A legal challenge to the government's plans for voter id pilot scheme is being formally issued at the High Court today.

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High Court finds DWP unlawful on universal credit assessments

In a test case victory for a group of working lone mothers, the High Court found today that the way the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been assessing income from employment through its Universal Credit (UC) work assessment periods is unlawful.

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Vedanta Zambia

Supreme Court to hear Zambian villagers' jurisdiction case against Vedanta

Vedanta mining case moves to the Supreme Court

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Tribunal Table

Barking and Dagenham council discriminated against housing officers

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that a local authority committed acts of race discrimination, disability discrimination and less favourable treatment of part-time workers.

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Baby Asleep

Clinical negligence expert welcomes government plans to improve maternity care

The government has announced plans to improve maternity care and half the number of stillbirths, maternal and infant deaths and serious brain injuries in new-born babies by 2025.