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Road into the sunset

Transport Action Network challenges refusal to review national transport strategy

A transport environment campaign group has issued a legal challenge to the unchanged policy support for the expansion of England’s roads network.

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Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust Birth injury claims

Interim report into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

An interim report into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust says it is the biggest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS and calls for urgent changes to care given in hospitals across the country to prevent more avoidable baby deaths, stillbirths and neonatal brain damage, reports The Guardian.

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Diverse group of sports fans BAME getty

Human Rights Day 2020

On global Human Rights Day Leigh Day is among 110 groups from across the UK to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister and political leaders, urging them to respond proportionately to COVID-19, protect people's rights and the rule of law, and to stand by the Human Rights Act.

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Abuse claims

Man charged with assault of circumcision children

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow, Thursday, December 10, charged with assaulting children while carrying out circumcisions.

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Declassified Discrimination

Blacklisting of Declassified UK was 'institutional reflex' says independent review

Review into the 'blacklisting' of investigative journalism website Declassified UK has revealed that it was labelled “a hostile website” on which the MoD “should not waste any time”.

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Gas Fire Flame
Beko Inquests Appliances Fire

Call for national database of gas appliances to prevent future deaths

A coroner has called for a national database that would allow potentially dangerous gas appliances to be quickly traced and prevent fatalities.

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Care homes

Group launches legal challenge to guidance on care homes

Campaigners credited with changing the government's mind on care home visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging guidance on residents' trips out, including over Christmas.

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Product safety Appliances Burn injury fire safety

Serious fire safety concerns raised about Hoover Candy tumble dryers

Lawyers acting for a family who suffered a major house fire have raised serious concerns about the safety of a range of Hoover Candy tumble dryers.

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Climate change Judicial review

Permission won for judicial review of post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

An environmental campaigner has won permission to challenge the four governments of the UK over the exclusion of waste incinerators from the post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

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Consumer law Diesel emissions claims

Leigh Day launches claim against Mercedes-Benz

High Court proceedings have been issued against Mercedes-Benz on behalf of UK car owners who believe their vehicles were fitted with illegal software that breached EU emissions regulations.

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Corporate accountability Multinational corporations Human rights abuses Unicef

Preventing corporate abuse and realising child rights

The need for new laws to require UK businesses to be sure their work does not breach human rights or damage the environment will be set out at a Unicef event next week.

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Birth injury Maternity Services

Nottingham NHS Trust maternity services rated inadequate

Nottingham NHS Trust maternity services have been rated inadequate following an inspection in the wake of an inquest which ruled that a baby's death was the result of neglect