The nurse accused of contaminating saline drips at a Cheshire hospital, leading to the deaths of three patients, wishes to return to work and reestablish her professional reputation.
Rebecca Leighton, a 27-year old nurse, was arrested in July this year after unexplained deaths at Stepping Hill hospital, in Stockport, and charged in connection with contaminating saline drips with insulin and criminal damage with intent to endanger life. (more…)
The residents of Dale Farm, at Crays Hill, Essex, look set to be evicted by their local council, Basildon Council on 19 September. Much controversy has surrounded their impending eviction, with groups of supporters setting up camp on the property to protest against their eviction and even a UN council intervening to support the travellers. (more…)
In what seems like an unusual target of pro-Palestinian protests, protesters last night disrupted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s BBC Proms concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The performance was interrupted to such an extent that BBC Radio 3 said it had to interrupt its live broadcast twice “as a result of sustained audience disturbance”. The broadcast was subsequently taken off air. (more…)
Figures released by the Ministry of Justice indicate that the number of convictions for child sex offences in England and Wales is on the rise. The Guardian reports that a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice revealed the statistics that in 2005, 1,363 people were convicted while in 2010, that number had increased substantially to 2,135.
As the Guardian reports, this number represents almost a 60% increase in the number of people convicted of sex offences on children aged under 16 in a period of just six years. (more…)
A gas engineer from Willenhall has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work when he was not in fact registered as a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Leslie Morgan, of Cedar Road, issued a gas safety certificate after installing a boiler at a house in Cannock. However, without the registration as a Gas Safe registered engineer, Mr Morgan was carrying out illegal work and issuing a certificate illegally. (more…)
A 29-year old man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of the three brothers killed in the Birmingham riots. The death of the three brothers, Haroon Jahan, 21; Shazad Ali, 30; and Abdul Musavir, 31 on 10 August was one of the tragic outcomes of the riots that spread across the UK.
After a bitterly fought 10-year legal battle, the residents of Dale Farm, an illegal building site in Essex, are taking their case to the High Court in a last-minute attempt to halt their imminent eviction.
The approximately 80 families who live on the site are travellers who own the land. Most of the residents have lived in their homes on the land for ten years or more. However, the buildings erected on the site are not council approved. (more…)
A County Durham waste and recycling company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following the serious injury of a worker who was reversed into by one of the fleet’s vehicles.
The 25-year-old employee of First Skips Ltd in Shotton Colliery was sorting recyclable material by hand when the incident occurred on 8 October 2009. The driver of the vehicle, in the course of carrying out his operations, reversed into the area where the man was working, striking him and knocking him to the ground. (more…)
Following a poorly thought through plot, Lee Platt, of Manchester, has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney, the wife of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney. Platt was today convicted by the Manchester Crown Court and will be back before the Court at a later date for sentencing.
A self-employed roofing contractor from Essex has been given a suspended prison sentence after a friend of his fell through the roof he was contracted to replace. His friend, Mr Waughman, a 58 year old man from Tiptree, suffered a stroke and fell through a gap in the rafters on to the floor below. Mr Waughman sustained multiple injuries and died just over three weeks later in hospital. (more…)