A multicultural nursery has been fined £16,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,500 by recorder Malcolm Morse at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday. The court found that the owner, Irshan Ahmed, tried to cover up the reason why a three-year-old boy fell from a first-floor fire-escape staircase and suffered a head injury.
The small boy, Eshan Ahmed, who lives in Aston, fell head-first from the outside staircase onto the concrete below in March last year, after running from staff at Little Hippos Nursery and Day Care Centre in Summer Lane, Birmingham.
A Birmingham man who campaigns on privacy issues, Nigel Simons, has been granted permission for judicial review in the High Court. According to the Guardian newspaper, he is seeking to challenge the legality of making it mandatory to complete the 10-yearly census in the UK.
Simons, a client of the Birmingham Law Centre, wants the Court to examine whether section 39 (4) (f) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (SRSA) is compatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article 8 cites the right of participating citizens to respect for private and family life. (more…)