The Ministry Of Justice Has Paid £660,000 In Damages

The Ministry of Justice has been forced to pay out compensation to seventeen staff contaminated by dirty needles in drug-ridden prisons over the past six months. Settlements, including legal costs, came to £660,000 from 2016 to 2021 after staff contracted diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV on the job from sharps injuries. NeedleContinue reading “The Ministry Of Justice Has Paid £660,000 In Damages”

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Three-Quarters Of BBC TV Licence Fee Convictions Are Women

The BBC has said it will investigate whether the enforcement of TV licence fee payments discriminates against females after figures revealed women make up three-quarters of convictions. The corporation’s latest data showed that women made up 76 per cent of the 52,376 people convicted for TV licence evasion in 2020. The BBC agreed to carryContinue reading “Three-Quarters Of BBC TV Licence Fee Convictions Are Women”

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Failing The Homeless

Six months ago, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, told politicians that the Vagrancy Act, the law from 1824 that makes it a crime to sleep rough or beg in England and Wales, should be consigned to history. It was great that the Secretary of State acknowledged thatContinue reading “Failing The Homeless”

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Pensioner Jailed For Playing Classic FM Too Loudly Dies In Prison

An 83-year-old man who was imprisoned for constantly blaring Classic FM in his home has died while serving his sentence. Ian Trainer was jailed for 24 weeks in February this year after he was found to have breached a condition of a restraining order, but he was jailed again after continuing to breach the orderContinue reading “Pensioner Jailed For Playing Classic FM Too Loudly Dies In Prison”

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Will The Yorkshire Ripper Get His Final Wish?

Family members don’t agree who is responsible for the serial killer’s remains, it emerged, as questions loomed over his funeral arrangements. Peter Sutcliffe had expressed a desire to be cremated and for his ex-wife, Sonia Woodward, to scatter his ashes in Paris, where they had a honeymoon in 1974. The Yorkshire Ripper’s younger brother CarlContinue reading “Will The Yorkshire Ripper Get His Final Wish?”

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