British Government wins bid for permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers

British Government wins bid for permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers

The British Government has won its High Court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers.

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NHS refusal to give boy 'life-changing' drug irrational and unlawful, court told

NHS refusal to give boy 'life-changing' drug irrational and unlawful, court told

The parents of a boy with a rare genetic condition have gone to the British High Court to fight the NHS's decision to refuse funding for a "life-changing" drug.

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Police helicopter 'used to film swingers in the throes of sexual passion'

Police helicopter 'used to film swingers in the throes of sexual passion'

The crew of a police helicopter used the aircraft to film people sunbathing naked, naturists on a campsite and even a couple having sex in their garden as they "brazenly put on a show.", a jury has been told.

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Teenager denies carrying out moped 'acid attacks'

Teenager denies carrying out moped 'acid attacks'

A 16-year-old boy has denied carrying out a spate of moped acid attacks in less than 90 minutes in London.

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Man who raped and killed schoolgirl in 1976 admits assault on second teenager

Man who raped and killed schoolgirl in 1976 admits assault on second teenager

A former British soldier who was convicted last week of raping and killing a schoolgirl 40 years ago has now admitted sexually assaulting another teenager last year.

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Beautician wins damages after thigh-sculpting op left her feeling  like a 'freak'

Beautician wins damages after thigh-sculpting op left her feeling like a 'freak'

A celebrity make-up artist has won over £154,000 damages against a top cosmetic surgeon she said left her feeling like a "freak".

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Retired lecturer 'entombed' by terminal illness seeks right to 'dignified death'

Retired lecturer 'entombed' by terminal illness seeks right to 'dignified death'

A man who feels "entombed" by a terminal illness has taken his "fight for choice at the end of life" to the High Court in the UK.

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Man charged with drug offences after death of girl, 15

Man charged with drug offences after death of girl, 15

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl who is suspected of taking a legal high, police said.

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School cleaner who stole over €100k in social welfare fraud avoids jail

School cleaner who stole over €100k in social welfare fraud avoids jail

A school cleaner who stole over €100,000 in social welfare fraud over a 17-year period by pretending to be her sister has avoided a jail term.

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Thomas Cook claims victory in battle against fake holiday sickness claims

Thomas Cook claims victory in battle against fake holiday sickness claims

Thomas Cook has declared a first victory in a campaign against fake holiday sickness claims.

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Nurse jailed after smuggling mobile phone into prison

Nurse jailed after smuggling mobile phone into prison

A prison nurse has been jailed after smuggling a mobile phone into jail and forming an "inappropriate relationship" with an inmate, police have said.

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Horsemeat plot exposed by horse ID chips found in beef, court told

Horsemeat plot exposed by horse ID chips found in beef, court told

A plot to pass off horsemeat as beef unravelled when horse identification chips were found in the meat in a surprise inspection, a court has been told.

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Teenage driver jailed after man killed in incident witnessed by his son

Teenage driver jailed after man killed in incident witnessed by his son

A banned teenage driver who mowed down and killed a father in front of his nine-year old son has been jailed for five years.

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Jailed paedophiles set up chat room to distribute 'the most disgusting' images

Jailed paedophiles set up chat room to distribute 'the most disgusting' images

Two paedophiles have been jailed for setting up a chat room on the dark web to distribute hundreds of thousands of images of "the most disgusting" child abuse.

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Solicitor Gerald Kean facing €450,000 legal costs bill

Solicitor Gerald Kean facing €450,000 legal costs bill

The High Court judge ruled he is liable for 90% of the costs of the EBS of its successful case over his failure to return title deeds of two properties.

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