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Older people may not be intentionally racist

Older people may not be intentionally racist

A judge has ruled that older white people who use the term “coloured” are not necessarily racist, because they have not had “multicultural acquaintances”. While adjudicating on a workplace harassment claim, Judge Robert Clark said they may employ the term
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Hedge Fund boss cleared of indecent assault

Hedge Fund boss cleared of indecent assault

A judge said the accuser may have been “inspired” by the MeToo campaign and Harvey Weinstein scandal, as one of Britain’s most high-profile hedge fund bosses has been acquitted of indecent assault. District Judge Nicholas Rimmer questioned why 62-year-old Crispin
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Police to examine smart motorway deaths

Police to examine smart motorway deaths

A coroner’s dossier has been demanded by police to establish whether Highways England is criminally responsible for two smart motorways deaths after scrapping the hard shoulder. South Yorkshire Police (SYP) have requested to examine files about Alexandru Murgeanu and Jason
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Thomson joins dementia fight

Thomson joins dementia fight

After England World Cup winner Steve Thompson revealed that he had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 42, Rugby authorities have been told they must make sweeping changes to the game. A group of eight Test players
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NHS settles two multi-million pound claims per week

NHS settles two multi-million pound claims per week

The NHS’s head of complaints has told MPs that it is settling around two multi-million pound payouts every week for failings in maternity care. Helen Vernon, chief executive of NHS Resolution, said the largest single payout for clinical negligence this
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Woman teacher lost job due to handshake

Woman teacher lost job due to handshake

A tribunal has heard that a female teacher was passed over for a job at a leading boarding school in favour of a male rival who had a “strong handshake”, Vanaja Greenwood applied for the role of full-time maths teacher
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McDonalds sue bigwig

McDonalds sue bigwig

Last year Mr Steve Easterbrook, the British corporate star who turned around McDonald’s, was fired and the American food giant stated that it was because he had displayed “poor judgment” by having had a consensual relationship with a junior employee.
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Courts told not to spare the mentally ill

Courts told not to spare the mentally ill

The sentencing council has said that, if their condition is not to blame for their offence, criminals suffering from mental health problems should not escape justice.  The council urges judges and magistrates to assess each case on its merits because
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Billionaire family battles over its £16 billion fortune

Billionaire family battles over its £16 billion fortune

Mr Srichand Hinduja, aged 84, is suing his three younger brothers over controversy surrounding a letter stating that they all held each others assets. The brothers Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok all signed a July 2014 letter stating, “assets held
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