A university graduate has been jailed for seven and a half years for abusing her partner. Jordan Worth, 22, is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws after scalding her boyfriend with boiling water, stabbing him and keeping food from him. She pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The Daily Telegraph, Page; 11 The Times, Page; 9 Daily Mail, Page: 23

Posted 17/04/2018

 

Car insurance prices have fallen for the first time in three years, a survey suggests, owing to a reaction to government policy. Reforms to the law on whiplash and a review into how compensation is paid for long-term injuries were thought to be behind the drop. The research, for comparison website Confused.com, suggests prices have dropped by 2%, or £13, in a year. Separate figures show the number of female car owners has risen by 21% since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. This compares with a 10% rise in the number of cars registered to men.

BBC News The Times, Page: 18

Posted 16/04/2018

 

 

In its latest attempt to convince the Government to negotiate a soft Brexit, the CBI has said the economic benefits of diverging from EU rules and regulations will be “vastly outweighed” by the costs of Brexit. Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI director general, said some areas would benefit from regulatory divergence after Brexit, such as defence and construction procurement, but the “opportunities are limited and are vastly outweighed by the costs” of increased trade friction.

The Daily Telegraph, Business, Page: 1

Posted 11/04/2018

Consumer rights groups are set to file a complaint against YouTube at the US Federal Trade Commission claiming that it is violating the law by harvesting data of children aged under 13, alleging it makes large sums of money by collecting identifiable information on under 13s including geolocation, types of devices used, mobile phone numbers and browsing habits.

The Daily Telegraph Financial Times, Page: 16

Posted 10/04/2018

 

 

Nurse Julie O’Connor is suing North Bristol NHS Trust after being diagnosed as terminally ill despite being given the all-clear by Southmead Hospital. She has urged women to “challenge results” if they think something is wrong.

Daily Mirror

Posted 09/04/2018

A British ban on ivory sales is to be one of the toughest in the world, the environment secretary has said. Michael Gove said the sale of ivory of any age, with limited exceptions, will be banned in an effort to reduce elephant poaching.

BBC News

Posted 03/04/2018

A new survey by CIPS suggests over a fifth of manufacturing companies are planning to trim their workforces as Brexit-related costs bite deeper. John Glen, a CIPS economist, said manufacturers were finding it harder to absorb rising prices, spreading the burden to consumers and suppliers. While some are bringing supply chains onshore, those slow to prepare may not survive, he adds. The CIPS study found 11% of manufacturers have already lost contracts, 58% planned to increase prices and 46% said they had already increased costs to customers in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The Observer, Page: 1, 5

Posted 01/04/2018

 

An investigation by the Mail has found tax investigators are grilling workers about their earnings after studying their social media activity. It claims HMRC inspectors regularly snoop on social media websites to look for people whose lifestyles do not match their declared earnings. People who claim to be on a low income are flagged if they post pictures of expensive cars or luxury holidays. Fiona Fernie, a tax partner at Blick Rothenberg, says one of her clients was questioned by HMRC after posting pictures of a Ferrari parked in their driveway. A spokesman for the Revenue states: “HMRC collects and analyses data from a range of sources to understand and manage risks to the tax system. Sometimes this includes the use of publicly available data.”

Daily Mail, Page: 47-48

Posted 28/03/2018