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Ladbrokes Coral fined £5.9m for failing vulnerable customers

31st Jul 2019
James Mildred

One of the UK’s largest bookmakers has been fined nearly £6m after they were found to have failed vulnerable customers and anti-money laundering measures.

Criminalise the purchase of sex, says Tory Human Rights Commission

26th Jul 2019
James Mildred

Buying sex should be made illegal in Great Britain, the Conservative Human Rights Commission has said.

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Nottingham pro-life group wins affiliation after legal action threat

23rd Jul 2019
James Mildred

A pro-life group at Nottingham University has been granted affiliation by the Student’s Union (SU), after an initial decision preventing the society from being affiliated was reversed.

Minister stopped from assisted suicide law review

22nd Jul 2019
James Mildred

David Gauke, the Justice Minister has been prevented from launching a review into the current law on assisted suicide.

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Parliament votes to introduce abortion in Northern Ireland up to 28 weeks

18th Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Last night (Wednesday, 17 July), the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill passed through its final stages in the House of Lords and today it passed through the Commons with a majority of 328-65.

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Minister ‘sorry’ for porn age-check delay

18th Jul 2019
James Mildred

On Monday this week, the Government apologised for the six-month delay to the introduction of age-verification on pornographic websites.

Longer-term support for survivors of modern slavery will boost economy

18th Jul 2019
James Mildred

A new cost-benefit analysis from experts at the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham has found that the benefits of longer-term support for modern slavery survivors considerably outweigh the initial costs.

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Emotional debate in House of Lords as Northern Ireland abortion Bill passes Committee Stage

16th Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Last night the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill passed Committee Stage in the House of Lords.

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19,000 sign open letter urging PM to withdraw NI Bill over abortion amendment

15th Jul 2019
James Mildred

More than 10,000 people have signed an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to prevent a new abortion law coming into force in Northern Ireland.  

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Court of Appeal judgement reveals judge did not factor in disabled woman’s feelings in forced abortion case

12th Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Last month, a judge in the Court of Protection ordered a forced abortion on a woman with a learning disability, who was 22 weeks pregnant.