Harry and Amelia top baby names in England and Wales for 2011
The list of the most popular baby names for England and Wales in 2011 were released this week and for the first time Harry is the most used for boys and, again for the first time, it is Amelia at the top for girls. Each has made the top 10 many times.
Gay marriage bill to proceed in UK Parliament
The House of Commons has voted in favour of the same sex marriage bill, paving the way for gay marriage in England and Wales. A proposal to allow civil partnerships to be extended to heterosexual couples was rejected
Police in UK investigating 54 paedophile grooming gangs
The recent conviction of a child exploitation grooming gang in Oxford was only the latest in a string of such cases. Now police have revealed at least another 54 grooming gangs are under investigation across England and Wales.
U.K. Gay Marriage Bill Survives Challenge
Legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales took a step closer to becoming law after Prime Minister David Cameron's government struck a last-minute deal with the opposition Labour Party.
Conflicted Judges Are Classier With English Accents
An anonymous reader writes "Remember The Right Honourable Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Retired Lord Justice, who staged a temporary comeback on the bench of the England and Wales Court of Appeals last fall? He's the one who required Apple to publicly retract its claims that Samsung copied the iPad and imposed sanctions on Cupertino when he concluded Tim Cook's lawyers hadn't fully complied. He has now made worldwide headline news again because he signed up as a Samsung expert witness at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Samsung says he was hired by its law firm, not the company, but the ITC filing says 'Sir Robin Jacob working on behalf of Samsung.' His clerk issued a statement according to which Sir Robin had no idea of Samsung's desire to hire him before January — two months after he gave Apple a blast. Leading legal blogs agree that there is no evidence any law was violated, but they suspect that 'the general issue of what engagements retired judges are permitted to accept will ...
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