By Maria Ahmed, Amy Taylor, and Derren
Schools given right to search for knives
Head teachers will be given powers to frisk pupils suspected of
carrying knives on school premises, Charles Clarke said
Source:-The Times, Friday 19 November 2004, page 13
14 blunders let racist kill Asian cellmate, inquiry
The Prison Service missed 14 chances to stop a racist prisoner
beating to death his young Asian cellmate with a table leg, a
public inquiry into the murder of Zahid Mubarek heard
Source:-The Times, Friday 19 November 2004, page 19
Cash plea for traumatised troops
A plea has been made for more cash for the Scottish centre that
deals with troops in trauma.
The Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare Society, which runs Hollybush
House in Ayr, feared a steep rise in stress cases when soldiers who
fought in the Gulf War left the army.
Source:-Daily Record, Friday 19 November 2004, page
‘I asked daughter to join our suicide
A Welsh woman has admitted that she asked her mentally ill
daughter to join her husband and her in a suicide pact.
Wendy Ainscow’s daughter Lisa, 33, refused to join her
parents in the pact.
Mr Ainscow died after the couple took a cocktail of drugs and
walked into the sea in Tenerife but Mrs Ainscow survived.
Source:- Western Mail, Friday 19 November 2004
Mothers win legal right to breastfeed in
The Scottish Parliament voted yesterday to allow mothers to
breastfeed in public, in an effort to increase the numbers of mums
The Breastfeeding (Scotland) Bill was approved by 103 votes to
13 so that from next year it will be an offence for mothers to be
banned from breast feeding children under two in bars, restaurants
or shopping centres.
Under the bill, businesses and public organisations which
obstruct mothers from feeding their children could be fined up to
Source:-The Scotsman, Friday 19 November 2004
Asian man convicted of racist murder
An Asian man yesterday became the first person to be convicted
of a racially motivated murder in Scotland after being found guilty
of abducting and killing school boy Kriss Donald.
Daanish Zahid, 20, was found guilty of the murder at the High
Court in Glasgow, but three other people, who cannot be named for
legal reasons, are still wanted by Strathclyde police in connection
with his death. Kriss, 15, was the innocent victim of a revenge
He was stabbed 13 times and then set on fire while still alive
behind the Celtic Supporters Club, in the east end of Glasgow last
Source:-The Scottish Herald, Friday 19 November
Immigration office bans visa fixer
A Scottish man who organised immigration applications has been
banned from operating after a series of complaints.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner has stopped
Jack Plancey from securing visas for people.
Many complained his fees were higher than expected and the cases
ended in deportation, and when they demanded their money back, the
cheques from Glasgow firm Plancey & Co bounced.
Source:-Daily Record, Friday 19 November 2004