Thursday 13th January 2005

by Sally Gillen, Amy Taylor and Derren

Paedophile’s parole ruling

The most prolific paedophile in Britain may be considered for
parole in less than six years after judges refused to increase his
minimum jail term. The court ruled that William Goad, a wealthy
businessman described as a “voracious, calculating, predatory
and violent homosexual paedophile”, had not received an
unduly lenient tariff. He was sentenced to life last year at
Plymouth Crown Court.

Source:- The Times, page 4, Thursday 13 January

Falconer mentor to head family court

An appeal court judge with little experience of family law is to
succeed Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss when she retires as president
of the High Court family division at Easter. Lord Justice Potter
was appointed by Lord Falconer. The post of senior family judge is
likely to become increasingly high profile if family courts decide
to deliver more rulings in public.

Source:- Daily Telegraph, page 4, Thursday 13 January

Aids vaccine possible by 2012, Brown tells

A “partly effective” Aids vaccine could be found by
2012 if world leaders put £10bn a year into a research
programme, the Chancellor said last night.

Speaking in Tanzania on a tour to Africa, Gordon Brown said that
fighting Aids would be a priority during Britain’s presidency
of the G8 in 2005.

Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 13 January, page 10

Welsh newspapers

Youth workers helped to provide key skills

A new youth work document that aims to help youth workers
provide key skills has been launched by education minister Jane

The document, compiled by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award,
aims to help youth workers and teachers to meet many of the
National Assembly’s targets for youth work.

Source:- Western Mail, Thursday 13 January

Scottish newspapers

Scottish Digest, 13th January

£600m in council tax uncollected.

Local authorities have been criticised by a public watchdog for
failing to collect £600m in council tax.

Source:- The Scotsman, Thursday 13 January

Court saves woman from death by food

A landmark court ruling has put a council worker in charge of
the welfare of a woman with a rare brain disorder which makes her
unable to stop eating.

Source:- The Scotsman, Thursday 13 January

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