Thursday 13th January 2005

    by Sally Gillen, Amy Taylor and Derren
    Hayes
     

    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
    2005

    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
    2005

    Aids vaccine possible by 2012, Brown tells
    Africa

    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
    Davidson.

    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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