Essex Council has said the child, which was removed from mother’s womb against her will, is to be adopted, but top judge has now said any further applications must be heard by him
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Thursday 08 July 2010
The Church of England has paid "substantial" damages to a woman who claimed she was heavily sedated during her time at a children's home, it was disclosed today.
Friday 11 June 2010
Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer will stand trial over fiddling their expenses and are not immune from prosecution, a judge ruled today.
Friday 11 June 2010
Nigeria's formidable fraudsters don't miss a trick. In the latest version of the long-established scam that emanates from the country, an email is doing the rounds purporting to be from Tony Hayward's "private solicitor" appealing for people to help the embattled BP chief get £100m of wealth out of the US before President Obama snaffles it. The fraudsters rather give the game away by repeatedly mis-spelling Mr Hayward's name, but one can't help admiring their ingenuity.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
A Muslim community leader falsely claimed to have been kidnapped by members of the British National Party after police and a local council spent £1,300 improving security at his home, a jury heard today.
Friday 21 May 2010
The natural world has its cult books, as the arts world does or the economics world does, if by a cult book we mean a little-known work with a major mystique among a minority; and for a long time now the cult book for anyone who takes a serious interest in the natural world in Britain has been JA Baker's The Peregrine. Published in 1967, and hardly known, if known at all, by the general public, it is an account of a man who spends a winter in the flatlands of Essex and on the Essex coast, closely observing a pair of peregrine falcons.
Monday 22 March 2010
The next Bishop of Chelmsford today urged people in his diocese not to vote for the British National Party in the forthcoming general election.
Friday 12 March 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
A man was remanded in custody today accused of murdering an eight-week-old baby, police said.
Friday 05 February 2010
Monday 04 January 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Thieves drove off today with three cars left by owners to warm up on drives.
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