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Ms Andrew said she refused to give her name and address to officers after they received an anonymous 999 call saying nine-month-old Maddy looked cold

Law Update: No wigs allowed

Solicitors may have won the right to appear as advocates in the higher courts, but wigs are out. The decision was made by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. The practice direction published earlier this week says: 'Queen's counsel wear a short wig and silk (or stuff) gown over a court coat. Junior counsel wear a short wig and stuff gown with bands. Solicitors wear a black stuff gown with bands but no wig.' The Lord Chancellor is to consult further, with a long-term decision expected in the autumn.

Stockings sold

Apair of Queen Victoria's black silk stockings sold for pounds 1,127 at Sotheby's in London. The buyer was Alan East, a Staffordshire publican who intends to display them in his bar.

Reflective cows

Fluorescent leggings are being fitted to cattle grazing on open land at Beverley, Humberside, where nearly 40 have been killed in car accidents in the past two years. Local residents have been asked to sponsor the scheme at pounds 3 a cow.

Leggings give cows a brighter future

COWS ON Dartmoor are wearing reflective leggings and neckbands in an attempt to reduce the toll of animals killed and injured on the moor's unfenced roads.

Letter: Wig for a little shaver

Sir: Many years ago, when I was a young solicitor, I had occasion to appear in a local county court in adoption proceedings which were, of course, held in chambers.
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