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The former wife of Sir Paul McCartney was hoping to take part in the Games but allegedly lunged at a leading IPC official when those hopes were dashed

Compulsory life terms 'should end': Leading judge says automatic sentence for murder causes potential injustice. Heather Mills reports

AN INFLUENTIAL committee, chaired by Lord Lane, the former Lord Chief Justice, has called for an end to the compulsory life sentence for murder.

Leukaemia victim awarded pounds 167,000: Landmark ruling opens up claims for radiation exposure. Heather Mills reports

IN A landmark ruling which lawyers say has far-reaching implications for the nuclear industry, a dock worker was yesterday awarded pounds 167,154 damages for leukaemia caused by exposure to high levels of radiation while refitting Royal Navy nuclear submarines.

Doctor tells of cancer treatment

A CANCER specialist yesterday told the High Court of the prolonged treatment used to combat the leukaemia suffered by a dock worker exposed to radiation when he refitted nuclear submarines, writes Heather Mills.

Cancer linked to radiation, MoD admits: Heather Mills reports on a former submarine worker's claim for pounds 250,000

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday admitted responsibility for the blood cancer suffered by a dock worker exposed to high doses of radiation when he refitted nuclear submarines - but it is contesting the pounds 250,000 damages claim.

Family to sue over landfill house: Heather Mills reports on a case that could help thousands of homeowners

A FAMILY 'trapped' in a one-bedroom starter home - which they claim was rendered worthless when it was discovered it was built on a methane-exuding rubbish dump - have been given the go-ahead to sue for compensation.

Second families make emotional appeal for fair play

A YOUNG protester joins fathers and their second wives in calling for the abolition of the Child Support Agency, writes Heather Mills. About 400 second families descended upon the agency's London headquarters yesterday. Many banners read 'CSA - Children Seriously Affected'. With them came their tales of hardship.

Judge highlights the injustice that prejudice inflicts on black people

TREVOR HALL, a black legal adviser to the Government and a senior civil servant, has been stopped by the police 34 times in the past 10 years, writes Heather Mills.

Swastika displayed by prison officers in reception area: Black inmate complained to MP about 'appalling trophy'. Heather Mills reports

PRISON OFFICERS at one of Britain's newest prisons have been confronting new inmates with Nazi paraphernalia, fuelling concern over extreme right-wing influence among pockets of prison staff.

CPS director faces dissent from lawyers

BARBARA MILLS, the Director of Public Prosecutions - under attack from both police and barristers over the way cases are being handled - is now facing dissent from within the Crown Prosecution Service, writes Heather Mills.

Men heard trial drops as they waited for death: Condemned inmates lived in 'inhuman' conditions. Heather Mills reports

THREE times Earl Pratt and Ivan Morgan were taken to the condemned cell within sight and sound of the gallows in Jamaica's notorious St Catherine's prison.

Channel 4 to use 'Clockwork Orange' scenes: Appeal Court ruling on banned Kubrick film may have wide implications, reports Heather Mills

SCENES from the notorious film A Clockwork Orange, banned in Britain for 20 years, will be shown on Channel 4 on Tuesday after the Court of Appeal yesterday lifted an injunction preventing their screening.

Sikh loses his plea for asylum

A SIKH independence campaigner - regarded by Britain as a terrorist threat - failed yesterday in his latest court battle to avoid deportation to India, where he says he faces arrest, torture and even death, writes Heather Mills.

Get-tough policy 'risks prison riots': Inmate numbers soar to beyond network's capacity. Heather Mills reports

THE Home Secretary yesterday appeared ready to accept the risk of prison rioting as the price to be paid for his tough law and order policy.

Sellafield families lose cancer damages fight: High Court rejects genetic link between disease and nuclear plant. Heather Mills and Ian MacKinnon report on a landmark judgment

TWO families yesterday lost their multi-million pound legal battle to prove their children's blood cancers were caused by radiation at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.
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