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New Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims – is it Enough?

TW: Domestic violence. On 29th April 2021, the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent and was signed into law as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. It now provides the most overarching legal definition of domestic abuse and also provides a series of legal protections which are available to victims of domestic violence and their …

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Child Death Prompts Peleton to Recall Treadmills

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Peleton Interactive, the fitness company that sells internet-connected exercise bikes and treadmills, has recalled more than 125,000 treadmills and paused sales after the machines were linked to the death of a child and reports of other injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also announced a separate recall of the Peloton Tread and Tread+ treadmills …

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Should Museums be Places for Political Dialogue?

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Museums are social hubs. Often, they are filled with people hoping to gain an insight into centuries worth of history and scientific development. To see what they can discover by gawping at the eclectic mix of stuffed animals snuggled next to local archaeological finds. However, despite the quaint perceptions of museums, museums have the potential …

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Why Would Anyone Want to Die? An Understanding to Assisted Suicide

Different values and different morals come from different people. Whilst some believe in the sanctity of life and that death is a natural process, others may believe in their autonomy to control their life and death, with dignity. A method of enabling such dignity in death is through assisted suicide.  Here is an informative guide …

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Virgin & O2: merger provisionally cleared

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Last year in May, O2 and Virgin Media announced their intentions to merge into an entertainment and telecom firm, becoming a rival to BT & Sky. A year later and after a thorough, two-phased investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally approved the £31bn merger, stating that it was “unlikely to lead to any …

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Potential Change to the Law Surrounding Abortion in Northern Ireland

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A Bill aiming to amend the law in Northern Ireland to prevent abortions in cases of non-fatal disabilities has been back by the majority of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill passed its second stage by 48 votes to 12. It is important to state, there still would be no …

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Microsoft Sued for Abuse of Dominant Position – Again

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Competition law and Big Tech Competition law has become increasingly important over the years, while regulators have been trying to control the great powers of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft (GAFAM). The massive expansion of these companies is much quicker than the procedural bureaucracies of regulators and, more often than not, such firms will …

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Sarah Everard’s Death Strikes a Sombre Chord with Women

What happened to Sarah Everard? On the evening of March 3 2021, 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard disappeared in South London. She began walking home from a friend’s house but never made it home. A fear every woman knows. Everard left Clapham and is believed to have walked through Clapham common, on her journey home …

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