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Snapshot: Discrediting Witness Testimony – The Mandela Effect

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Those of us familiar with Episode V of the Star Wars saga may recall the iconic quote by Darth Vader as “Luke, I am your father.” However, the actual quote is, “No, I am your father.” This inaccurate recollection of events by a group of people is known as the Mandela Effect.   The term was originally …

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Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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Hijabis Fight Back: Headscarf ruling sparks protests in Belgium

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The Constitutional Court of Belgium has mandated a ruling that allows a ban on religious symbols in higher education. Francisco Ferrer Brussels University college enacted a ban on headscarves, causing a group of Muslim women to file a claim against the university, which was subsequently sent to The Constitutional Court of Belgium for a ruling. …

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Snapshot: Nightingale Courts erected to cure justice

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The government has found a solution to reduce the insurmountable build-up of cases due to COVID-19. Recent data released by the Ministry of Justice shows that the Magistrates’ Courts face a backlog of 480,000 cases and crown courts at about 41,000. The temporary Nightingale Courts can be found in 10 locations around England and Wales …

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Snapshot: Denton’s coronavirus office closures

Dentons have closed two UK offices and moved its staff to permanent home working. The world’s largest firm closed its Aberdeen and Watford offices, leaving 66 employees to pursue virtual ‘from home’ working arrangements. Lisa Sewell, the managing director for the UK, Ireland and the Middle East said remote working was a success and “… …

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Social media’s impact on missing people

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The topic of missing people rarely surfaces unless it is a high-profile case, such as the Madeleine McCann investigation, if it is within the community or if it spreads throughout social media. Often the latter tends to be the most common.  Despite missing people not being at the forefront of everyone’s minds, statistics illustrate that …

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A passport to London: keep the zip for U18s

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A passport can be summarised in two ways: an official document that allows a person to travel or anything that ensures admission. These are characteristics which make a zip card so valuable to millions of young people in London. The pass is an indiscriminate way of ensuring all young people have the chance to explore …

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Why won’t Britons wear a mask like everyone else?

From 24 July, face coverings were made compulsory in enclosed public places in England. This adds to the government’s existing rules of wearing a mask when using public transport enforced on 15 June. Recent legislation made by the English government gives police the power to ensure that wearing a face covering on public transport is …

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Snapshot Update: An obstacle to Google’s $1.2bn acquisition of Fitbit

EU Regulators have demanded that Google restrain from using Fitbit’s health data to improve its search engine, in return for EU approval of the deal. Previously, Google pledged not to utilise the data to boost advertising, but this promise was not enough to satisfy EU regulators. However, after a landmark case against Apple, where the …

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