Sep 17, 2020
The Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Nadine Dorries MP, has upheld Southampton City Council’s decision to issue a direction which cancelled the Southampton International Boat Show (Boats 2020).
Sep 16, 2020
The Licensing Sub-Committee at Birmingham City Council has revoked the premises licence of a bar in the Jewellery Quarter after it was found to be breaching COVID-19 guidelines.
Aug 19, 2020
Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council have obtained a three-month closure order of a residential property where 200 people had gathered.
Aug 14, 2020
Manchester City Council has secured a suspended sentence for a teenage ‘free climber’ who continued to scale tall buildings in defiance of an earlier injunction, in what is thought to be the first time anti-social behaviour legislation has been used to tackle free climbing.
Aug 11, 2020
Use of facial recognition technology was unlawful but did not contravene article 8 finds Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal has held that the use of facial recognition technology by the South Wales Police Force (SWP) was unlawful but that its use was proportionate under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Aug 10, 2020
The Local Government Association has called for councils to be given the powers to close down pubs and other licensed premises which are failing to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Aug 05, 2020
Tiffany Cloynes examines the powers that local authorities in England have been given to introduce local lockdown measures to tackle local outbreaks of the coronavirus.
Aug 05, 2020
Complaints about tenant behaviour received by the Housing Ombudsman between April and June this year amounted to 21% of the total compared to 12% for the same period in 2019, it has been revealed.
Jul 23, 2020
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has launched a review of the role of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) but has ruled out scrapping the model.
Jul 22, 2020
High Court judge outlines reasons for granting interim injunction over anti-social behaviour in park
A High Court judge has given his reasons for granting, despite his misgivings, the London Borough of Hackney an interim injunction against anti-social behaviour in a park.