Solicitor mistakenly sent girl’s address to father who murdered her

The Guardian Case review concludes there is no evidence Yasser Alromisse located daughter’s safe house via accidental disclosures Mary Shipstone with her mother, Lyndsey. Photograph: Family handout/PA The safe house address of a seven-year-old girl murdered by her estranged father was accidentally sent to him by her mother’s solicitor, a serious case review has revealed.…

Lawyers paid £33,000 of taxpayers’ money a week to advise Government on Brexit negotiations

The Independent Department for Exiting the European Union spends an estimated £268,711 in eight weeks Lawyers are being paid more than £33,000 every week for legal advice on how to deliver Brexit, official figures show. Nick Clegg, who uncovered the spending, said it was further evidence of “how ill-prepared Whitehall is” for the enormous task of…

Theresa May claims selling arms to Saudi Arabia helps ‘keep people on the streets of Britain safe’

The Independent Parliamentary committee charged with scrutinising arms exports said it was likely British weapons had been used to violate international law The Saudis stand accused of bombing multiple international hospitals, as well as schools, wedding parties and food factories in Yemen AP Theresa May has staunchly defended selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite the…

Points-based immigration system: What is it and why has Theresa May opposed it?

The Independent Everything you need to know about the controversial policy British Prime Minister Theresa May at a press conference after the G20 Summit in Hangzhou EPA The points-based immigration system used by Australia and championed by a series of prominent politicians for the UK appears to have been dismissed by Theresa May. Here’s everything you…

Domestic violence and sexual abuse victims should be allowed to meet abusers to help them heal, say MPs

The Independent The recommendation in a new report goes against the advice of some women’s campaign groups An MPs’ committee says sexual offence and domestic violence victims should have the option of meeting their abusers Rex Features Rex Features Victims of sexual crime and domestic violence should be able to take part in “restorative justice”…

Jail for woman who twice tried to pin speeding tickets on her sister in Pakistan

Manchester Evening news Businesswoman Nosheen Sadaf produced fake letters saying her ‘sister in Pakistan’ had been driving the BMW Nosheen Sadaf, 36, has been given a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of perjury A businesswoman who twice fraudulently claimed her sister had been driving her car after being caught speeding was rumbled…