UPSKIRTING has been in the news a lot lately, as people increasingly speak out about the invasive act. But what exactly does it involve and when will it become a criminal offence? What is upskirting? Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph of underneath a person’s skirt without their consent. It is often performed in a public place such as on public transport or on an escalator, with crowds of people making it harder to spot people taking these photos. A large proportion of women are targeted in places such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops. Being victim to such an incident can cause emotional distress for a long time after it has happened. What is the law around upskirting? Upskirting is to be become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales - it is already a criminal offence in Scotland. In Scotland, upskirting is an illegal offence, and has been since 2010 when it was listed under the definition of voyeurism. Victims and police are only able to pursue offences … [Read more...] about What is upskirting, what’s the law around the photos and when will it become a criminal offence?
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While figures for exactly how many new homes were built in 2017 are disputed, there is no doubt that construction is up, with more than 100 projects live on site. According to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, more than 11,000 units were submitted to An Bord Pleanala for approval via the new fast-track system in the second half of 2017 alone. Of course, this increase in supply will be a drop in the ocean of what is needed to meet demand - figures range from 25,000 to 50,000 new units a year - but it shows that despite their grumblings about high costs and low profit margins, developers are now confident enough in the long-term stability of the market to start breaking ground. While sales of New Homes were up across the board, it was those aimed at the starter market that saw the largest increases in volumes, indicating that Government incentives such as the Help to Buy scheme, as well as the easing of the Central Bank's regulations on mortgage lending to FTBs are having a positive … [Read more...] about The essential guide to new homes around the country
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. 1. Östermalm With high-end fashion stores, stunning eighteenth century buildings, opulent restaurants and a harbour packed with luxury boats, Östermalm is the most exclusive district in Stockholm. Walk down Biblioteksgatan and its side streets to find global brands including Mulberry, Prada and Louis Vuitton as well as high-end stores flying the flag for Nordic fashion such as H&M-owned &Other Stories, Filippa K, COS and Tiger of Sweden. To feel most like a queen, head down Hamngatan to the iconic department store Nordiska kompaniet – Stockholm's answer to London's famous Harrods – which is frequently visited by celebrities and the Swedish royal family. The store opened in 1915, and much effort has been made to keep the original details of the striking building which features five levels of high quality fashion. Plus don't miss … [Read more...] about Your ultimate guide to the best shopping spots in Stockholm
PUBLISHED: 14:46 09 February 2018 Gina Long Ashtons Legal are sponsoring the Bury Bombers team. BIGPHATPHOTOS Gina Long hails more Suffolk charity fundraisers. Running for wheels: Scott runs for nephew George. This month has seen many people across the county dust off their running shoes (mine were buried under the remaining Christmas chocolates) and embark on their mission to complete the mighty 26.2 miles in London. I am proud to again be joining hundreds of dedicated sports men and women across East Anglia, running for charities that are close to many people’s hearts. Joining me, my son Sam and Lisa Lumley are Chef/ Owner of Maison Bleue, Pascal Canevet, who is running his first London Marathon, along with Joanne Allsebrook, who co-owns hair and beauty salon ‘Idolise’ in Bury St Edmunds, and has chosen to run her second marathon, joining us to help raise funds and awareness for Sarcoma UK. Summer with one of her drawings for Jasmine. Sarcoma mostly … [Read more...] about Saluting more of Suffolk’s charity wonders