Our extensive coverage from the courts this month included a former soldier jailed for shoplifting, a teenager caught with an air pistol and two company directors who pocketed VAT. A warehouse worker was jailed after shooting a man in the groin, a bodybuilder had drugs hidden in his car in St Ann's and a semi-professional footballer was jailed for eight years for his part in terrifying shop raids in Sutton-in-Ashfield. And we finished the month with a story about a dangerous driver sent to jail after he tore along roads at more than 120mph and rammed a police car, and a man who threatened passers-by with his belt. On Wednesday, July 26, student Aziah McKenzie-McKenna pleaded guilty to wounding after taking a knife to the intu Victoria Shopping Centre, Nottingham, on June 17. He has been bailed until sentencing on August 17. Time Line People in court this month: A full round-up The disabled drink driver A disabled drink driver was jailed after he sped along in his modified four-litre … [Read more...] about Here’s what you could have missed in court this month
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Eight weeks after the government promised to resolve the Windrush scandal, numerous victims of the debacle say the government has broken repeated pledges to fix their problems swiftly. The Guardian has heard accounts from dozens of people affected, who set out a range of serious concerns about the government’s response. Accounts from victims indicate that: • Some face dire financial difficulties as a result of the Home Office’s mishandling of their immigration status. Some have had possessions taken away by bailiffs, and others remain homeless. • The government’s two-week deadline for resolving cases has been repeatedly breached. • The Windrush hotline number is frequently engaged and hard to get through to. • Changes to the Windrush taskforce introduced last week are making it harder for victims to get help. • Numerous Windrush people who travelled to the Caribbean on holiday and have been unable to return to the UK remain stranded … [Read more...] about Windrush victims say government response is a ‘shambles’
MATTHEW LITTLEWOOD Last updated 17:57, May 23 2018 MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/STUFF A former front office manager at the Hermitage Hotel has been awarded more than $42,000 for unjustified dismissal. File photo. A former front office manager at Aoraki/Mt Cook Village's Hermitage Hotel has been awarded more than $42,000 for unjustified dismissal in an Employment Relations Authority decision.The ERA found Waisea Bula, who had worked at the hotel since 2007, was unjustifiably dismissed. He was awarded total compensation of $42,708.26, made up of $20,000 for "hurt, humiliation and injury to feelings" and $17,447.27 as reimbursement for lost wages. Costs were reserved in the May 11 decision.Bula was a front office manager in charge of 18 staff, responsible for operating an effective "night audit function" and balancing floats and banking in the absence of the general manager.On Christmas Eve 2016, Bula was working at reception with another staff member, who handed him an … [Read more...] about Former Hermitage Hotel worker awarded more than $42,000
This week started with a Nottingham judge jailing an arsonist for causing £17,000 damage to flats in St Ann's. Cases that followed included a shop manger receiving a suspended prison sentence for possessing thousands of illegal cigarettes; a carer jailed for draining the back accounts of two elderly pensioners and a drink driver who did 120mph on the M1. Here's a full report of all the cases you may have missed. Shop manager caught with illegal cigarettes The manager of a Radford shop had thousands of illegal cigarettes hidden in a secret remote controlled shelving space and a car, a court heard. The authorities had already searched the Super Sam store, in Gregory Boulevard, and manager Abdullah Abdullah's home. Investigators seized cigarettes in a Ford Focus at the back of the store and more packets in a bag in an airing cupboard at his property. But when police and trading standards returned for a second time one month later, they discovered Abdullah getting more illegal … [Read more...] about What has been happening in court this week? Here are all the cases we’ve covered
STRANGER Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have had a plagiarism lawsuit filed against them. Director Charlie Kessler is suing the pair, claiming they lifted ideas for their hit Netflix show from his 2012 short film. What is Montauk's Camp Hero experiment conspiracy theory? It centres round a former Cold War radar station in Montauk, New York state which has been the subject of rumours and conspiracy theories since it shut in the 1980s. Locals have heard talk of government scientists conducting experiments on snatched foster kids and making contact with aliens. Crucially, it is claimed the base's Sage radar tower broadcast the frequency needed to affect human consciousness. One former worker has also described operating the Montauk Chair - a mind-reading device - and said once the computer accidentally summoned up a monster from a subject's imagination, which then went on a rampage through the air base. What does it have to do with Stranger Things being sued? Director Charlie … [Read more...] about What is Montauk’s Camp Hero experiment conspiracy theory and what does it have to do with Stranger Things being sued?