Paedophile with HIV jailed for having unprotected sex with young boy WINS legal battle to allow him to work in places where children are presentStelios Kimpriktis allowed jobs where he comes into contact with childrenHe was jailed after abusing boy and concealing his HIV Judge says 'He has served his punishment' , the judge said. On appeal, Kimpriktzis argued the constraints on his employment were 'disproportionate” and effectively blocked him from working anywhere except his own home.
British Gas owners face backlash after reports suggest they will announce 15% surge in profits Parent company Centrica is about to announce profits of 2.8billionThey are also under fire over payments worth more than 10million made to departing British Gas boss, Phil Bentley The PM announced gas firms will have to simplify tariffs for customers . Profit bonanza: The parent company of British Gas faces a backlash amid reports it is to announce a 15 per cent increase in profits on the back of spiralling bills for struggling customers The company is also under fire over payments to the departing British Gas boss, Phil Bentley, who is predicted to walk away with a package of pay, shares and a pension pot together worth more than 10million.
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Teacher receives 70,000 in compensation after she was sacked for pruning a tree without a risk assessmentShe was also accused of handing out an inappropriate sanction to a childBosses at the secure children's unit said she didn't get on with colleaguesBut Tracey Smith was awarded the maximum 70,000 compensationShe is still jobless after being placed on the 'dismissed persons register'She says the suspension and sacking have 'destroyed her career' By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 16:09 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 24 January 2013 . A teacher has been awarded 70,000 compensation for being unfairly sacked over allegations including pruning a bush without following health and safety procedures. Tracey Smith, 44, was tidying up a courtyard and used a saw to cut back an overgrown buddleia.
Scientologists 'facing fraud and extortion charges in Belgium after police probe into criminal organisation''Illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion charges' have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executivesOffices in Belgium, where it is considered a 'cult' have been raided It comes after 15 year investigation into Scientology by authorities | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 30 December 2012 Belgian federal prosecutors are preparing to bring charges against the Church of Scientology as a 'criminal organisation', it has today been reported. It is believed the charges of fraud, illegal medicine, breaches of privacy and extortion have been drawn up against the Church and two senior executives.
Britain's gender pay gap: Mothers who work full-time earn 21% less than menStudy reveals the true extent of the gender pay gap in BritainWorking mothers in full-time employment paid 21 per cent less than men Women without children also paid 7 per cent less than men in full-time jobsBritish childcare also costs much more than in most other countries | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 18 December 2012 Enlarge Gender gap: Working mothers earn 21% less than men the report says, while the cost of childcare can almost wipe out the benefit of returning to work Mothers who work full-time earn 21 per cent less than men, a report revealed yesterday. But even women without children are victims of Britain’s gender pay gap. On average, they earn 7 per cent less than men in full-time jobs, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said
French President Hollande warns Cameron he cannot pick and choose from 'a la carte' Europe to return powers from Brussels British PM wants to repatriate powers from the EU before putting new settlement to British people in a referendumBut Socialist leader Hollande insists membership of the EU is 'for life' | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 14 December 2012 David Cameron has been warned by the French that he cannot treat Europe as an ‘a la carte’ menu, where Britain picks and chooses which bits it likes. French President Francois Hollande insisted signing up to the euro bloc was ‘for life’ and ruled out allowing the UK to take back powers already surrendered to Brussels. Mr Cameron will use a major speech in the New Year to spell out set out his vision on Britain’s place in the European Union, offering a referendum on a new settlement.
Not even that Evan Davis at the BBC can bend these statistics By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 23:38 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 13 December 2012 Amid all the bawling and honking and (false) hatred and general ape-whooping baloney of the Commons circus, something notable happened at Prime Minister’s Questions. We saw crystallisation of a policy tussle which may decide the next general election. Repeatedly, David Cameron and Edward Miliband disagreed over welfare payments
Women with careers 'twice as likely' to be victims of domestic abuse as they 'threaten men's authority and power' | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 December 2012 Trouble at home: the study found that women who go out to work were more likely to report having faced abuse from their partner Women who work are more likely to be abused by male partners than women who don't, a study has found. New research carried out in the US has found that domestic violence is more than twice as likely to happen in homes where both partners have jobs