Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face fraud charges over alleged false claims for witness taxis worth 1MILLIONFinance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and unnamed colleague face charges Allegedly claimed for witness taxi services that were never suppliedBoth employed by CPS West Midlands By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face criminal fraud charges over an alleged 1million fraud involving bogus taxis for witnesses. Finance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and another unnamed worker, face conspiracy to commit fraud charges over allegations concerning false claims for witness taxi services that were never supplied.
Daughters of the gentry call for equal rights to inherit titles following change to royal succession lawNew law of royal succession would see the royal baby become third in line to the throne regardless of sexCurrent rules see younger brothers inherit titles ahead of older sisters Traditions mean a title will die out rather than be passed to a woman | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 17 December 2012 The proposed law changes to ensure that a daughter born to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge can succeed to the throne, should apply to titles as well, daughters of the aristocracy have said. The current tradition follows the previous royal succession law which sees a male heir inherit over a female. Now daughters of the gentry are calling for a equal rights to inherit titles as the new law would leave the aristocracy ‘two steps behind’ the royal family
'We don't need a law against insults': Keir Starmer backs free speech as he says it's OK to offend people Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use 'insulting words or behaviour'The clause of the Public Order Act has spurred a campaign which has united activists and celebrities in favour of right for people to insult each other | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 Free speech: Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said there is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone There is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said. In a boost to free-speech campaigners, Keir Starmer QC said it was safe to reform the controversial law that says it is a criminal offence to use ‘insulting words or behaviour’