Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over 'Just Essentials' budget range

Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over ‘Just Essentials’ budget range

According to reports Waitrose has sent a legal letter to Asda after Asda unveiled its new discount product range, called Just Essentials by Asda. Asda will roll out the new range to replace Smart Price over the summer, however, Waitrose says the branding is too similar to its own Essentials range, which was launched in…

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

The BBC has reported that the UK is fast-tracking The Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs. The Bill will include a new register that will mean foreign owners of UK property must declare and verify their identities with Companies House with the aim to stop overseas criminals and oligarchs from using agents…

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice UK 2012 runner-up Bo Bruce, whose real name is Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce has won a case in the High Court in London against her viscount brother, Thomas Brudenell-Bruce in a dispute over their multi-million-pound inheritance. Their mother, Lady Rosamond, the former Countess of Cardigan, left her estate to her two children in…

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry is seeking judicial review of a government decision that barred him from personally paying for police protection for him and his family while in the UK. In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formally stepped back from their duties with the royal family meaning they also forfeited taxpayer-funded police protection. A  statement from Prince…

Victim of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, secures settlement

David Lean, a victim of paedophile and former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell has secured a five-figure settlement from the previous owners of Butlin’s after Bennell groomed him while working at a holiday park in Wales in 1979. A civil case was brought by Lean against Hard Rock Cafe (Edinburgh) Limited, formerly known as Butlin’s…

Jockey sues fellow racer for £6million over fall that left him paralysed

Jockey Freddy Tylicki is suing fellow jockey Graham Gibbons in the High Court following Tylicki suffering a life-changing injury when he fell during a race at Kempton Park racetrack on 31 October 2016, which he alleges was caused by Gibbons “taking him off track”. After getting off the mount, Tylicki was trampled and partially paralysed,…

Azeem Rafiq says english cricket is institutionally racist

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq told a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee that English cricket is “institutionally” racist.

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq told a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on 16 November 2021 that English cricket is “institutionally” racist. Rafiq told the DCMS select committee how racist language was “constantly” used at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Rafiq first spoke out last year, claiming “institutional racism” at Yorkshire left him close to…

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Government obtains injunction against Insulate Britain

The Government has obtained a High Court injunction against green activists from Insulate Britain an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion who face fines or prison for blocking the M25. The High Court injunction obtained by the Government on September 22 means anyone blocking the motorway could be found to be in contempt of court, which carries a maximum penalty of…

Health Secretary Matt Hancock to have Whatsapp and Emails searched over Covid Contracts

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock to have personal WhatsApp and emails searched in court battle over Covid test contracts

The High Court has ruled that emails and WhatsApp messages of former British Health Secretary Matt Hancock can be searched, in a court action brought by the Good Law Project group against the Department of Health and Social Care over the allegedly unlawful awarding of multi-million-pound Covid testing contracts. The case revolves around three Covid-19…