Education

Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The women say the "rigid" system has left them unable to make ends meet (illustrated by models) Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the government's universal credit scheme.They argued a "fundamental problem" with the system meant their monthly payments varied "enormously", leaving them out of pocket and struggling financially.Lawyers for the women said the problem was likely to
Entertainment

Kevin Spacey in court to face charges of groping teenage bus boy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The courthouse was packed as Spacey arrived from his private plane Actor Kevin Spacey has appeared in court to face a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an allegation of groping in 2016.The two-time Oscar winner was expected to plead not guilty during the court hearing on the Massachusetts resort island community of Nantucket.Assault claims against him have also been investigated
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Thames Estuary cargo ship: Four in court after military operation

[ad_1] Image copyright Farid Mernissi/Wikipedia Image caption The Grande Tema was sailing from Lagos in Nigeria to Tilbury Four men detained when the military boarded a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary have appeared in court.The Special Boat Service descended on to the Grande Tema on Friday, its owner said, after concerns were raised for the crew's safety.The 71,000-tonne vessel was carrying a cargo including chemicals from Lagos in Nigeria
Education

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

[ad_1] Image copyright Durand Academy Image caption Durand Academy had infant and junior schools in south London and a boarding school in Midhurst, West Sussex (pictured) Ofsted has won an appeal against a ruling that a damning inspection report was unfair.The Durand Academy, which ran a school in south London and one in West Sussex, was found to be "inadequate" in 2017.It claimed it was unable to effectively challenge the
Health

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. Twenty states argued the whole law was invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance. President Donald Trump said the ruling was great news for America. The law's
US & World

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court sketch shows Meng Wanzhou during her bail hearing at the Supreme Court of British Columbia The chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei faces fraud charges in the United States, a Canadian court hearing has revealed. Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei's founder, is accused of breaking American sanctions on Iran.She was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and faces extradition to
Business

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Riders hired by food courier Deliveroo are not entitled to collective bargaining, the High Court has ruled.The ruling confirmed a previous judgement by labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain was attempting to overturn the verdict, reached in November last year, that the riders are self-employed, However, the court rejected claims that this categorisation breached their human rights.Decisions
Health

Terminally ill Noel Conway loses Supreme Court appeal

[ad_1] Image caption Noel Conway was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 A terminally ill man has lost a legal battle at the UK's highest court over his right to die.Noel Conway, 68, suffers from motor neurone disease and only has movement in his right hand, head and neck.The former lecturer from Shrewsbury lost a challenge at the Court of Appeal in June after his case was rejected by
Education

Universal Credit: Single mums take government to court

[ad_1] Image caption The mothers claim single parents are being disproportionately hit by the system (picture illustrated by models) A single mum who relies on Universal Credit is challenging what she says is the government's "irrational" benefits scheme.Danielle Johnson, 25, from West Yorkshire, said: "I have never been this financially unstable before."Together with three other single mums, she is claiming in the High Court that Universal Credit disproportionately affects single
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs in fall

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Ginsburg has been admitted to hospital US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in a fall on Wednesday, the court says.The fall happened in her office at the Supreme Court in Washington.Ms Ginsburg, 85, went home but was in discomfort and went to George Washington University hospital on Thursday morning, a statement said.Tests showed that she had fractured three