May 2012 Archive

Victims of Terrorism Overseas Compensation scheme

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I was interested to read that the Government has recently opened a scheme to make ex gratia payments to victims of overseas terrorism.  More …

Going Greek this summer?

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The economic and political situation in Greece is not getting any better.  With an interim government trying to hold together some semblance of normality and fresh elections planned for 17 June, it will be some time yet before firm plans are made for the country's economic future.  At the same time, many UK holidaymakers will be thinking of booking their summer holiday to Greece, many will have already placed that booking and many will already be out there basking in the sun while Europe and the Euro's economic woes continue. More …

Alcohol Sensors in Cars!

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I read this morning on the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18270234 ">BBC website</a> that&nbsp;Professor David Nutt a former Government chief drugs adviser told the BBC that to cut&nbsp;drink-related road deaths and injuries, alcohol sensors should be in every car and motorists would have to breathe into the device before starting their car to test they are not over the limit.&nbsp; More …

Our Roads are Melting!!

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I have been known in the past to blog about <a href="/blog/the_continued_dangers_of_potholes">pot holes</a> in the road, now I have a whole new angle, melting roads!&nbsp; More …

Verdict in the inquest of Gary Lovett

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I attended the Coroner's Court in Southampton with Mr and Mrs Lovett on 28th May to hear the verdict following the inquest in to the death of their son Gary on December 26th 2010. This was the culmination of a four day inquest. &nbsp;&nbsp; More …

Grandmother killed in riding accident

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A Southampton grandmother was killed in a horse riding accident after her horse reared because it was in pain. More …

New Neuro Rehab Unit Opens for Business

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I was interested to receive details of a new neuro-rehabilitation unit opening up locally.&nbsp;Glenside Manor has opened in Farnborough and is designed to offer&nbsp;high quality individual living and support options for adults with long term neurological conditions, acquired or traumatic brain injury or other neurological disorders. More …

Make Sure your Lawyer Knows about International Claims

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Victims of accidents deserve to be properly represented. Where the accident happens abroad there are a myriad of technical issues that the claimant and their lawyer need to be aware of. More …

Top tips to help beat the heat

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Having spent 8 hours sizzling&nbsp;on Bournemouth beach last Saturday (and I have the tan to prove it if you can call this a tan as I look more like a red apache), it is with interest that I read <a href="http://www.travel-news.co.uk/4031/2012/05/6-tips-to-help-you-beat-the-heat-on-your-holiday/">this article</a> giving tips to help beat the heat. More …

Beware of the Holiday illness Hotspots

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No one wants to fall ill, least of all when they are on holiday. With the summer holidays looming, thousands of Britons will head off to some of the illness hotspots as identified by the Health Protection Agency. More …