Monthly Archives May 2016

Massive Rise In Drug Drive Prosecutions

Massive Rise In Drug Drive Prosecutions

New figures show that drug driving prosecutions increased by 144% last year. It is an offence to drive if you are over the specified limit for certain drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, even if you are fit to drive. In some cases, the limits also apply to prescription medicines, for example diazepam. In most […]

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Father Wins Term-Time Holiday Court Case

Father Wins Term-Time Holiday Court Case

A parent who refused to pay a ¬£120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has today won a High Court ruling in his favour. Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer because, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly. Challenging that decision, Isle of Wight Council had […]

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