Moroccan astronomer predicted later celebration of Eid al-Fitr in his home country

Morocco, a deeply religious country, will have observed Ramadan for thirty days this year for the first time in five years, Neil Wilby reports from Agadir, a southern coastal resort of over one million residents set at the foot of the Atlas mountains. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced in Rabat on Thursday evening (20th April,Continue reading “Moroccan astronomer predicted later celebration of Eid al-Fitr in his home country”

Ex-Tory MP loses appeal against sexual assault conviction

Imran Ahmad Khan has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual assault heard in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) last month. The appeal, along with a second appeal against sentence, was rejected earlier today with the handing down of the judgment, electronically, from the Royal Courts of Justice. Mr Justice Sweeney said heContinue reading “Ex-Tory MP loses appeal against sexual assault conviction”

Statutory inquiry into Mermaids announced by regulator

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Mermaids, after identifying concerns about its governance and management. A Neil Wilby Media article, published on 14th October, 2022, highlighted press and politicians’ concerns in the running of Leeds-based Mermaids and its relationship with West Yorkshire Police. It also noted that the Commission was already investigatingContinue reading “Statutory inquiry into Mermaids announced by regulator”

‘Malicious content’ bad news for those of us who depend on Apple products for their work

Sky News was amongst a number of media outlets reporting yesterday (18th August, 2022) that premium electronics manufacturer, Apple Inc, had disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs. The models affected include the iPhone 6S and later, newer iPads, and Macs running the operating systems of ‘Monterey’ and above, with the flaws potentiallyContinue reading “‘Malicious content’ bad news for those of us who depend on Apple products for their work”

Popular policing drama set for return

The highly acclaimed Line Of Duty is back on our TV screens on Sunday March 21st, 2021, the BBC has confirmed. Particularly popular in this quarter, as much of the content elsewhere on this website features policing issues and officer misconduct, writes Neil Wilby. For two years, devoted fans have been keenly anticipating the sixthContinue reading “Popular policing drama set for return”

By Royal Warrant

A freedom of information request has revealed that there are 157 part-time judges sitting in the North Eastern Circuit, which encompasses court centres in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, York, Hull, Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield. The list includes seven district judges and one immigration judge. The Circuit has its own website (see here) and its current Leader isContinue reading “By Royal Warrant”

Protected: Crompton and Jones: Two of a kind?

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