Canadian cop’s lack of French cancels speeding ticket

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright AFP Image caption A straightforward traffic stop resulted in a legal row over Canadian language rights A Canadian driver has been told that a speeding ticket against him has been cancelled because the police officer involved only addressed him in English. Lawyer Antoine Hacault, whose first language is French, was due to face [...]

Darkened skylines and ribbons: Solidarity for Barcelona

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright AFP Image caption New York’s World Trade Center’s spire was lit red and yellow – the colours of Spain’s flag What happened in Barcelona on Thursday has shocked the world and as some have been pointing out, attacks like these are becoming increasingly common. Gruesome images are being shared over and over on [...]

‘Upskirting’: It happened to me

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images When a man took an upskirt photograph of Gina Martin at a music festival last month, she went straight to the police. But she was amazed to discover that there is no specific law against “upskirting” in most of the UK – only in Scotland. After the police closed her case, [...]