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16/02/2008 - 22:25

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'Sarah's Law' scheme to be piloted - Poll: 44% want new Chancellor - Britain ready to recognise Kosovo - Trial To Protect Children From Paedophiles - Teachers warn of asbestos danger.



'Sarah's Law' scheme to be piloted
Parents are to be given new powers to check with police whether people given regular unsupervised access to their children have convictions for paedophile offences, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said. The scheme will initially be trialled in four police areas - Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Cleveland and Warwickshire - and if successful could be rolled out across England and Wales.

Poll: 44% want new Chancellor
Almost half of voters think Alistair Darling should be replaced as Chancellor of the Exchequer following his difficulties over Northern Rock, capital gains tax and the taxation of wealthy foreign "non-doms", according to a new poll. By a margin of 44% to 27%, people taking part in the YouGov survey for the Sunday Times said that Mr Darling should be removed from the Treasury. The poll gave Conservatives David Cameron and George Osborne a six-point lead over Mr Darling and Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the best people to trust to run the economy, while Tories enjoyed a nine-point advantage over Labour as a whole.

Britain ready to recognise Kosovo
Britain is poised to recognise the independence of Kosovo, as the Balkan province prepares to break away from Serbia. Kosovan capital Pristina is filled with ethnic Albanians celebrating the declaration of independence, which is about to be formally declared, in the latest stage of the slow fragmentation of the former Yugoslavia. But there are concerns that Kosovo's unilateral secession from the Serb Republic may cause a flare-up in tension, and some 600 British troops are on stand-by to fly there in the event of violence breaking out.

Trial To Protect Children From Paedophiles
New measures to help parents protect their children from paedophiles will be trialled under plans by the Home Secretary. The controversial 'Sarah's Laws' will allow parents to check with police if those who care for their children have been convicted for sex offences. Writing exclusively in the News of the World, Jacqui Smith says the programme will be trialled in four areas - Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Cleveland and Warwickshire.

Teachers warn of asbestos danger
A teachers' union is calling for a national survey of all schools to discover the extent of asbestos use in buildings. The material was used extensively in schools built between the Second World War and the early 1980s, and an estimated 13,000 schools in the UK could contain it. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers claimed that slamming a classroom door or putting a pin in a wall in some of these schools could be fatal.

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