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An accused who told a Scottish judge she was "a f******g old boot" has been given an extra three months' jail to cool his heels. Gary McGuiness, who was in the dock after being apprehended with a machete, made his outburst against Sheriff Frances McCartney after she denied him bail.

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Lawyers in England have been afforded a wry laugh during the current crisis at the expense of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority. In a statement on the coronavirus, the regulator stresses that it expects law firms to have "appropriate contingency plans in place for disruption."

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A lawyer has been left with a £350,000 bill after losing a legal battle with his sisters over the estate of their late father, an esteemed judge. Lord Templeman, who was nicknamed "Sid Vicious" because of his sharp rebukes to counsel, died in 2014, sparking a family feud.

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A pizzeria employee who allegedly faked a robbery to look good in front of his bosses has been arrested. Police were called to the Pizza Hut restaurant in the US state of New Jersey early on Friday morning, News12 reports.

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A museum's prize collection of papyrus fragments purporting to be pieces of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls have been outed as forgeries. The 16 fragments held by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. have been identified as fakes by Art Fraud Insights, National Geographic reports.

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A judge known to be the richest in China has been charged with fraud, abuse of her power and taking bribes after it was revealed she had amassed her $200 million fortune through gambling. Zhang Jiahui, 55, former vice-president of the High People’s Court in Hainan province, was indicted after

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The remains of an indigenous couple which were taken from their grave in Canada and shipped to Scotland nearly 200 years ago have been repatriated. Edinburgh explorer William Eppes Cormack took the skulls of Chief Nonosabasut and his wife Demasduit from a grave in Newfoundland in 1828.

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A will hastily written on a McDonald's napkin has been formally accepted by a judge. Philip Langan, who recently passed away at the age of 80, wrote the will while sitting in a McDonald's restaurant because he thought he was having a heart attack, a court found.

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Spanish MPs have blocked an investigation into the financial dealings of former king Juan Carlos, who abdicated in summer 2014. Left-wing and nationalist MPs  called for a formal investigation after a Swiss newspaper report alleged he had received $100 million from the late Saudi ruler King Abd

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A man who used a dead man's highly-coveted membership card to get the best seats at Lord's Cricket Ground has been spared jail but fined £10,000. James Lattimer, 51, bought the card, which belonged to a member who died in 2014, from eBay and put his own photo on it.

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A lawyer who wrongly claimed his client couldn't make court because he was being tested for coronavirus has been rebuked by a judge. Mr Blakely, 69, a sheriff in the US state of Alabama, is accused of stealing campaign donations, using his job to obtain interest-free loans and soliciting money from

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A lawyer who allegedly bolted from a strip club after refusing to pay for his private dance has been arrested. Bouncers said Dylan T. Vinzant, a 38-year-old attorney in the US state of Oregon, ran out of the club after refusing to pay a $200 bill for a 15-minute dance.

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A woman was arrested on suspicion of drug offences after handing over cash that smelled like cannabis. Stormy Lynn Parfait, 33, paid $5,000 in cash to cover bail for an inmate being held in a Louisiana prison on drug charges.

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A statue of the late Russian socialist leader Vladimir Lenin will be erected in a western Germany city for the first time after a court ruling. The statue, made in the Soviet Union in the 1930s and bought at an auction, will be installed in front of the Gelsenkirchen headquarters of the Marxist-Leni

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Three police officers who allegedly took a seized car for a joyride were trapped for three hours after the owner locked the doors remotely. The car, a two-year-old SUV, was seized by police in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh after they were called to a dispute between the owner and another p

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