How hard is it for the press to receive court listings from the local Magistrates’ Court?

How hard is it for the press to receive court listings from the local Magistrates’ Court?

How hard is it for the press to receive court listings from the local Magistrates’ Court?

                                          

Wirral Magistrates ’ Court offices December 2018
Wirral Magistrates ’ Court offices December 2018

This morning, Leonora and I went to the Wirral Magistrates’ Court offices (the entrance to which is pictured above) to see how easy (or difficult) it would be to receive a copy of the cases listed for this week.

Guidance issued to HMCTS staff in October 2018 states the following:
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So what happened each month in 2017?

So what happened each month in 2017?

So what happened each month in 2017?

                                    

Cllr Phil Davies on Hoylake Golf Resort at Hoylake Community Centre 9th December 2017
Cllr Phil Davies on Hoylake Golf Resort at Hoylake Community Centre 9th December 2017

2017 was such a newsworthy year it’s hard to know where to start.

January

The year started with councillors on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority furious over the refusal of planning permission for a new fire station in Saughall Massie.
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Former Cllr Crabtree receives 12 week suspended sentence for phone call

Former Cllr Crabtree receives 12 week suspended sentence for phone call

Former Cllr Crabtree receives 12 week suspended sentence for phone call

                                                     

Cllr Jim Crabtree (February 2016)
Cllr Jim Crabtree (February 2016)

Yesterday, former Cllr Crabtree received a suspended 12 week prison term (suspended for a year) and a restraining order for what he said during a phone call to Cllr Louise Reece-Jones last year.

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