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Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop illegal pensions cold-callers

Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop illegal pensions cold-callers

If you’d wondered why so many older folks get duped into moving their pensions into dodgy investments, better ask the Information Commissioner. Last year, afte [...] Read full article: Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop il...→

Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop illegal pensions cold-callers

Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop illegal pensions cold-callers

If you’d wondered why so many older folks get duped into moving their pensions into dodgy investments, better ask the Information Commissioner. Last year, afte [...] Read full article: Watchdog's fines are too puny to stop il...→

Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs, with landlords facing £10,000 fines

Government faces increasing pressure to reverse the 10pm curfew as thousands pour on to the streets after earlier closing times Read full article: Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs,...→

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Google is under pressure to clamp down on advertisements for financial scams after the City regulator called on the internet giant to “step up to the plate”.To [...] Read full article: Watchdog tells Google to stop running ad...→

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment has been seized and dozens of reports made to police about possible breaches of restrictions as new lockdown rules came [...] Read full article: Equipment seized and fines issued amid n...→

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

One uniformed officer pushed the woman down so she crouched and twerked on him. The incident has been picked up the police bureau who have launched an investig [...] Read full article: Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illeg...→

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

THE ORGANISERS of illegal raves, gatherings and unlicensed parties could face fines of up to £10,000 from Friday when a new law comes into force ahead of the b [...] Read full article: Illegal party organisers face fines up t...→

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

RAVERS face huge new fines of up to £10,000 for hosting illegal parties, after cops shut down more bashes last weekend. New laws have doubled the fines for peo [...] Read full article: Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for ...→

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

POLICE have been forced to break up multiple illegal raves in Birmingham after hundreds of people gathered in different parts of the city. Read full article: Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets R...→

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Footage of Youness Bentahar being arrested in Abbott Road, Tower Hamlets, east London in July last year provoked accusations of brutality when he was pinned to [...] Read full article: Police watchdog officers advice over tra...→

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

POLICE have stopped nearly 30,000 passengers for not wearing facemasks but given out just 33 fines. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on June 15 is is [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunni...→

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Catalonia has banned informal outdoor parties popular with youngsters, saying anyone taking part would be fined up to €15,000 in the latest step to curb the sp [...] Read full article: Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' ...→

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

If, in a country of doubtful democratic legitimacy, a story broke about a well-known political and media figure receiving a night-time visit from the authoriti [...] Read full article: My late-night police visit will not stop...→

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

It's now illegal to force your enemy into quarantine by lying to Test and Trace, it's a crime not to keep your teenager in the house - and people who 'reckless [...] Read full article: 7 things that are illegal from today und...→

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace campaigners have begun dumping giant boulders in a North Sea conservation zone to thwart trawlers that they say are hiding destructive fishing by il [...] Read full article: Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea t...→

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a "dumping ground"

A COALTION of rural and environmental groups have called for urgent action over a 'plague' of flytipping that is scarring Scotland's countryside… Read full article: 'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalit...→

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

CAR PARKING charges handed out by private firms unfairly as a money-making exercise will be eliminated through strict new proposals providers must follow. Read full article: Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put ...→

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Organisers of illegal raves have been warned they can now be fined £10,000 under new powers brought in by the Government. Read full article: Police warning as organisers of illegal ...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

ILLEGAL rave organisers face a £10,000 fine for flouting social distancing rules next weekend. Tough new measures will be in place ahead of the Bank Holiday to [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

The Independent’s Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign was boosted today as a luxury jewellery brand and fashion giant Net-a-Porter joined with our campaig [...] Read full article: Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife ...→

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Police accused revellers of 'taking up our time that could be spent tackling more serious crimes'. Read full article: Moment police break up illegal rave in B...→

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Illegal gatherings of more than 30 people could see organisers hit with fines of up to £10,000, the government has announced. Read full article: Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as govern...→

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

EMMANUEL MACRON has been urged to "stop the flow of illegal migrants" across the English Channel by care minister Helen Whately as more than 4,000 migrants hav [...] Read full article: UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of ill...→

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

All the latest breaking news on Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Stop the Illegal Wi [...] Read full article: Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade...→

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

The number of people caring for a child and an elderly relative has ballooned in lockdown and the implications for their finances are severe Read full article: Crunch time for the sandwich generation ...→

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

'FCA has heard 'credible reports' of banks failing to treat corporate clients fairly when negotiating new or existing debt Read full article: Banks must stop squeezing customers unfa...→

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

When you talk about illegal streaming, it brings to mind the days of Limewire and Napster. But whilst the music industry has a hold on things thanks to Spotify [...] Read full article: Illegal streaming is a growing problem —...→

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

“WE MUSTN’T bend to the propaganda campaigns of the warmongers,” Labour MP Diane Abbott told a Stop the War fringe meeting during Labour Connected at the weeke [...] Read full article: Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new col...→

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Prestige beauty brand Chantecaille has become the first corporate supporter of The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign.  ... The partnership [...] Read full article: Chantecaille joins forces with The Indep...→

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned under lockdown laws but that didn't stop thousands turning out to unlicensed events this weekend. Read full article: Thousands of illegal ravers break corona...→

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

The new strategy, released today, recommends that at least €20 billion each year 'should be unlocked for spending on nature' Read full article: Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity...→

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Sgt Nick Giess has already confiscated equipment from DJ who told him: 'This is how I feed my kids' Read full article: Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on B...→

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

Police chiefs in the West Midlands have welcomed the introduction of a £10,000 fine for the organisers of illegal raves. Read full article: 'They not only illegal but dangerous too...→

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

These were the scenes on a barge moored on the River Lea in East London in the early hours of yesterday, as scores of people gathered for an illegal rave. Read full article: Police battle to stop illegal raves incl...→

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

Beefed up security measures to stop travellers setting up illegal camps on a park that crosses the Walsall and Wolverhampton border could be introduced. Read full article: New security measures to stop illegal tr...→

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

It follows a surge of unlicensed music events which broke the rules against large gatherings during the Covid-19 crisis Read full article: Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves ...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Anyone organising an illegal rave in England could face a £10,000 fine under strict new lockdown rules. England has seen a surge in unlicensed music events ove [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police have stopped 30,000 people on public transport for not wearing a face covering in just two weeks, but only dished out 33 fines, official figures reveal. [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face ...→

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

BRIT tourists have been told not to attend illegal raves or “uncontrolled” private parties in Tenerife as health chiefs promise fines for irresponsible partygo [...] Read full article: Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ il...→

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Businesses that freeze pension contributions during the coronavirus crisis risk breaching their workers’ employment contracts, even when the state pays their w [...] Read full article: Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pens...→

Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs, with landlords facing £10,000 fines

Government faces increasing pressure to reverse the 10pm curfew as thousands pour on to the streets after earlier closing times Read full article: Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs,...→

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

When you talk about illegal streaming, it brings to mind the days of Limewire and Napster. But whilst the music industry has a hold on things thanks to Spotify [...] Read full article: Illegal streaming is a growing problem —...→

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace campaigners have begun dumping giant boulders in a North Sea conservation zone to thwart trawlers that they say are hiding destructive fishing by il [...] Read full article: Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea t...→

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Prestige beauty brand Chantecaille has become the first corporate supporter of The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign.  ... The partnership [...] Read full article: Chantecaille joins forces with The Indep...→

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

CAR PARKING charges handed out by private firms unfairly as a money-making exercise will be eliminated through strict new proposals providers must follow. Read full article: Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put ...→

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

The new strategy, released today, recommends that at least €20 billion each year 'should be unlocked for spending on nature' Read full article: Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity...→

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Organisers of illegal raves have been warned they can now be fined £10,000 under new powers brought in by the Government. Read full article: Police warning as organisers of illegal ...→

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

One uniformed officer pushed the woman down so she crouched and twerked on him. The incident has been picked up the police bureau who have launched an investig [...] Read full article: Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illeg...→

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

Police chiefs in the West Midlands have welcomed the introduction of a £10,000 fine for the organisers of illegal raves. Read full article: 'They not only illegal but dangerous too...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

ILLEGAL rave organisers face a £10,000 fine for flouting social distancing rules next weekend. Tough new measures will be in place ahead of the Bank Holiday to [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

RAVERS face huge new fines of up to £10,000 for hosting illegal parties, after cops shut down more bashes last weekend. New laws have doubled the fines for peo [...] Read full article: Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for ...→

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

Beefed up security measures to stop travellers setting up illegal camps on a park that crosses the Walsall and Wolverhampton border could be introduced. Read full article: New security measures to stop illegal tr...→

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Police accused revellers of 'taking up our time that could be spent tackling more serious crimes'. Read full article: Moment police break up illegal rave in B...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Anyone organising an illegal rave in England could face a £10,000 fine under strict new lockdown rules. England has seen a surge in unlicensed music events ove [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

EMMANUEL MACRON has been urged to "stop the flow of illegal migrants" across the English Channel by care minister Helen Whately as more than 4,000 migrants hav [...] Read full article: UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of ill...→

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

POLICE have stopped nearly 30,000 passengers for not wearing facemasks but given out just 33 fines. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on June 15 is is [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunni...→

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

The number of people caring for a child and an elderly relative has ballooned in lockdown and the implications for their finances are severe Read full article: Crunch time for the sandwich generation ...→

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

If, in a country of doubtful democratic legitimacy, a story broke about a well-known political and media figure receiving a night-time visit from the authoriti [...] Read full article: My late-night police visit will not stop...→

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Businesses that freeze pension contributions during the coronavirus crisis risk breaching their workers’ employment contracts, even when the state pays their w [...] Read full article: Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pens...→

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

It's now illegal to force your enemy into quarantine by lying to Test and Trace, it's a crime not to keep your teenager in the house - and people who 'reckless [...] Read full article: 7 things that are illegal from today und...→

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Google is under pressure to clamp down on advertisements for financial scams after the City regulator called on the internet giant to “step up to the plate”.To [...] Read full article: Watchdog tells Google to stop running ad...→

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

“WE MUSTN’T bend to the propaganda campaigns of the warmongers,” Labour MP Diane Abbott told a Stop the War fringe meeting during Labour Connected at the weeke [...] Read full article: Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new col...→

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a "dumping ground"

A COALTION of rural and environmental groups have called for urgent action over a 'plague' of flytipping that is scarring Scotland's countryside… Read full article: 'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalit...→

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned under lockdown laws but that didn't stop thousands turning out to unlicensed events this weekend. Read full article: Thousands of illegal ravers break corona...→

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment has been seized and dozens of reports made to police about possible breaches of restrictions as new lockdown rules came [...] Read full article: Equipment seized and fines issued amid n...→

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Sgt Nick Giess has already confiscated equipment from DJ who told him: 'This is how I feed my kids' Read full article: Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on B...→

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

THE ORGANISERS of illegal raves, gatherings and unlicensed parties could face fines of up to £10,000 from Friday when a new law comes into force ahead of the b [...] Read full article: Illegal party organisers face fines up t...→

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

These were the scenes on a barge moored on the River Lea in East London in the early hours of yesterday, as scores of people gathered for an illegal rave. Read full article: Police battle to stop illegal raves incl...→

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

The Independent’s Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign was boosted today as a luxury jewellery brand and fashion giant Net-a-Porter joined with our campaig [...] Read full article: Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife ...→

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

POLICE have been forced to break up multiple illegal raves in Birmingham after hundreds of people gathered in different parts of the city. Read full article: Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets R...→

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

It follows a surge of unlicensed music events which broke the rules against large gatherings during the Covid-19 crisis Read full article: Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves ...→

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Illegal gatherings of more than 30 people could see organisers hit with fines of up to £10,000, the government has announced. Read full article: Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as govern...→

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Footage of Youness Bentahar being arrested in Abbott Road, Tower Hamlets, east London in July last year provoked accusations of brutality when he was pinned to [...] Read full article: Police watchdog officers advice over tra...→

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police have stopped 30,000 people on public transport for not wearing a face covering in just two weeks, but only dished out 33 fines, official figures reveal. [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face ...→

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

All the latest breaking news on Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Stop the Illegal Wi [...] Read full article: Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade...→

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Catalonia has banned informal outdoor parties popular with youngsters, saying anyone taking part would be fined up to €15,000 in the latest step to curb the sp [...] Read full article: Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' ...→

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

BRIT tourists have been told not to attend illegal raves or “uncontrolled” private parties in Tenerife as health chiefs promise fines for irresponsible partygo [...] Read full article: Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ il...→

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

'FCA has heard 'credible reports' of banks failing to treat corporate clients fairly when negotiating new or existing debt Read full article: Banks must stop squeezing customers unfa...→

Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs, with landlords facing £10,000 fines

Government faces increasing pressure to reverse the 10pm curfew as thousands pour on to the streets after earlier closing times Read full article: Singing and dancing now illegal in pubs,...→

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

7 things that are illegal from today under coronavirus rules - with £10k fines

It's now illegal to force your enemy into quarantine by lying to Test and Trace, it's a crime not to keep your teenager in the house - and people who 'reckless [...] Read full article: 7 things that are illegal from today und...→

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

Illegal streaming is a growing problem — what FACT is doing to stop it

When you talk about illegal streaming, it brings to mind the days of Limewire and Napster. But whilst the music industry has a hold on things thanks to Spotify [...] Read full article: Illegal streaming is a growing problem —...→

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Watchdog tells Google to stop running ads for investment scams

Google is under pressure to clamp down on advertisements for financial scams after the City regulator called on the internet giant to “step up to the plate”.To [...] Read full article: Watchdog tells Google to stop running ad...→

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea to stop illegal fishing

Greenpeace campaigners have begun dumping giant boulders in a North Sea conservation zone to thwart trawlers that they say are hiding destructive fishing by il [...] Read full article: Greenpeace drops boulders in North Sea t...→

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new cold war at Stop the War fringe

“WE MUSTN’T bend to the propaganda campaigns of the warmongers,” Labour MP Diane Abbott told a Stop the War fringe meeting during Labour Connected at the weeke [...] Read full article: Abbott and Corbyn warn against a new col...→

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a

'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalition of groups demand ministerial action to stop Scotland becoming a "dumping ground"

A COALTION of rural and environmental groups have called for urgent action over a 'plague' of flytipping that is scarring Scotland's countryside… Read full article: 'Illegal, selfish and dangerous': Coalit...→

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Chantecaille joins forces with The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign

Prestige beauty brand Chantecaille has become the first corporate supporter of The Independent’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign.  ... The partnership [...] Read full article: Chantecaille joins forces with The Indep...→

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put a stop’ to unfair private parking fines

CAR PARKING charges handed out by private firms unfairly as a money-making exercise will be eliminated through strict new proposals providers must follow. Read full article: Car parking crackdown: New changes ‘put ...→

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Thousands of illegal ravers break coronavirus rules despite £10,000 fines

Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned under lockdown laws but that didn't stop thousands turning out to unlicensed events this weekend. Read full article: Thousands of illegal ravers break corona...→

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

The new strategy, released today, recommends that at least €20 billion each year 'should be unlocked for spending on nature' Read full article: Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity...→

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Equipment seized and fines issued amid new rules about illegal gatherings

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment has been seized and dozens of reports made to police about possible breaches of restrictions as new lockdown rules came [...] Read full article: Equipment seized and fines issued amid n...→

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Police warning as organisers of illegal raves face £10,000 fines

Organisers of illegal raves have been warned they can now be fined £10,000 under new powers brought in by the Government. Read full article: Police warning as organisers of illegal ...→

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on Bank Holiday weekend

Sgt Nick Giess has already confiscated equipment from DJ who told him: 'This is how I feed my kids' Read full article: Extra patrols to stop illegal raves on B...→

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illegal rave where officers were sent to stop

One uniformed officer pushed the woman down so she crouched and twerked on him. The incident has been picked up the police bureau who have launched an investig [...] Read full article: Outrage as woman grinds on cops at illeg...→

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

'They not only illegal but dangerous too': Police in support of tougher fines over illegal raves

Police chiefs in the West Midlands have welcomed the introduction of a £10,000 fine for the organisers of illegal raves. Read full article: 'They not only illegal but dangerous too...→

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

Illegal party organisers face fines up to £10,000 in new coronavirus crackdown

THE ORGANISERS of illegal raves, gatherings and unlicensed parties could face fines of up to £10,000 from Friday when a new law comes into force ahead of the b [...] Read full article: Illegal party organisers face fines up t...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines as Bank Holiday crackdown kicks in

ILLEGAL rave organisers face a £10,000 fine for flouting social distancing rules next weekend. Tough new measures will be in place ahead of the Bank Holiday to [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

Police battle to stop illegal raves including 140 revellers on boat

These were the scenes on a barge moored on the River Lea in East London in the early hours of yesterday, as scores of people gathered for an illegal rave. Read full article: Police battle to stop illegal raves incl...→

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for hosting illegal parties after covidiots hold huge bashes

RAVERS face huge new fines of up to £10,000 for hosting illegal parties, after cops shut down more bashes last weekend. New laws have doubled the fines for peo [...] Read full article: Ravers face new fines of up to £10k for ...→

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife campaign boosted by fashion industry

The Independent’s Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign was boosted today as a luxury jewellery brand and fashion giant Net-a-Porter joined with our campaig [...] Read full article: Independent's Stop the Illegal Wildlife ...→

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

New security measures to stop illegal traveller camps in Walsall and Wolverhampton

Beefed up security measures to stop travellers setting up illegal camps on a park that crosses the Walsall and Wolverhampton border could be introduced. Read full article: New security measures to stop illegal tr...→

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets RUINED as police stop multiple illegal gatherings

POLICE have been forced to break up multiple illegal raves in Birmingham after hundreds of people gathered in different parts of the city. Read full article: Birmingham raves out of hand - Streets R...→

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Moment police break up illegal rave in Birmingham to stop spread of virus

Police accused revellers of 'taking up our time that could be spent tackling more serious crimes'. Read full article: Moment police break up illegal rave in B...→

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves face £10,000 fines in fresh clampdown

It follows a surge of unlicensed music events which broke the rules against large gatherings during the Covid-19 crisis Read full article: Organisers of illegal coronavirus raves ...→

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as government clamps down on illegal raves

Illegal gatherings of more than 30 people could see organisers hit with fines of up to £10,000, the government has announced. Read full article: Face mask fines soar to £3,200 as govern...→

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines under tough new lockdown rules

Anyone organising an illegal rave in England could face a £10,000 fine under strict new lockdown rules. England has seen a surge in unlicensed music events ove [...] Read full article: Illegal rave organisers face £10k fines ...→

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Police watchdog officers advice over traffic stop

Footage of Youness Bentahar being arrested in Abbott Road, Tower Hamlets, east London in July last year provoked accusations of brutality when he was pinned to [...] Read full article: Police watchdog officers advice over tra...→

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of illegal migrants' to crack down on 'people smugglers'

EMMANUEL MACRON has been urged to "stop the flow of illegal migrants" across the English Channel by care minister Helen Whately as more than 4,000 migrants hav [...] Read full article: UK demands Macron help 'stop flow of ill...→

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face mask but only 33 fines issued

Police have stopped 30,000 people on public transport for not wearing a face covering in just two weeks, but only dished out 33 fines, official figures reveal. [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 for not wearing face ...→

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunning face masks but give out just 33 fines

POLICE have stopped nearly 30,000 passengers for not wearing facemasks but given out just 33 fines. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on June 15 is is [...] Read full article: Police stop 30,000 passengers for shunni...→

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

All the latest breaking news on Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on Stop the Illegal Wi [...] Read full article: Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade...→

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' as outdoor drinkers risk £13,000 fines

Catalonia has banned informal outdoor parties popular with youngsters, saying anyone taking part would be fined up to €15,000 in the latest step to curb the sp [...] Read full article: Brits in Barcelona told 'stop partying' ...→

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

Crunch time for the sandwich generation as Covid-19 forces them to stop work and raid pensions

The number of people caring for a child and an elderly relative has ballooned in lockdown and the implications for their finances are severe Read full article: Crunch time for the sandwich generation ...→

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ illegal raves in Tenerife or risk fines

BRIT tourists have been told not to attend illegal raves or “uncontrolled” private parties in Tenerife as health chiefs promise fines for irresponsible partygo [...] Read full article: Brits warned ‘don’t even think about’ il...→

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

My late-night police visit will not stop me going out to cover this illegal immigration scandal

If, in a country of doubtful democratic legitimacy, a story broke about a well-known political and media figure receiving a night-time visit from the authoriti [...] Read full article: My late-night police visit will not stop...→

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

Banks must stop squeezing customers unfairly during coronavirus lockdown, says watchdog

'FCA has heard 'credible reports' of banks failing to treat corporate clients fairly when negotiating new or existing debt Read full article: Banks must stop squeezing customers unfa...→

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pension obligations, says Pensions Authority

Businesses that freeze pension contributions during the coronavirus crisis risk breaching their workers’ employment contracts, even when the state pays their w [...] Read full article: Temporary wage subsidy doesn’t stop pens...→