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TORBETT ARRESTED    5th May 2017,


CELTIC Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been arrested over historic sex abuse claims.

The 69-year-old former senior official at the club has been detained by cops as part of an ongoing probe into sexual abuse.

He was arrested by cops on Friday

Cops say he was held over “non-recent” sexual offence allegations.

He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

A police spokeswoman said: “Following a Police Scotland investigation, a 69-year-old man from Glasgow has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with non-recent sexual offences.

“A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

Ex-Celtic Boys club coach Jim Torbett arrested over sex offences 5th May 11.30am


Reporter ~  “Torbett, how…

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The Third Biennial Public Law Conference, Melbourne Law School, July 2018: Call for Papers

UK Constitutional Law Association

The Public Law Conference series is the pre-eminent regular forum for the discussion of public law matters in the common law world. The first two conferences in the Public Law series were held in Cambridge in 2014 and 2016. From 11 to 13 July 2018, Melbourne Law School will host the Third Biennial Public Law Conference, co-organised by the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge.

The 2018 conference, co-convened by Mark Elliott (Cambridge) and Jason Varuhas (Melbourne), will feature approximately 70 speakers from across the common law world, and bring together over 300 delegates to discuss the most important issues in public law today. The convenors have confirmed the participation of a number of leading judges and scholars from common law jurisdictions. The full list of confirmed speakers can be found on the conference website.

The theme of the conference is “The Frontiers of Public Law”. The…

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Life in the Boomer Lane

Life in the Boomer Lane has been preparing for this day for her entire life.  She’s forgotten a lot of what has happened to her over the last 70 years, and some of that is a good thing.  A lot of life decisions she has made were good ones. Some, not so good. Some items, she’d like to have a re-do. She won’t mention any names here, Steve.

Things didn’t start out in any kind of promising way. Had she been born in another era, she would have been left behind at a random tree, while the rest of the tribe moved on. But, thanks to the wonders of modern medicine and an unruly number of surgeries, she somehow continues to muck along.

Her feelings about life at this advanced age are varied.  First there is the predicted  “How-the-fuck-did-this-happen-to-me?” part. She doesn’t look like she used to, she…

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Claims of VIP paedophile ring at Scots boarding school aired at abuse inquiry


QVS is at the centre of extraordinary allegations

Sun, Apr 30, 2017

SENSATIONAL claims about a VIP paedophile ring at a prestigious Scots boarding school are to be aired at Holyrood’s child abuse inquiry.

The evidence will include claims that Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton was connected to the network, which is also said to have included leading members of the Scottish establishment.

Queen Victoria School (QVS), which is funded by the Ministry of Defence and has Prince Philip as its patron, is at the centre of the extraordinary allegations.

It was not included in the first round of boarding schools and other establishments identified by the inquiry team, sparking fears of a cover-up.

However, a former teacher at the Dunblane school who has spent decades attempting to unmask the abusers has now been invited to tell his story.


A former teacher spent decades attempting to unmask the abusers

After almost…

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