, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:56:32 GMT DISPUTE BETWEEN BLACK CAB DRIVERS AND TAXI FIRM UBER WILL GO TO HIGH COURT CENTRAL LONDON The High Court is the ‘most appropriate venue’ to resolve a dispute between black taxi drivers and popular mini-cab operator Uber, a judge ruled today (FRI). Four minicab drivers are accused of breaking the rules governing vehicles-for-hire in London in a rare private prosecution, Westminster Magistrates Court heard. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association launched the litigation - a test case - alleging Uber drivers breach Section 11 of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. The association claims Uber illegally rely on a meter to calculate the cost of customers’ journeys. Tue, 22 Nov 2360 14:16:58 GMT PYATT: PRINCE HARRY 'PROBABLY PINNED SUN STORIES UP ON HIS WALL' WAPPING, EAST LONDON; WINDSOR, BERKS; BRENTWOOD, ESSEX Prince Harry would have pinned Sun stories about his army service to the wall of his barracks, a court heard today (fri). Jamie Pyatt, 51, reporter for the newspaper told Kingston Crown Court that articles such as 'Harry: Send Me Back to War' were 'fabulous.' The district reporter said stories about Harry's training at Sandhurst and tours in Afghanistan reflected well on the royal. 'It's a fabulous story, it reflects the great pride the nation has in Prince Harry,' Pyatt explained. Wed, 22 Nov 2000 14:16:58 GMT JOZI: NURSE SUSPENDED OVER NHS DIRECT BLUNDER CLECKHEATON, WEST YORKSHIRE A nurse who called NHS Direct when a dying patient stopped breathing has been suspended for two months. Winifred Jozi was the sole nurse on duty during a night shift at Holme House Nursing Home in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire when the elderly woman died. At 5.45am on 5 December the patient was still alive when a healthcare assistant checked on her, describing her as ‘normal, content.’ Only 35 minutes later Jozi was called to his room when a different assistant found her ‘sleeping too well’, and cold and non-responsive to touch, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Mon, 22 Nov 0460 14:16:59 GMT BRAVO: EYE DOCTOR CLEARED OF SEXUAL BREAST CHECK WATFORD; LONDON An eye doctor has been cleared of ‘insulting’ allegations that he performed an unnecessary breast check for his sexual gratification. Dr Patricio Pacheco Bravo examined the woman’s chest, underarm and breasts at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London after she arrived at A&E with an eye problem. It was alleged that the ophthalmologist unhooked the patient’s bra ‘before she knew what was happening’ and asked if she wanted him to look ‘down there’. But a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel found that the examination was clinically justified and cleared Dr Pacheco Bravo of any ‘sexually motivated’ behaviour. Thu, 22 Nov 0220 14:16:59 GMT CULLEN: SOCIAL WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER ABUSING POLICE DURING ROW WITH NEIGHBOURS DURHAM A social worker who was suspended after she abused police during a domestic dispute has been banned from the profession for another year. Melanie Cullen was verbally abusive towards officers who attended her home and lied about throwing a dustpan and brush into a neighbour's garden. She swore at the police in front of her children after a drunken dispute with her ex-partner escalated in the early hours of 4 June 2011. One year on the Health Care Professions Council ruled they had seen no new evidence to suggest Cullen had reflected on her shortcomings. Wed, 22 Nov 1340 14:16:58 GMT LISANI: COWARDLY KILLER WHO STABBED INNOCENT CITY WORKER AT CROWDED PUB JAILED FOR 23 YEARS BOROUGH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A 'cowardly' killer who stabbed an innocent City worker to death outside a crowded pub in a bungled revenge attack was jailed for 23 years today (FRI). Aytach Lisani, 33, plunged a knife into the back of 34 year-old Christopher Foster in an alleyway in Borough, south London, after mistaking him for the intended target. Mr Foster, who worked for a law firm and was a single father to his four year-old daughter, had been enjoying a last drink with an old school friend when he was attacked from behind. He suffered catastrophic internal injuries and died an hour later in hospital. Sun, 22 Nov 2240 14:16:58 GMT