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'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid – but how about if you also faced a penalty fine? More than 40,000 people a year in England are getting fines of £100 – from an automated system that dentists say is hitting the most vulnerable. They warn that people such as dementia sufferers are unfairly getting caught up in a system meant to stop fraudsters from getting free treatment. The NHS accepts there is a problem with errors and is promising changes. The fines, about £4m…

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Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia fined by FA after outburst at referee

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been warned about his future conduct Thursday, October 12, 2017 Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been fined £4,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a tweet suggesting a referee was against the club.  The Chinese businessman criticised official Jeremy Simpson after Villa’s 1-0 win over Bolton last month and has admitted an FA misconduct charge.  Simpson sent off Neil Taylor in injury time, but still awarded Villa a penalty which Jonathan Kodjia scored to win the Championship game….

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North London rivalry: When Tottenham were fined for fielding an Arsenal player

World War I had a huge impact on football in Britain, with some players enlisting to join the fight. As a result, clubs were on the lookout for guest players to pad out their depleted sides and take part in unofficial matches, but Tottenham got in trouble for fielding one player in particular, as Retro Football Blog explains. Ernie Williamson or perhaps he is better known as agent Williamson to Gooners.  Having played 125 times for Croydon Common until they folded in 1916, the goalkeeper joined Arsenal for the 1916/17 season at which time the Great War was well…

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Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

An Australian wellness blogger who falsely claimed to have cancer has been fined A$ 410,000 (£240,000, $ 322,000) for misleading her readers. Belle Gibson, 25, gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten brain cancer using natural remedies and nutrition. She launched a successful app and cookbook, but later admitted the diagnosis was made up. Ms Gibson was found guilty of five breaches of consumer law in March. A judge at the time said Ms Gibson may have “genuinely” believed what she was saying, and might have suffered…

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Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw fined £375 and banned for two months after 'piegate'

Wayne Shaw Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Former Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fine £375 and suspended for two months by the Football Association for betting-related offences. The ex-Sutton keeper was found guilty at an independent disciplinary hearing on Wednesday, after he was alleged to have intentionally influenced betting markets in Sutton’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round defeat to Arsenal in February. Shaw ate a pie on the substitutes’ bench as Sutton lost out to the Gunners, and the charge of influencing betting markets, which Shaw denied, was found proven…

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Lenovo fined over Superfish adware-ridden laptops

Computer-maker Lenovo has agreed to pay US states $ 3.5m (£2.7m) to settle allegations that it sold laptops with pre-loaded adware that compromised buyers’ security without warning. The company has also agreed to seek consumers’ consent before installing any such software in the future. Lenovo faced uproar when it emerged in 2015 that it had hidden an advert-delivering program made by Superfish on hundreds of thousands of computers. It later provided a tool to remove it. US Federal Trade Commission investigators have alleged that Lenovo first started selling compromised laptops…

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Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches

Companies working for Crossrail have been fined £1m for three sets of failures, one of which led to the death of a construction worker. Renè Tkáčik, 44, died when nearly a tonne of wet concrete poured onto him. The two other incidents saw a worker injured when a tipper truck crushed his leg, while another man was injured when a high pressure mixture struck him. The companies admitted the health and safety breaches at Southwark Crown Court. BFK – joint venture contractors comprising of BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) and…

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