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The daughters of Sark. An ancient law banning daughters from inheriting property on the Channel Island has been overturned. The decision follows a challenge in the European Court of Human Rights brought by Sark residents the mysterious multi-millionaire Barclay Brothers, who own the Ritz.

Women. The Appeal Court has ruled that East Kent Health Authority was negligent when three women were wrongly given the all-clear for their smear tests. The decision will have far-reaching implications for standards in cervical screening in the UK. The authority has previously paid out more than £1m to 57 women whose cancer had not been diagnosed.