It's been a good week for…..

Convicted drink drivers, who may now be able to challenge their convictions following the discovery that one of the breath test machines used by the police may be inaccurate. The Intoximeter EC/IR, which is used by eight police forces in the UK and all forces in Scotland, gives higher readings than other models, and accounts for roughly 500,000 convictions each year.

Corporal punishment enth-usiasts. A group of 40 independent schools have been challenging the Government's ban on the cane at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. They have been advised that, while laws were made outlawing corporate punishment in 1999, it was not abolished.

Victims of the holocaust and their families. A New York court has approved a settlement of $1.25bn (£824m) from the Swiss banks who held funds belonging to Jewish account holders during the war. The victims and families requesting their relatives' money were frequently asked for account details, identification and death certificates – something which was obviously impossible.

The parents of Louise Woodward, the au pair convicted of the manslaughter of Matthew Eapen. Gary and Susan Woodward were accused of defrauding the appeal fund set up for their daughter's trial in the US. They were cleared after the jury was advised to find them not guilty.

Relatives of the victims of the Omagh bomb, who will now be able to get civil legal aid for an inquest following a statement by the Lord Chancellor. Normally, legal aid is not available for Northern Ireland coroners' courts, but an exception was made for the families of the 29 people killed in the explosion.