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A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.
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Portsmouth City Council (who sought the ward of court order last week) is now fighting with us to lift the ward of court."
Yesterday, Portsmouth City Page 13 Council condemned the family's separation despite applying to make Ashya a ward of court.
With all my other problems, the money and all sorts of other things, this is somewhere else at the moment." The couple spent three nights in a Spanish jail after taking Ashya from the hospital, which issued a safety alert and asked he be made a ward of court. Hampshire Police then issued a European arrest warrant.
Mr Michael Ryan, aged 35, a former property dealer, Mark and Judith Gittings, a 22-year-old barmaid have set up home in the small Costa Brava resort of Estartit, despite Mrs Janet Ryan's appeals for her husband to return the boy, who has been made a ward of court.
As Ashya is a ward of court, his parents have no say over his treatment.
WIRRAL council has won a landmark ruling allowing it to pursue a nuisance neighbour case against a teenage ward of court.
Within half an hour the baby had been made a ward of court by Mr Justice Stephen Brown at Birmingham Crown Court because of fears that the Mauritius-born father Ben Chuttoorgoon would try and take him out of the country.
The man, who is now a ward of court and cannot be named, did not defend the action which was before the court for assessment of damages only.
She was later made a ward of court and her marriage declared void in both Britain and Turkey.
Sasha had been made a ward of court in England after mistaken reports that she might be living there.
The little girl is to remain a ward of court for a further 12 months as standard practice.