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Sex register appeals to go ahead

16 February 2011 Last updated at 07:15 GMT

Anyone put on the sex offenders register for life in England and Wales - including paedophiles and rapists - is to be given the right to appeal so they can have their name removed.

The government is making the change after it lost a case last year in the Supreme Court when judges ruled that offenders' human rights were being infringed.

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue reports.