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Today, I was at my local speedway match and I parked my car on the pavement with only 2 wheels up on the kerb, and there was enough room for people with buggys and disabled people to still use. When I came back out of the stadium to get into my car there was a piece of paper on my windscreen, took it off and looked at it which states "Please respect the roadway when parking Local Police have been in attendance".The note isnt from the police themselves just the speedway company. I know that 4 wheels on the pavement is a no-no,and there is no single or double yellow lines,  there is no sign to say no parking and nothing to say that the council has been given these new powers to stop cars parking on pavements. so I'm a bit confused as to how I done anything wrong. Can someone please help/explain and its in glasgow.

 

 

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The government is to lift the 1% public sector pay cap for the first time for both police and prison officers, the BBC understands.

Ministers are expected to accept recommendations for higher pay rises this week and also to pave the way for similar increases in other sectors.

BBC political correspondent Iain Watson said it was the "first concrete example of the pay cap being dismantled".

Unions, the opposition, and some Tories are calling for the cap to be lifted.

Public sector pay was frozen for two years in 2010, except for those earning less than £21,000 a year, and since 2013, rises have been capped at 1% - below the rate of inflation.

The higher increases expected this week for police and prison officers are based on the recommendations of independent pay review bodies, with recruitment and retention problems being cited in the case of prison officers.

The BBC understands the Treasury will then issue guidance on next year's pay round, which is likely to see the cap eased in other areas where there are similar problems, such as teaching and nursing.

Commons vote

It comes as MPs are set to vote on public sector pay on Wednesday.

Labour's health spokesman Jon Ashworth urged Conservative MPs who "sincerely" believe the public sector pay cap should go to vote with his party during its Opposition Day debate, which would not be binding on the government.

He told Sky News: "We keep getting briefings in newspapers and suggestions that the government is sympathetic and wants to do something, and 'oh, it's terrible and we accept that but let's see where we get to'."

The Public and Commercial Services union is to ballot its members on industrial action over the cap.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has said raising pay in line with inflation for the next three or four years would cost £6bn to £7bn more than continuing with the current policy...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41218283

 
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This shocking video shows the moment a killer battered two police officers with a hammer in a frenzied attack.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/heart-stopping-bodycam-footage-shows-9618178

 
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A police officer has sparked a row in the force after a tweet about drug addicts in which he says he is "fed up" and ends: "#TooMuchEmpathy".

Devon and Cornwall armed response officer Sgt Harry Tangye has now taken down the tweet, saying: "It's too big a subject for 140 characters."

Police in Truro said they "strongly disagree" with the tweet.

Sgt Tangye apologised earlier this month for another tweet of film of a 140mph police chase.


In a tweet made at about midnight on Friday, off-duty Sgt Tangye wrote: "Addicted to drugs? I'm fed up with being your keeper. You knew the risks. Find help, use help, sort it, or get lost. #TooMuchEmpathy."

Sgt Tangye told BBC News the tweets were his views, not the force's, and he was referring to drug addicts who refused to get help.

"Some are quite criminal and create merry hell and they are destroying a lot of towns and cities," he said.

"They should accept help but some are feeding on other victims and creating other victims around them.

"I am a very 'people person' but I see the same names time and time again destroying areas."

Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement that "social media interaction" by officers with the public "is vital" and "there has been, and no doubt in the future will be examples of posts and subjects discussed, some of which can be controversial".

It added: "The issue of addiction is hugely complex; understanding and tackling this is something that takes the resources and efforts of a number of public bodies and not just the police."

And it said despite "personal frustrations" from officers seeing the negative effects of addiction, "we as a force will always expect our officers to work with and support those who need our help, and to signpost those in need of specialist care towards the appropriate body".

Source - BBC
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24 August 2017
The biggest shake-up in police bail in 32 years will be one of the topics under the spotlight at this year’s National Custody Seminar next month.
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Police chiefs should be allowed to fire officers whose IT skills are not up to scratch, a new report has suggested.

Full Story - Telegraph
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A tweet from the Metropolitan Police has sparked an online backlash after a drugs bust in Catford, south-east London, was linked to the Notting Hill Carnival.

Announcing the seizure of a kilogram of suspected heroin, the force said the operation had been carried out "in the run up to the Notting Hill Carnival".

Social media users were quick to question the link between the seizure in Catford and the festival, which takes place annually, about 12 miles away in west London.

Some Twitter users accused the force of attempting to "demonise" the carnival.

Grime artist Stormzy was among those to question the link: "How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or [are] we only doing tweets like this for black events?," he wrote in a widely shared post on Twitter.

 

 

More than 300 people have been arrested across London as part of the Met's operation to prevent crime at Notting Hill Carnival.

Responding to their original tweet, the Met clarified that prior to the carnival the force is "disrupting gang crime, drug supply, knife crime and offences that could impact the safety of the weekend".
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Looks like they are well and truly on the go again.  Not sure how all of you who have been waiting ages feel.  

https://btp.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/channel-1/appcentre-3/brand-4/xf-d1df62553b44/candidate/so/pm/6/pl/1/opp/3073-Student-Officer-2017/en-GB
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Visit from Maggie, 11, whose father was killed on duty prompts announcement.


Maggie Henry was made chief constable for a day

A force has promised that anyone assaulted on duty will receive contact from a chief officer to check on their welfare.

Bedfordshire Police has changed the policy and dubbed it ‘Maggie’s Law’ after the daughter of PC John Henry, killed on duty in Luton in 2007, spent at day at its headquarters.

According to a statement from the force, 11-year-old Maggie Henry wants to help the force “look after our police officers, so that they can look after everyone else”.

The chief officer team will now take the lead on checking that personnel who have been attacked get the support they need.

Bedfordshire Police had already adopted the seven point plan on police assaults, first developed in Hampshire, which commits to treating assaulted officers as victims of crime.

Chief Constable Jon Boutcher said: “Without question, an assault of any kind should never be considered ‘part of the job’.

“Our workforce walks into danger when others walk away and sadly verbal and physical assaults are becoming commonplace – but that doesn’t mean it is acceptable.

“Our officers should be afforded the support they need and deserve. This means they are treated the same way as any other victim of crime, they feel valued and that those who attack police officers are not dealt with lightly.”

Bedfordshire Police Federation Chairman, Jim Mallen added: “Looking after officers and staff members who have been assaulted while doing their duty should be a primary consideration for police leaders.

“The Police Federation brought into Bedfordshire the seven point plan and Maggie's law seems a natural extension to highlight to those assaulted that we care about them and will do our utmost to support them.”

PCC Kathryn Holloway said she has raised the issue of short sentences for people who attack officers with the government. 

“I never want another family in this county to experience what Maggie Henry and her family have had to go through,” she added.

“In my view, an attack on a police officer is not the same as an assault on any other member of the public, since police are standing on the front-line between those who keep the law and those who want to undermine it.

“An attack on a single officer is an assault on society itself and should be met with the toughest penalty possible.”


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All 2,421 episodes of the ITV drama, which ran for 26 years, will be made available to watch by UKTV's Drama channel

Starts Monday 14 August 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4197656/the-bill-cast-reunite-seven-years-after-police-drama-was-axed-as-it-returns-to-screens/

 
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