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Police: Action Fraud is supporting Safer Internet Day 2016

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog

Today Action Fraud will be supporting Safer Internet Day- an annual event set-up by the UK Safer Internet Centre to encourage young people to use the internet safely and responsibly.

The celebration will see hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, using the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’. 

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies and policymakers, to join together in helping to create a better internet. 

Action Fraud will be supporting Safer Internet Day 2016 publicising the following top tips to help young people protect themselves from online fraud:

Police: Working together to stay safe online

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers

It’s Safer Internet Day! Celebrated across the world, it’s an opportunity for everyone to think about how they can play their part to help make a better, safer internet. We’ve asked Will Gardner, director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, to talk about the event.

Safer Internet Day: Keeping safe online

It’s Safer Internet Day! Join the conversation about how to keep safe online.

The message today is ‘Play your part for a better internet’.

The aim is to get young people to learn about how they can be safe online and how they can support others. It is also a chance for parents to start thinking about talking to their children about what they’re doing online.

Above all, we want to encourage everyone to #shareaheart by focusing on kindness, respect and inclusion online.

Follow the campaign on Twitter with #SID2016 and #shareaheart. For more information visit the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Keeping Young People Safe Online

We have seen huge changes in the past 20 years both in technology and in how young people are using...

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Military: The Cateran Yomp

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

The Yomp (a military term for a long-distance march) is an epic adventure challenge. Teams of 3-6 people take on 54 miles (gold) in 24 hours across the rugged terrain of the Scottish wilderness. There is also a 36.5 (silver) or a 22 (bronze) mile option.
Whatever distance you choose, the Yomp will test you to your limits both physically and mentally. It will also be an unforgettable weekend with your friends and colleagues, sharing the exhilarating experience and making memories to last a lifetime, whilst raising money for soldiers, veterans and their families.
Take on the best. Take on the Yomp!  More Here  

Military: MILBABES

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: If your sick of getting Royalty crumbs from your publisher try self publishing

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

My book  Watching Men Burn   is at Number 5 today in Falklands War best sellers,it was actually at number 1 last year but I did not think to get a screen shot, but as in a recent Royalty e-mail I received from my publisher they joked that It wont be enough to get you a cruise to the Caribbean, they were right there, its was not enough to even take my kids to McDonald s, thats why in future I will be going down the self publishing route, 70 % is a tad better than 5%. I cant complain as I signed a contract and it did get my name out there, but with the technology at our fingertips, you can literally do it all yourself, I mean you spend years writing your book so its worth the extra effort. There is a book of poetry coming soon....wait out !!!!

Police: Reforming the Mental Health Act

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

A parliamentary bill containing proposals to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 will be brought by the Home Office to Parliament in the next few months. Specifically, this bill will seek to amend sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act and the proposals seem more or less in line with the recommendations from the consultation document that was published in December 2014 –

  • The scope of s136 will be widened – this will allow the power to be used anywhere ‘other than a dwelling’, thus bringing in to play private workplaces, railways lines and any other kind of private place.
  • Detention time will be reduced – from 72hrs in a Place of Safety to 24hrs overall, thus matching the maximum time for similar detention in Scotland. We may need to look north!
  • The ‘Place of Safety’ definition will be restricted – to prevent children (u18s) from being removed to police custody in any circumstances; and to prevent adults being removed to custody other than in ‘exceptional circumstances’.

Police: Police hit back at unsafe Selly Oak claims

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice – UK Crime News

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Police hit back at unsafe Selly Oak claims

February 8, 2016, 6:27 pm

Police hit back at unsafe Selly Oak claims
Birmingham Police have branded claims that they are not tackling crimes in Selly Oak as “unfair”.

Officers have spoken out following inaccurate reports that crime in the area has rocketed over recent weeks.

Figures for robberies, burglaries and all crimes spanning six years paint a different picture.

View full article on Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

“I understand people’s crime concerns and while one crime is clearly one too many, the figures speak for themselves,” said Superintendent Paul Minor from Birmingham Police.

“All crimes across Selly Oak are down since modern crime recording methods were introduced in 2010. What we’ve seen over the past three months is a slight rise − a rise often seen across the UK in winter − but a rise that we’re tackling robustly.”

There were 26 burglaries...

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Police: 3 Men jailed after over the killing of 14yr old Jordan Watson

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice – UK Crime News

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3 Men jailed after over the killing of 14yr old Jordan Watson

February 8, 2016, 4:55 pm

Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston
George Thomson
George Thomson
Brahnn Finley
Brahnn Finley

Three Carlisle men have been sentenced to 51 years in prison for their role in the killing of 14-year-old Jordan Watson last June.

The following two men were found guilty of murder:

– George Thomson, 19, of Upperby Road, Carlisle, was sentenced to life in prison, and will serve a minimum of 27 years;
– Brahnn Finley, 19, of Furze Street, Carlisle, was sentenced to life in prison, and will serve a minimum of 14 years;

View full article on Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

The following was found guilty of manslaughter:

– Daniel Johnston, 20, of Petterill Bank Road, Carlisle, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

On June 16th 2015, police were called to the cemetery on Manor Road, Carlisle, by a member of the public who had found a male body. The body was later identified as 14-year-old Jordan...

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Fire: A very special thank you for firefighters in Swalwell

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Dot (Dorothy) Burnett, age 71 made a special visit to Swalwell Community Fire Station on Friday (5 February) to thank Blue Watch for tackling a fire at her home back in December. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 2:10pm on 20 December regarding a fire at Dot's two storey semi-detached home on Beverley Drive in Swalwell. Dot explained: “I was in a hurry before I left the house and I was looking for something in the kitchen drawer. I ended up pulling the drawer out and placing it on the electric cooker hob. I didn't realise that I must have knocked the ignition button and switched the hob on. When I returned home, the kitchen was on fire and full of thick black smoke and my smoke alarm was beeping loudly. I panicked and entered the house, thinking I could sort it out. “I now realise that I should never have entered the house and I would tell others never to do this. As a result, I suffered smoke inhalation and I was taken to the Queen Elizabeth...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Last Friday [the post beneath this one] I posted on the content of the Cambridge Times where it was reported that the local Appointments Committee was seeking to double the number of magistrates in its area by seeking 200 new appointees.  Today the local print media rival the Cambridge News has a report based on the same story except this time the number sought was not mentioned. Whether this was by accident or design of course I do not know. Perhaps my post had been read by a member of that Committee who didn`t enjoy the content.  In any event  there is quoted a member of the Cambridge Bench and presumably also a member of the Appointments Committee describing the type of applicant they were looking for. "We are particularly keen to broaden the diversity of the Bench to reflect our community by encouraging applications from young people, those from Eastern Europe, those from Black and Asian Minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities."  Now diversity and disability by themselves should not be criteria...

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