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Launch of new national anti-social behaviour powers
20.10.2014
Launch of new national anti-social behaviour powers
New powers to help police tackle anti-social behaviour and give the community a louder voice come into place today (Monday 20 October). The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 gives police and their partners simpler and more effective powers for tackling anti-social behaviour. The government has reduced the number of powers to deal with anti-social behaviour from 19 to six simpler, more f ... READ MORE
Laser pen lout sentenced for endangering helicopter
17.10.2014
Laser pen lout sentenced for endangering helicopter
A man who dazzled police helicopter crew with a laser pen during a late night party has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting endangering an aircraft. Chris Vowles was with friends drinking in the back garden of a house in Eatesbrook Road, Kitts Green, when he targeted the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter with the laser beam on 31 July. The crew were temporarily disorient ... READ MORE
Home Office: 54% increase in Trans hate crime
17.10.2014
Home Office: 54% increase in Trans hate crime
Transgender hate crime has increased by 54%, new Home Office figures show. Campaigners said the rise could be due to higher levels of police confidence in the trans community. Transgender hate crime saw the biggest percentage increase out of the five strands of classified hate crime, while disability and homophobic crime increased by similar proportions to race hate crime. From 2013 to this year, ther ... READ MORE
Second annual internal LGBT Staff Survey results released
01.10.2014
Second annual internal LGBT Staff Survey results released
FOR the second year running, the Network has run a staff survey aimed at capturing the reality of every day life for LGBT people working for the force. The results have been published today and issued to every commander and head of department, as well as to stakeholders such as unions and the police federation.  "The survey results really show that WMP is a great place to work in terms of fa ... READ MORE
60% of Tory ccouncillors say PM was wrong to legalise same-sex marriage
29.09.2014
60% of Tory ccouncillors say PM was wrong to legalise same-sex marriage
A poll of more than 1,000 Conservative councillors has found 60% disagree with David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage – with one councillor suggesting the PM has played “God” over the issue. Only 31% of Tory councillors surveyed felt it was the right thing to do – and 9% were not sure. The poll was conducted by ComRes for the BBC’s Sunday Politi ... READ MORE
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