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Why these two Darwen takeaways got zero food hygiene ratings

Last month we published the latest round of food hygiene inspections, and revealed six establishments in Blackburn with Darwen were found to have zero star ratings by the Food Standards Agency. After submitting a Freedom of Information request to the council, we have managed to obtain the inspection reports for all six venues and can now reveal exactly why those establishments were given such low ratings.

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk ,  2h 0
Why these two Darwen takeaways got zero food hygiene ratings

Sixteen allegations of sexual assault made against police officers since 2016

Figures have revealed two Durham Constabulary officers were sacked following allegations of sexual assault made by colleagues while a further two were handed a final written warning. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws revealed a total 16 allegations of sexual assault involving 23 serving police officers -including a chief inspector - in the Durham force area were made between 2016 and 2020.

chroniclelive.co.uk ,  14h 0
Sixteen allegations of sexual assault made against police officers since 2016

The cost of rebranding Sheffield City Region is finally revealed

The Star can finally reveal the cost so far of rebranding Sheffield City Region to the ‘South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’. Last week it was announced by mayor of the combined authority Dan Jarvis that the rebranding would take place ‘to better reflect the identification people, places and businesses have with South Yorkshire as a region’.

thestar.co.uk ,  18h 2
The cost of rebranding Sheffield City Region is finally revealed

Police recruitment process 'should be tighter' says mayor

Salisbury mayor calls for more funding to improve police recruitment More funding needs to be allocated to the police to improve the recruitment process and restore trust in officers. That’s the view of Salisbury mayor, Cllr Caroline Corbin, who has been talking to the Journal about the recent debate over women’s safety.

salisburyjournal.co.uk ,  1d 0
Police recruitment process 'should be tighter' says mayor

Calls to protect girls in Essex from online abuse

More must be done to protect girls online, the NSPCC has said, as new figures suggest they are the victim of more than three-quarters of online grooming crimes in Essex. The charity, which obtained the information from 43 police forces through a Freedom of Information request, is calling on new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries to strengthen proposals in the draft Online Safety Bill to ensure girls are properly protected from online sexual abuse nationally.

thisislocallondon.co.uk ,  2d 0
Calls to protect girls in Essex from online abuse

Shock at the high number of Fife primary schools with large class sizes

Labour MSP says Fife's large class sizes are driving inequality LARGE primary school class sizes are driving inequality in Fife, a Labour MSP has claimed. Alex Rowley claimed that a Freedom of Information request showed that the number of primary class sizes with more than 25 and 30 pupils per classroom was shockingly high in Fife.

centralfifetimes.com ,  2d 3
Shock at the high number of Fife primary schools with large class sizes

Revealed: How many sexual assault claims were made against Cleveland Police officers

By Laura Nolan Live Reporter (Teesside) FIGURES have revealed that there have been 13 sexual assault claims against Cleveland Police officers between 2016 and 2020. A Freedom of Information request submitted to the police force asking for the number of sexual assault claims against serving police officers recorded between 2016 and 2020 revealed Cleveland Police had 13 claims.

darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk ,  2d 0
Revealed: How many sexual assault claims were made against Cleveland Police officers

Sexual assault allegations made against 15 Derbyshire police officers

Some of these have led to people being dismissed from the force Sexual assault allegations have been made against 15 serving Derbyshire police officers in recent years, according to new data. Although most of these complaints were either not upheld or it was found the officers had no case to answer, Derbyshire police has revealed that three officers have been dismissed as a result.

derbytelegraph.co.uk ,  3d 0
Sexual assault allegations made against 15 Derbyshire police officers

‘I turned £1,000 of furlough money into £55,000’: the teenage entrepreneurs born out of lockdown

Almost 7,000 businesses set up in 2020 by young and savvy self-starters The days of teenagers earning pocket money by mowing the neighbour's lawn are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to a new wave of young entrepreneurs. The number of businesses set up by teenagers rose by almost a fifth during the pandemic as young people used lockdown to start their own companies.

telegraph.co.uk ,  3d 4
‘I turned £1,000 of furlough money into £55,000’: the teenage entrepreneurs born out of lockdown

Online platforms urged to protect girls after grooming crime stats revealed

FIGURES suggest girls are the victim of most online grooming crimes in Wiltshire. The NSPCC, which obtained the information from 43 police forces through a Freedom of Information request, is calling on new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries to strengthen proposals in the draft Online Safety Bill to ensure girls are properly protected from online sexual abuse nationally.

thisiswiltshire.co.uk ,  3d 0
Online platforms urged to protect girls after grooming crime stats revealed

East Suffolk and West Suffolk have the most empty homes in the whole of the East of England, research by Admiral suggests

Two of Suffolk's five districts, East Suffolk and West Suffolk, had the most empty homes in the whole of the East of England as of March this year, data released by insurance company Admiral suggests. The research, carried out through Freedom of Information requests to local councils, found a total of more 24,000 properties collectively worth £7 billion have been sitting empty across the East of England for months and, in some cases, years.

suffolknews.co.uk ,  3d 2
East Suffolk and West Suffolk have the most empty homes in the whole of the East of England, research by Admiral suggests

Over 300 officers continued to serve after Met Police dropped their domestic abuse cases

OVER 300 Metropolitan Police officers continued to serve in the capital's constabulary after the force dropped their domestic abuse cases, the Metro.co.uk has found. The Metro.co.uk reports statistics released by the Metropolitan Police show 361 complaints were made against 326 officers and specials between 2017 and 2020.

express.co.uk ,  4d 5
Over 300 officers continued to serve after Met Police dropped their domestic abuse cases

Nine claims of sexual misconduct made in five years against Norfolk police

Nine allegations of sexual misconduct were made against serving police officers in Norfolk in the five years up to 2020, figures show. Data obtained under Freedom of Information laws revealed the number of allegations made, with spotlight being shone on police standards following the sentencing of Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens, a Met police officer.

edp24.co.uk ,  4d 0
Nine claims of sexual misconduct made in five years against Norfolk police

Young girls are the victim of most online grooming crime in Wiltshire data shows

Young girls the victim of most online grooming in Wiltshire More must be done to protect girls online, the NSPCC has said, as new figures suggest they are the victim of most online grooming crimes in Wiltshire. The UK children’s charity, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, obtained information from 43 police forces through a Freedom of Information request.

salisburyjournal.co.uk ,  4d 0
Young girls are the victim of most online grooming crime in Wiltshire data shows

Theresa May 'immensely disappointed' at secretive police misconduct hearings

Former Prime Minister and Home Secretary Theresa May has suggested the Sarah Everard inquiry should examine a "perceived lack of transparency" around police misconduct hearings. She has responded to an investigation by The Times which found around one-quarter of the most serious police misconduct cases are being held in private despite a legal requirement for open hearings.

yorkshirepost.co.uk ,  4d 2
Theresa May 'immensely disappointed' at secretive police misconduct hearings

Figures reveal allegations of sexual assault made against Suffolk police officers

There were 14 sexual assault claims recorded against serving Suffolk police officers between 2016 and 2020, new figures have revealed. The statistics, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, showed the 14 claims related to 18 officers - of which 14 were men, one was a woman and three were unknown.

ipswichstar.co.uk ,  4d 0
Figures reveal allegations of sexual assault made against Suffolk police officers

This is how many Richmond Park deer have been shot dead so the rest won't starve

A number of injured deer have also been put out their misery over the past year More than 300 deer in Richmond and Bushy Park were shot dead over the past year, new data has revealed. A total of 328 deer in both parks were shot between September 2020 to August 2021, a Freedom of Information request from the Local Democracy Reporting Service found.

mylondon.news ,  4d 25
This is how many Richmond Park deer have been shot dead so the rest won't starve

Police ‘more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard’s murder, minister claims

Damian Hinds said new figures revealed about police misconduct were ‘shocking’. A Home Office minister has said the police feel “more let down than anybody” about the murder of Sarah Everard as it was revealed almost 2,000 police workers have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past four years.

guernseypress.com ,  4d 0
Police ‘more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard’s murder, minister claims