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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.