Any home is a potential target for burglars; some are more appealing than others and some offer themselves up with a bow that begs to be opened.
Communities across England and Wales will benefit from two new powers that will help them tackle alcohol-fuelled violence and disorder, the Home Office announced yesterday.
The government has published its response to the consultation Dealing with the Problems of Late Night Drinking. Draft legislation has also been laid in parliament so that later this year local councils will be able to:
Minister for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Lord Henley said: 'The government is radically reshaping its approach to crime and policing by giving back powers to local communities so they can reclaim their high streets.
'We have already overhauled the ineffective licensing regime and introduced new measures that will put local people back at the heart of licensing decisions, allowing them to take action against problem premises and alcohol-related offending.
'We are building on this through the government's new alcohol strategy which sets out plans to crack down on the binge drinking culture, end the availability of cheap alcohol and irresponsible drinks promotions, and slash the number of people drinking excessively.'
The Dealing with the Problems of Late Night Drinking consultation ran for 12 weeks. The levy and EMRO measures are contained in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
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Otley’s “irreplaceable” Neighbourhood Watch is urgently appealing for new volunteers to help it keep going.
A police officer has been given a final written warning after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPPC) upheld an appeal from a 65-year-old man who suffered extensive bruising when he was put in an arm lock and pressed on to a car bonnet.
Whether it’s a family heirloom or a cherished gift, our possessions are often worth more to us than their actual monetary value. It might be an engagement ring, or a watch which has been passed down through the generations: some things simply cannot be replaced, which makes keeping them safe all the more important.
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