Rules that grant stopped motorists seven days to present their driving licence at a police station will be swept away under plans to issue officers with hand-held machines that will instantly call up licences.
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2011 London riots: Government accused of 'broken promises' over compensation payouts to more than 130 people
Saturday 04 January 2014
More than 130 people who claimed compensation following the London riots in 2011 are yet to receive a single penny, Labour has said.
Monday 30 December 2013
Crime statistics are to be made more transparent to assuage public fears that many alleged offences are not properly investigated by the police.
New campaign launched after shocking revelations of children being used as 'mules' to smuggle in pyrotechnic devices
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The campaign by the Premier League, Football League and the FA comes with the number of incidents involving flares and smoke bombs is on the rise
Thursday 14 November 2013
More than one third of people are still not certain whether they have a directly-elected police commissioner in their area, a poll has discovered.
Thursday 12 September 2013
Budget cuts mean that reassuring the public can no longer be a priority for forces
Saturday 17 August 2013
An anthology of stories which have won the Asham Award, as well as additional tales by established Virago authors, this is a book of journeys, meetings and partings, flights and homecomings.
Sunday 07 July 2013
All police forces will on Monday be ordered to investigate whether undercover officers have abused their power following growing evidence of misconduct.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Criminal cases involving a range of offences including theft, violence and racism will be sent to crown courts more quickly under plans unveiled today.
Monday 13 May 2013
Nearly 30,000 cautions were handed to criminals by the UK's biggest police force in the year to March for offences including robbery, drug trafficking and rape, new figures revealed today.
Sunday 28 April 2013
After a slew of allegations and mishaps involving chauffeur-driven trips funded by taxpayers and embarrassing rows over staffing, the country’s newly elected but already beleaguered police leaders have been called into Whitehall to be warned of their responsibilities.
Thursday 25 April 2013
With no launch date in sight, company is set to be a costly ‘white elephant’, say critics
Monday 28 January 2013
Police forces should be made to positively discriminate in order to recruit more black and ethnic minority officers, a chief constable has said.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Police watchdog found staff also working as driving instructors or mystery shoppers
Wednesday 14 November 2012
The minister is upbeat, but low turnouts could derail the first police commissioner elections
Friday 09 November 2012
The ambushing of the Prime Minister with the names of rumoured Tory paedophiles by the ITV presenter Phillip Schofield has generated more than 100 viewer complaints to Ofcom.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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