The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
The Coronation Street actor William Roache always behaved impeccably in the company of young women, Anne Kirkbride, who plays his on-screen wife Deirdre Barlow, has told a court.
Friday 24 January 2014
The Conservative MP resigned as Commons deputy speaker after he was charged in September
William Roache trial: Fellow cast member described Coronation Street star as 'cockroach' in warning to girl, court told
Monday 20 January 2014
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Friday 10 January 2014
Brendan Rodgers backs the England striker to make an immediate impact
Anti-fracking protesters claim police using incident involving flare 'aimed at aircraft' as an excuse to search through camp
Monday 06 January 2014
Officers said a flare was aimed 'directly' at the approach path of a police helicopter as it came into land
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Two dead, a teenager missing, damage to homes and businesses, transport disrupted. And it isn't over. More rain, high tides and gale-force winds are on the way
Friday 03 January 2014
News means he was having 'a good day'
Tuesday 31 December 2013
With no end to the rain in sight, we report on why inadequate defences and lax building laws will put thousands of people at risk
Friday 20 December 2013
The latest in a series of damning reports concludes that early intervention would have saved the teenage girls from repeated attacks
Monday 16 December 2013
His son, Gary Neville, broke down in tears as the jury cleared the football agent of all charges
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Tag monitoring system triggered alarm because he wasn't meant to go out
Monday 09 December 2013
Ethnicity is a factor in on-street grooming cases, a Labour MP representing the town at the centre of a major child exploitation case has said.
Monday 09 December 2013
An inquiry is under way after three people died in a house fire.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
'Suspicious device' found alongside 'potentially inflammatory' literature, police say
Monday 02 December 2013
Shoplifting by people desperate for food is one of several categories of crime that are on the rise, according to provisional figures.
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