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BBC News Feed: Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:31
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
Categories: News in Britain

BBC News Feed: Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:31
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Categories: News in Britain

BBC News Feed: Ambulance staff vote for strike

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:28
Ambulance staff and other health workers in the GMB union have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.
Categories: News in Britain

BBC News Feed: VIDEO: 'Chaos' at exit point for Syrians

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:28
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
Categories: News in Britain

Mystery of 'flying boat' wreck

BBC Lincolnshire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:26
A scuba diver says wreckage discovered off the Lincolnshire coast nine years ago is that of a World War Two Sunderland flying boat.
Categories: Lincolnshire

PCSO arranges graffiti ‘clean up’

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:26

A Police Community Support Officer from Hinckley and Bosworth has recently organised a graffiti ‘clean up’ event at a local skate park in Earl Shilton.

Although it is encouraged for people to graffiti on the skate park, the images being drawn on this occasion were not appropriate and had to be cleaned up in order to not cause offence to other users. The event took place on Saturday September 20 at the Hallow Park, Earl Shilton.

PCSO 6632 Seb Kedziora organised the clean up with a group of young people who had admitted to being responsible for the graffiti. The group also took part in litter picking on the park.

PCSO Kedziora, from Earl Shilton and Barwell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Although it is encouraged for people to graffiti on the park, we wanted to make people aware that obscene images are not acceptable.

“We would like to ask parents to speak to their children and discourage them from this kind of activity.”

Anyone with information about crime and anti-social behaviour in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland is urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and land lines. Calls to Crimestoppers are also free, but some mobile phone service providers may charge for this call.

Categories: Leicestershire

BBC News Feed: Policy change over armed police

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:25
Specialist armed police officers in Scotland will in future only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.
Categories: News in Britain

Cameron's conference pitch for 2015

BBC Kent - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:14
Cameron's conference pitch for 2015
Categories: Kent

Boulders protect cottages from sea

BBC Sussex Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:13
Work to protect cottages perched on the edge of cliffs in Sussex from the sea begins.

BBC News Feed: UK's Lord Hill puts EU before City

News in Britain - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:10
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
Categories: News in Britain

Memorial concert for opera singer

BBC Sussex Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:09
The wife of Robert Poulton, a baritone with Glyndebourne Opera in East Sussex who was killed in a car crash, sets up a charity in his name.

New child services trust takes over

BBC Sheffield South Yorkshire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:08
An independent trust takes over Doncaster's failing children's services after a decade of failure with a promise to turn performance round in five years.
Categories: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Fitzpatrick receives one-week ban

BBC Northern Ireland - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:04
Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick is handed a one-week ban for his punching offence during Saturday's Pro12 defeat by Zebre.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Two arrested after Erith assault

Bexley Police News Feeds - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:00
Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Bridge Road, Erith at 22:06hrs on Tuesday 30 September.
Categories: Bexley

Smith hopes to continue lucky week

BBC Manchester - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:59
Wigan half-back Matty Smith is hoping his lucky week continues for the Super League play-off semi-final against Warrington.
Categories: Manchester

Help sought to trace missing woman from Weymouth

Dorset Police - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:54
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Weymouth – with a picture being released.
Categories: Dorset

Patient Clough sees Blades progress

BBC Sheffield South Yorkshire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:50
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough believes recent results show the Blades are making steady progress.
Categories: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Three people arrested after warrants executed in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:49

Three men have been arrested after warrants were executed in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire this morning (Wednesday October 1) in relation to a series of thefts.

A 24-year-old man was arrested in the Coalville area and two men aged, 24 and 29, were arrested in the Wisbech area of Cambridgeshire.

The investigation relates to a series of high value cigarette thefts and attacks on cash machines in the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and South Yorkshire areas since January 2014.

Detective Inspector 2898 Matt Ditcher is leading the operation, he said: “This has been and remains a very complex investigation and enquiries are very much ongoing into the incidents.

“Due to the number of incidents and links identified between the thefts Leicestershire Police are leading the investigation on behalf of the forces affected.

“With the assistance of officers from Cambridgeshire Police and the East Midlands region we executed the warrants during the early hours of this morning. Searches are ongoing at the locations and the arrested people remain in police custody in Leicestershire.”

Categories: Leicestershire

Burglary in Lupin Close, Burbage

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:44

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Lupin Close, Burbage, Leicestershire.

The incident happened at approximately 10.50pm on Tuesday September 2 when burglars broke into a bungalow in Lupin close, Burbage, Leicestershire.

The burglars gained entry through the front bedroom window and stole two imitation Omega Seamaster men’s watches. The watches have blue faces with silver metal link straps and are described as being good copies of the genuine versions.

House-to-house investigations have been carried out in the area and a black Honda Civic Type R was seen parked on the drive and in the cul-de-sac earlier in the evening. Police would like to speak to the driver to eliminate them from police enquiries.

Detective Constable 4219 Gemma Ashmore, the investigating officer, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time. We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have information about where these watches may be or if anyone is offered the watches for sale in suspicious circumstances.”

“We are also keen to speak with the driver of the black Honda Civic seen in the area at the time of the incident in order to eliminate them from our enquiries.”

Categories: Leicestershire

St Helens v Catalan Dragons (Thu)

BBC Merseyside - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:43
Team news as St Helens host Catalan Dragons in Thursday's Super League play-off semi-final at Langtree Park (20:00 BST).
Categories: Merseyside

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