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Hertfordshire County Council plans to sell 'non-relevant' art

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 8 hours 1 min ago
Herts County Council plans to sell more than 1,600 pieces with "little relevance" to the county.

Two boys stabbed at The Mall in Luton arrested

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 8 hours 4 min ago
The teenagers sustained "serious injuries" in the stabbings that took place inside the busy centre.

Wolves: Championship leaders follow Forest defeat with warm weather training trip

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 8 hours 9 min ago
"We need vitamin D", says boss Nuno as Championship leaders Wolves head off for a week's warm weather training in Spain.
Categories: Birmingham

Plans for new schools in Somerset unveiled

Somerset BBC News Feed - 8 hours 10 min ago
An additional 2,300 secondary school places will be created in the next five years, the county council has said.
Categories: Somerset

Royal wedding: Brand wants homeless housed as council gift

BBC Berkshire - 8 hours 13 min ago
Russell Brand wants a council to donate a building to homeless people as a gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Categories: Berkshire

Monday: Light Cloud, Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F) Minimum Temperature: 8°C (46°F)

Portsmouth BBC Weather - 8 hours 13 min ago
Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F), Minimum Temperature: 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 78%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:54 GMT, Sunset: 16:39 GMT
Categories: Portsmouth

Tuesday: Light Rain, Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F) Minimum Temperature: 11°C (52°F)

Portsmouth BBC Weather - 8 hours 13 min ago
Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Minimum Temperature: 11°C (52°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 18mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1016mb, Humidity: 96%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:53 GMT, Sunset: 16:40 GMT
Categories: Portsmouth

Wednesday: Heavy Rain, Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F) Minimum Temperature: 7°C (45°F)

Portsmouth BBC Weather - 8 hours 13 min ago
Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Minimum Temperature: 7°C (45°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 22mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1007mb, Humidity: 87%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:52 GMT, Sunset: 16:42 GMT
Categories: Portsmouth

Woman arrested after man found dead at house in Barrow

Cumbria BBC News Feed - 8 hours 23 min ago
Police were alerted after paramedics were called to the house.
Categories: Cumbria

Teen jailed following police officer assault

A teenager has been jailed after pleading guilty to assaulting a Leicestershire Police officer.

PC Becky Radford had gone to intervene in an altercation on Church Gate, Leicester on the morning of 22 October last year.

The officer had tried to apprehend the 17-year-old and had a clump of hair pulled from her head. The girl also banged PC Radford’s head on the ground, causing bruising to her eye.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to four months for assaulting a police constable in the execution of her duty at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday (19 January).

In 2016, the force, police federation and Unison committed to thoroughly investigating and recording all deliberate assaults on members.

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “All too often, police officers and staff are subjected to assaults and threats. While the severity of such attacks change, the impact upon society does not. It is never acceptable to assume that assaults upon police officers and staff should be tolerated, they are not simply ‘part of the job’.

“While it is clear that the nature of policing requires members of the organisation to handle difficult and hostile situations, assaults upon them are serious and unacceptable.

“Not only do assaults on police staff and officers have a negative impact on the community but also internally to the organisation.”

Tiff Lynch, chair of the Leicestershire Police Federation, which represents the interests of the force’s constable, sergeants and inspecting ranks, said: “We have seen a growing number of assaults on police officers in recent years and all too often it has appeared that those guilty of these attacks have been given lenient sentences or, in some cases, have not even been prosecuted.

“We are pushing for all those who assault police officers to be brought before the courts.

“An attack on a police officer should be seen as an attack on society and should not be tolerated. In this incident, the officer concerned was on duty in the city, serving the public and helping keep our communities safe when they were subject to a vicious attack.

“The officer suffered one of the most horrific physical injuries that I have seen in the 22 years I have been a police officer.

“The physical and mental scarring from this assault will have an impact for many years to come, affecting them both at work and in their personal lives. It may be the case that those scars never fully heal.

“Assaults on our officers, or on police staff or any other emergency service personnel for that matter, should not be tolerated under any circumstances.

“There can be no excuse, justification or mitigating reasons for these attacks.

“The sentence handed down in this case should serve as a punishment to the offender but also act as a deterrent to others who may think it is okay to abuse and attack our officers and other emergency service workers.

“Leicestershire Police Federation has been an active supporter of the Police Federation’s nationwide Protect the Protectors campaign which is seeking better protection for the police and other emergency service workers through tougher sentencing and better protective equipment.”

Categories: Leicestershire

Don’t waste £££ on broadband!

Dorset Council News Feed - 8 hours 38 min ago

Fibre broadband can now cost the same or less than standard broadband.

So why aren’t people upgrading to a fibre service? And why are they paying the same for 10mbps as they would for 50mbps?

The upgrading process requires shopping around for the best deals. Prices vary but some deals are the same price as old fashioned ADSL broadband. Be aware too that by sticking with the same supplier you may pay more than by switching, have usage caps, and lower speeds.

What can you do with fibre broadband that you can’t do with a standard service?

  1. Everyone can be online at the same time, which is perfect for a busy household or for when the holidays are coming and friends and family are visiting
  2. Stream movies and download games without buffering
  3. Work from home
  4. Have easy and fast access to educational games and e-books. Homework will be easily uploaded online too.

What to do next?

  1. Check if you can upgrade by accessing the following website dorsetforyou.com/superfast
  2. Then shop around for the best deal that will suit you and your household / business. There are websites that do the leg work for you. They compare all the deals available for your postcode to save you time. One example is Money Saving Expert. Finally, contact the chosen supplier and tell them you want to upgrade to a fibre service.

Ultimately, if you get stuck or if you have any questions, contact superfast@dorsetcc.gov.uk

The post Don’t waste £££ on broadband! appeared first on Dorset news.

Categories: Dorset

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund ready for Grigor Dimitrov quarter-final

BBC Humberside - 8 hours 40 min ago
Kyle Edmund says the belief is growing as he prepares to take on third seed Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Categories: Humberside

Jimmy Armfield: Munich, Moore and Clough - a life in football

BBC Lancashire - 9 hours 5 min ago
In an interview from 2017, Jimmy Armfield, who has died aged 82, tells BBC Sport about some of his most interesting moments from a life in football.
Categories: Lancashire

Dom Bess: Somerset off-spinner signs new two-year contract

Somerset BBC News Feed - 9 hours 5 min ago
Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess signs a new two-year contract with the club.
Categories: Somerset

Dom Bess: Somerset off-spinner signs new two-year contract

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - 9 hours 5 min ago
Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess signs a new two-year contract with the club.
Categories: Bristol

Monday: Light Cloud, Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F) Minimum Temperature: 8°C (46°F)

Portsmouth BBC Weather - 9 hours 11 min ago
Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F), Minimum Temperature: 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 77%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:54 GMT, Sunset: 16:39 GMT
Categories: Portsmouth

Goalkeeper Stuart Moore and forward Adi Yussuf leave National League side Barrow

Cumbria BBC News Feed - 9 hours 20 min ago
Goalkeeper Stuart Moore and forward Adi Yussuf leave relegation-threatened National League side Barrow by mutual consent.
Categories: Cumbria

Chemical student preparing for one shot at Commonwealth glory

BBC Essex - 9 hours 20 min ago
BBC Look East meets three Para-athletes who will represent England at April's Commonwealth Games - including shot putter Joshua Bain.
Categories: Essex

Chairman's dinner and dance to raise funds for Macmillan(22-01-18)

Daventry Council News Feed - 9 hours 21 min ago
People are invited to enjoy timeless arrangements of Glenn Miller, ABBA, hits from the musicals and more at a fundraising dinner and dance.
Categories: Daventry