Emily Wilding Davison's Birthday

Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison was born on 11th Oct 1872, she was one of the most famous suffragettes – she defied the odds many times, she stood up for what she believed in, even when women could not gain a degree from Oxford University, her result exam result was a first class honours. Emily believed in the rights of women, Victorian society wasn’t the best place for articulate, clever women – in fact any women – to progress. The fact that all woman were denied the right to vote drove her on. Emily had a

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VERA BAIRD WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ASB IN SOUTH TYNESIDE

A support team to help those affected by anti-social behaviour has been established in South Tyneside.

South Tyneside Council in partnership with South Tyneside Homes have recruited a group of five volunteers to provide support to victims across the Borough.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Richard Porthouse, presented the volunteers with certificates to celebrate the completion of their initial training. The training equipped the volunteers with the essential skills needed to support victims affected by anti-social behaviour.

South Tyneside’s ASB victim support volunteering project is being supported by funding from Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

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PAY UP” says Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC.

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird has insisted that Conservative Chancellor, George Osborne must pay back over £1 million pound to Northumbria Police.

Mr Osborne has been reprimanded by an official statistics watchdog – after he cut police funding for Northumbria despite promising not to.

The Tories also used the council tax precept by planning a budget that included an assumption local residents in Northumbria would pay £5 a year more for their policing with no consultation with local people, police & crime commissioners or council leaders.

PCC Vera Baird, said: “All of Osborne’s

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Changing the Policing Landscape

The Policing Landscape.

Policing is at the heart of all communities, it creates safety and promotes confidence. However, the landscape on which policing in England and Wales is carried out has changed dramatically in recent years. Crime has been falling since the mid nineties but there has not been a corresponding reduction in demand for police work. Preventive and protective mechanisms have got on one hand more local and on another more complex and the type of crimes investigated, as well as the numbers of them, continue to change year on year.

A report entitled “Reshaping Policing For

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes findings of Commons Education Committee

The Commons Education Committee inquiry has reported that all schools in England should have to teach sex and relationships education (SRE) – this is an issue that Vera Baird has campaigned about for many years. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Young people learn so much at school and from each other. “It’s important we teach them about sex education, how good relationships can be formed and how they should be maintained. “Some youngsters will come from homes were they witness domestic abuse, so relationship education will show them that abuse is not the norm and there

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Open Letter to Mike Ashley re Ched Evans.

Open letter from: Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

To: Mr Mike Ashley, Sports Direct

Mr Mike Ashley

Newcastle United Football Club

St James Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

5th January 2015.

Dear Mr Ashley,

I am writing to you following media speculation that Oldham Athletic Football Club has received reassurances from its biggest sponsor, Sports Direct that they will not withdraw £1m sponsorship if Oldham sign Ched Evans, despite Oldham’s main stand sponsors Verlin Rainwater Solutions saying it will end its association with the club if Evans signs.

As the owner

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Miliband calls for “proper intervention” into police conduct during the Orgreave miners clash

Labour Leader, Ed Miliband and Vera Baird – Calling for Answers.

From Labourlist – www.labourlist.org

The Guardian has reported today that Miliband has become one of the most senior politicians to call for a “proper investigation” into the confrontation between police and miners at Orgreave – known as the Battle of Orgreave

Thirty years after the clashes between police and miners at Orgreave, the drive to push for a full investigation into alleged police alleged misconduct both during and after the incident continues. The police are accused of physically assaulting miners, lying under oath and perverting the course of

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ORGREAVE – TIME FOR ANSWERS

Click on the link below. Now is the time for the IPCC to investigate Orgreave, no more delays.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10901515/Police-watchdog-criticised-over-miners-strike-inquiry.html

Progress Online Article (13th June 2014) – Policing through rights and respect – not kilos of water.

Police forces across the country work hard, delivering community safety and working with residents to problem solve and cut crime

Policing can only be based on partnership. ‘The police are the public and the public are the police’ is the most quoted of the Peelian principles, set out by the founder of the Metropolitan police. Few people, police, members of the public or politician would ever dispute it – except, perhaps, London mayor, Boris Johnson.

Despite the opposition of 20 of the 25 London assembly, and without the approval of the Home Office, Johnson has decided to spend up

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Tackling Knife Crime (Northumberland Gazette article)

Knife crime can have a harsh effect on communities. Across Northumbria, we have seen the devastating effect that knives have caused to families.

I am a firm believer that there should be tougher sentences for those who carry knives and I am pleased that the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has given her backing to tougher sentences for knife crime.

An amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill has been put forward which proposes a six-month jail term for anyone convicted of carrying a knife for the second time.

This amendment makes sound sense.

Tougher sentences would send a

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