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    1. October 16, 2013

      Pressure mounts for overhaul of UK police regulation

      Pressure is building on the government to overhaul the way the police service is regulated in the wake of the Andrew...

    2. January 16, 2013

      Updated view of political management

      For Tony Blair, they were the “forces of conservatism”. For Margaret Thatcher they were an inefficient bureaucracy that...

    1. November 22, 2012

      UK sets out options on prisoner voting

      Ministers are gearing up for further conflict with European human rights judges over whether prisoners should be allowed to...

    2. August 20, 2012

      Tory police policy in for ‘bumpy night’

      When a prominent US policeman was asked recently whether he had any advice for the UK as it prepared to elect its first...

    3. August 14, 2012

      Independents hit out over police polls

      A group of independent candidates in November elections to replace unelected police authorities has called on the government...

    4. July 19, 2012

      Miliband seeks policing rethink

      Ed Miliband is to demand that the Home Office reconsiders its endorsement of police forces outsourcing services to private...

    5. May 10, 2012

      Police stage march against cuts

      Police are more used to being on the other side of the cordon, so it is hardly surprising that their march on Thursday was...

    6. March 11, 2012

      Minister accuses Labour of 999 ‘scaremongering’

      Nick Herbert, policing minister, has hit back angrily at Labour “scaremongering” following the release of new figures that...

    7. January 26, 2012

      Police numbers fall to lowest in a decade

      Home Office ministers are facing renewed fire over police budget cuts after figures showed that the number of uniformed...

    8. January 26, 2012

      Police chief reignites debate on size of cut-backs

      Government cuts to police services across England and Wales have come under renewed fire as Tony Melville, the chief...

    9. January 19, 2012

      Reported crime falls but robberies rise

      Recorded crime has fallen in England and Wales over the past year but robberies have increased. Figures from the Home Office...

    10. December 20, 2011

      Report backs plastic bullets for riot police

      Police must give “serious consideration” to the use of plastic bullets and water cannon as part of a radical change in...

    11. October 3, 2011

      Police reform will put public interest first

      From Nick Herbert MP. Sir, Paul McKeever of the Police Federation attacks the government’s policy on police reform (“Muddled...

    12. September 28, 2011

      Minister attacks Labour’s police review plan

      Nick Herbert, policing minister, has denounced Labour’s plan for an independent review on the future of policing as a move...

    13. Westminster Blog

      September 27, 2011

      Could Labour find a way to dodge the police commissioner elections?

      So, will Labour field candidates for the election of police and crime commissioners or will it find a way to avoid putting...

    14. September 14, 2011

      Warning over rise in UK prison gangs

      The flood of criminals entering prisons following the riots this summer has sparked the formation of new gangs in jails,...

    15. August 30, 2011

      Miliband pledges vote on police cuts

      Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to engineer a parliamentary vote on police cuts as part of a fresh campaign against...

    16. July 4, 2011

      Police chief calls for review of radical reforms

      Home Office proposals for police reform should be subject to the same listening exercise employed by the government to...

    17. June 29, 2011

      Emergency legislation brought in over bail ruling

      Labour has accused the Home Office of “shocking delays” and “incompetence” in dealing with a controversial court ruling over...

    18. June 23, 2011

      UK to launch national crime database

      The details of up to 15m criminals, suspects and victims of crime will be made available to police forces on Thursday, seven...

    19. March 28, 2011

      Mayor to hold ‘riot summit’ with retailers

      West End retailers have persuaded Boris Johnson, mayor of London, to hold a “riot summit” with police and the Home Office to...

    20. February 1, 2011

      Crime maps record anti-social behaviour

      More than 6,500 incidents of anti-social behaviour were recorded by police in England and Wales every day last month,...

    21. January 16, 2011

      SFO merger proposed in crackdown on fraud

      Ministers are considering plans to merge the Serious Fraud Office with a proposed National Crime Agency as they attempt to...

    22. November 11, 2010

      Riot at student rally blamed on hardcore few

      Politicians and unions say the violence during a student march in London was an isolated case rather than a broader shift...

    23. October 28, 2010

      Pressure on stop-and-search powers

      Police failed to make a single arrest for suspected terrorism after stopping and searching more than 100,000 people last...

    24. September 15, 2010

      May hits back at alleged police ‘scare tactics’

      British government ministers have accused police leaders of indulging in scare tactics over the likely impact of deep cuts...

    25. September 10, 2010

      Planned police job cuts would ‘devastate’ forces

      The loss of up to 40,000 policing jobs would be “Christmas for criminals” if the Home Office suffered an expected 25 per...

    26. Westminster Blog

      July 29, 2010

      When will David Laws return to cabinet?

      Esquire magazine is this month tipping five coalition MPs as future cabinet ministers as part of a piece naming 20 future...

    27. July 27, 2010

      Officer faces Met proceedings over G20 death

      Sir Paul Stephenson, head of the Metropolitan Police, said on Tuesday that he was launching disciplinary proceedings for...

    28. July 26, 2010

      Radical overhaul of policing unveiled

      Operational independence: a new tier of elected police commissioners is proposed A host of powers is to be stripped from the...

    29. July 20, 2010

      Value of seized criminal assets falls

      The agency set up as “Britain’s answer to the FBI” has admitted to a big drop in the value of assets seized from criminal...

    30. June 29, 2010

      Three-way police merger proposed as cuts loom

      One of Britain's most senior police administrators has thrown his weight behind the creation of a national crime-fighting...

    31. June 29, 2010

      National crime-fighting agency wins backing

      One of Britain’s most senior police administrators has thrown his weight behind the creation of a national crime-fighting...

    32. June 18, 2010

      Survey reveals depth of child crime

      More than twice as many children fell victim to crimes last year than adults, according to the first comprehensive survey of...

    33. Westminster Blog

      May 13, 2010

      Ministerial Appointments (beneath Cabinet level): a fuller list

      Here is the list we’ve been waiting for all day: I’ve added which party they are on the right; C for Conservative, LD for...

    34. February 24, 2010

      Tories pledge to protect farmland

      High-quality farmland will no longer be available for putting up houses, and farm produce will be clearly labelled as...

    35. February 24, 2010

      Tories pledge to protect farmland

      High-quality farmland will no longer be available for putting up houses, and farm produce will be labelled clearly as...

    36. January 4, 2010

      Tories in pledge to police big retailers' behaviour

      A Conservative government would introduce a supermarket ombudsman to police the behaviour of the big food retailers, the...

    37. January 3, 2010

      Tory pledge on supermarket ombudsman

      A Conservative government would introduce a supermarket ombudsman to police the behaviour of big food retailers, the...

    38. August 11, 2009

      Review calls for more local produce

      More food for the UK market should be produced in Britain, the government said yesterday as it launched a review of how...

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