Yesterday the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, published CONTENT - the UK's strategy for countering terrorism. The last strategy was published in 2011 and this review is much welcomed in the wake of several attack's last year and in response to the continually changing threat.
The bids are now in for the fund launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, aimed at organisations who can assist him in achieving key aims in his Police and Crime Plan.
Today's Times reports proposals from the National Police Chief's Council to routinely arm police in rural areas in a response to the increased terror threat. The public, and indeed most police officers, have always been opposed to having routinely armed police on Britain's streets.
Today I am announcing my intention to stand down as Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council at the annual meeting on 16th May 2018 but will continue as councillor for Steventon & the Hanneys ward.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is funding a Positive Relationships Programme aimed at supporting men who have been perpetrators of domestic abuse; helping them to find healthier, safer solutions to relationship based problems and conflict.
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