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News April 2014

Commissioner Baird Thanked for her Support from National Charity 29th April 2014

Common sense has prevailed thanks to partnership working, which included support from Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC. The government had originally stated that they were to stop support for families bereaved by homicide prior to 2010....

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Police and Crime Commissioners Support Home Secretary’s Plan for Tackling Domestic Abuse 29th April 2014

Following the recent publication of Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report “Everyone’s business: Improving police response to domestic abuse”, the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, is establishing a national oversight group to improve practice. Vera Baird QC has asked...

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Commissioner Baird Comments on Article is Free (Guardian Newspaper) regarding the Conviction of Max Clifford 29th April 2014

When a famous man is acquitted of sexual assault, there is always an outcry against the people who accused him and often against the criminal justice system for giving them airspace. Let us hope, if not expect, that the...

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Licensing Act 2003 22nd April 2014

Vera Baird QC response to the Home Office Consultation – Licensing Act 2003 Thank you for providing the opportunity to comment on your proposed reforms to fees charged under the Licensing Act 2003.  This consultation is very welcome and...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes Decision to Re Examine Domestic Abuse Figures 16th April 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes decision to re-examine domestic abuse figures Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a Government decision to look again at domestic abuse figures. Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker made the announcement after Vera Baird...

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Office of the PCC and Northumbria Police Accredited as a Living Wage Employer 16th April 2014

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird today announced her delight that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police are now accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by...

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New Meeting Place for Bellingham Youth Groups 7th April 2014

Bellingham youth groups have found a new place to meet thanks to partnership work. The youth group and the army cadets were left in a dilemma after they heard the old Magistrates Court building where they met was to...

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