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News December 2014

Police in Newcastle Using Body Cams 19th December 2014

Police in Newcastle are using new technology to enhance the service given to victims of domestic violence. Thanks to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, officers are using body worn video cameras to record footage when dealing with...

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Commissioner Welcomes New Domestic Violence Offence 19th December 2014

Vera Baird has welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement that there is to be a new criminal offence of domestic abuse which will carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison as well as a fine. The offence will...

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Commissioner warns of further pressure on police activities 18th December 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Vera Baird is warning of further pressure on police activities after the Police Grant Settlement was announced today, amounting to a 5.1% cut to local policing budgets, a total of £12 million. The...

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Women and Girls Football Derby 15th December 2014

Girls from John Spence Community High School in North Shields represented Newcastle United Foundation against Biddick College in Sunderland in a 7v7 football match. The game was organised as part of the FA Women & Girls programme and Building...

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Leading Labour’s commitment to women at the next General Election – Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner 10th December 2014

Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, will today release the findings of a report which will influence the next Labour Government’s agenda on delivering for women across the north east and United Kingdom. In 2011 the...

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PCCs Mark Anniversary of Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls 10th December 2014

North East Police and Crime Commissioners Ron Hogg, Vera Baird and Barry Coppinger marked the first anniversary of the region’s first ever strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls, by holding an event attended by professionals from across...

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Houses of Parliament – ‘House Magazine Article’ 9th December 2014

Houses of Parliament – ‘House Magazine Article’

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New Kit in City bars to Help Prevent Underage Drinkers 5th December 2014

New kit in city bars to help prevent underage drinkers Police in Newcastle will be trialing a new ID system in some of the city’s most popular night spots as part of a night time safety initiative made possible...

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – FGM 5th December 2014

Vera Baird QC response to the Home Office Consultation about Female Genital Mutilation – December 2014 Q1. Do you agree that the draft statutory guidance provides frontline professionals with the information they need on the prevalence of FGM and...

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Commissioner’s Newsletter – Christmas 2014 4th December 2014

PCCs Newsletter – Christmas 2014

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