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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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The Unacceptable Situation at Yarl’s Wood Calls for an Independent Inquiry 17th December 2014

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, is right to have pledged the next Labour government to hold an inquiry into allegations about events at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. The allegations of sexual assault by male staff against 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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Living Wage 9th December 2014

One of my proudest achievements to date is making Northumbria Police and the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by the Centre for Social Policy...

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Dealing With Anti-social Behaviour 9th December 2014

I know the problems that Anti-Social behaviour (ASB) can cause – it can affect anyone and everyone. We take it seriously in Northumbria and we are successful at tackling it. Don’t take my word for it, the recent report...

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