25 Jul 25th July 2018
Fury as 1,000 sex offenders remove names from register – ‘You should be on it for LIFE’
More than 1,000 sex offenders have successfully got their names removed from the official register of such criminals in the last six years, research has found. More than half were on the register because they had committed offences against children, ITV’s Good Morning Britain reveals today.
Aberdeen FC rack up £50,000 bill for policing Pittodrie games
Newly-released figures reveal the cost of policing games across the country. The stats cover both the English Football League and top two tiers of Scottish football. Nationally Police Scotland invoiced clubs for a total of £825,800 – the largest invoice was £63,386.40 for Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox.
Pay rise for workers including teachers, police and prison officers
Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years, including 2.9% for the armed forces, 2.75% for prison officers and 3.5% for teachers, the Government has announced. The Government said the increases were affordable within its spending plans. Ministers said members of the armed forces will receive an increase of 2.9% (2% consolidated, 0.9% non-consolidated), with Tuesday’s award worth £680 in pay to an average soldier, plus a one-off payment of £300.
Police should be delivering like Tesco, says senior officer
A senior officer has called for Police Scotland to operate like the major supermarkets in the way it delivers services to the public. Chief Superintendent Ivor Marshall said police stations were becoming less essential as officers were able to go to people’s homes, in the same way Tesco and Sainsbury’s do when delivering groceries ordered online. Police are also setting up bases in cafes and community centres, which Mr Marshall likened to Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local – smaller branches in more densely populated areas, rather than big out-of-town stores.
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