Man charged after Peterhead nightclub incident

A 29-year-old man has been charged after an incident outside a Peterhead nightclub. In the early hours of Sunday, a a 47-year-old man was injured outside Mambos in Queen Street. He is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

North Sea fishermen rescued after nine hours at sea

Two fishermen were rescued after spending nine hours adrift on a life-raft when their boat sank in the North Sea. They had been fishing 12 miles (19km) off the coast of Sunderland when their vessel hit a submerged object and quickly sank, Humber Coastguard said. The pair were picked up by a Dutch yacht at about 16:40 BST on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Safe drug substitute users rise dramatically in Northern Ireland

The number of Northern Ireland patients using a service that provides safe and legal substitutes for drugs such as heroin has risen dramatically. The substitute prescribing service was set up in 2004 to help patients with addictions to opioid drugs. Since then, its patient numbers have increased by more than 200%, according to the Health and Social Care Board. The ultimate goal of the programme is to help drug users become totally detoxed. Read the rest of this entry »

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally. The messages, which will appear instead of paid-for ads, will ask users to close their web browsers. The move comes as part of a continuing effort to stop piracy sites from earning money through advertising. Police said the ads would make it harder for piracy site owners to make their pages look authentic. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Revenge porn’: Peers urge greater clarity on guidelines

More clarification is needed about the circumstances in which "revenge porn" cases can be prosecuted, peers say. The practice occurs when people post explicit images of former partners online to humiliate them following a break-up. Some MPs have called for "revenge porn" to be made a specific criminal offence. The House of Lords Communications Committee said existing laws were generally "fit for purpose" for dealing with various offences on social media. Read the rest of this entry »

Conservative MP David Ruffley to Stand Down Following Assault Claims by ex-Partner

A Conservative MP who was once the shadow police minister is to stand down at the 2015 general election after being given a police caution for assault against an ex-partner. The news comes asLabour unveils plans to set up a shake-up of laws around domestic abuse. David Ruffley, who has represented the Suffolk constituency of Bury St Edmunds since 1997, said that although his ex-girlfriend had apparently forgiven him, the subsequent media storm was detrimental to his party. Read the rest of this entry »

Swansea Mother Jailed Over Son’s Truancy

A mother has been jailed for nine weeks after her 13-year-old son attended 31 out of 205 school sessions between last September and this February. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly wept as the sentence was handed down and she was taken to the cells. Prosecuting on behalf of the council, Felicity Lewis said the education welfare service had worked with the defendant since 2010, the South Wales Evening Post reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Killer Joyrider Lindo Jailed Again After Chase

A man who ran over and killed an eight-year-old boy in 2006 is back behind bars after racing through a residential area in a police chase. Ashley Lindo reached up to 60mph as he drove along paths, blew out two tyres and pulled a handbrake turn. The 24-year-old was jailed for 18 months at Teeside Crown Court after admitting dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven arrested over mass brawl

At least seven people were arrested by police investigating reports of a large-scale brawl involving up to 50 youths. Locals reported weapons being used in the confrontation in Dorsten Square, Bewbush, Crawley, West Sussex, last night. A number of people needed hospital treatment, but none of their injuries are thought to be serious, police said. Read the rest of this entry »

The rise of the parking vigilantes

At the school gate, supermarket car park or out on the high street, bad parking can be found everywhere. But why are some outraged individuals taking to the internet to shame drivers? Read the rest of this entry »
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