What should we do with MPs’ expenses?

March 30, 2009

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has apologised for using House of Commons expenses to claim the cost of two adult movies, watched by her husband while Smith was away from their family home.

How safe is your street?

September 3, 2008

crime-map.JPGEver wanted to know how many crimes were committed in your local area?

Well, by the end of the year you’ll be able to get some idea with every police force required to produce online interactive “crime maps”.

A policeman’s lot

May 21, 2008

police.jpgA policeman’s lot is not a happy one, sing the officers in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”.

On the rack in Bournemouth

May 21, 2008

smith.jpgJacqui Smith has probably faced some unwelcoming audiences in her time as Home Secretary but it is unlikely she has faced one as tough as the 1,000 angry police officers she encountered on Wednesday.

Should police turn the tables on the yobs?

May 8, 2008

graffiti.jpg The problem of yobs causing misery for their neighbours and local communities is a daily reality for many people.

Thursday’s front pages: anti-social behaviour

May 8, 2008

guardian.JPGThe latest initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour and an apparent loophole in airport security feature prominently on Thursday’s front pages, along with the Chelsea gun siege and the Austrian house of horrors.