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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Working for your safety, both here and abroad

by awitherick on 28 May, 2012

If you’re planning your summer holiday already it’s always worth considering travel insurance to cover some of the unforseables and making sure your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card – is up to date.  But there are some things you just can’t plan for. Liberal Democrat European justice & human rights spokeswoman and neighbouring MEP Sarah […]

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The UK has taken over for 6 months the chairmanship of the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe which hosts the European Court of Human Rights. That Court applies the European Human Rights Convention (ECHR) in cases brought by citizens of the 47-country organisation. Liberal Democrat European justice & human rights spokeswoman and London MEP Sarah Ludford […]

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Keep safe this winter!

by awitherick on 21 December, 2011

Off out to see the relatives for Christmas? Here are our top three winter tips: A large number of the burglaries took place in the afternoon to early evening. A simple but effective way to help deter opportunistic burglars is to use timer switches on lamps to make it seem like somebody is home.* You […]

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Silent but deadly…

by awitherick on 24 November, 2011

We’re half way through Domestic Violence Week (21-27 November). Did you know that? But then you probably don’t know how many people around you have at some point been affected by it.  Domestic Abuse can involve coercive and controlling behavious as well as verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.  That’s estimated to be 1 […]

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Don’t become a statistic this summer

by awitherick on 10 July, 2011

Crime has fallen by 10.7% across St Albans City and District for the year ending 31 March 2011 when the Liberal democrats were in control of St Albans, compared with the same period the previous year. This is the largest reduction in crime reported in Hertfordshire. The figures have been released by St Albans City and District […]

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Beware of fire risk this summer

by awitherick on 20 May, 2011

After a record breaking Spring, forest and heath fires, summer could be a danger… Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to take care with fire after a record-breaking spring heatwave.  The warmest April on record has seen firefighters receive more calls to small fires in rural areas and to deliberate fires started in […]

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Members of the Liberal Democrats have been working to highlight the restrictions on street photography in public spaces due to counterterrorism laws. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which allowed the police to stop and search people without reasonable suspicion in certain conditions, was repealed by the LibDem-Conservative coalition government in January 2011. It […]

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Organized crime must be tackled at EU level

by awitherick on 19 April, 2011

Just like the weather and our environment, criminals don’t just stop magically at our borders. ALDE MEP Sonia Alfano (Italia dei Valori, Italy), rapporteur for the European Parliament on “Organized crime in the European Union” said: “Organized crime has been underestimated for far too long. We are comforted by an increasing awareness of the necessity of a […]

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Human Traffickers hit under new EU law

by awitherick on 9 April, 2011

Tougher penalties and more cooperation between European police forces await human traffickers following the decision by the Coalition government to ‘opt in’ to European wide anti trafficking laws. Following the decision by the Home Office to opt in to the Lib Dem sponsored law, human traffickers will face tougher sentences and more advanced policing across […]

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The St Albans Community Safety Partnership wants to hear the views of local residents on crime and anti-social behaviour so that it can use these to help set priorities for the forthcoming year. It would like to find out what types of crime are of concern and has put together a short online questionnaire for residents to complete […]

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