Author: Beth King

Northumbria Police respond to PEEL report

Northumbria Police respond to PEEL report

Northumbria Police have released a response to the recent PEEL report. PEEL stands for Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy programme. The evidence collected by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary’s is used to assess the standard of police forces in the area. HMIC has introduced these assessments so that the public […]

Sunderland lollipop crossings face axe

Sunderland lollipop crossings face axe

A campaign has been launched to save school crossing patrols. Sunderland City Council wants to take away all the funding for lollipop men and women across the city. It’s part of their plans to save £180 million between now and 2020. The plans would see most lollipop men and women axed, […]

File photo dated 15/7/2014 of A young child is weighed on scales. A third of 10 and 11-year-olds in England are overweight or obese, rising to more than 40% in some regions, figures show.

Bold action needed to tackle childhood obesity

The scale and consequences of childhood obesity demand bold and urgent action from the Government, says The Health Select Committee.  One third of children are leaving primary education obese or overweight. Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, agrees that bold action is needed and has called for investment […]