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  • Wendy Mann named as Sandwell murder victim ukcri.me/62722
    Police investigating the death of a woman at an address in Chapel Street, West Bromwich, have named her as 26-year-old Wendy Mann.Her body was discovered at the house just before 11.30am on Friday 28 August.  A forensic post mortem has revealed she died from asphyxiation.A 52-year-old man who was arrested […]
  • Armed police shoot man dead who was armed with a firearm ukcri.me/62720
    On Sunday, 30 August at 21:35hrs police were called to a report of a male in attendance at an address in Barnet making threats to kill and in possession of what was believed to be a firearm.The man left the address before officers arrived.Armed officers later attended an address in […]
  • Teenager jailed after raping a man 1 day after the victims 18th birthday ukcri.me/62714
    A Manchester teenager is today starting a 11yr 8mth jail sentence and a 5 year extended license after pleading guilty to rape, attempted rape, and burglary of a male, 1 day after the victim turned 18.A court heard how the male victim who was living in supported accommodation in Manchester […]
  • Father and his 2 sons jailed for 16yrs ukcri.me/62709
    Three members of the same family have been given sentences totalling in excess of 16 years.A father and his two sons have been jailed for a range of offences including possession of a shotgun, burglary and handling stolen goods.On Tuesday, 25 August at the Inner London Crown Court: Mark Pearce, […]
  • Gun seized from suspected Northfield burglars ukcri.me/62699
    Five men have been arrested and a firearm seized after officers chased down suspected Northfield burglars.A group of men from an MG Rover were spotted acting suspiciously around a Ford Mondeo at around 3pm last Friday (22 August) on Bartley Drive and when approached by officers ran away.They were chased […]
  • Man charged with historic sex offences ukcri.me/62701
    Detectives have charged a 69-year-old man with a number of historic sex offences.Colin Waterfield, of Stonehouse Road, Norwich, was charged by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit on Saturday 22 August 2015.He has been charged with 25 offences including rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against […]
  • Police shooting, Brixton ukcri.me/62690
    On Friday, 21 August officers from Lambeth escorted a housing officer to a residential address on Tilson Gardens, SW2 as part of a pre-planned eviction.At 09:45hrs unarmed officers attempted to enter the property.As they were doing so a man was seen emerging from one of the rooms in the property.Officers […]
  • DJ Brad Maguire pleads guilty to driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs ukcri.me/62682
    Manchester DJ Brad Maguire pleads guilty to driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs from UK News Video on Vimeo.Bradley Maguire ,21, from Stockport appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates court today Wednesday 19th August 2015 and pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle on Whitworth Street on the 1st […]
  • Man charged with Harrow murder ukcri.me/62703
    Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Harrow have charged a man.Peter Kibisu – 23 (05.01.92) of Northumberland Road, Harrow was charged on 17 August with the murder of Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, at an address in Northumberland Road, Harrow on 14 August.He will appear in custody at Hendon Magistrates’ […]
  • Murder investigation launched in Harrow ukcri.me/62697
    A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Harrow.Officers were called to an address in Northumberland Road, Harrow at approximately 17.55hrs on Friday, 14 August to reports of an unresponsive woman at the location.London Ambulance Service also attended and the woman was pronounced dead at […]

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The East Midlands Regional Assembly has met for the last time before being abolished.

The assembly, which had its final meeting on Friday, includes MEPs, business representatives, and local politicians nominated from councils.

It was launched in Leicester in 1998, but is now being scrapped along with seven other assemblies in England. BBC

  • Devo-Developments in the East Midlands - An Update
    At East Midlands Councils AGM on 17th July 2015, council leaders from across the region discussed progress in agreeing local devolution proposals. The early and significant progress made by all councils in Derby and Derbyshire (D2) and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (N2), in submitting their combined authority proposals was applauded by...
  • HS2 Hub Station: Toton is the best option!
    Council leaders and business representatives have strongly welcomed comments from the Chairman of HS2 Ltd supporting Toton as the location for a Hub Station serving the East Midlands. Sir David Higgins was speaking at today’s meeting of the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board held in Nottingham, where he gave an update on the work...
  • Chancellor announces Budget support for Midlands Connect
    Midlands Connect, the group championing strategic transport investment across the region, has welcomed £5 million of funding announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget statement. The Chancellor is making the cash available to the Midlands Connect consortium which is pressing for better road, rail and freight links to help...
  • Midland Mainline Electrification: EMC outlines concerns to Secretary of State
    Following last week’s announcement by Government that electrification of the Midland Mainline will be ‘paused’, EMC and partners have drafted a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport expressing disappointment at the decision and are looking for an early meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss how this...
  • Essential Rail Investment at Risk: Leaders seek urgent meeting with Secretary of State
    The electrification of the Midland Mainline – described by Network Rail as ‘critical to delivering a reliable and sustainable railway and tackling overcrowding’ has been ‘paused’ by the Government pending a review of Network Rail’s investment programme. The Secretary of State for Transport Patrick...
  • Essential Rail Investment at Risk: Government announcement due today
    The electrification of the Midland Mainline – described by Network Rail as ‘critical to delivering a reliable and sustainable railway and tackling overcrowding’ – is reported to be at risk from a Network Rail funding gap caused by soaring costs from projects in other parts of the country. The Midland Mainline runs...
  • HS2 East - Realising the Full Promise of HS2
    HS2 East has published a summary document which was launched at an event in Leeds last week attended by EMC Chairman Jon Collins, along with the Chairs of D2N2 and Leicester and Leicestershire LEPs, where Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed that the full 'Y Network' - including the Eastern Leg of HS2 - will be built...
  • Trade Union Pay Claim for 2016-17 - Local Government Services (Green Book)
    Trade Unions for the Local Government Services (Green Book) NJC have formally tabled a pay claim for 2016/17.  The National Employers have acknowledged receipt of the claim and a further response is unlikely in the near future. East Midlands Councils and other Regional Employers’ Organisations are in discussions with the...
  • EMC welcomes Government commitment to build HS2 Eastern Leg
    In his first major speech since his reappointment as Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed at an event in Leeds attended by EMC Chairman Cllr Jon Collins, that the full ‘Y Network’, including the Eastern Leg of HS2 will be built. The Eastern Leg of HS2 will connect with the London-West Midlands route to the...
  • General and Local Election 2015 Results East Midlands
    The UK General Election was fought across all 46 Parliamentary Constituencies in the East Midlands on 7 May 2015. Previously the Conservatives held 30 of these seats, and Labour 16. Following the change of seats in Corby and Derby North the Conservatives now hold 32 seats and Labour 14. The full list of the 2015 […]