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  • Statement On Sentencing Of Scott Hughes
    A drugs trafficker who went on the run for nearly five years was on Thursday, 26 May jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Liverpool Crown Court.Scott Hughes, 35, originally from the Croxteth area, was arrested in February 2011 in Belgium and featured in the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign.Hughes was […]
  • Renewed Appeal to Find Missing Fylde Man
    Shane Graham (pictured), 26, from Ansdell, was last seen walking towards Inner Promenade from an address in Eddington Road, St Annes, around noon on April 29.He is described as white, with light-brown cropped hair and blue eyes and was wearing a dark blue work jacket, a pair of black work […]
  • Major Child Abuse Investigation Launched in Alum Rock
    Detectives from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit (PPU) have charged a man from the Alum Rock area of Birmingham with making indecent images of children.Brian Topliss is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 25 May.The 72-year-old was arrested on Monday morning and a full-scale search of his […]
  • Arrests Following Raids in Bexley
    Seven men and two women have been arrested as a result of a major operation to crack down on drug dealing in Thamesmead.Acting on concerns raised by the community, officers from the Territorial Support Group (TSG), Bexley Police and the Thamesmead East and Lesnes Abbey Safer Neighbourhood Teams carried out […]
  • Former GMP officer Kevin Dwyer Appears in Court charged with indecent exposure
    Disgraced Former GMP officer Kevin Dwyer appears at Chester Crown Court from UK News Video on Vimeo.The trial of disgraced former Greater Manchester Manchester Police officer Kevin Dwyer 41 has started at Chester Crown court.A Jury heard from prosecutor Anna Pope that the the victim who can not be named […]
  • Teenager Arrested After Schoolboy Stabbing
    Detectives have launched an investigation after a schoolboy was hurt in a stabbing in Birmingham on Monday 23 May.The 16-year-old was attacked near to a bus stop on Monyhull Hall Road, Kings Norton at around 8.30am.He made his way to a nearby school where he collapsed and an ambulance was […]
  • Man Charged Under Computer Misuse Act
    The Met’s Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) has charged a man with three offences under the Computer Misuse Act.David Gerrard Buchanan, 18 of Vann Road, Haslemere, Surrey was charged on Saturday, 21 May with two counts of causing a computer to perform a function to secure / enable unauthorised access to […]
  • Burglar Jailed After Met Super Recognisers Analyse His T-shirt
    A man has been jailed for stealing computer equipment from shops and schools after the Met combined super recognisers’ skills with computer analysis of the suspect’s t-shirt.Richard Shelley, 38 of Griffin Manor Way, SE28 was jailed for five years on 5 May at Southwark Crown Court for 11 counts of […]
  • Appeal After Body Found in Torquay park
    At 3am on Sunday 22nd May police discovered a body in Cary Park Reddenhill Rd Torquay.The death is currently being treated as unexplained.Enquiries are ongoing and police would like to speak with a group of males aged 18-22 who were in the park at approximately 2am on 22nd May.If you […]
  • Police Investigating Carjacking Make Arrest
    Police investigating a carjacking in Gorton have made an arrest.On Friday 20 May 2016 a 24-year-old man from the Gorton area was arrested on suspicion of robbery and child abduction.He remains in police custody for questioning.At around 7.40pm on Monday 16 May 2016 police were called to Aldi car park […]

East Midlands Councils


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

  • Blind Workshops Pay 2016-18: Final Agreement
    Agreement has today (17.5.16) been reached on the rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017 for employees covered by the NJC for Workshops for the Blind. Details are set out in the attached NJC circular.
  • Craftworker Pay 2016-18: Final Agreement
    Agreement has today (17.5.16) been reached on the rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017 for local authority Craft & Associated Employees. Details are set out in the attached JNC circular.
  • LGS Pay 2016-18: Final Agreement
    The LGA have today (16.5.16) informed us that agreement has today been reached with the NJC Trade Union Side on the rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017. Details are set out on the link below. LGS Pay 2016-17 - 16.5.16
  • Circular - Chief Executives' Handbook
    EMC has been working with the National Employers at the LGA to develop guidance for authorities on disciplinary arrangements following the removal of the Designated Independent Persons statutory provisions.  Our intention is to provide employers’ guidance soon after national agreement has been reached on all aspects of the process...
  • EMC HR Bulletin
    This month provides a snapshot of recent HR developments including local government pay, a guide to the apprenticeship levy and the survival of the check off facility for trade union subscriptions. In his article, our employment law specialist, Darren Newman, looks deeply into the question of whether or not an employee is disabled. The issue...
  • Pay Negotiations Update - 14th April 2016
    The circular below provides an update on this year’s pay round along with suggested messages to employees. Emp Circ pay update staff comms 14Apr16
  • Pay Negotiations Update April 2016
    The National Employers met today in order to consider developments in this year's pay round. Click on the link below for a summary of the current position. Emp Circ Pay Negs Update 01Apr16
  • March EMC HR Bulletin
    In this bulletin we provide an update on national pay and employment law specialist, Darren Newman, delves deep into the Trade Union Bill and its impact on employers as well as unions. EMC HR Bulletin March 2016
  • Big Day for HS2 on Wednesday 23rd March
    The Hybrid Bill for Phase One of HS2 concludes its passage in the House of Commons later this week (Wednesday 23rd March). The Bill is crucial for Phase One of the line, but is also vital to the delivery of Phase Two from Birmingham to Leeds - including the route through the East Midlands and […]
  • Chief Officer Pay 2016-18
    Agreement has now been reached on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2016 to 1 April 2017.  Full details can be found below: Chf Officer Pay 2016-18 17Mar16