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  • Jail for man who had 118 wraps of drugs on him
    Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced to more than two years’ imprisonment for drugs offences in Reading. Charlie Hiatt, aged 21, of Deeley Road, London, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court today (26/1). He was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment for […]
  • Consultant pediatrician Dr Jayaram Pai to appear in court on sexual assault charges
    Jayaram Pai, 45, of The Spinney, Battle, a doctor at Conquest Hospital, Hastings, has been charged with three offences of sexual assault on 28 February 2013 on a girl then aged 16 who was an out-patient at the hospital. Dr Pai is a consultant paediatrician employed by the East Sussex […]
  • Murder investigation underway in Bedford after man suffers stab wounds
    Police investigating the death of a man in Bedford this afternoon (Monday 26 January) say he suffered from stab injuries. Now officers are appealing to residents in Byron Crescent and neighbouring streets to contact them immediately if they find a knife or other sharp object discarded in their gardens, wheelie […]
  • Former police chaplain pleads guilty to possessing indecent images
    A former force chaplain has pleaded guilty to making and possessing indecent images and perverting the course of justice. Stephen Talbot, 62, who was previously based at force headquarters, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court earlier today (Monday). He resigned from his role supporting the force on Wednesday, October 1, and […]
  • The face of a man who attacked his own 82yr old Grandfather is jailed for 19years
    Two men and a woman have been sentenced to a combined 39 years in prison in connection with a violent burglary in Cheshunt last year. The incident occurred at around 12.30am on Tuesday 13th May in Penton Drive. The victim, who was aged 82 at the time of the incident, […]
  • Ten jailed for nearly 200 years after cutting off man’s finger in Coventry kidnap plot
    Ten men have been jailed today (26 January) at Coventry Crown Court for nearly 200 years after kidnapping a Coventry man and cutting his finger off in a ransom demand. The 26-year-old victim was bundled into the back of a van at gunpoint by three men wearing balaclavas in Milverton […]
  • statement over deaths in Manchester’s waterways
    Officers from Greater Manchester Police have met with Birmingham City University’s Professor Craig Jackson to talk about deaths on Manchester’s waterways. Detectives from Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team analysed data from the past seven years and senior detectives, along with a Manchester Coroner, met with Professor Jackson to discuss […]
  • Update over historic child abuse investigation across Greater Manchester
    Detectives continue to investigate reports of historic child abuse at care homes and institutions across Greater Manchester. These include investigations into Knowl View residential school for boys in Rochdale, Broome House and Rose Hill care homes in Manchester and Woodend assessment centre in Wigan. Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head […]
  • Arsonist who targeted wheelchair-bound woman jailed – Stockport
    A man has been jailed after setting fire to a wheelie bin outside the home of a wheelchair-bound woman in Stockport, endangering her life. The 61-year-old disabled woman was only saved thanks to the intervention of her dog, who alerted her to the fire enabling her to bang on the […]
  • Man violently robbed after being hit with a baton
    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was violently robbed as he walked home work in Manchester. Sometime between 11:55pm on Saturday 24 January 2015 and 12:10am on Sunday 25 January 2015, a 39-year-old man was walking along Ridgway Street in the Miles Platting area of Manchester after finishing […]

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

  • EMC Policy Briefing Programme for Councillors 2015-16
    Local Government and public services have undergone substantial changes over the last 4 years, the outcome of the General Election in 2015 will further shape its future and direction. The 2015-16 Regional Programme of Briefing events for Councillors will be designed specifically to support local authorities in the post General Election...
  • East Midlands Profile
    EMC has produced a Profile of the Region. It contains useful key facts on a range of topics including transport, housing, population and labour supply. It also outlines the region’s key assets and capacity for growth.  EMC intends to keep the Profile regularly updated. It is available by clicking on the link below: East...
  • Funding for local highways announced
    The Government today (23rd December 2014) announced just under £6 billion for local councils over the next 6 years for maintenance of local highways. Of this funding, £4.7 billion will be allocated according to a needs-based formula, with £580 million to incentivise good asset management and efficiencies, and £575...
  • Local Government Financial Settlement 2015-16
    The provisional Local Government Financial Settlement for 2015-16 was announced on 18 December 2014. East Midlands Councils has produced a summary of the figures covering councils in the region: 2015-16 Local Government Financial Settlement East Midlands
  • Employer Offer for Chief Executives and Chief Officers - 24.11.14
    The National Employers met on 24 November 2014 and agreed to make the attached revised final pay offers to Chief Executives and Chief Officers. Emp Offer Chief Execs - 24 Nov 14 Emp Offer Chief Officer - 24 Nov 14  
  • Devolution and the Future of Local Government - East Midlands Pushes for More Power
    At a region-wide summit of councils being held on ‘Devolution and the Future of Local Government and Public Services’ in Leicester on 21st November 2014 [details here], council leaders in the East Midlands will be demanding ‘far reaching, radical reforms’ and a fundamental transfer of powers from Whitehall to the local...
  • Craftworker pay agreed 2014-16
    Agreement has now been reached on Craftworker pay for 2014-16 Craft Pay Award 2014-15-16
  • LGS Pay Deal Agreed
    Agreement has now been reached on LGS pay for 2014-16.  Please see the attached circular LGS Pay 2014-15-16 
  • Devolution and the Future of Local Government - Devo-Max for the East Midlands?
    With Dev-Max for Scotland - what are the implications for our local areas?  From around the country, there is a growing consensus that we need to shift power from Westminster to the local level. East Midlands Councils is holding a summit on the ‘Future of Local Government and Public Services in the next Parliament’ on...
  • A Prospectus for Devolution - A draft for consultation
    A Prospectus for Devolution – A draft for consultation From now until the General Election in May 2015, we have the opportunity to present an offer for driving forward national economic growth, providing better targeted and more effective services to people that need them, whilst saving taxpayers significant sums of money. Without...