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  • Men sentenced following football violence ukcri.me/61792
    Four men have been jailed for football-related disorder which occurred in west London.The group were involved in violent disorder outside a public house following a Queens Park Rangers versus Burnley FC Championship match on 1 February 2014.All four were sentenced for affray on Friday, 17 April at Isleworth Crown Court.They […]
  • Earnest Davenport charged with the murder of Susan Davenport ukcri.me/61790
    A man has been charged in connection with the murder of a woman in Bury.Earnest Davenport (born 27/05/1950) of Rectory Lane, Bury has been charged with murder.He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court Saturday 18 April 2015, having been remanded in custody.At 4.45pm on Tuesday 14 April 2015, […]
  • Man jailed for Kingston drugs offences ukcri.me/61787
    A 22-year-old man has been jailed following an operation targeting drug dealers.Mohammed Faisal Riasat, 22 (12.09.92) of Warner Avenue, Sutton appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, 15 April.He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and was sentenced to three years and six months in jail.The […]
  • A man has been arrested following the death of a woman ukcri.me/61783
    A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the death of a woman in Bolton.Shortly after 8.30am on Thursday 16 April 2015, police were called to Lord Street in Kearsley, following reports the body of a woman, now identified as Carolyn Sharrocks, 41, had been found.A post-mortem into the cause […]
  • 13-year-old boy jailed for life for the murder of Glynis Bensley ukcri.me/61780
    At Wolverhampton Crown Court today, a 13-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been jailed for life, with a minimum tariff of 12 years, after he had been found guilty of the murder of 47-year-old Glynis Bensley by a jury following a trial in March.Fellow defendant Zoheb […]
  • Man pleads guilty to a string of child sexual abuse charges ukcri.me/61776
    A paedophile caught abusing children after he attempted to incite a young girl into a sexual act has admitted a string of offences, including 10 counts of rape.Michael D’Costa, 64 (05.07.50), of Farnborough Close, Wembley, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today, Friday, 17 April, charged with sexual offences against children.He […]
  • Burglar jailed after leaving fingerprints at crime scene ukcri.me/61773
    A burglar who left his fingerprints on a window ledge after ransacking a property has been jailed for four years.Michael Bass, 29 (17.08.85), unemployed of no fixed abode, was jailed for four years for burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 16 April, having previously denied the offence.Police were alerted […]
  • Plain clothed officer assaulted and had bike stolen in Salford ukcri.me/61769
    It happened at about 2pm on Thursday 9 April 2015, when the plain clothed officer was patrolling the Higher Broughton area on his push bike.The officer saw a man he suspected of drug dealing, he tried to stop him but the man ran away into a nearby garden where the […]
  • Discovery of 2 dead bodies in Bootle sparks double murder probe ukcri.me/61767
    Merseyside Police can confirm a murder investigation is underway following the discovery of the bodies of two women in Bootle overnight (Thursday, 16 to Friday, 17 April).Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan, said: “Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of two bodies at two separate addresses in Bootle.“At about […]
  • Dylan Jackson wanted in Connection with the murder of Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson. ukcri.me/61764
    Detectives have released a picture of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Wolverhampton local Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson.Dylan Jackson, aged 20 of no fixed address, is being sought by police after Mr Simpson was stabbed to death around 8.30pm on Monday (13 April) evening at a flat in […]

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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

  • Chief Executive Pay Agreement 2015-16
    25th March 2015 - The LGA have informed us that agreement has today been reached on Chief Executives’ pay for 2014-16.
  • East Midlands Councils 2015-16 Councillor Development Programme
    East Midlands Councils has launched its Councillor Development Programme for 2015-16, which will start in May 2015 with its annual event for Civic Heads on 27 May. The EMC Councillor Development Programme provides member councils in the East Midlands with a comprehensive, value for money range of development opportunities, designed to support...
  • More action needed to tackle flood risk in the East Midlands
    A major new report highlights how the East Midlands is vulnerable to small changes in climate which could double the number of people at ‘significant risk’ of flooding. It goes on to highlight 16 recommendations aimed at Government, councils and business groups to reduce the impacts of flooding on local people and...
  • A Healthier Future for the East Midlands?
    East Midlands Councils publishes a review of health in the East Midlands The NHS will be of key interest in the run-up to the General Election. All parties have promised to protect NHS funding meaning that planned public  spending cuts will fall disproportionately on other government departments. The NHS has already been subject...
  • East Midlands Coaching Network - Coaching in 2015
    The East Midlands Coaching Network in 2015 is continuing to build on successes from 2014. The priorities for the network in the coming year are to increase coachee demand, as well as providing relevant and stretching cpd sessions for coaches in the network.  Activity within the network Activity in the network is developing and...
  • MJ and LGiU Survey on Local Government Finance
    There's still time to complete the MJ/LGiU Survey on Local Government Finance. Council leaders, Chief Executives, Directors of Finance and Cabinet Members for Finance can simply click on the survey sent to their email address. To request the link again email hannah.blythe@lgiu.org.uk. The results of the survey will be shared in The...
  • HS2 at Toton: Let's make it work for us!
    Council and business leaders from across the East Midlands have agreed to work together to deliver an HS2 Hub Station at Toton. The agreement was ratified at yesterday’s meeting of the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board with Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Ltd, in attendance. Cllr Jon Collins, Chair of the East Midlands HS2...
  • Chief Officer Pay Agreed
    Agreement has now been reached on Chief Officer Pay 2014-16.  
  • 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...