120 new Police Officers
to be recruited to Lancashire Force
POLICE and Crime Commissioner,
Clive Grunshaw, has given the go ahead for Lancashire Constabulary to begin
recruiting up to 120 new officers to join the Force over the next 12 months. The move follows the recruitment of a number of new officer roles last year
and will see applications invited between 1 October 2015, and 13 October
2015, via the
Lancashire Police Website.
The Commissioner said it was vital that Lancashire Constabulary welcomed new
talent to replace a number of Officers who are coming up to retirement or
due to leave the force.
He said:- "I am pleased to announce this latest stage of recruitment
to the Constabulary. This follows an extremely tough time that hasn't been
easy for anyone in the force. We have seen our officer numbers decline
significantly but we still have a very good record here in Lancashire of
tackling crime and re-offending."
Clive Grunshaw also said that a number of Officers will take on different
roles. "A number of the new recruits will join our Early
Action teams and develop this area of our work preventing people entering a
life of crime or helping to stop others behaviour escalating out of
control." Lancashire Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable Andy Rhodes explained why
there was still the need for recruitment despite the reduction in Officer
numbers overall. He said:- "At least 10 police officers leave the
Constabulary; mainly through retirement; each month. We are now in a
position where we need to recruit just to 'stand still' and to make sure we
remain operationally resilient. We have made significant changes to the
recruitment process this time as we realise that the previous method of
phoning for an application pack was dated. We have listened to the feedback
and we have improved the process to make it fairer. The way we Police our
communities has changed significantly over recent years and we are keen to
recruit resilient individuals with a high level of empathy to meet the
demands of modern day Policing. We are also keen to hear from people with
experience of dealing with vulnerable members of the community, in
particular those with a background in mental health."
People considering applying for the roles are asked to study the application
requirements before submitting their forms. The window for applications will
open on 1 October and close on the 13 October 2015. For more information log
Wave of burglaries leads
to warning by Police for Formby Residents!
in Formby, Merseyside, are reminding residents to lock up at night and
when they go out after several opportunistic burglaries at the weekend. 4
burglaries were reported to the police on Saturday morning having happened
night. And in 3 of the incidents, the victims had left external doors
unlocked allowing the burglar or burglars easy access to things like
laptops, i-pads, handbags and cash inside. Inspector Jim Atherton said
police community support officers had visited each victim to offer crime
prevention advice and leaflets warning other residents had been give out. He
said:- "This is a particularly high number of burglaries to happen in
one night and the offender or offenders may have been trying door handles to
see if any front or back doors were unlocked. Unfortunately, in three of
these four incidents they were unlocked and the burglar has taken advantage.
Detectives are treating these incidents as linked and CCTV from the
surrounding area is being analysed. Local people can help us beat the
burglars by making sure their doors, windows, garages and cars are locked
properly whenever they leave the house unattended or go to bed. It is an
easy thing to forget to do but once you get into the habit of doing a quick
check it doesn't take much time at all and can save you a lot of distress
and hassle in the long run."
The 1st reported incident happened in Larch Way sometime between Friday
night and Saturday morning. The victim left their car unlocked and the
offender stole a set of house keys from inside the car and left themselves
into the house. Fortunately they were disturbed by a dog barking and left
burglary happened between midnight and 6am on Saturday at a house in
Harrington Road. A side door to the house was left insecure allowing a
burglar to search a downstairs room and steal a handbag, purse and i-Pad.
occurred in St Peter's Avenue at around 2.30am. The victim left the house to
pick their daughter up following a night out and left the house insecure.
They returned to find a HP laptop, an i-Pod, wallet and computer bag
The 4th was reported after a couple living in Squirrel Green returned from a
weekend away to find a ground floor window had been forced open and a Sony
laptop and cash stolen.
Inspector Atherton added:- "It has been awful for all these people to
fall victim to this kind of opportunistic crime and we are determined to do
what we can to catch the culprits. Everyone can do their little bit to make
life hard for these criminals by getting into the habit of good home
security. And if anyone sees people acting suspiciously in their local area,
particularly late at night or early in the morning, please report it
immediately to:- 101."
ADHD 'hyper handouts'
costing taxpayers millions
ATTENTION Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), considered to be a fake
after being voted into existence in 1987, could be costing taxpayers over £119m
a year in benefits payments alone, according to figures obtained by the Citizens
Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) from the Department of Work and Pensions.
The official figures, which cover a 3 year period from 2011 to 2013, reveal that
families on benefits, who consent to having their children diagnosed with
unproven and untestable conditions such as Hyperkinetic Disorder or ADHD, are
assessed for one of three levels of hyper handouts. The minimum weekly payment
for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is £21.80, plus a further £21.80 mobility
component; the middle rate is £55.10 and the higher rate works out at £82.30
plus £57.45 mobility. Over the course of a year, this mounts up to £2267.20,
£2865.20, and £7267.00 respectively; a boost in housekeeping money that's
difficult to resist for families struggling to survive on basic benefits.
In a few decades Britain's education system has moved from the '3 Rs' and
'6 of the best' to kids with 'care plans' and schools with
in-house drug dispensaries. There was no pecuniary profit in old methods of
school discipline, but it seems there's plenty of money to be made from modern
methods of drugging children into submission.
The psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) has been ridiculed and
discredited by professionals and public alike, but not before it's made up
conditions have created an enormous and ongoing profit stream for manufacturers
of the likes of stimulants such as Ritalin and antidepressants such as Prozac.
A child with a DSM label keeps on funnelling more and more money to
pharmaceutical companies, while preferential benefits place understandable
financial pressure on parents and schools to label ever more victims.
families with a child under 16, a phony psychiatric condition can bring in
anything up to £140 a week over and above any existing benefits, in the form of DLA along with the mobility component.
Even at the mid level rate, the addition to the domestic benefits bill can run
to nearly £3m in a major City such as London, Birmingham or Manchester with
upwards of a thousand under 16s on its books in 2013.
Next in the league tables
are the likes of Sheffield and the Wirral with figures roughly 50 to 60% of
those of the big 3.
It could be assumed there are a total of 41,000 people under 16 with an unsafe
and unscientific hyperactivity 'diagnosis' accounting for a benefits bill; again based on the middle rate; in the order of £117m; and that doesn't
include what the DWP classifies as other 'behavioural disorders', which
can account for nearly as much again.
With drugs for these invented conditions costing the NHS millions, it's time to
take a good hard look at where our money is going, said national spokesperson
for CCHR in the UK, Brian Daniels. "While it cannot be denied that some
children have problems learning in school, that some can be argumentative,
boisterous or even disruptive, psychiatry's fixation on labelling these
difficulties as mental disorders is wholly unscientific, and is costing the
taxpayers' millions. It would be far more beneficial and humane
to find any undiagnosed physical conditions that are manifesting as a so-called
mental illness. It is a matter of sound medical fact that undiagnosed physical
illness or injury can trigger emotional difficulties. It makes economic sense to
address these difficulties, rather than chemically restraining children and
adolescents for a fake condition, that could lead to long-term psychiatric drug
CCHR UK is a non profit, non political, non religious mental health watchdog.
Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health
and enact patient and consumer protections.
Charlie Higson to give exclusive 'Jekyll
and Hyde' talk at October's MCM London Comic Con
note!!! Jekyll and Hyde writer, star of 'The Fast Show' and
celebrated novelist, Charlie Higson ('Young Bond' and
'The Enemy') will attend MCM London Comic Con on Saturday, 24
October 2015, appearing in an exclusive session with Boyd Hilton, TV Editor
of Heat Magazine to discuss the production of Jekyll and Hyde. Written and
executive produced by Charlie Higson and inspired by The Strange Case of Dr
Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 10 part action adventure
series Jekyll and Hyde stars Tom Bateman in the lead role of Robert Jekyll,
Richard E Grant as Bulstrode, head of 'The Invisible Men' of
secret government department MI0, and Natalie Gumede as Bella, who forms
part of a love triangle with Robert. Set in 1930's London at a time of
Hollywood glamour, stylish streamlined cars and monster movies, the drama
pays homage to the Stevenson novel, focusing on the young, attractive and
troubled hero Robert Jekyll, grandson of the original doctor. At the heart
of the drama is Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity, his true
family history and the nature of his 'curse'; his
transformation into superhero Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and
when his or the lives of others are threatened. For more information and to
get tickets to the MCM London Comic Con tickets visit:-