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Merseyside Police get new
MERSEYSIDE Police is launching new handheld
devices to frontline Police Officers and staff, delivering information direct to
their fingertips and keeping them patrolling the streets for longer.
Following a successful pilot scheme, the Samsung devices are now
being rolled out to almost 3,000 operational Officers and staff. The devices
will provide Officers with an electronic mobile toolbox helping them to do more
on the move, including access to IT systems including email, camera and an
electronic pocket notebook.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley said:- "As a force, this technology once
again puts our communities 1st. Officers being able to access information and
images at a scene enables a quick response, saves time and helps Officers and
staff in different locations make informed decisions in what are often serious
and complex investigations."
Superintendent Simon Irving, head of the project, said:- "Demands of modern
policing are changing fast and the force must embrace developments in technology
to give our staff on the front line accurate and timely information. This is
only the start of Mobile Policing, and we will soon be testing and rolling out
further applications to continuously improve the efficiency of our Officers.
These devices will ensure that Officers will be on our streets for longer and
share information with colleagues in real time. I want to reassure the public
that if they notice Officers on the street using these devices, they are
carrying out vital enquiries whilst patrolling our communities. By all means
talk to our Officers if you have any concerns, and they will be able explain the
Officers who have been using the devices have commented:- "Updating systems
directly from the handheld is fantastic, prevents photocopying, scanning and
saves time. The ability to view a caller's location enables me to get to the
address quicker and easier. When looking for someone missing from home, I have
been able to search main force systems and obtain a photo immediately."
1 in 10 online shoppers
abandon their shopping basket because they get cold feet
THE study into the shopping habits and
preferences of UK online shoppers found that consumers are buying more
frequently online than they did a year ago. The report also found a 14% increase
in the number of times consumers in the UK purchased items online. 10% of online
shoppers abandons their online shopping basket at checkout, when they see how
much they could be spending, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail.
The findings suggest UK adults could be experiencing cold feet associated with
spending more than they have or more than they set out to spend online, leading
them to abandon their shopping baskets altogether.
The annual 'Delivery Matters' report found that 34% of UK online shoppers
frequently abandon their online shopping basket after loading it up with items.
The report also found that price savvy younger consumers (18 to 24 year olds)
are the most difficult age group to convert from online browsers to buyers. 61%
of them frequently abandon their online shopping baskets compared to only 39% of
35 to 44 year olds. Other reasons given by consumers for not sealing the deal on online orders
include:- "I was just browsing" (19%), "I found a better
deal somewhere else" (9%), "I got interrupted when placing my
order" (7%) and "the item was out of stock" (7%).
Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, said:- "The findings
suggest that online shoppers often start off browsing online innocently, a term
known as digital window shopping; get carried away by attractive offers and
great product reviews, load up their baskets, proceed to check out and then have
an 'oops moment' when they see their total spend. This then prompts them to seek
a better deal elsewhere or abandon the purchase completely."
The study into the shopping habits and preferences of UK online shoppers also
found that consumers are buying more frequently online than they did a year ago.
The report found a 14% increase in the number of times consumers in the UK
purchased items online.
Nick Landon, added:- "As online shopping frequency increases, so does the
consumer's expectations of their delivery experience. Fast delivery times,
tracking, free returns and trust play an increasingly large role when online
shoppers make their purchasing decision."
Know your (blood pressure)
MORE than 50,000 people in Liverpool do
not realise they have high blood pressure; and now a new campaign is urging
local residents to get it checked.
High blood pressure is second only to smoking as the highest risk factor in
causing premature death and disability, and is the most common long term health
Around 15% of people in Liverpool have been diagnosed with high blood pressure,
68,214; but it is believed 25% of the population has the condition, meaning
there are another 52,645 residents unaware they are at risk. Know Your Numbers
is a national campaign which runs until 18 September 2016 and
aims to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked.
Director of Public Health in Liverpool, Dr Sandra Davies, said:- "High
blood pressure is a silent killer and many people just do not know that they are
at risk. It can be a ticking time bomb and lead to conditions such as a stroke
or heart disease, but the good news is that it can easily be treated by
improving diet, losing weight or taking exercise. All we're asking people to do
is pop into a number of selected Pharmacies across the City who will take their
blood pressure free of charge and get some advice about how to stay healthy."
A list of local pharmacies can be found
People wanting to improve their health can join the Fit for Me campaign being
run by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Liverpool City Council. It
aims to inspire and get everyone more active in Liverpool by doing as little as
10 minutes more activity, getting off the bus a stop earlier or simply taking
the stairs instead of the lift.
Join in with free local activities, special offers and motivational support at:-
FitForMe.Info, like it on
Facebook, follow on
Twitter @FitforMeLpool or access the Fit for Me quiz online.
Request for information following assault on
Mildmay Road, Bootle
Police have confirmed that Officers on Thursday, 9 September 2016, Offices
where sent to Mildmay Road, Bootle at around 5.10pm to reports of an assault in
the roadway. It is thought 2 men, who were in possession of knives, assaulted a
man in his 20's in the roadway. The man is believed to have suffered a number of
knife wounds and has been taken to Hospital, where his condition is not thought
to be life threatening. The area has been cordoned off while Officers examine
the scene and witnesses are being sought. CCTV from the area will be examined
and house to house enquiries carried out. Detectives would urge anyone with any
information about this incident to contact Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3046 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
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