Police commissioner Stephen Bett says drivers should be able to go "flat out" and speed limits should be scrapped on motorways


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Let good drivers go as fast as they can and scrap speed limits on motorways, says police tsar PCC Stephen Bett said people should drive to road conditionsHe said how fast people should be allowed to drive depended on the driverHe said: 'If you've got a Formula One racing driver, well you can go flat out'Guild of Experienced Motorists has described his comments as 'nonsense' By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 17:27 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:01 GMT, 24 April 2013 Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett has been criticised for declaring speed limits should be abolished and drivers should be able to go 'flat out' on some roads Speed limits on motorways and main roads should be scrapped and skilled drivers allowed to drive as fast they like, a police and crime commissioner has said. ‘We ought to drive to road conditions rather than set limits,’ said Stephen Bett, who is paid a salary of 70,000 as the independent PCC for Norfolk

Southampton shooting: Murder inquiry launched after man is gunned down with single shot to the head


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Murder inquiry launched after man is gunned down with single shot to the headVictim in his 20s shot dead in Southampton flatWorried neighbours call police after hearing gun fire By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:02 GMT, 20 April 2013 A man is believed to have been assassinated after he shot in the head at a flat in Southampton today. The victim, aged in his 20s, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head and was rushed to hospital but died before doctors could save him.

Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the government is forcing families to "outsource…

Number of stay-at-home mothers hits record low and is falling by 500 a day, raising fears that the Government is forcing families to 'outsource childcare' Number of stay-at-home mums has fallen by 850,000 in the past 20 yearsBetween December 2011 and now, the number dropped by 500 per day , when the number in work hit an all-time high of nearly 30million. The British Chambers of Commerce said unemployment was likely to rise to 2.6million by next year

Now chief of free information Christopher Graham calls for secret arrests


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Now chief of free information Christopher Graham calls for secret arrests Information Commissioner said there was no ‘pressing social need’ for the public to be told who was being held by the policeSuch anonymity has been branded an attack on open justice By Martin Beckford PUBLISHED: 01:06 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 14 April 2013 The row over secret arrests deepened last night as Britain’s data watchdog claimed that naming crime suspects breaches their human rights. Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, said there was no ‘pressing social need’ for the public to be told who was being held by the police

Police arrest first two suspects for hate crime against "Emos" after murder of student who was targeted because she looked like a goth


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Police arrest first two suspects for hate crime against 'Emos' after murder of student who was targeted because she looked like a goth A boy, 14, and man, 44, were arrested for punching an 'Emo' in the faceGreater Manchester Police treated assault as hate crime Force changed the way it records attacks on alternative cultures Came after Sophie Lancaster was murdered because of her appearance By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 11 April 2013 Police have made their first arrests using new hate crime policies used to protect those with alternative lifestyles.

Now WPC who tripped during 999 collect sues her own force for a prang in her panda car


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Pictured on her first day at work: WPC who tripped on 999 call is now suing her own force for a prang in her Panda car WPC Kelly Jones police car skidded off the road as it pursued another vehicle and she is now suing her police forcePanda car ended up on its side and was written off following the accidentShe faced an extraordinary backlash after it emerged she was suing a petrol station owner who called 999Divorced mother-of-two has been off work on full basic pay while she recovers from that accident and tripping on a kerb . No other vehicles were involved but the panda car ended up on its side and had to be written off after the pre-dawn crash in the south of the county. Proud: WPC Jones with her father Danny Harle on her first day as a police officer The spokeswoman could not divulge the extent of WPC Jones’s injuries, how many weeks she was off work after the accident or how much compensation she was claiming.

Police searching for 7ft 3in murder suspect after man"s body is found in roadside ditch


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Police searching for 7ft 3in man after body is found in roadside ditch with stab wounds Kevin Lee, 48, found next to A16 with stab woundsPolice search for Gary Stretch and Joanna Dennehy By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 3 April 2013 Police are looking for a 7ft 3ins tall man and a woman with a tattooed face after a man's body was found dumped beside a motorway. Gary Stretch, 47, was put on a force's most wanted list after the body of Kevin Lee, 48, was found dumped in a ditch by a major road. Cambridgeshire police said they were also looking for Joanna Dennehy, 30, who has a distinctive green tattoo on her right cheek.

Guilty! Mick and Mairead Philpott convicted of killing their six children in house fire in botched plan to frame his former mistress


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'They never stood a chance': Sickening images of the blackened home where six Philpott children died as their father, mother and a family friend are found guilty of killing them in botched arson plotPetrol-fuelled blaze broke out in the hallway of the home in May last yearPhilpotts hatched plan to set up mother of five of Mick's children, Lisa Willis, hours before custody battleMick Philpott shared house with wife, Ms Willis and 11 kids he had with both womenBlaze killed Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jessie and Jayden, aged between five and 13After verdicts, Mick Philpott makes the sign of a cross and says: 'It's not over yet'His sister, Dawn Bestwick, says 'justice has been served'CPS: 'This has been a challenging and harrowing case to prosecute'Philpott 'just wanted house full of kids and benefit money that brings'All three defendants will be sentenced at 10.30am tomorrow . 'Our presence in court was to find out the truth. Following today's verdict, we the family of Michael Philpott, believe justice has been served.' Scroll down for videos and audio Philpott pictured with the six children, aged between five and 13, who perished in the house fire Destroyed: The children perished when the fire tore through their home (above) in Derby, last May Plot: A Crown Prosecution Service photo showing the ladder (left) which Philpott placed at the back of the house as part of his plan to rescue his children after starting the fire Derbyshire Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: 'This has to be one of, if not the most upsetting cases any of us has ever investigated.

Andrew Mitchell launches libel suit against The Sun for breaking "Plebgate" story

Police find 'no evidence' that officers lied in Plebgate row as Andrew Mitchell launches libel suit against The Sun for story that cost him his job Ex Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell issued writ against The Sun yesterdayLawyer says it is to address 'campaign of vilification by the Sun against him'It was claimed he called police 'plebs' in spat as he left Downing St last year 'A number of potential actions being considered' against other newspapers 'Initial papers' regarding the row were passed to detectives yesterday . Those arrested include a 52-year-old from the DPG who was held on December 15 on suspicion of misconduct in public office and bailed until April

Employers "reluctant to hire over-50s" as they can"t force them to retire at 65


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Employers 'reluctant to hire over-50s' as they can't force them to retire at 65Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work due to 'ageism' Since October 2011 no worker can be forced to retire at the age of 65 By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Ageist market: Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work as bosses fear they may continue to work into their 70s and beyond Unemployed people in their 50s are finding their desperate hunt for a job ‘made worse’ by a key Government rule change, a damning report warned yesterday. Before the change, a boss could ask a worker to leave from the age of 65, known as the ‘default retirement age’, as long as they had been given six months’ notice