Kent youth PCC Paris Brown: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks

Mail on Sunday comment: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks By Mail On Sunday Comment PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 8 April 2013 Paris Brown's Twitter shows she is wholly unfitted to offer advice to the most junior, most inexperienced constable When the people ask for action, governments respond by giving them gimmicks. Tony Blair was famous for demanding ‘eye-catching initiatives with which I can be personally associated’, but he is certainly not the only culprit. The idea of elected Police Commissioners was conceived by the Conservatives to counter a growing – and justified – feeling that a once-respected service had become unresponsive and remote.

More than 65,000 sign petition to deport Piers Morgan over "hostile" gun control views

More than 65,000 sign petition to deport Piers Morgan over 'hostile' gun control viewsBritish CNN host has taken aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacrePetition claims he has engaged in hostile attack against U.S

Mexican drug gangs now using T-shirt CANNONS to fire soup cans filled with marijuana 500ft over U.S. border

Now Mexican gangs really are bombarding America with drugs: Smugglers use T-shirt CANNONS to fire soup cans filled with marijuana 500ft over border | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 12 December 2012 U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized more than 30 cans filled with marijuana that were lunched by Mexican drug smugglers over the border fence into Arizona using a cannon. Authorities say 33 cans of pot were spotted Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border

Walk-on-by-Britain: 64% of people wouldn"t tackle a gang of teen troublemakers

Walk-on-by-Britain: 64% of people wouldn't tackle a gang of teen troublemakersIn the past two years alone, the number of citizen's arrests has halved according to a report by Policy ExchangeA separate YouGov poll found that just 27 per cent would step in if they saw a gang drinking and verbally abusing passers byThat figure dropped below 20 per cent in London | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 12 December 2012 Britain is turning into a ‘walk-on-by’ society in which two-thirds of the public will not confront troublemakers in the street. In the past two years alone, the number of citizen’s arrests has halved, according to a report by Policy Exchange. At the same time, a YouGov poll carried out for the influential think-tank found 64 per cent of Brits would carry on walking past a gang of teens who were drinking and verbally abusing passers-by

Schools should axe citizenship lessons and teach more British history, say MPs as they bid to half decline in the subject

Schools should axe citizenship lessons and teach more British history, say MPs as they bid to half decline in the subject Cross-party group of MPs calling on Education Secretary to introduce measures to boost history teaching In 2010, fewer than 30 per cent of 16-year-olds at state schools did GCSE history | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 10 December 2012 Forgotten figure: Last year only half of English 18-24 year olds knew that Nelson led the Royal Navy to victory in the Battle of Trafalgar Schools should axe Labour’s citizenship classes and devote more time to British history studies, MPs will say today. The idea is one of a string of measures being put forward to reverse the decline in history teaching which has seen the subject all but disappear in state schools in some parts of the country. Research by the All-Party History Group found that fewer than 30 per cent of 16-year-olds in state schools were entered for the GCSE in 2010, compared with 55 per cent of pupils in grammar schools and 48 per cent in private schools.

Malcolm Holland: Grieving widower sectioned under Mental Health Act after attacking churchgoers in St Paul"s Cray

'My wife was taken from me, where is your God': Grieving man attacked parishioners and daubed messages in blood during violent church rampage Malcolm Holland, 56, went to church armed with meat cleaver and knifeThe widower assaulted rector's husband and two elderly choristersAssault ends when new British citizen Steven Izegbu, 28, runs to intervene Judge spares him jail and instead sections him under Mental Health Act | UPDATED: 17:32 GMT, 26 November 2012 Hero: Steven Izegbu, 28, saw the assault from his home over the road and wrestled the attacker to the ground. Mr Izegbu had become a British citizen just hours before A man grieving the death of his wife daubed 'I love you' in blood on a church wall as he attacked parishioners during a violent rampage, a court heard today. Malcolm Holland, 56, armed himself with a meat cleaver and a lock knife before launching the attack at St Barnabas Church in St Paul’s Cray, near Orpington, Kent, last July.