Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs in major shake-up to raise professional standards in the police

Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs and publish salaries in major shake-up to improve public trust in policeReform will affect more than 20,000 police officers who have second jobsIt is part of a new code of conduct to try to raise professional standards , compared with 19,329 in March 2011. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the integrity reforms were welcome but 'they don't go far enough'. She said: 'Our duty in this house is to make sure police officers get the support they need, and have a proper framework of accountability to keep standards high

Details of children taken to A&E to be sent to national database in government bid to crackdown on child abuse

Details of children taken to A&E department to be sent to national database in government bid to crackdown on child abuse Every emergency visit to hospital will be linked up by NHS computer systemSame system will apply to out-of-hours GP consultationUnder proposals even minor injuries suffered will be loggedConsultant: 'Some parents or carers make it difficult to join all the dots' | UPDATED: 09:42 GMT, 27 December 2012 Details of all children taken to accident and emergency departments are to be run through a national database in order to crackdown on child abuse, ministers say. Every emergency visit to hospital or out-of-hours GP consultation will be linked up by an NHS computer system under plans to help doctors expose cruelty and neglect. Under the proposals, even minor injuries suffered by children will be logged.

Thief Lewis Burns demanded cash from Hull couple but spared jail after victims accept his apology

Thief who demanded cash from elderly couple in their home spared jail after victims accept his apology Lewis Burns, 21, smashed window and terrified couple in their seventiesThey forgave him after hearing of his previous good character | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 Previous good character: Lewis Burns was spared jail A burglar who smashed his way into a sheltered housing complex and demanded cash from elderly residents has been let off prison after his victims accepted his apology.