Vera Baird: Former Solicitor General tells police to give up on tackling low-level drug use "to save time"

Police chief is ignoring drug use… because it takes up too much timeVera Baird will not target drug use as Northumbria's Police CommissionerCouncillors speak out against plan and insist drug trade must be stopped By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 12:28 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:02 GMT, 2 April 2013 An elected police commissioner will not prioritise low-level drug users because it will take up too much of her officers’ time. Former Labour minister Vera Baird QC, who is in charge of the Northumbria police force, has ignored drug use in her new policing plan.

Marmalade theft and reporting a murder on Emmerdale among bizarre calls made to 999 revealed by police force

'Hello, police, there's been a murder – on Emmerdale!' Force reveals most bizarre 999 callsOther examples include a dog following a woman into her house and a chicken walking down a roadGreater Manchester Police receive an average 1,371 calls each day | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 27 December 2012 Reports of a marmalade theft and a chicken walking down a road are some of the hoax calls that one police force has received. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released audio recordings of the calls in the run-up to New Year's Eve in an effort to encourage people not to abuse the emergency 999 number

Israel"s Apache helicopter"s stunning acrobatic display to mark top gun graduation

Fire in the sky! Israel’s Apache helicopter’s stunning aerobatic display to mark top gun graduationAstonishing pictures show Israel's aerial hardware in actionThe images were taken at a graduation ceremony for pilots earlier todayIsraeli Air Force pilots are seen as among the best in the world | UPDATED: 20:56 GMT, 27 December 2012 These incredible images of some of the world's most sophisticated aerial warfare technology were taken during today's graduation ceremony for Israeli pilots.

Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging blacked out seconds before fatal crash

Widow of Red Arrows pilot 'Eggman' hears how he blacked out performing landing manoeuvre and only came round three seconds before fatal crash Jon Egging, 33, broke formation at air show in 2011 and crashed into a field Flt Lt Egging experienced the G-force for a long period of time at high speed creating the 'worst combination', says Wing Commander RoddenInquest heard in last three seconds before impact Egging appeared to try to re-take control of aircraft as he came out of 'almost loss of consciousness'Coroner records verdict of accidental death today | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Red Arrows pilot blacked out due to the effects of G-force seconds before he died in a plane crash. Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, suffered an 'almost loss of consciousness' when he pulled six times the force of gravity as he broke formation at an air show near Bournemouth Airport, an inquest heard today. He was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft came down and crashed into a field on August 20, 2011.

Sarah Gosling murder: Police spelling mistake left Ian Hope to kill partner during domestic row

Police left man to kill his partner during domestic row after spelling mistake on his records meant they did not realise he was a danger Sarah Gosling, 41, stabbed to death by partner Ian Hope, 53, in Newcastle Police knew of Hope's domestic violence history before February murderBut misspelling of his address on decade-old police log proved disastrousOfficers had attended couple's home in February after reports of shoutingThey left without action because they had no details of domestic violenceBut three hours later Hope contacted police to say he had killed Gosling | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 12 December 2012 A spelling mistake by a police force had ‘profound consequences’ and was a 'missed opportunity' in trying to prevent the murder of a woman suffering domestic abuse, an investigation found today. The IPCC released a report into mistakes by Northumbria Police after the murder of Sarah Gosling, 41, who was stabbed to death by her partner Ian Hope, 53, at their home in Newcastle in February. The force was aware of Hope’s history of domestic violence but a misspelling of his address 13 years earlier on a police log proved disastrous when they were called to the house, the report said

U.S. military sends mystery space drone back into orbit. . .but they STILL won"t tell anyone what its mission will be

U.S. military sends mystery space drone back into orbit – but they STILL won't tell anyone what its mission will beBoeing's secretive X-37B space plane was launched into space on its third mission this afternoon from Cape Canaveral in Florida The $1 billion unmanned craft is on a classified mission which the U.S.