Police are wasting millions on kit because they can't agree on standard issue handcuffs, boots or hi-vis jackets Disagreed on basic things, such as how many pockets a uniform needsSome forces are paying 400% more than others for a hi-vis jacketForces differed on whether they wanted a steel or black finish on handcuffsJustice minister Damian Green estimates they will now save 110million through better procurement ” class=”blkBorder” /> Damian Green estimates that the force will have saved 110million by March 2012 through better procurement On handcuffs, forces differed on whether they preferred the steel finish or a black colour, and how the two cuffs should be linked together. Some forces spent just 14 on a set of cuffs, compared to 43 in the most spendthrift constabulary
Obama flies in to console grieving relatives and attend vigil amid calls for gun curbs Met privately with families of the 26 victims and with emergency crewsCall for 'meaningful action' in wake of shootings reignited gun law debateFourth time he has visited a community still grieving from a mass shooting | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 17 December 2012 Barack Obama flew in last night to console grieving parents in the Sandy Hook massacre as demands grew for tighter gun controls in the United States. Mr Obama was also planning to attend an evening vigil to mourn with the shellshocked community in Newtown. He met privately with families of the 26 victims and with emergency crews who responded to the shootings before speaking at an interfaith service at the town’s high school
Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.