Tag Archives: Lancashire

Interim Comments on CPS Decision on PCC Clive Grunshaw

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have today announced their decision not to prosecute Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, after concerns were raised following a TopOfTheCops investigation of expenses claims submitted to various authorities between 2009 and 2012. … Continue reading

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Only a few coppers

Having decided that the time had come for a particular child of mine to stay in his own bed till morning, I have spent the past few nights enforcing this particular policy, and enduring the inevitable protests. At times these … Continue reading

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Independent investigation refers Lancashire PCC to prosecutors

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have today announced the results of their investigation into concerns I raised last year about expenses claims submitted by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw in his former roles as a member of Lancashire … Continue reading

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Look who’s (still) here.

If a stereotypical police officer from central casting were to ask me “What were you doing on the morning of Wednesday 21st March 2012?” I would be able to give them a surprisingly full answer for something nearly 9 months … Continue reading

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Are trades unions buying influence with PCCs?

Regular and long-established readers will be glad to hear of the return to these pages of Lancashire Labour Candidate Clive Grunshaw, who I have previously christened 'the gift that keep on giving', and this turns out to be an ironic … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 15th of November

    Further evidence that it’s all happening in Lancashire, and the rest of you are just hoping one day you’ll catch up. I wonder what it cost. P.S. I don’t know what I like more, this video, or the … Continue reading

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Are You Disqualified From Being Top Of The Cops?

I’ve now had a second issue of the Blackburn with Darwen Messenger freesheet containing an article from Tony Johnson about his bid to be Lancashire Police And Crime Commissioner, but it’s unlikely this pleasure will be repeated. Mr Johnson is … Continue reading

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After the hype

Yesterday we covered the, well, jubilation that followed the apparent discovery of a chief police officer who was prepared to say that the government were cutting police on the streets and this was driving up crime. Well, unsurprisingly, all is … Continue reading

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An apology

Those of you who have studied Classics, New Testament Greek, or indeed English, will know that an ‘apology’ isn’t always something that conveys sorrow, regret or remorse. An apology can be a defence, hence the term ‘apologist’ for a person … Continue reading

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“First 100 days, my arse”…

…is presumably what would-be North Wales Labour candidate Terry Renshaw’s comrade Ricky Tomlinson would have said, though it was not the precise choice of words made by Lancashire Police Authority’s Chief Executive when updating the authority on transition arrangements this … Continue reading

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