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Mobile phone campaign targeted drivers using phones at the wheel

Mobile phone campaign targeted drivers using phones at the wheel

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However, in March the penalties will increase to 6 points and a £200 fine. This could have a huge effect on new drivers in their probationary period, as their licence will be revoked if they receive six penalty points...
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Monday 13th February 2017
Police bosses hold high-level talks at Westminster to safeguard future funding

Police bosses hold high-level talks at Westminster to safeguard future funding

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A DELEGATION from Durham Constabulary travelled to London yesterday to hold talks with the Policing Minister in an attempt to safeguard funding for the force...
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Tuesday 7th February 2017
PCCs call on Jeremy Hunt to 'scrap the fee' for domestic violence Doctor's note

PCCs call on Jeremy Hunt to 'scrap the fee' for domestic violence Doctor's note

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Ron Hogg has joined fellow Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across the country, calling on Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to scrap the fee charged to domestic abuse victims seeking legal aid...
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Monday 6th February 2017
Three-quarters of survey respondents in favour of police precept increase

Three-quarters of survey respondents in favour of police precept increase

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A PROPOSAL to apply a small increase to the police element (precept) of Council Tax has been supported by the Durham Police and Crime Panel, at the Panel's meeting earlier today.This will result in a small rise in the precept of 1.98% from April, equivalent to 4p a week, or £2.20 a year, for households in Council Tax Band A.Ron Hogg sought views from residents about the proposed...
Date:
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Awards scheme is Best Bar None nationally

Awards scheme is Best Bar None nationally

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An awards scheme which aims to raise the bar in Durham City pubs and clubs has been named 'best bar none' – nationally.Best Bar None is a national awards programme operating in 34 towns and cities which aims to promote the responsible management and operation of licensed premises.Its Durham City version has now landed a national prize - being named the best overall scheme in the country for 2016. Ron said:...
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Thursday 2nd February 2017
Road-users urged to 'go the extra mile' to stay safe

Road-users urged to 'go the extra mile' to stay safe

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DRIVERS and pedestrians are being encouraged to make an extra effort to stay safe on our roads. This is the theme of a month-long campaign this February.A variety of road-related issues will be addressed, such as speeding, anti-social and illegal parking near schools and the use of mobile phones when driving... Ron Hogg said...
Date:
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Police service 'evolves' with new appointment

Police service 'evolves' with new appointment

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Xanthe Tait, formerly the Chief Crown Prosecutor for North Yorkshire and a senior prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service, has taken up a new role as Director of Evolve Collaborative Legal Services for the Evolve Programme...
Date:
Monday 30th January 2017
Ron Hogg calls for harsher penalties for causing death by dangerous driving

Ron Hogg calls for harsher penalties for causing death by dangerous driving

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People convicted of causing death by dangerous driving should receive harsher penalties, Durham's Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, Ron Hogg, has said...
Date:
Thursday 26th January 2017
Youngsters share their opinions at anti-racism workshops

Youngsters share their opinions at anti-racism workshops

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PRIMARY school pupils spent the day taking part in a series of anti-racism workshops with the help of a former professional footballer...
Date:
Tuesday 24th January 2017
Surprise awards for inspiring Darlington volunteers

Surprise awards for inspiring Darlington volunteers

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Volunteers working with the town's Restorative Hub and Community Peer Mentor Scheme were pleasantly surprised to be presented with awards on Friday...
Date:
Friday 20th January 2017
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