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Police plan for civil unrest after ‘no-deal‘ Brexit

Contingency plans drawn up by the National Police Co-ordination Centre warn that a possible shortage of medicine could “feed civil disorder” and a rise in the price of goods could see “widespread protest which could then escalate into disorder”. There could also be a rise in acquisitive crimes such as theft, along with massive traffic queues at ports, leading to […]

A domestic abusers register may have saved my girl

A domestic abusers register may have saved my girl

Ben Blakeley, who had a history of violence towards previous partners, is serving a life sentence for the teenager‘s murder. Here, Jayden‘s mother Samatha Shrewsbury tells Sky News why she hopes her daughter‘s death is not in vain as she backs calls for a register of domestic abusers. I don‘t want another mum to have to stand there and look […]

Enhanced stop and search plans to tackle acid attacks

Enhanced stop and search plans to tackle acid attacks

A public consultation has been launched on widening the circumstances in which the tactics can be used, as figures suggest there are 15 incidents involving acid every week in the UK. Officers can currently stop and search individuals they suspect of being in possession of a corrosive substance with “intent on causing injury”. The proposed extension will allow police to […]

Tutoring the teachers: School districts work to coach those who struggle on state tests

Tutoring the teachers: School districts work to coach those who struggle on state tests

Tabitha Barron spent two decades in the U.S. Air Force before working with homeless children in San Antonio, Texas, schools. When she moved to Pasco County four years ago, the 51-year-old social worker spent her time tending to “every problem imaginable” for students in her high-poverty high school. She stood ready to assist, whether a teen needed headphones or housing. […]

Hernando Schools: Meet the new safety and mental health directors

Hernando Schools: Meet the new safety and mental health directors

The state Legislature’s reaction to the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County continues to reverberate through Florida schools. New legislation requires improved of school security, including school resource officers, facility updates and two new administrative positions for each district — a director of safe schools and a mental heath coordinator. Hernando County schools recently filled […]

Pasco sign-language teacher learned her craft growing up with deaf parents

LAND O’ LAKES — Pine View Middle School student conversations were lively, but they included no words. Students were trying out American Sign Language, led by award-winning teacher Nancy Barbara. In July, Barbara was recognized as National 2017-2018 Canvas Middle School Teacher of the Year in a Denver ceremony. An elementary teacher from Texas and a high school teacher from […]

Carlton: Just when you thought a transportation tax might float with voters, the school board tips the boat

Carlton: Just when you thought a transportation tax might float with voters, the school board tips the boat

Members of the Hillsborough County School Board live in, you guessed it, Hillsborough County. Presumably they have driven its highways, county roads and city streets, ridden over its bridges and perpetual potholes and found themselves stuck in traffic like the rest of us. So it’s a good bet School Board members know firsthand how far behind this county is in […]