Violent crime fear over CCTV switch off plans

But in recent years some councils have cut surveillance spending in an attempt to save millions, and more proposals are being considered as they prepare to set their budgets for the next financial year. Drug and crime fears for vulnerable teens Rising knife crime linked to council cuts, study suggests Plastic pint glasses to real-time CCTV In Caerphilly, the authority is considering switching off 26 of its public CCTV cameras, while Neath Port Talbot is proposing reducing funding for cameras by 50% by 2023, as part of changes to a more income driven service. Meanwhile in Bridgend, proposals to turn off 92 cameras that monitor traffic and help prevent crime, have been put on hold after the Welsh Government increased …

LA City Council may ask MLB to declare Dodgers 2017, 2018 champs following Astros, Red Sox cheating probes

L.A. Councilman Gil Cedillo This week the Astros fired manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, after MLB officials linked both men to a sign stealing operation. “Neither one of them started this but neither one of them did anything about it,” Astros owner Jim Crane said Monday as he confirmed the terminations. On Tuesday the Red Sox parted ways with Alex Cora, who was a bench coach for Houston during the 2017 World Series and then led Boston to the title as manager in 2018. MLB continues to investigate whether the Red Sox stole signs on their way to their championship. Baseball executives have so far opted not to rescind the Houston and Boston championships or grant the …

Who are the royals’ most powerful aides?

She previously held a variety of senior diplomatic posts, including ambassador to Albania, and was a senior adviser on EU enlargement. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sara Latham previously worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Thought to be a dual US-UK citizen, Ms Latham worked for then President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s and was a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. In-between, she was a special adviser to Baroness Tessa Jowell, then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and more recently spent time as a managing partner at PR agency Freuds. Her transatlantic contacts and communications experience no doubt appealed to Prince Harry and Meghan and will become especially important now …