Tuesday 24 February 2015

Police Helicopter

South Yorkshire is going to lose its police helicopter base and a nearby one in Derbyshire will also go. The National Police Air Service says it's to help save a substantial amount of money. This story came in late in the day so we had to work quickly to get the story on air - line up an interview with the Police Federation and dig out archive shots of the police helicopter.

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Thursday 19 February 2015

Council Cuts

More than a thousand Kirklees Council workers are facing redundancy over the next three years and council tax is going up by almost 2 percent. That's after the council agreed a package of cost-cutting measures at a budget meeting in Huddersfield last night. Protests took place outside the town hall over the proposals, which also include closing public toilets and scrapping funding for music tuition. I was there...

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Saturday 7 February 2015

Rotherham Police Death

A solicitor representing victims of child grooming in Rotherham says the conduct of a South Yorkshire police officer should still be investigated despite his death. Forty four year old Hassan Ali died yesterday, just over a week after being struck by a car. He was under scrutiny from the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal...

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