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Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input

Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input
  The police will be unable to issue firearms licences until they have received medical information about an applicant from their GP, under refor...
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Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding

Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding
A bride was given a lift to her wedding in a police car after her wedding car broke down. The gift of "something borrowed and something blue" arrived ...
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The mental health cloud hanging over Welsh police

The mental health cloud hanging over Welsh police
An officer who has had a breakdown during his 23 years on the force reveals what it's like facing trauma Mental health is becoming less of a taboo sub...
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I hope I saved his life but if he'd jumped I don't know if I could have lived with myself

I hope I saved his life but if he'd jumped I don't know if I could have lived with myself
In this emotional interview a retired policeman describes through tears how he saved the life of a 19-year-old on a Saturday night Walter Williams had...
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Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales

Police officers signed off with stress up 130% in Wales
The number of police officers in Wales signed off work due to stress has more than doubled over the past four years, according to new figures. A Freed...
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Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row

Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row
  A police chief has found herself at odds with her own force by saying she would look into whether gun owners could act as armed civilians in th...
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Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’

Welfare priorities for a ‘service on its knees’
More than half (60%) of officers say that there is insufficient time to deliver a service to the public that they can be proud of, which is causing mo...
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The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites

The officers who protect Briton's nuclear sites
BBC - Since 2005, every nuclear power station in the UK has had armed protection – the Civil Nuclear Constabulary . But why does such security e...
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