Be on your guard: duck thieves are at large in Eastbourne.Â An alternative theory is that the two birds ran away because they didn’t like the implications of their names….Â ‘Aromatic’ and ‘A l’Orange’.
Entries Tagged as 'Crime/ASB'
Thats putting it mildly.Â The story of the murder of a pregnant woman called Kia Johnson in America plumbed new depths.Â It still has to go to court so mentally insert “allegedly” wherever possible here but the way it is being presented is that an obviously disturbed woman with a history of baby-snatching offences befriended […]
June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Crime and punishment · Politics, Technology
Talking about mobile phones, as I was a moment ago, I had one of my trademark bizarre ideas this evening.Â At a meeting of the Horsham Labour Party there was a lot of discussion about policies, which is always a good thing.Â It was prompted by some draft manifesto-type documents that we were invited to […]
May 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Politics
I don’t have any problem with the principle of banning alcohol on the tube, but then I can’t really see the point either.Â I have shared tube carriages with rowdy groups who are certainly disturbing and probably intimidating to some, but I can’t actually remember seeing anybody drinking on the trains.Â The alcohol causing the […]
Yes. I was a little excited by that headline too but the story in the Argus turned out to have nothing to do with the singer from The Police and everything to do with the Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove council instead.
November 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Crawley drops down the table · Life
Last year Crawley could ‘boast’ the 3rd and 6th most violent streets in Sussex, but this year it can only manage the 11th and 20th most violent streets, while the most violent of the lot is… Terminus Rd in Eastbourne. All according to this story in the Argus. The league table is based on violent […]
I went down to the Sussex Police Authority‘s very well-attended public meeting a couple of weeks ago. It was a strange sort of meeting with several failed attempts to hijack the evening and one very successful one. I started writing about it and never finished. First of all there were some presentations by the Police […]
August 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Tying the police up in red tape · Politics
Over at the Ministry of Truth, Unity has some typically interesting things to say about the Tories’ “mini manifesto” on crime. Its a short (for him) post about that old chestnut – the way the police are being hampered by supposedly spending more time filling in forms than pounding the beat. Some very good points […]
June 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Life
Good to see the police hanging around the Broadfield Barton this evening. One complaint we hear a lot is that you do not see the police around enough, which contributes to the fear of crime. Not so good that they were just sitting in their car, letching at a passing girl, and they were parked […]
Two headlines from the Argus this week: Tuesday 29th May: Brighton among most secure places in Britain Wednesday 30th May: Police officer’s car stolen – from police station Slightly spoiled by the fact that, when you actually read the second story it is not about Brighton but Arundel. Even so, the first story does have […]