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The Special Constabulary is the United Kingdom's part-time police force. It is made up of volunteer members of the public who when on duty wear a uniform and have full police powers. There are nearly 20,000 Specials serving with police forces across the UK, working in all aspects of policing.

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BBC: Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to baby boy

Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to baby boy 23 April 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. The child, who was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, central London, is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen's sixth great-grandchild. The new arrival, who is the third child of Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge, weighs 8lbs 7oz. A Kensington Palace statement said Catherine and her new son are "both doing well" and that members of both families had been informed. View the full article

We all deserve much better policing than this

Full story Ok, so not a mainstream source and most definitely a site with a particular angle to push but the video does make for a bad public image. Whether the threats are real or not is one thing but insinuating they brought it on themselves is a problem.

BBC: Duchess of Cambridge in early stages of labour

23 April 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour with her third child. A tweet from the Kensington Palace Twitter account stated: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour. "The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge." This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article

BBC: Government insists UK will leave customs union

Government insists UK will leave customs union 23 April 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright BBC/AFP/PA Image caption Remainer Chuka Umunna (l) and Brexiteer Liam Fox (r) have differing views on the customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords - when peers voted in favour of staying in the customs union. As a result, MPs will get a chance to debate the proposal on Thursday. But a senior Downing Street source told the BBC the government's position would not change. "We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union," the source said. Labour has called for the UK to join a new customs union post-Brexit, saying it would leave the current one but negotiate a treaty afterwards that would "do the work of the customs union". Ministers suffer first Lords Brexit defeat Reality Check: What is a customs union? Brexit: All you need to know A customs union is when countries agree to apply the same taxes on imports to goods from outside the union. This means when goods have cleared customs in one country, they can be shipped to others in the union without further tariffs being imposed. If the UK remains part of the customs union, it would be unable to strike trade deals with countries around the world. But supporters say it would help to keep an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Symbolic vote Peers voted by 348 to 225 in favour of a plan requiring ministers to report on steps to negotiate a continued union last week. Although the vote was not binding, it secured a new debate in the House of Commons, where a number of MPs are expected to back the position. Again, the vote will not be binding. Skip Twitter post by @ChukaUmunna Report End of Twitter post by @ChukaUmunna Analysis By Eleanor Garnier, BBC political correspondent Image copyright PA Theresa May has made leaving the customs union central to her whole approach to Brexit. Downing Street's decision to reiterate its long-held position demonstrates concern at the top of government. This week's debate will be purely symbolic and will not tie the government's hands. But it could give an indication of the opposition the prime minister might face in a crunch vote on the issue next month. With sabre-rattling from both sides of the argument, Downing Street felt sufficiently worried to clarify its position overnight. On Sunday, cabinet members Sajid Javid and Michael Gove tweeted their backing for leaving the customs union. Skip Twitter post by @sajidjavid Report End of Twitter post by @sajidjavid Skip Twitter post 2 by @sajidjavid Report End of Twitter post 2 by @sajidjavid Skip Twitter post by @michaelgove Report End of Twitter post by @michaelgove And on Monday, the Times reported that Theresa May was facing pressure from Brexit-supporting ministers over her plans on a future EU trade deal. The paper said Brexit Secretary David Davis, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were concerned the prime minister's apparent favoured option would "encourage Brussels to press for Britain to stay in a customs union after Brexit". Dr Fox is due to speak about the opportunities of Brexit in a speech to the financial industry on Monday. In comments released beforehand, he said: "We will work with old allies and new partners across the world, utilising the UK's economic strength and diplomatic prowess to forge new trading relationships. "Ultimately, our task is to remove the unnecessary regulation, bureaucracy and red tape that inhibit the free trade in services. "Whatever one's view on the referendum result, it must be acknowledged that, outside the EU, this country will enjoy a new degree of economic agility." View the full article

BBC: Britons killed in Saudi Arabia crash

22 April 2018 British nationals have been killed in a road crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office has said. It is believed as many as four people died and a number of others were injured when their coach crashed on Saturday. They were all from the north west of England and understood to be travelling to Mecca on an Umrah pilgrimage. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article

Cannabis fans smoke drugs happily in full view of police as 15,000 descend on London's Hyde Park for annual '420' marijuana rally

Thousands of marijuana fans flocked to Hyde Park this afternoon to smoke in the sunshine on 420 Day - in full view of police. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5639101/Cannabis-users-warned-police-not-light-drugs-rally-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

Two police officers cleared of misconduct over Taser death of Adrian McDonald

Two officers who were found guilty of misconduct after a former Huddersfield man died in the back of a police van have been cleared after an appeal. https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/two-police-officers-cleared-misconduct-14545630

Couple jailed for vicious cop attack

A CLYDEBANK husband and wife have been jailed for a “persistent and vicious” attack on two police officers sent to deal with a report of a disturbance at their home in the town. http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/16163200.Couple_jailed_for_vicious_cop_attack/



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