Council tax rise will provide essential funds for the police

Protecting our frontline remains a top priority in 2020-21. We head into another financial year in a sound position where we can continue to invest in neighbourhood policing as well as give our officers and staff the technical support they need to do a good job.
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Amazing Amazon adventure

I watched a TV documentary on the mighty Amazon and was smitten, however my wife fancied a Caribbean cruise. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines solved the domestic, as their good ship Braemar was visiting the Amazon region along with four Caribbean islands, writes Chris Hutchinson.

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Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa.

Growth in frontline policing numbers will help protect communities

Every PCC and chief constable strives to protect their communities with the very best resources, technology and personnel. The years of austerity have crippled our ability to do this but there is finally light at the end of the tunnel with provision being made to grow our frontline again and increase the safety of local people.

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People must be encouraged to speak up about their mental illness

Naturally, as a therapist I have always been a proponent of people disclosing and feeling comfortable enough to speak out about their emotional anguish.

In Western, contemporary UK society we are beginning to see a decrease in the stigma attached to mental illness, writes Jason Hanson.

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New long term plan will benefit NHS in Erewash

With the clock ticking to March 29 and Brexit tensions running high in Westminster, the time has come for MPs on both sides, leave or remain, to now make clear what type of deal would command their support.

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