Staffordshire news and blogs Saturday 21 July 2018
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  • Child spies used only when very necessary, says Downing Street
    20 Jul 18
    Theresa May’s spokeswoman defends practice revealed by House of Lords committee David Davis, the Tory former cabinet minister, has branded recruitment of child spies “morally repugnant”, as he led politicians and human rights groups in condemnation...
  • Preventing violence on our streets needs early intervention and local leadership
    20 Jul 18
    The surge in violent crime over the last year has left policy makers scrabbling to respond in a meaningful way. The plethora of initiatives announced over the last year – The Home Office Violent Crime Strategy, the cross party Youth ...
  • Theresa May signed off five-figure bonus for chief Brexit adviser
    19 Jul 18
    PM approved bonus of £15,000 to £20,000 for Oliver Robbins – a key adviser behind her softer Brexit strategy Theresa May signed off a bonus of up to £20,000 for her chief Brexit adviser, Oliver Robbins, while he was working as permanent secretary...
  • 'Sleepwalking into a nightmare': surge in crime paints a bleak picture
    19 Jul 18
    Figures showing a steep rise in police-recorded offences make for uneasy reading Crime has surged while officer numbers have hit a record low, according to figures that reveal a bleak picture of policing in England and Wales. A decades-long...
  • New youth group helps young people cope with stresses of the day
    19 Jul 18
    It can be challenging to be a young person today. The issues causing stress amongst our teenagers range from community to community. We’ve learned that young people involved in our youth justice system are often witnessing domestic abuse at...
  • Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF
    17 Jul 18
    We're not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. We hope this post will help publishers explain to colleagues the problems with using them and support moving towards an HTML-first culture.

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