Time to listen on crime

The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest crime figures, released in January, make for grim reading. The figures show that violent crime recorded by the police in England and Wales rose by 19% in the year to September 2018. That includes a 14% increase in homicides – the highest total for murder and manslaughter inContinue reading “Time to listen on crime”

Goodbye Sir Teddy.

Today I learned the sad news of the death yesterday of Sir Teddy Taylor. MP for Southend East and later Rochford and Southend East for 25 years he was truly dedicated to this town. He was an MP for over 40 years, the first 15 years or so spent in his native Scotland but when he came toContinue reading “Goodbye Sir Teddy.”