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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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Police officer prosecution for speeding on duty 'just ridiculous'

Police officers are being referred for prosecution by the PSNI for speeding at work in recent months - despite legislation that protects them while performing their duties, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal. Full Story - Belfast Telegraph

BBC: Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well'

Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' 16 November 2017 From the section UK Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen has been seen "alive and well" near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said Mr Allen had asked to be rescued and efforts were under way to retrieve him. A search was mounted for the 57-year-old after his family said he had not taken planned flights home. Mr Allen was travelling on his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago. View the full article

BBC: Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims' 12 November 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Image caption Former Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said the allegations against Mr Green showed "no criminality" A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green's computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has told the BBC. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner between 2009-11, said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a "side issue". The allegations were first made public last week by former Met Assistant Commissioner, Bob Quick. First Secretary of State Mr Green said the claims were a "political smear". Mr Green, who is Prime Minister Theresa May's second-in-command, said the police never told him at the time that any improper material had been found on a parliamentary computer. But Mr Quick, who led the investigation into Home Office leaks which saw Mr Green's Commons office being searched, says pornography was found on a computer there. Both Sir Paul and Mr Quick gave evidence to a Cabinet Office inquiry into Mr Green's conduct last week, led by senior Cabinet Office official Sue Gray. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Damian Green denies claims police found pornography on a computer in his office Speaking to the BBC, Sir Paul said he thought the claim about Mr Green "wasn't relevant to the criminal inquiry" into Home Office leaks, which began in October 2008 and briefly led to Mr Green's arrest. "I regret it's in the public domain," he said. "There was no criminality involved, there were no victims, there was no vulnerability and it was not a matter of extraordinary public interest." Sir Paul added that it was not Scotland Yard's role to "police the workplace". The Met declined to say whether it was helping the Cabinet Office investigate the claims, but said in a statement: "As this is not our inquiry the MPS does not believe it is appropriate to comment upon it." View the full article

BBC: Priti Patel quits over Israel meetings row

8 November 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Getty Images Priti Patel has resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over her meetings with Israeli officials. She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row. In her resignation, Ms Patel apologised and said her actions "fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated". The PM said her decision was "right" as "further details have come to light". View the full article

Sky News: Policeman stabbed in back at Edinburgh College Thoughts with the officer involved, thankfully from the article it says non life threatening injuries.

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