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‘Nothing new’ as West Midlands Police given six weeks to reform child protection programmes

An independent report yesterday accused the West Midlands Police (WMP) of having a ‘general lack of understanding’ when solving difficult cases involving child sexual exploitation. The report, commissioned by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), claimed that staff were committed and highly motivated but lacked expertise and effectiveness in more complex investigations. The news comes …Read More


Album Reviews | Music

Bear’s Den – Islands

[7/10] My first exposure to Bear’s Den was a moving, intimate church performance a few years ago, before the release of their debut EP. The bearded trio played ‘Mother’ – a powerful song telling the tale of a son standing silently as his father beat his mother – immediately followed by the affecting ‘Pompeii’ which …Read More


Sport

Rugby – European Champions Cup

Following the very first weekend of Rugby’s European Champions Cup, the jury is still out, not only with regard to which team will become the first to lift the brand new trophy, but also which country they will come from. Of the seven English teams in the competition, three won and four lost. The winners …Read More


Arts & Culture

Review: Filmage – The Story of The Descendents and ALL

When Filmage was first announced there were mixed reviews. The punk fans certainly didn’t sit on the fence, feeling either excited or infuriated by the prospect. The recent trend of documentaries about punk rock has been seen in the form of NOFX’s Backstage Passport and The Other ‘F’ Word. Filmage documents some of the genre’s …Read More