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Update on New Coronavirus Criminal Powers – Individuals

What are the new rules? Subject to further review, no person may leave their home without reasonable excuse. The exceptions have now been clarified as: To obtain basic necessities such as food,... Read full article

Harsher punishments for speeding drivers have arrived

New, harsher penalties for speeding are now in force as the government continues its crackdown on dangerous driving. From April 24, anyone caught driving significantly above the speed limit will be... Read full article

Speeding – what the new rules mean

New, harsher penalties for motorists convicted of speeding are to be introduced after a review of the current sentencing guidelines. The Sentencing Council issued the advice to magistrates’ courts... Read full article

Drinking and driving – don’t risk it

Christmas party season is upon us, alcohol is flowing freely and it remains as important as ever to remember not to drink and drive or give in to those who urge: “Go on, just have one more…”... Read full article

Food for thought – getting tougher on safety and hygiene

Food poisoning, poor hygiene and misleading labelling – any company found in breach of regulations covering these areas now face potentially heftier fines with the introduction of new sentencing... Read full article

Driving offences – knowing the difference

We all know what we think of as selfish and inconsiderate driving. Hogging the middle lane on the motorway, driving too close to the car in front and undertaking on the inside lane, to name but a few... Read full article

Speeding … what you need to know

The number of speeding fines issued to motorists is now the highest it has ever been as a new generation of digital speed cameras catch drivers creeping over the limit with increasing regularity. In... Read full article

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    May 2021: Covid-19 arrangements

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