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  3. I know that airguns below a certain power don't need a licence, but do the same laws about where you can use them apply such as not near roads etc? Also, if someone shoots a pet, what laws might apply?
  4. Just on the licence situation, anyone operating the system live needs a CCTV licence unless it was the festival organisers/ land owners or volunteers. It does not matter one jot if it is mobile or not. It also doesn't matter if is is private land or not (in your case, different if it is private land with no public access). But they don't need any other licence (DS, SG) if they are just doing the CCTV.
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  6. Not sure what the joke is? What aspect of it is funny? Just comes across as bullying and breaching someone’s privacy.
  7. This is not the correct advice, to answer your question it’s not a Police matter and there is no legislation that allows them to do this. Parking tickets issued by these companies are civil disputes (basically you’ve broken a contract and the other party thinks they are due compensation) the only person that can advise on this are solicitors not Police officers.
  8. I was first on the scene at another nasty acid attack and saw pictures and video of the victim later after treatment. I can't imagine many worse forms of attack on a person as the physical and mental pain is permanent. At least with a knife attack damage is normally limited to the specific areas that the knife goes in so those can be targeted and treated by Dr's but acid spread and can cover a wide area of a body and keeps burning a long time after it is applied. It is a horrific weapon.
  9. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey folks, anyone setting their SETs next week at Jackton?
  10. Royal wedding 2018: Princes Harry and William meet Windsor crowds 18 May 2018 Related TopicsRoyal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Image copyright AFP Prince Harry is meeting the crowds in Windsor before his marriage to Meghan Markle on Saturday. Accompanied by his brother and best man Prince William, he arrived to cheers from well-wishers in the Berkshire town, who shouted "good luck Harry". When Prince Harry was asked how he was feeling, he replied: "Relaxed of course." Earlier, Kensington Palace said Prince Charles will walk Ms Markle down the aisle. Ms Markle's father, Thomas, is unable to attend the wedding, after undergoing heart surgery. The Prince of Wales was "pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way", the palace added. Prince Harry's grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, will also attend the wedding, Buckingham Palace confirmed. Prince Philip, 96, has been recovering from a hip operation. Image copyright PA Ms Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, will take her daughter to the wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor. Ms Ragland met the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle, accompanied by Ms Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33. She has already been introduced to Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The ceremony begins at 12:00 BST and will be broadcast to the world. Royal Wedding final preparations: Live Updates Windsor's glimpse of Meghan and Harry Reality check: Who's paying for the wedding? How to watch the events The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will marry the prince and Ms Markle, said he thought it was "wonderful" Prince Charles will walk Ms Markle down the aisle. "He's a very warm person and that he's doing this is a sign of his love and concern and support," he said. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Windsor Castle a day before their wedding to meet the Queen Mr Markle had been due to arrive in the UK earlier this week, but became caught up in controversy over the apparent staging of photographs with the paparazzi. Speaking to the BBC from Windsor, American celebrity news site TMZ's Sean Mandell said he had spoken to Mr Markle on Wednesday and that he was "doing well" and "recovering from surgery". Mr Mandell - who broke the story - said Mr Markle realised on Tuesday that he would not be travelling to Windsor. "Chest pains were really being exacerbated by the emotional strain he was under," he said. "When doctors told him he needed to have surgery, he decided he needed to heed that advice, despite the fact he wanted to be here in Windsor for Meghan." "He definitely feels he's been mis-characterised," Mr Mandell added. "That's why he felt the need to speak out when I reached him." Ms Markle released a statement on Thursday saying she hoped her father could be given space to focus on his health. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTMZ's Sean Mandell says Thomas Markle thinks "news reports are not accurate" Ms Markle's mother met William and Catherine and their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Windsor Castle on Thursday afternoon. She took tea with Prince Charles and Camilla at Clarence House in London on Wednesday. Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Markle's mother, Doria Ragland (left) had been rumoured to be walking her daughter down the aisle Ms Markle will have 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, who are all under the age of eight. She decided against having a maid of honour, saying she wanted to avoid choosing between her closest friends. In pictures: Crowds line streets for rehearsal Which titles might Harry and Meghan have? Eight different ways to spend royal wedding day Royal wedding: All you need to know The view from Windsor By Hanna Yusuf, BBC News Image copyright Reuters The two women, dressed in union jack gear, summed up the mood for one of the many TV crews. "Excited, excited, excited is what we are!" they said. Behind them, the castle; in front of them, a line of shops that, for the past few days, have been bound together by bunting. On top of the stores, lucky residents sit beside open windows, drinks in hand, looking at the view that many have been camping out for: the road leading to the castle gate. Other buildings have bright lights and correspondents' backs lining their balconies. On a sunny day, the lights seem unexpectedly stark. All eyes peer inside every car that drives by, looking for - hoping for - a glimpse of the royal couple. In front of the castle, two women take a defiant selfie - despite the best efforts of an officer. "Keep it moving please!" he says. Ms Markle will spend her last night before the wedding with her mother at the luxury Cliveden House Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, about nine miles north of Windsor Castle. Prince Harry will be staying 15 miles away at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park in Ascot, with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHarry and Meghan's royal engagements In Windsor, royal fans have been arriving throughout the week, with the rehearsal of the carriage procession on Thursday drawing hundreds of children, parents and pets keen to embrace the party mood. About 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part on Saturday and up to 100,000 people are expected to line the procession route. Image copyright PA Image caption The finishing touches, including a white, elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream, are being applied to the wedding cake. Thames Valley Police has said it expects the town to be full to capacity by 09:00. Full coverage of the day will be on BBC One from 09:00-14:00 on Saturday and streamed live on the BBC News website or on BBC iPlayer. The best way to get news on the go Download the BBC News App. View the full article
  11. Foxtror123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    They will tell you what competency they are assessing before they ask each question. Each answer I gave I followed the STAR method and hit 4-5 descriptors for each answer and it was enough for me to pass both interviews. Water will be provided. I would recommend taking a drink before you answer each question as if gives you a little extra time to gather your thoughts and decide what example to use. The best way to prepare would be to write down a couple of examples for each competency, learn the descriptors and learn as much job knowledge as possible. Just relax and you will be fine. Remember you aren't in competition with others to get a job. If you are good enough you will progress to the next stage.
  12. G307

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thankyou for your advice! Greatly appreciated. I will try and pop into my local station this weekend and speak to someone. I have a few examples to mind. Do they say what competency they are assessing before each question? When answering a question, as long as I follow the STAR format and hit 4/5 descriptors then I should be ok? The only thing I will struggle with is thinking of which example to use. Will there be water in the room to sip on and take a moment before answering? How did you prepare for the interview?? Thanks in advance.
  13. hutclis

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Give them a call for sure. They rang me as I was walking to my car! So you should defs have heard by now 🙂 GOOD LUCK!
  14. Good Morning guys I am currently going through the transfer process from the Met to A&S, as a Police Constable I wondered if anyone has gone through this process? I was looking to find information about the process itself, what is expected at the assessment centre, other than medical and fitness, is there any paper tests or role plays etc? Also once the vetting and all checks have come back successful, how long is the refresher training, before you are assigned to your team? If there is any serving officers for A&S, could you tell me what its like to work for A&S, how long you served and what area are you based in with the pros and cons, as this information will help me decide on the posting as I am quite flexible in terms of location Any help will be good, thank you in advance J
  15. Royal wedding 2018: Finishing touches ahead of big day 18 May 2018 Related TopicsRoyal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan and Harry driven along wedding route Final preparations are taking place on the eve of Saturday's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Ms Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, will meet the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle later, accompanied by her daughter and future son-in-law. Ms Ragland has already been introduced to some of the Windsors - including Prince Charles and Prince William. It remains unclear who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle of St George's Chapel as her father will not attend. Royal wedding: All you need to know Windsor's glimpse of Meghan and Harry How to watch the events Ms Markle released a statement on Thursday confirming her father would not attend the wedding and saying she hoped he could be given space to focus on his health. Ms Markle and Prince Harry were in Windsor on Thursday to prepare for the big day. Rehearsals took place for the ceremony and for the military procession around the town. The couple were seen being driven along the procession route, accompanied by a police escort. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC hosts have a right royal knees-up Other members of the Royal Family are also in Windsor ahead of the wedding, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Ms Markle's mother met William and Catherine and their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Windsor Castle on Thursday afternoon. And she took tea with Prince Charles and Camilla at Clarence House in London on Wednesday. Image copyright PA Image caption Claire Ptak puts finishes touches to the wedding cake Image copyright PA Image caption The cake is being decorated with a white, elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream Meanwhile, further details on the wedding cake have been revealed. Its baker, Claire Ptak said it would be presented in a "non-traditional" way, displayed in a special "installation". The layered lemon and elderflower cake will be served to 600 guests at the afternoon reception at Windsor Castle. The owner of Violet Bakery in east London described the cake as "a slight shift from tradition". She has been baking with the help of a team of six people for five days in the Buckingham Palace kitchens. Skip Instagram post by violetcakeslondon Report End of Instagram post by violetcakeslondon Image Copyright violetcakeslondon violetcakeslondon Report Some 200 Amalfi lemons are being used in the recipe, as well as 10 bottles of cordial made using elderflower from the Queen's Sandringham estate. She has not made a back up cake in case of a disaster - "It's cake. It can't go that wrong," she said. Image copyright Daily Mail/SOLO Image caption "I have always been a daddy's girl," Ms Markle has said of her dad, Thomas Thomas Markle's absence leaves a question mark over who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle. Her mother is one option; Harry's father, Prince Charles, is another - or she could choose to walk alone. In pictures: Crowds line streets for rehearsal Which titles might Harry and Meghan have? Eight different ways to spend royal wedding day Mr Markle had been due to arrive in the UK in the days before the wedding but became caught up in controversy over the apparent staging of photographs with the paparazzi. Ms Markle will have 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, who are all under the age of eight. She decided against having a maid of honour, saying she wanted to avoid choosing between her closest friends. The rehearsal of the carriage procession in Windsor on Thursday drew hundreds of children, parents and pets keen to embrace the party mood. It went largely without a hitch - although some horses were seen veering out of line. About 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part on Saturday. With just one day to go, BBC Weather is forecasting a sunny, breezy day for Saturday with temperatures reaching 21C (70F) in the late afternoon. Image copyright EPA Image caption The sun was shining for the rehearsal of the carriage procession Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rehearsal in Windsor drew hundreds of people keen to get into the party mood early The best way to get news on the go Download the BBC News App. View the full article
  16. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I gave them an email, if I don’t hear I’ll give them a ring. Totally sweating now
  17. C. Spencer

    Facebook problem

    Sorry, but you'll get what you deserve...
  18. Nearly there

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’d phone them as I heard by end of play
  19. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks 🙂. I’ve stayed in touch with girls I met at the exams who also interviewed yesterday and 1 has been declined, the other the same as me. Odd!
  20. mountaingoat44

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I found out that evening I believe, I would definitely give them a call 🙂
  21. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    When did you guys hear the outcome of your initial interviews? I was told it would be same day but didn’t hear anything yesterday. Unsure whether to chase up or what! Thanks 🙂
  22. Foxtror123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    You could sit and type up numerous examples and none of them could be relevant to the question. Learn the descriptors and try and hit 4 or 5 in each answer. You will probably find you may need to "wing" it. Take a minute to think about a relevant honest answer, but don't lie to them, remember they are or have been Police officers so they probably will be able to tell if you are telling lies. Follow the star method and you will be fine. Ensure you get as much detail in as possible in the "action" part of your answer. When you get to the "result" try and include something that your learned about yourself or even if you would have done something differently. Remember that they aren't looking for You to save the world with your answer, just make sure you answer the question they ask you. Don't ramble on if they are sitting in silence, If you feel you have answered the question then stop talking. The job knowledge questions could be anything so get on the website and take in all the information you can about the force and what's going on in your area. If you have time or haven't already done so, go in and speak to someone at your local station (preferably a probationer) it will help you alot. I met with two separate probationers before each of my interviews and the information they shared was excellent. Good luck when it comes.
  23. Stevo93

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I had a few examples in my head but my strategy was to learn the descriptors and wing it, it worked well for me and I passed both interviews. Just keep in mind to use the star method when giving the answer and make sure you actually answer what they are asking. I spoke to an inspector who done the interviews and he told me alot of people fail because they don't actually answer the questions ! Best of luck and keep calm, you will be fine 🙂
  24. Acid attack: Mark van Dongen's ex-partner cleared over death 17 May 2018 A woman has been cleared of murdering her former partner in an acid attack which led him to end his life. Berlinah Wallace, 48, hurled the corrosive fluid at Dutch engineer Mark van Dongen in Bristol in 2015. Fifteen months later he ended his life by euthanasia in a Belgian hospital. He was paralysed from the neck down and had lost a leg, ear and eye. At Bristol Crown Court, Wallace was found guilty of throwing a corrosive substance with intent. The fashion student, originally from South Africa, had also been charged with murder. During the three-week trial she told the jury Mr van Dongen had put the acid in a glass for her to drink. View the full article
  25. G307

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Feeling really nervous! Not had an interview for at least 7 years! Has anyone got any tips? I have prepared some examples for the competencies however should I concentrate more to memorise the descriptors and ‘wing it’ on the day or work on the structure of my examples?
  26. hutclis

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Good sign!! Fingers crossed for next week, be sure to let us all know how you get on 🙂
  27. Thank you for the information which understand. I just need some thoughts on how likely the police are to follow this up.
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