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  3. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Haha it sure is! Feeling nervous I take it?! I know the feeling!
  4. Buttons24

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    No way! Small world! Best of luck to you too. You will no doubt see a girl, shaking in the corner. That would be me haha Good luck tomorrow!! 🙂
  5. Buttons24

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks so much G307! Here’s hoping. Don’t know if I’ll cope waiting to hear for days or weeks. I’ve done hundreds of test papers to study. Seem to be passing language and maths but information handling is another story. That could be my downfall. Just trying to think positive. Will let you all know how I get on. Seriously couldn’t live without this forum now haha
  6. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’m there tomorrow as well. Best of luck!!
  7. G307

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I can only comment for the Aberdeen process. But when I sat the SET’s they told us about half an hour after the last paper. In the email inviting you to the interview you will get a break down of your scores then.
  8. Nearly there

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Wrong subject sorry
  9. Buttons24

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hiya! I am!! Woo! Sitting mine tomorrow. Nervous is an understatement. Does anyone know how long it is until results are received? Is it on the day? Thanks all! Stacey
  10. G307

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’ve got my initial interview on Thursday. Can anyone remember what questions they were asked?
  11. Hi Mate,

    Sorry to bother you like this. I'm a special currently serving in a HO force and have applied for CNC at Harwell.

    I have my telephone interview this Friday and am just wondering if you know anything about what to expect? maybe you know some people who have recently been through the recruitment process?

    Also if you know anything about CNC assessment center and what it involves that would be great as i have seen so many different answers on here.

    Any advice would be much appreciated :)

     

    1. bodkd

      bodkd

      Hi. 

      The telephone interview is new. I didn’t have to go through that. The assessment centre when I done it was a fairly relaxed day I found. 

      The assessment day:

      Hello. 

      On my assessment day which was Feb 2017 I did not have any maths test. 

      Fitness test - bleep test 7.6

      Firearms, body armour handling and following instructions. 

      Observation scenario. Video watching and then complete a written detailed report on what you observed. 

      Interview aligned with the role profile of the AFO job role. 

      That was the afternoon for me. Hope that helps. 

      I am currently training. 7 working days till graduation. Hope the evolve helps. 

  12. Is it legal to sleep in your car, in a residential area (public roads), on a regular basis, with no markings on the roads that prevent free parking, in the UK? Thanks in advance! Kai
  13. Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled and delayed 21 May 2018 Image copyright Alamy Image caption Passengers had been urged to plan ahead and check revised timetables Rail disruption is continuing on a day dubbed "Meltdown Monday" by unions after new timetables were introduced. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) rescheduled every service on its Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern franchise as part of an overhaul billed as the biggest in the UK. The operator apologised after it cancelled dozens of trains, hours after its new timetable began on Sunday. It confirmed disruption was continuing on Monday. Passengers in the north of England are also reporting delays and cancellations as rail routes covered by Northern saw train times and stopping patterns change from Sunday. The RMT called today "Meltdown Monday" said it should "spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways". 'Some disruption' The Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise includes services to Bedford, Luton, Peterborough, King's Lynn, Cambridge, London King's Cross, London Moorgate, Wimbledon and Brighton. GTR has called the new timetable "the biggest change to rail timetables in a generation" and said "we expect some disruption to services in the initial stages". On Monday, a spokesperson said that "despite some cancellations, passengers will benefit from an overall increase in capacity with immediate effect". Image copyright PA Image caption The changes affect Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains "We are implementing over the coming weeks the biggest timetable change in a generation to boost capacity and improve reliability, introducing 400 extra daily trains and space for 50,000 extra passengers in the peak. "Due to the scale and complexity of the task, these changes will be made incrementally. "This involves redeploying drivers and trains and changing operating practices to achieve a large increase in the number of services, carriages and station stops." Trains cancelled on new timetable day one Rail firm changes time of every train Major changes to Northern rail services As the new timetable faces its first real test as commuters return to work, frustrated passengers have been tweeting to complain about disruption on Govia Thameslink services. One said: "[The] 0528 from Haywards Heath was cancelled, and I believe it will continue to be cancelled until early June. Less than impressive start to the brave new world!" Another passenger wrote: "Going well I'd say. My one train instead of 4 of the hour isn't running." Skip Twitter post by @Richardmd7 Report End of Twitter post by @Richardmd7 Skip Twitter post by @cjh15 Report End of Twitter post by @cjh15 Skip Twitter post by @schmoodub Report End of Twitter post by @schmoodub Skip Twitter post by @johnmonks Report End of Twitter post by @johnmonks Unions said they understood the disruption was because there were not enough fully-trained drivers. The RMT said it had reports from both Northern and GTR of a "hopeless lack of planning, combined with a shortage of crew and fleet, which has reduced the Monday morning journey to a nightmare for many passengers". General secretary Mick Cash said: "It is our members dealing with the anger at the sharp end not the well-paid top brass from Arriva and Govia who are responsible for this Meltdown Monday on our railways. "Both of these companies have sought to compromise safety and access by hacking back on critical staff and it is no surprise to RMT that they can't be trusted with the massive logistical challenges of bringing in new timetables. "Frankly I wouldn't trust the private train operators to run a bath let alone our vital rail routes." Image caption Delays and cancellations continue on Monday morning Rail routes covered by the Northern franchise, which operates services across the north from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle, are also being disrupted. At the weekend, Arriva Rail North Ltd said 90% of the services would be affected by the changes and there may be some disruption. On Sunday, GTR apologised for "any inconvenience caused" to passengers, calling the changes a "significant logistical challenge". He added the timetable changes would mean a 13% increase in services across the GTR network. From Sunday, every schedule for Thameslink, Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern trains changed, in an attempt to improve efficiency. It will mean 400 extra trains a day and new direct services from 80 stations into central London. But passengers in a number of smaller locations complained they would be served with fewer or slower services. Emily Ketchin, founder of campaign group Harpenden Thameslink Commuters, said: "We are actually losing a third of key services in the morning and we're also getting longer journey times. "Even before the cuts it was a very overcrowded service... and it's going to get a lot more difficult." Has your train been delayed or cancelled today? Share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk. Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways: WhatsApp: +447555 173285 Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send pictures/video to yourpics@bbc.co.uk Upload your pictures/video here Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100 Please check our terms and conditions Or use the form below Your contact details Name (optional) Your E-mail address (required) Town & Country (optional) Your telephone number (optional) Comments (required) If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws. Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions. Terms and conditions View the full article
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  15. Grenfell Tower: Bereaved to speak at inquiry into blaze 21 May 2018 Related TopicsGrenfell Tower fire Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGrenfell Tower: The key moments as the fire spread Every bereaved family from the Grenfell Tower fire will have the opportunity to make a statement to the public inquiry, which begins later. The commemoration hearings are expected to last for two weeks, with no limit on how long each person can speak for. The inquiry will look into 72 deaths - including one victim who died in January, having been hospitalised since the blaze on 14 June 2017. Dozens are expected to read statements or show videos about their loved ones. All the victims' names will be read out at the hearings, taking place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington, west London, but it is understood that not all families will give a tribute. Lead counsel to the inquiry, Richard Millett, said beginning the proceedings in this way will mean "we will never lose sight of who our work is for and why we are doing it". Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? What happened at the tower block? Inside the 21st floor of the Grenfell Tower fire CGampaigners 'won the argument' The inquiry - chaired by retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick - will then begin taking evidence from other individuals and organisations, as well as evidence from expert witnesses. This will take place at Holborn Bars in central London, where several procedural hearings have already taken place. Image caption Barrister Kieran Mitchell said "this horrific event has obliterated so many lives" This first phase will focus on the facts of the night in North Kensington, including where and how the fire started, how it spread and how the building was evacuated. Barrister Kieran Mitchell, who is representing three of the victims' families, said having their voices heard had been "a long time coming". He said: "Starting this inquest process with statements and images means we have a stark understanding of how this horrific event has obliterated so many lives. "However, this is just the beginning. We must get the answers everyone craves and understand how this tragedy could ever have been allowed to happen. "Ultimately our clients want justice and we will not rest until those culpable are held accountable." 'Diverse panel' After months of campaigning by the main group representing the victims, Grenfell United, Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a more diverse a panel should be installed for the second phase of the inquiry - ensuring the initial proceedings are not delayed. Two experts will be appointed to sit with the judge after critics said the inquiry risked being a "whitewash". A programme of what they will look into during phase two - due to begin later this year - will be announced closer to the time. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKarim Mussilhy from the Grenfell United group welcomed the news View the full article
  16. 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?
  17. 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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  19. Not sure what the joke is? What aspect of it is funny? Just comes across as bullying and breaching someone’s privacy.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. YnnaD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey folks, anyone setting their SETs next week at Jackton?
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

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