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Monday, March 20, 2017


In an Northern Ireland police operation, that has taken some five years to reach the Craigavon Crown Court in N. Ireland.  Bourne Computer hacker Nikki James Fox, a male,  of  Stephenson Way, Bourne, Lincolnshire, entered two pleas of guilty and was convicted earlier today under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 Sect. 3 for two computer related serious criminal counts including a denial of service attack (DoS).

The sentencing hearing at Craigavon Court is set for April 27th 2017

A full report will be carried after the sentencing hearing.

CASE NUMBER 16/084767 ­
Stephenson Way, Bourne, Lincolnshire
UNAUTHORISED ACT IMPAIR OPERATION COMPUT SECTION 3 OF THE COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 - on the 15th day of October 2012, in the County Court Division of Craigavon, or elsewhere within the jurisdiction of the Crown Court, did an unauthorised act in relation to a computer, namely changed the IP address associated with the VOIP service from 2ML Limited VOIP server to a VOIP server controlled by him with the effect that all calls destined for 2ML were redirected, and caused a denial of service attack to servers associated with 2ML Ltd knowing the said act to be unauthorised and intending to impair the operation of a computer or being reckless as to whether the said act would have such effect.

GUILTY - 20-MAR-2017
2.      UNAUTHORISED ACT IMPAIR OPERATION COMPUT SECTION 3 OF THE COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 - on a date between the 18th day of July 2012 and the 8th day of October 2012, in the County Court Division of Craigavon, or elsewhere within the jurisdiction of the Crown Court, did an unauthorised act in relation to a computer, namely changed registrant details, administration details and passwords for the domain name NICOUNSELLINGFORUM.COM knowing the said act to be unauthorised and intending to impair the operation of a computer or being reckless as to whether the said act would have such effect.
GUILTY - 20-MAR-2017

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Sunday, March 19, 2017



If you wish to submit relevant evidence to us in relation to Ofcom’s fit and proper assessment, please do so by 30 March 2017 using this email address:

On 3 March 2017 Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc made a formal notification to the European Commission of its intention to acquire the shares in Sky plc it does not already own.

Public interest intervention
Today, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport issued a European intervention notice requesting Ofcom to report by 16 May 2017 on the effects of the proposed transaction on the public interest.
The Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to consider the public interest with respect to two grounds: media plurality, and commitment to broadcast standards.
Ofcom has today published a guidance note setting out the process and timetable for preparing our report on the public interest considerations set out by the Secretary of State.
Ofcom has also published an invitation to comment and invites written submissions to be sent to  by 30 March 2017.
Ofcom's fit and proper duty
Under s.3(3) of each of the Broadcasting Act 1990 and the Broadcasting Act 1996, Ofcom has an ongoing duty to be satisfied that the holders of broadcast licences are fit and proper to be licensed.
This means that we can assess a licensee at any time, on our own initiative, as well as being able to respond to concerns raised by third parties. 
We have powers to require from licensees any information that we consider appropriate to conduct that assessment.
The public interest test that Ofcom has been asked to make by the Secretary of State and our ongoing duty under the Communications Act to assess whether a licensee is fit and proper are separate legal processes.
However, the issues we have been required to consider in the public interest test may overlap with our own consideration of Sky’s fitness to hold broadcasting licences in the event of a change of control. We propose to consider these matters within the same timeframe within which Ofcom will report to the Secretary of State on the public interest test.
If you wish to submit relevant evidence to us in relation to Ofcom’s fit and proper assessment, please do so by 30 March 2017 using this email address: E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Thursday, March 16, 2017


"Investigation in respect of the Conservative and Unionist Party campaign spending returns for the  2014 European Parliamentary Election, and  2015 UK Parliamentary General Election, and in respect of the 2014 parliamentary by-elections in Clacton, Newark and Rochester and Strood" - Electoral Commission

You will have read in the national press, on television and radio that the Conservative Party has been fined for not properly declaring all their election expenses. The 37-page report is robust, and further police enquiries are taking currently place.

In order that our local Peterborough councillors, their Agents and anyone who in future intends to run for office are fully aware of what has been happening, a link to the full 37 page report is here: 

Hopefully it will be read and fully understood by all concerned (particularly the party agents) as there is evidence that during the last two local elections various additional expenses were incurred (the Peterborough Tribune raised one such issue locally, as part of a planning enquiry, and as if by magic the offending publicity and expensively laminated posters vanished overnight), but not properly declared as election expenses.

Should anyone have evidence, (or can lead police to some evidence) they should first contact POLICE rather than the Electoral Commission. We will also assist to ensure the material/evidence gets into the right hands.. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Labour councillor defended the use of allowances by councillors on low income – they should be allowed to use this fund as they wish!

The Way Ahead (Psst. keep it in the dark - pass it on...)

A typical political party meeting in Pre BREXIT Europe ....

Its always a good idea to check out the content of Any Other Business (AOB), usually a convenient place in lofty 'official' documents, usually on the final sheet, to discreetly dump matters, not considered worthy of inclusion in the main body of the meeting, and therefore not needing (they think) detailed or possibly too close an examination, or equally a good place to bury deeply controversial information.

The deposed 'Dear Leader' for example was a past master in this kind of mysterious construction, or he would just AOB verbally by growling at some hapless councillors from the back of the chamber. But sadly that heroic era has long passed, and all that remains is a collection of dusty documents, a chewing gum splattered piazza, an expensive foray into solar, upsetting PCC tenant farmers and pushing up the PCC debt mountain to new majestic heights.

True, it would be good if we could actually see some sun, but that possibly blocked out by the acrid smoke stacks of the old Brickworks, and possibly the chip factory, not to mention the mighty incinerator (and its little brother - another AOB) and all those dioxins pumping upwards possibly affecting primary school results, who can tell?    

But the PBROTRIB invites you into a world of party  political fantasy.

Pretend that you have to face 'the thrust and parry' of a typical Labour Party PCC Councillors Business Meeting.

They use AOBs to good effect as well.

     The AOB we are about to share with you, has to be right at the top of the list, in fact the monster of all AOB's ....

This particular set of Minutes, seems to have been widely leaked, always a good ideal to shred (possibly eating or pulping) your draft copies or computer files, you never know who or what may be poking around your bins especially as Labour Councillors are shown to be positively following in the spirit of their own Dear Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Encouraging inventive spending and seemingly his P'boro foot soldiers welcoming a huge hike in councillor allowances, to be trousered or stuffed into big white (possibly red and/or blue) handbags. Indeed some considering it as worthy replacement revenue - admittedly for NI CLASS 4 self-employed people - who may be missing out on a lucrative contract due to pressing time consuming council business. It does so get in the way..

But there again, some Labour councillors (and being balanced and fair, we must include some Conservatives as well) are not too good at attending main core meetings, but they still quickly bank the very generous allowances, and even now possibly salivating at the prospect of even greater largesse. Indeed one female councillor boasted (possibly after a sherry or two) that during the Christmas break, she regularly spends her hoarded PCC allowances on back to back cruise holidays over Christmas and the New Year. This may come as a shock to some, and to those on zero hours contracts and others looking forward to a rise of 1 or 2 percent if they are lucky, so for you ...

Peterborough City Council Labour Group
Thursday 27th October 2016
Forli Room at 19h00

1. Introduction, Attendance and Apologies
The following were present at today’s meeting:
Alan Dowson (Fletton & Woodston ward)

Amjad Iqbal (Central ward)
Ansar Ali (North ward)

Vanessa Pool (Observer for CLP)

Alan Clark (Fletton & Stanground ward)

Angus Ellis (Bretton ward)

Jo Johnson (East Ward)

Ann Sylvester, Treasurer (Bretton ward)

Nazim Khan (North ward)

Richard Ferris (Park ward)

John Shearman, Chairman (Park ward)

Mohammed Jamil, Leader (Central ward)

Stuart Martin (Bretton ward)

Jonathan Wilde (Minutes taker)

Apologies received from:

Mahboob Hussain (Central ward)

Ed Murphy (Ravensthorpe ward)

Ian Maidlow (Unite representative)
Sue Johnson, Mahebub Ladha and Mark Burns were not at this meeting.

JS convened the meeting at 19:06hrs.

2. Declarations of interest
VP declared an interest, should ‘The Green Backyard’ be discussed. JS responded with thanks but advised it was not an agenda item.
3. Minutes of previous meeting
AE declared that he had sent apologies for non-attendance to the Secretary, as had Stuart Martin but that this had not been recorded. Nazim Khan had been attending hospital at the time of the meeting. Aside from this correction, the previous minutes were proposed ( JJ ) and seconded ( MJ ) for acceptance as an accurate record.


4. Matters arising  

AE advised that he had been elected Trades Union Liaison Officer at the AGM of the CLP, but that this had taken place after the previous meeting.
5. Labour Group / Trade Union exchange
Nothing to discuss.
6. Labour Group / CLP exchange
MJ reported that the AGM of the CLP had been well attended. There were still some discrepancies in
membership and affiliated membership data, although numbers had grown to over 800. AE mentioned closer liaison within the party and VP referred him to MJ who was the appointed liaison between Labour  Group and the CLP. Membership lists may require further verification and can be referred to Liz Moon or  via Chris Jones.
7. Leader’s report
MJ wished to make three points:

(i) A possible visit from Cllr Peter Roberts of Cambridge City Council who has been involved in
negotiations is to be invited to discuss the regional devolution proposal with Group.
(ii) The upcoming Budget (Phase One), which needs to be considered in the light of devolution. A  pre-Budget meeting will be held on 10 NOV 2016 at 19.00hrs in the Group Room. Phase One proposals will be requested from the Budget Scrutiny Committee in time for the meeting.

(iii) Proposed prospective dates for ‘Group Training’ are now Mon 21 NOV2016, Sat 26 NOV20 16 and Sat
03 DEC 2016 and will be offered to the trainers.

JJ complained of not being advised by PCC about issues affecting what is happening in East ward, only finding out that assets are being transferred by virtue of attending budget meetings. MJ will raise this at a meeting with CEO Gillian Beasley. JS also drew attention to items published in Peterborough Labour’s manifesto before the election which ought to be raised throughout the year and suggested that this be looked at for inclusion in the next agenda.
8. Whip’s report
JJ had nothing to report. AD had to leave early from full council due to domestic commitments. This was acknowledged as necessary and ongoing.
9. Treasurer’s report
AS stated that allowances were paid on the 28th of the month, so information not quite up to date.

However, on 03 OCT 2016 there was £2,061.44 in the bank, but with deductions this will generally leave
around £55.32 per month. Reserve is usually taken as £950.00 –and considering the contribution for the
New Members event of £50.00 and this would leave approx. £1,000.00 at the moment, not enough should
there be an election this year. Contributions are a bit messy as not all are applied in the same way. JS suggested buying Christmas for the Governor’s team, Members’ Services, the Beadles and ‘front of house’ team, as previously. Agreed.
10. Key issues: litter and fly-tipping


The discussion opened around issues of the environment, penalties and enforcement. Fly tipping (e.g. builders’ waste) can be reported to the Environment Agency (0800 807360), but small amounts are best
notified to PCC. was mentioned as a useful resource. There are local powers to penalise; fines of up to £50k of 5 years in prison – or both. Various councillors reported an increase of fly tipping and also that leaving bins out all week happened in certain areas of wards. AD and AE requested that a letter be issued by PCC to residents, threatening legal action and the imposition of fines. AS mentioned that Amey will contact residents directly if addresses are reported. MJ noted that the scrutiny committee was asked to examine the cost of skips against the cost of sending Amey to make additional collections, and it is considered that the payments to Amey far exceed the alternative.

JW spoke about the cost of enforcement and prosecution. How does that stand up against the revenue of collected fees for bulky waste removal? Perhaps a community skip on a regular basis would be useful in that collections could be anticipated. AE brought to Group’s attention that a number of councils either do not or no longer charge for collections. To make a proper assessment we need to know whether Amey are paid a lump sum for the year or on a per visit basis.

Fly tipping and issues surrounding drug paraphernalia were issues in both East and North wards.

Community skips have been proved a success and need to be extended. It was noted that Amey will only collect what is on their list as part of their £80k contract. Rubbish is dumped on footpaths  because people
know it will be collected – that is why this behaviour persists, although new disposal site in Fengate may
help, enforcement should be encouraged.

93% of the street cleaning budget is used in the city centre and this imbalance creates more of a problem elsewhere as other areas are considered a much lower priority for the mechanical sweepers. Street cleaning can be as infrequent as once in three weeks. Garden rubbish appears in fly tipping now that brown bin collections are charged for. How are the streets prioritised as to which ones get cleaned and
when? Who makes that decision? AA has received lots of complaints about regular hotspots. Some wards have been more affected than others, although possibly the problem is not so apparent in the wealthier areas of Tory held wards.

RF Both AA and RF have met with Gillian Beasley and spoken about breaking up the Amey contract into ‘ward budgets’, with the wards to agree how this money is spent: street cleaning, lighting etc. Specifically want to see better street cleaning in places other than the city centre. Mick George has provided free skips  as their use promotes business, so we need to look at community skips and collections.

Costings for ‘ward by ward’ can be provided by James Collingwood. Action can be determined, perhaps through
the Budget Working Group looking at landscaping and shrubs. Streets could be moved from medium to low
priority or vice versa, identifying particular streets in wards. RF , AE , AI , JJ and AC will set up a working group for
this purpose – to be arranged by RF . Streets and Footpaths’ will be the topic for discussion next month.

11. Any other business
JS announced that there had been requests to discuss three  other items:

(i) Members’ Allowances – AE stated that although voted against, could we not take the increase, or
donate it to the wards? JS thought we ought to retain sufficient for publications such as newsletters.
AD defended the use of allowances by councillors on low income – they should be allowed to use this
fund as they wish; it has been provided to be at their disposal. Some can of course donate or use the
allowance for ward purposes. NK pointed out that this is the first increase since 2009, whilst AE noted that it wasn’t just the PT criticising councillors for taking the money. Other public workers are only  getting 1%-2% increases and councillor’s rises should be in line with other council workers. SM suggested that councillors do as they will; pocket it, donate to charity or use in the ward – and let it be  known. MJ noted that the allowance meant different things to different people, since councillors had many differing circumstances; the loss of time for the self-employed equated to foregone income and this could be many times the allowance. RF concurred that it could be very difficult to be a councillor without independent means.
(ii) Nominations for the ‘elected mayor’ election – EM had announced his wish to be considered as a candidate by email and this was endorsed by AD, although AD considered a Labour party member might have slim chance of winning. JJ wondered who else might stand and whether it was the right  time to nominate as a decision on having a mayor had not been given. AD accepted JJ ’s argument.

AA also thought a decision was premature but said he was also thinking of putting himself forward.

VP clarified that the CLP will want to make its own nominations, and invite support from group as part
of the process. AE thought we need to see a selection of willing candidates in order to decide on  nominations. AI considered any suggestion today to be premature, although EM ’s interest was  accepted and respected. JS concluded the topic by commenting that it might be inappropriate to
make a determination and that it should be left to the CLP.
 (iii) St Michael’s Gate – JJ had met with three council staff [members] and the Leader to discuss alternatives but these

were dismissed. JS mentioned that he had discussed a cross-party call-in with Darren Fower (LibDem),

but had afterwards been left in the cold. JJ then mentioned the behaviour of Wayne F and David S  was [allegedly] considered awful and the incident afterwards [allegedly] disgraceful and was referring this to Legal Affairs.
MJ thanked JJ and JW for the efforts they were putting into the St Michael’s Gate case, but considered  that the residents may be taking it that the LibDems are doing all the running. JW appraised the group of building legislation issues and that PCC could perhaps be challenged in court for not considering the
implications of such land use i.e. taking it out of general housing use and providing accommodation to
 a particular sector of the market – if there were consequences which could have been foreseen.

Although many were involved in this particular case, it was only right that all work should be done in
the name of, or attributable to JJ as ward councillor; there was general agreement on this point. AI referenced the Childrens Act 2007, S.55 and the Borders, Citizens and Immigration Act 2009 as having significant bearing on the St Michael’s Gate decision. AA concurred that JJ will lead on this case and JW called for an acknowledgement of support which Group assented to. JS suggested that an Extraordinary Council meeting be convened to scrutinize the basis of the decision to proceed with the deal. AE considered it a big issue, and despite the Extraordinary Meeting called for the devolution
decision, this was sufficiently important to merit its own additional Extraordinary Meeting. JS asked how many signatures would be required for the Mayor to be bound by a decision to consider such a request. Five councillors, apparently.  

(iv) RF added a fourth item: the future of the Green Backyard has been discussed at Cabinet but the decision is referred to the Conservative Group meeting tonight for consideration. The Green Backyard
has a huge community following and the Labour Group should be ready to stand up and support this
12. Date of next meeting
The time and date of the next meeting were not set.

[Meeting concluded at 21:05 hrs with councillors signing AE ’s document requesting an Extraordinary Meeting on the St Michael’s Gate decision.]
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Property management company director jailed for fraud

Jailed, Mark Procter, 50,

The director of a Cambridgeshire property management company has been jailed after admitting stealing £140,000 of clients' money.

Mark Procter, 50, of Barker Close in Hail Weston, St Neots, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (February 24 2017 and was sentenced to a total of three years and four months in prison.

The court heard how he withdrew clients' deposits throughout 2014 and 2015 to pay for divorce proceedings and luxury holidays.

A police investigation was launched in July 2015 after the National Approved Lettings Scheme discovered one of their member firms, Kirby Property Management, had falsified an accounts report and bank statements.

Allegations were made that Procter had moved clients' deposit money from allocated bank accounts into his own personal account and spent the money for his own personal gain. The forged accounts report was to cover up what was already ongoing with the movement of money.

On January 19 this year (2017) Procter pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation, having signed a form in the name of his accountant and submitted it to the National Approved Lettings Scheme.

He also pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position where between April 1, 2013, and July 31, 2015, he made a financial gain for himself from his clients' accounts.

Detective Constable Mat Belfitt said: "In total there were 400 tenants with the company who were all victims of fraud, as well as approximately 400 landlords who have also suffered a loss because of Mr Procter's actions.

"He caused a great inconvenience and a large amount of stress to all involved, turning his hand to criminality in order to fund his personal life going on luxury holidays and buying expensive cars."

The court heard Procter's accountants realised something was not right in June 2015 and contacted the National Approved Letting Scheme. Procter was asked to explain the forgery, which he was unable to do.

The firm that guarantees the deposits for tenants suffered a loss of £140,000 in claims which were pending with those who had their deposits stolen by Procter.

During sentencing, Judge Farrel said: "This is a serious case of dishonesty. The fact you, as a company director, forged the signature of a professional man, an accountant, in order to continue a business is a significant act of dishonesty.

"This went on for a significant period of time and it's a case of significant harm and of high culpability. The affects are so serious only immediate custody is appropriate."

On Friday afternoon Procter was sentenced to three years and four months in prison on both charges, to run concurrently, and was disqualified from being a company director for six years. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .


Welcome to the February edition of the Crime, Policing and Fire News Update.

In February, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis, give a landmark speech in which he set out his vision for the fire and rescue sector in 2017.

He set out three key areas where he wanted to see reform – accountability and transparency, efficiency and collaboration, and workforce reform.

He announced that April will see the creation of the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, which will transform the operational voice of the service, and that the Home Office is creating a new independent inspectorate for the fire service with the ambition for the first inspection to take place this year.

This edition of the news update has more details of the Minister’s speech, together with details of a consultation on reforms to the re-employment of retired senior fire officers.

On 31 January, the Policing and Crime Act received Royal Assent marking another major milestone in police reform.

The Act contains a wide-range of measures which will give greater protections for the vulnerable, ensure the police have the necessary powers to keep our communities safe, and overhaul the police complaints and disciplinary systems to increase accountability and improve police integrity.

The Act will also enable important changes to the governance of fire and rescue services, as well as improve efficiency and effectiveness of our emergency services through greater collaboration.

You can read more about the Act and its provisions in this month’s news update.

The Government is committed to keeping children and young people safe from child sexual exploitation and, on 16 February, the Home Secretary announced a £40 million package of measures to further support this work.

The measures include the launch of a new Centre of Expertise on child sexual abuse, and new funding for law enforcement and organisations working to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders.

This month’s news update has more details on the measures announced, as well as wider work the Government is doing to tackle this horrific crime, including the Government’s

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report, the second phase of the Home Office’s Disrespect NoBody campaign.

This seeks to prevent young people from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships, and a new campaign to encourage the public to report child abuse and neglect.

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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

We have the full High Court judgment, saved as a page on here. l

ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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