at around 2pm, Margaret, a manager for a marketing company, received a phone call about her son. She was travelling for work in Wiltshire. Max, then 25, had assaulted a police officer, she was told. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, what has happened now?’” she says. Margaret drove to the flat near Bristol where Max had been living for four months. It’s a self-contained part of The Maples, a residential building for adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities and mental health problems. Max has the reading age of a 12-year-old and the comprehension of a seven-year-old. He is autistic and has difficulty telling the time. The manager of The Maples told Margaret he had called the police because Max was drunk and had broken a window. When the police came, Max was in front of the building, in the driveway. This is where the alleged assault took place, after which he was taken into custody. But there was worse news to come: Max had been shot with a Taser by the … [Read more...] about ‘It should be the last option, not the first’: what’s behind the rise in Tasering?
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Technology 31 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47056761 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Social media companies should have a legal "duty of care" to children, the UK Parliament's Science and Technology Committee has … [Read more...] about Regulate social media, MPs urge
Social media sites should be governed by a watchdog because self-regulation has failed children, MPs demand today. Websites like Facebook , Twitter and YouTube need to subjected to a legal duty of care to help protect youngsters’ health and wellbeing when accessing their sites, according to the Commons Science and Technology Committee. In a report published today, it highlights dangers to kids including disrupting sleep patterns, making them worry about their body image, bullying, grooming and sexting. Committee chairman Norman Lamb warned self-regulation “will no longer suffice”. He said: “We must see an independent, statutory regulator established as soon as possible, one which has the full support of the Government to take strong and effective actions against companies who do not comply. “This approach does nothing to encourage the protection of younger users online. “It is imperative that we take every step to protect young people … [Read more...] about Social media firms ‘should be regulated by a watchdog’
PUBLISHED: 09:23 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 07 September 2018 Steve Russell Ann Cleeves. 'I think there�s a danger of going on too long, because you lose interest in a character. There are only so many stories you can tell about one person' Picture: Micha Theiner Archant ‘I wanted to go when people wanted more, rather than starting to get a bit bored’ says East Anglian-bound author Wild beauty. Eshaness, Shetland Islands Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Max Michel MannThe Queen of Crime is just where she should be: on her beloved Shetland Islands. They’ve done much for her, over the years, and she’s given a lot back. Ann Cleeves had published five successful novels, set on the islands, before the BBC adapted one of her tales of foul play for TV in 2013 and found an even bigger audience for her story-telling. But now the 8th and final book about Det Insp Jimmy Perez and his tight-knit team is out. And there … [Read more...] about Shetland author Ann Cleeves: Why I had to say goodbye to Jimmy Perez
Media playerClose player27 Jul 201827 Jul 2018Listen live to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio DevonI'll sign in laterAnd we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryTeenager died 'after taking drugs and collapsing at club'Double fatal: Devon crash victims named by policeSix-month old babies suffered from sunburn in heatwaveMet Office issued yellow weather warning for South WestTwo hospitalised after Plymouth stabbingThousands of children lost on beachesRail passengers 'suffered in the heat'Seals 'disturbed by water users'Updates for Friday 27 July 2018Live ReportingAll times stated are UKGet involvedGet involvedSend an email [email protected]: Tweet usFacebook: FacebookPosted at18:5227 JulWeather: Thundery rain tonight, wind and showers … [Read more...] about BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 27 July