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NEWS ROUNDUP: 1 in 4 police fines not paid during pandemic & some JLR jobs could still be at risk

 

Just over one in four fines issued by West Midlands Police since the start of the pandemic have actually been paid. Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd told a meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner's strategic board that only twenty eight per cent had been paid, while a quarter of them were ‘effectively being ignored by recipients’.

 

The streamlining of Jaguar Land Rover's non-manufacturing side of the business could result in job losses, according to reports in the Birmingham Mail. JLR announced it was going all-electric on Monday with assurances over manufacturing jobs but there will be an examination of the rest of the business.

 

Finally, Sandwell Council's Cabinet is set to extend a grant to support people experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence. Black Country Women's Aid are expecting to receive nearly £300,000 a year for the next three years.


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