Showing posts from November, 2018

Top Tips: What To Do If You Are Being Stalked

This week it was reported that a Houghton Regis stalker had made his ex-partner’s life a nightmare by bombarding her with calls and publishing fake pornographic images of her online. The offender was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years, ordered to participate in a ‘Building Better Relationships’ programme, 30 days of rehabilitation requirement activity, a six-month curfew between 8pm and 5am, and 60 hours of unpaid work.

Stalking is actually a crime in England and Wales under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Stalking is described as a pattern of unwanted and persistent behaviour that is motivated by a fixation or obsession that causes a victim to suffer alarm, distress or a fear of violence. The law states that it’s illegal for a person to pursue a course of conduct that they know or ought to know amounts to stalking. A course of conduct refers to two or more incidents of unwanted behaviour.

The National Stalking Helpline is run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It…

Shuker: Criminalise the Purchase of Sex

Behind Closed Doors
Organised sexual exploitation in England and Wales
An inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade
At #PMQs this week, @gavinshuker asked the Prime Minister to look at implementing a law criminalising the purchase of sex in England and Wales. After the government passed the Modern Slavery Bill in 2014, more countries, including Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and France, have joined places like Sweden, Norway and Iceland in passing a law like this.

At #PMQs now, @gavinshuker has just asked the Prime Minister to looking at implementing a law criminalising the purchase of sex in England and Wales. — Gavin Shuker Office (@ShukerOffice) November 21, 2018

In those countries, the law tackles demand for prostitution - created by sex buyers - head on, and makes their country an unattractive place for traffickers to exploit women. However, here, that law isn’t in place, which means areas women cont…

Light Up A Life - at the L&D 6th December 6pm

Light Up A Life -  The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital invites you to join in with their Light up a Life campaign this Christmas!

The giant tree will twinkle proudly outside the hospital for everyone to see.

You can buy a light as a gift or in memory of someone special. If you buy one as a gift the recipient will receive a card with a message. If you buy one in memory of a loved one you will receive a dedication. Lights are £5 each or 3 for £10.

Lights can be purchased any time up until Christmas and will be put on the tree, with the switching on ceremony taking place on Thursday 6th December at 6pm at the front of the hospital where there will be festive music provided by the Hadrian Academy school choir, the children from our Children’s wards will switch on the lights and refreshments will be provided in the warm afterwards…everyone is welcome!

To buy your Lights please call the Fundraising Team on 01582 718 289 or click here to download a form. or email fundraising@ldh.nhs…
Luton local news and events for the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter.