Perfect Harmony by Spyglass

Perfect Harmony by Spyglass

In a slight panic, I noticed at the beginning of July that my passport had just 18 days left before it ran out.  I went to the government Passport Office website and to my delight, I found that renewal on-line was possible.  I began filling in the form.  To my delight, the form was really simple and user friendly and took just a few minutes to complete.  Great.  The final requirement was to add a digital photograph.  Not wishing to delay proceedings by getting the wrong picture, I scooted over to a professional photo studio in nearby Dorchester and £15 later I had the necessary e-photo in my in box, attached it to the application form and pressed send. Simples.

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Munich Police Recruiting Super Recognisers from the German Civil Service

Munich Police Recruiting Super Recognisers from the German Civil Service

From among literally thousands of civil servants, the Munich police have selected 37 Super Recognisers after months of testing,  All of those selected have a special gift: they can remember and recognize the faces of ‘persons of interest’ even under adverse conditions. They are able to filter them out of crowds even if disguised, aged or attempting to evade recognition.

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Falling forensic science standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Falling forensic science standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Police forces are failing to meet the official standards for forensic science, making miscarriages of justice inevitable, the government’s forensic regulator has said. In her annual report, Gillian Tully highlighted her growing concerns about the failure of some forensic firms used by the police to meet basic quality standards. It means innocent people could be wrongly convicted and offenders escaping justice.

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