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Blowing the whistle is more formally known as 'making a disclosure in the public interest'. It is important you can do so knowing that you are protected from losing your job and/ or being victimised as a result of what you have uncovered and made public.

Having had more information sent to us regarding various issues and problems in Local Government and NHS, we have decided to provide a platform for exactly this type of reporting to be available to anyone who wishes to use it.

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A university graduate has been jailed  after lying to police over a speeding fine, all to avoid three points on her licence.

Ayesha Ahmed, was caught speeding in her BMW twice inside five minutes by the same mobile camera parked  in St Peter’s Road, close to her Netherton home.

But rather than accept a driver awareness course, a fine and three-points on her licence she paid £450 to a man who claimed he could exploit a 'legal loophole' that would enable her to escape punishment.

 

EU Referendun The UK has voted to leave the EU - a process that has come to be known as Brexit. Here is what is likely to happen next.

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At exactly 06:00 BST it was confirmed that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. The first thing to stress is that the UK will not leave immediately. The UK will still be a member of the European Union at this stage. The process of leaving will begin, however.

The emerging West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is consulting on its proposed role and functions.

A survey can be found on the WMCA website - www.WestMidlandsCombinedAuthority.org.uk- from Monday 18 January until 8 February 2016 and people are encouraged to take part and leave feedback.

The survey into the ‘Scheme’ document, which was submitted to ministers in October, will help inform the government’s decision on whether it is appropriate and in the region’s best interests to formally establish a Combined Authority (WMCA) ahead of Parliament being asked to approve it.