Dive in … the data’s lovely

Dive in ... the data's lovely

Loyalty scheme administrator Aimia has chosen to link up with the organisation DataKind to sponsor its first London-based “DataDive” at the end of September. If you know of a charity with potentially valuable raw data to crunch they’d love to hear from you.

Going away for the holidays? Don’t forget to take precautions …

Going away for the holidays?  Don't forget to take precautions ...

Thames Valley Police have provided some useful crime prevention advice if you’re leaving your home for a summer holiday.

Thames Valley: don’t drop your guard in the warm weather!

Thames Valley: don't drop your guard in the warm weather!

During this warm weather period, Thames Valley Police is urging people to protect themselves from burglars by reviewing and improving their garden and shed security to ensure their property is secure and less attractive to thieves.

New advice on suspicious or anti-social behaviour

New advice on suspicious or anti-social behaviour

Local “eyes and ears” at Thames Valley Police, Jeffrey Pick, has provided three useful handouts for local residents.

Neighbourhood Watch scam alert

Neighbourhood Watch scam alert

Information has been received concerning a website purporting to be Neighbourhood Watch. The marketing of the site is pitched to Neighbourhood and Home Watch members to register their scheme and obtain membership resources.

Spring Time crime reduction advice from Thames Valley

Spring Time crime reduction advice from Thames Valley

Spring is fast approaching and, the clocks go forward this month, which means the warmer weather and lighter evenings are approaching and the temptation to leave windows open is greater than ever. However, burglars will see an open window and seize their opportunity – an open window is an open invitation.

Alternative New Year resolutions from Thames Valley Police

Alternative New Year resolutions from Thames Valley Police

This time of year tends to be a time of reflection on things that we have done (or haven’t got around to doing!) during the past 12 months. The New Year often spurs us into making New Year’s Resolutions, starting something we’ve been meaning to get around to for a long time..joining the gym, decorating the house, giving up smoking etc. Here are a few alternative New Year Resolutions that you may wish to consider for 2012:

A message from Slough’s top cop

A message from Slough's top cop

Slough’s new “top cop”, Superintendent Richard Humphrey, introduces himself and reports major crime reductions year on year for “serious acquisitive crime” in the Slough area.