I work in the Emerald team, investigating domestic abuse and sexual offences. This time of year, we’ll often see a spike in reporting that carries on through into January, as it’s sometimes a difficult season for individuals, or families, already living with domestic abuse. Incidences of sexual offences also see a increase at this time of year.
October is Black History Month and has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years.
It is an annual event to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community throughout the UK.
15 months ago I didn’t own a bike, and I said I’d do the Unity Tour last year thinking it would be a breeze.
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but here I am again ready to take on the challenge… Now I’m nervous because at least last year I didn’t know what was coming! But I know what to expect now.