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The following press/online clippings detail where the Federation has been mentioned or quoted:

Date

Publication/Media outlet

Details

Thursday 18th August 2016
  Free Radio    Tom Cuddeford our Interim Chair was talking about use of Tasers.
Wednesday 28th October 2015
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman was talking about Bobbies on the Beat being an endangered species
Tuesday 12th May 2015
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards our Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing Police Officer stress.
Tuesday 28th April 2015
  Big Centre TV Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on Big Centre TV a local television station in the West Midlands discussing policing issues and the role of the Federation.
Tuesday 9th January 2015
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands talking about the tragic events in Paris.
Monday 2nd December 2014
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards our Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing front office closures in the West Midlands.
Thursday 23rd October 2014
    BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire talking about the release of police killer Harry Roberts.
Monday 10th February 2014
  BBC Radio West Midlands    Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands talking about the recruitment drive in the force.
Thursday 6th February 2014
  BBC Radio West Midlands    Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands talking about A19. 
Thursday 6th February 2014
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards our secretary featured on the afternoon show at around 15:35, talking about the recruitment of new officers in the West Midlands.
Saturday 4th January 2014
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards our secretary featured on the Iain Lee show talking about starting rates of salaries for new recruits, pay sales, are new officers open to temptation?, other roles and more.
Wednesday 9th October 2013
  Coventry Telegraph

Ten officers attacked inside Coventry police stations in past two years, Chairman Ian Edwards Comments. LINK

Monday 30th September 2013
  Birmingham Mail

95 police officers attacked inside their own stations, Chairman Ian Edwards Comments. LINK

Tuesday 20th August 2013
  BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire 

Chris Jones our secretary featured on the breakfast show at around 07:05, talking about our recent stress survey.

  Coventry Telegraph

Half of West Mids police officers want to quit the force because of burnout. Chris Jones our secretary features. LINK

Monday 19th August 2013 
  BBC Radio West Midlands

Chris Jones our secretary featured on the breakfast show just after 9am discussing the stress study West Midlands Police Federation had comissioned. LINK

  Birmingham Mail

Half of PCs want to quit police force, Chris Jones our secretary features talking about the stress study West Midlands Police Federation had comissioned LINK

  Express and Star

Stressed out police in West Midlands want to quit, the west midlands police federation are mentioned LINK

  Police Oracle

One in two PCs want to leave service, Chris Jones our secretary features LINK

Saturday 17th August 2013
  Coventry Telegraph

City cops with two jobs. Ian Edwards our Chairman features in the article LINK

Friday 9th August 2013
  Police Professional online

Riot lessons hampered by cuts, Federation reps warn. Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman features in the article 

Thursday 8th August 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands this morning talking about drug laboratories in the West Midlands.
Thursday 1st August 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands on Thursday 1st August talking about the EDL protest and associated costs.
Monday 29th July 2013
  BBC Midlands Today Chris Jones, Secretary featured in the arcticle about creating 100 civilian jobs in the force to provide more "Bobbies on the beat".
Monday 22nd July 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford our Deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands on Friday 19th July talking about the demonstrations in Birmingham, Cuts & Police Morale.
Tuesday 16th July 2013
  Birmingham Mail Ian Edwards, Chairman warned that the force would struggle to cope with major incidents of disorder as government funding cuts continued to bite.
Tuesday 9th July 2013
  Birmingham Mail Ian Edwards, was responding to new figures showing not a single officer in the region is under the age of 20. 
Monday 1st July 2013
  BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire  Tom Cuddeford deptuty chairman, voicing concerns about the number of times Police Officers are transporting people to hospital due to Ambulance budget cuts.
Tuesday 28th May 2013
  BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire  Steve Grange our Deputy Secretary, Regarding figures about the length of time people spend on bail whilst crimes are investigated.
Wednesday 15th May 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards chairman talked about life sentences for killing police officers.
Tuesday 14th May 2013
  BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire  Ian Edwards chairman featured about Cuts & Morale.
Friday 19th April 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards chairman featured on the Adrian Goldberg show discussing "Compensation culture gone mad".
Wednesday 27th March 2013
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford deputy chairman featured on the breakfast show talking about the closure of poilce stations and cuts.
Thursday 22nd November
  BBC Midlands Today Ian Edwards Chairman was on BBC Midlands today discussing  the PCC and his announcement on the business partnering for policing programme.
  ITV Central news Steve Grange deputy secretary discusses the PCC and his announcement on the business partnering for policing programme.
  BBC Radio West Midlands Steve Grange deputy secretary discusses the PCC and his announcement on the business partnering for policing programme.
  BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire Tom Cuddeford deputy chairman featured on the breakfast show talking about the PCC.
Sunday 18th November
  BBC Daily Politics Ian Edwards chairman featured on the broadcast.
Wednesday 14th November
  BBC News

Police elections: What do PCs think of PCCs? Ian Edwards Chairman features.

Monday 12th November
  Birmingham Mail Mitchell Officer's right, letter published from Ian Edwards Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation.
Thursday 9th November
  Birmingham Post Police unable to enforce 20 mphspeed limit in Birmingham. Tom Cuddeford comments.
Wednesday 31st October
 

Birmingham Mail

Police paid out extra £1.6million to cover G4S Olympic duties in the Midlands. Ian Edwards features.

Tuesday 23rd October  
  Mirror Pleb row minister under pressure
Monday 22nd October
  Independent

Whether it's plebgate or the Great Train Snobbery, they're all out to intimidate the Government

Saturday 20th October
  BBC News Andrew Mitchell resigns
  Telegraph Andrew Mitchell resignation
  Channel 4 news Police Federation draws a line
Friday 19th October
  Guardian Andrew Mitchell
  BBC News Andrew Mitchell finally steps down over Pleb row
  The Sun Andrew Mitchell resignation
  Birmingham Mail Andrew Mitchell resigns
Wednesday 17th October
  Mail Under fire Andrew Mitchell
  Guardian Andrew Mitchell cuts forlorn figure
  Guardian Blog Profile on Andrew Mitchell
     
Tuesday 16th October
  Telegraph Andrew Mitchell must not be sacrificed
Monday 15th October
  Daily Mail Andrew Mitchell's cheif whip salary 
  Police Oracle

Mitchell Meeting: Fed Reveals Discussion Details

  Birmingham Mail Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell faces more calls to quit over 'plebgate'
  Birmingham Post Ministers rally around Andrew Mitchell
Sunday 14th October
  San Francisco Luxury news Feature on the federation and Andrew Mitchell
  Telegraph

Andrew Mitchell faces showdown with senior Tory MPs as pressure grows on David Cameron

  Guardian Andrew Mitchell pleb row
 

London Evening Standard

Justice Secretary defends Andrew Mitchell over 'plebs' row

  Guardian Andrew Mitchell should be gone by Wednesday
Saturday 13th October
  The Times Feature on the federation and Andrew Mitchell
  Sky News Andrew Mitchell 'Must Resign'
  Sky News Feature on the news channel
  Metro MP Andrew Mitchell urged
  Telegraph Feature on the federation and Andrew Mitchell
  ITV News Police Federation 'Angry'
  BBC News

Andrew Mitchell row 'hijacked'

  Star Grayling defends Mitchell
  Express Pleb row Mitchell must go
  Belfast Telegraph Grayling defends Mitchell
  This is Jersey Graying defends Andrew Mitchell
  The Sun Police demand PM Sacks Andrew Mitchell
 

Key 103

Andrew Mitchell 'Must Resign'
Friday 12th October
  Telegraph Andrew Mitchell to give evidence
  Huffington Post Andrew Mitchell should be sacked
  Metro Andrew Mitchell in talks
  Independent Feature on the Federation meeting Andrew Mitchell
  Telegraph Blog Federation and Andrew Mitchell
  London Evening Standard Police renew call for plebs row cheif whip to quit
  The Sun Police say Andrew Mitchell must go
  Guardian Andrew Mitchell in battle to keep job
  BBC Newsite Many features on the federation meeting
  New Statesman Andrew Mitchell's future
  Guardian Feature on the Federation meeting Andrew Mitchell
  ITV Central News Feature on the evening news
  Channel 4 News Feature on the evening news
  Sky News Feature on the evening news
  Channel 5 news Feature on the evening news
  BBC Midlands Today Feature on the evening news
  BBC News Feature on the evening news
  Birmingham Post Mitchell to meet police officers
  Belfast Telegraph Mitchell to meet police officers
  The Independent Row - tell us the truth
  North Wales Weekly news Mitchell to meet police officers
  The Sun Story about Andrew Mitchell and the Federation
  ITV News Many features on the federation meeting
  Mirror Pleb Row
Thursday 11th October
  Telegraph Andrew Mitchell Row
  Newsnight Featured on the show
  Sky News Mitchell in Police showdown
  Sky News Andrew Mitchell: Tory MPs 'Gagged' Over Row
 

Guardian

'Plebs' row: Andrew Mitchell to meet local police reps

  ITN Pleb row MP
  IBTimes Exclusive: Andrew Mitchell
 

Birmingham Post

'Pleb-row' Mitchell to meet police

  Huffington Post

Andrew Mitchell's Career Clock Is Counting Down Over 'Pleb' Rant

  London Evening Standard Francis Maude tipped to replace Andrew Mitchell
  The Times Letter published from Ian Edwards, regarding Police Cuts
  Liverpool Echo Feature on Andrew Mitchell and the Federation
  The Sun Plebbing away. Panic as Mitchell axe looms
 

icNorthWales

'Pleb-row' Mitchell to meet police

Wednesday 10th October
  Birmingham Mail Boris Johnson, his double and Brian May share the limelight on a bizarre day at the Tory Conference
  The Sun Mitchell rocked by quit rumour
  London Evening Standard Pressure mounting on cheif whip
  Independent

Diary: Why the Tories won't be calling the cops and what David Cameron shares with Paul Ryan

  Telegraph Mitchell's fate to be decided
Tuesday 9th October
  Channel 4 News Evening news featuring the taking the p campaign
  Channel 4 News Blog from reporter Michael Crick
  BBC Midlands today Evening news featuring the taking the p campaign
  ITV Central News Evening news featuring the taking the p campaign
  ITV Central Police 'cuts will hit us hard'
  Telegraph Rolling coverage of the conference
  ITV News Boris lookalike campaign
Monday 8th October
  The Sun Cops take their revenge
Sunday 7th October
  Guardian Conservative conference diary
  BBC News Coservative conference demo
  Telegraph Conservative conference day 1
Friday 5th October
 

ITV Central News

Police Federations compaign against cuts
Thursday 4th October
  BBC News Andrew Mitchell pulls out of the Conservative conference 
  The Daily Mail Under fire Andrew Mitchell pulls out of the Conservative conference 
  IB Times UK Battle of Vindaloo: Angry Police ChiefIan Edwards Invites David Cameron toCurry House Showdown
  IB Times UK Andrew Mitchell pleb row T-shirts
Wednesday 3rd October
 

The Sun

Ex-Cops pleb call
  Huffington Post Andrew Mitchell To Give 'Face-To-Face' Account Of 'Pleb' RowTo Police Federation
  IB Times UK Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell CouldStill Face Calls to Quit Despite PolicePeace Talks
  Birmingham Mail Under-fire Andrew Mitchell to meetMidland Police Federation bosses
  Police Oracle Andrew Mitchell Agrees To Fed Meeting
  Politics.co.uk On the naughty step: Mitchell dragged in tomeet Police Federation
Tuesday 2nd October
  Politics Home Mitchell to meet Police Federation
  ITV Central News Chris Jones Secretary interviewed regarding the Campaign
  BBC News Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to meet police representatives
  ITV News MP to discuss pleb row with Police Federation
  Coventry Telegraph Police Federation invite 'pleb' row MPAndrew Mitchell to talks
  Police Oracle Fed Seeks Meeting With Andrew Mitchell
Monday 1st October
  London Evening Standard Angry 'plebs' bite back at Conservatives inCorby by-election
Saturday 29th September
  Mirror Andrew Mitchell: Pleb row MP to face man who allegedly threatenedto kill him
Friday 28th September
  BBC Radio West Midlands Tom Cuddeford Deputy Chairman interviewed regarding the campaign
  BBC News Andrew Mitchell: 'Police row blown out of proportion'
  Birmingham Mail PC Pleb t-shirts to go on sale after Andrew Mitchell outburst
  Harrowgate News North Yorkshire Police Federation support need for 'plebgate' investigation
   Sutton Coldfield Observer  Police wear 'PC Pleb' t-shirts with pride in job cuts protest
Thursday 27th September
  The Sun

Whip whacked : 90% demand Andrew Mitchell is axed in Sun Plebiscite. West Midlands Police Federation features in the arcticle.

  Daily Star

POLICE HIT BACK AFTER ANDREW MITCHELL 'PLEB' RANT. 

  Daily Mail Revenge of PC Pleb: Police Federation get their own back on Chief Whip by protesting outside his constituency office. West Midlands Police Federation features in the arcticle.
  The Telegraph Mitchell is advised to lie low.
  Birmingham Post Police in PC Pleb t-shirts protest in troubled MP's constituency.
  Press Association Police officers 'Pleb and Proud'
Wednesday 26th September
  Birmingham Mail Plans to cut 100 West Midlands Police jobs attacked. Steve Grange comments.
  BBC News Andrew Mitchell's office targeted by Police Federation demo.
  ITV News Central Police campaigners, West Midlands Police Federation featured.
  Birmingham Mail VIDEO: Police hold cuts protest outside office of Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell. West Midlands Police Federation members featured
  Express Police officers 'Pleb and Proud'.
  Coventry Telegraph Police officers protest against cuts outside Andrew Mitchell's former Rugby school. Ian Edwards comments.
  Huffington Post Police Wear 'Pc Pleb And Proud' T-Shirts Outside Andrew Mitchell's Office
  Burton Mail Police officers 'Pleb and Proud'. Ian Edwards comments.
  Metro Pictures Poster campaign against UK police cuts 2012
  Free Radio Taking The P
  Mirror

'He insulted every police officer in the UK': Cops in 'PC Pleb' protest outside Tory Andrew Mitchell's office.

  You Tube Associated press video, featuring Chairman Ian Edwards.
  Chester Chronicle

Police officers 'Pleb and Proud'. Ian Edwards comments.

 

IcCheshireonline

Police officers 'Pleb and Proud'. Ian Edwards comments.

  UK Nigeria Online Revenge of PC Pleb. West Midlands Police Federation featured.
  MSN News Police officers 'Pleb and Proud.  West Midlands Police Federation featured.
  Guardian Police officers protest outside Andrew Mitchell's constituency office.  West Midlands Police Federation members featured
Tuesday 25th September
  The Times Police V Mitchell : this looks a lot like revenge
Monday 24th September
  Itv News Central Chairman of West Midlands Police Federation criticises Mitchell outburst.
Saturday 22nd September
  Mirror

Saved by the "plebs": Police saved Andrew Mitchell's life SIX MONTHS before vile rant. Ian Edwards comments.

  Itv News Central West Midlands police cheif : Mitchell outburst 'astonishing'
Friday 21st September
   BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards discussing Andrew Mitchell comments
 Tuesday 18th September   
   Coventry Telegraph Chris Jones comments regarding Police cuts.
 Friday 14th September  
  The Wall Street Journal  Security Shortfall Spotlights British Firm. Ian Edwards comments.
Thursday 13th September
  Guardian

Olympic security chaos: depth of G4S security crisis revealed. Chris Jones comments.

  Birmingham Mail Fresh doubt over plans to privatise parts of West Midlands Police. Ian Edwards Comments
  ITV news

'British bobby has to pick up the pieces' after G4S shortfall'. Ian Edwards comments.

  Birmingham Mail Police minister urges West Midlands Police not to vote for strike action. Ian Edwards comments.
Wednesday 12th September
  Birmingham Mail West Midlands Police hit by migrant crimewave as arrests soar by 53% in one year. Ian Edwards comments.
Monday 10th September
  Coventry Telegraph West Midlands Police Federation poll shows public back them over cuts. Ian Edwards comments.
  Daily Mirror

Thin blue line near breaking point: Shock poll reveals we've lost confidence in the Government to keep us safe after cuts. Ian Edwards added: “It shows the public agrees with what we have been saying all along.”

Saturday 8th September
  Birmingham Mail

West Midlands Police not yet ready to end Privatisation work. Ian Edwards comments

Monday 3rd September
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation was interviewed on the Adrian Goldberg show on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing the response times to 999 calls
Friday 24 August
  Daily Mail The thinning blue line, Chris Jones Secretary of the West Midlands Police Federation features in the letter page
Tuesday 14 August
  Morning Star online Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation comments
Friday 10 August
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation was interviewed on the Adrian Goldberg show on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing the Riots one years on
Wednesday 8 August
  BBC Radio West Midlands Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation was interviewed on the Paul Franks show on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing the Riots one years on
Monday 6 August
  BBC Midlands today 18:30 Chris Jones features in a news item on the riots one year on
Saturday 4 August
  Birmingham Post Cops Spent £133,000 on G4S during riots probe
Tuesday 1 August
  BBC Radio West Midlands

Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation was interviewed on BBC Radio West Midlands discussing the West Midlands Police Commissioner

Monday 30 July
  Police Oracle Federation says it is aware that police trainer has helped G4S personnel with basic skills.
  Biztimes Milwaukee Ian Edwards quoted regarding G4S
  British Forces News Chris Jones interviewed for British Forces News

Friday 27 July 

 

BBC Radio 4

Ian Edwards interviewed for documentary

 

Birmingham Mail

232 fewer bobbies on the street

 

birminghammail.net

WMP can ‘barely cope’ due to lack of officers

 

Metro

Police taken off stress to cover G4S Olympic staff shortfall

Wednesday 25 July

 

birminghammail.net

G4S security guard charged with theft at Warwickshire hotel

Tuesday 24 July

 

 

Mail Online

G4S security guard protecting Olympic

footballers at top hotel ‘stole mobile phone

from colleague’

 

Coventry Telegraph

G4S security guard arrested for theft at Coventry London 2012 Olympics footballers’ hotel

 

coventrytelegraph.net

G4S security guard arrested for theft at Coventry London 2012 Olympics footballers’ hotel

  Birmingham Post G4S security guard charged with theftat Warwickshire hotel

 

Police Oracle

Olympics further draining police resources

Monday 23 July

 

Daily Mail

Police ‘alarm’ at G4S guards

 

The Independent

G4S shambles revealed in internal report (Ian Edwards quoted)

 

Theindependent.co.uk

G4S shambles revealed in internal report (Ian Edwards quoted)

 

Coventry Telegraph

Security problems ‘add to police officer stress’

 

coventry.telegraph.net

Security problems ‘add to police officer stress’

 

Midlands Today

Federation questions G4S Olympics security (Stuart Hinton interviewed)

 

 

 

Sunday 22 July

 

Sunday Mercury

Olympic Games security duties may drive hard pressed Midlands cops over the edge

 

sundaymercury.net

Olympic Games security duties may drive hard pressed Midlands cops over the edge

Saturday 21 July

 

Coventry Telegraph

Police shock at G4S errors at Olympic footballers Chesford Grange Hotel

 

coventry.telegraph.net

Police shock at G4S errors at Olympic footballers Chesford Grange Hotel

 

 

 

 
 

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