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Aston Sunday 10th October 2010


Chronicle Aston Villa prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Villa Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 14 of the 59 games.


Out with the old, in with the new.

Broadway School Demolition starts

Broadway School’s demoliton and modelling has begun, all the staff and students are backing the idea and are excited with the new building. Broadway School has been funded with £13 million as part of the “new schools, better improvement” project. School Headteacher Mr Ronald Skelton speaks about the importance of the new building and how it will make the students aim higher and “be the best they can be!”. Continues page 4

Our Pride Destroyed by ASBO’s

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Sunday 10th October 2010

Young thugs think ASBOs are ‘badge of honour’.



Anti-social behaviour orders invented a game for the kids to play.” have become a “badge of hon- Some Youth Offending Teams our” among young yobs who re- (YOTs) have argued that Asgard them as glamorous must-have bos “undermine” other work they accessories, a report said today. do to improve youths’ behaviour. A survey by the Youth Jus- School teacher Rod Morgan said: tice Board (YJB) found concerns “Asbos can – and do – work incredibly about the Government’s flagship well but they need to be used correctly. anti-social behaviour measure. That means exhausting every preventaThe in-depth survey also found 49 per tive measure in the community first and cent of under-18s breached their Asbos. ensuring that YOTs are not excluded.” The report concluded: “High lev- The report showed that 22 per cent els of breach had led some sen- of young people handed Asbos tencers to question how much im- were black or Asian – two-and-apact Asbos were having on the half times the level of ethnic mibehaviour of individual young people. norities in the population at large. “A considerable number of respond- The research was conducted by the ents alluded to the potential for Policy Research Bureau and crime the order to become ‘glamorous’.” reduction charity Nacro, looking at One magistrate told the YJB’s year- Asbos given to young people between long research programme: “It’s be- January 2004 and January 2005 in 10 ing used as a badge of honour.” unnamed areas of England and Wales. Parents and carers of young peo- Nacro said it was concerned Asple handed the controversial or- bos were used too readily with high” applications ders said they were seen as a “di- “worryingly ploma” and boosted “street cred”. for Asbos on some ethnic groups. “Some of the friends are left out now Aston’s Chief executive Paul Cabecause they’re not on an Asbo,” vadino said: “Asbos should only said the mother of three young men be used as a last resort but some arwho were all on Asbos. “I know a eas are using them as an early option boy that’s hell-bent on getting an without first trying other approaches. Asbo because he feels left out.” “The wide definition of ‘antiAnalysis of 137 Asbo cases found social behaviour’ which can reSunshine and showers in eastern 67 breached an order at least once. sult in an Asbo has created enorengland, these clearing during the af-for discrimination.” potential Of the breachers, 42 (31 per cent of mous ternoon. Elsewhere, largely sunny after ministers to set up the total number) broke their con- He called on a frosty start for many. cold but much ethnic monitoring. ditions on more than one occasion. “rigorous” less windy . breached Shadow home secretary David Davis Among that group, six yobs their Asbo on six occasions or more. said: “This is yet another demonstraOne police officer in Aston criti- tion of the Government’s total failure to cised the use of geographical “exclu- tackle crime. The Asbo system was set sion zones” as part of the conditions. up as a headline-catching gimmick.” He said: “You’re inviting little Johnnie Smith to... run over the imaginary line Written by Mohammed Farhan Azad and then run away. You’ve actually

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