Home Office

The Home Office is a ministerial department of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration and law and order. As such it is responsible for policing in England and Wales and rescue services in England, visas and immigration and the Security Service, it is in charge of government policy on security-related issues such as drugs, counter-terrorism and ID cards. It was responsible for Her Majesty's Prison Service and the National Probation Service, but these have been transferred to the Ministry of Justice; the Cabinet minister responsible for the department is the Home Secretary. The Home Office, considered to be one the Great Offices of State, continues to be known in official papers and when referred to in Parliament, as the Home Department; the Home Office is headed by the Home Secretary, a Cabinet minister supported by the department's senior civil servant, the permanent secretary. As of October 2014, the Home Office comprises the following organisations: National Crime Agency HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Independent Office for Police Conduct and other oversight bodies Home Affairs Select Committee HM Chief Inspector of Fire Services Border Force HM Passport Office Immigration Enforcement Corporate Services UK Visas and Immigration Police Services Fire and Rescue Services Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Animals in Science Committee Disclosure and Barring Service Gangmasters Licensing Authority Independent Police Complaints Commission Investigatory Powers Tribunal Migration Advisory Committee National DNA Database Ethics Group Office of Surveillance Commissioners Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Police Advisory Board for England and Wales Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal Police Remuneration Review Body Security Industry Authority Technical Advisory Board A number of functions of the National Policing Improvement Agency were transferred to the Home Office in October 2012, ahead of the future abolition of the agency.

These included: Use of the Airwave communications system by police forces The Police National Database The National DNA Database Legislative powers regarding police employment Forensics policy The National Procurement Hub for information technology The Home Office Ministers are as follows: The Department outlined its aims for this Parliament in its Business Plan, published in May 2011 and superseded its Structural Reform Plan. The plan said the department will: 1. Empower the public to hold the police to account for their role in cutting crime Introduce directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and make police actions to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour more transparent 2. Free up the police to fight crime more and efficiently Cut police bureaucracy, end unnecessary central interference and overhaul police powers in order to cut crime, reduce costs and improve police value for money. Simplify national institutional structures and establish a National Crime Agency to strengthen the fight against organised crime 3.

Create a more integrated criminal justice system Help the police and other public services work together across the criminal justice system 4. Secure our borders and reduce immigration Deliver an improved migration system that commands public confidence and serves our economic interests. Limit non-EU economic migrants, introduce new measures to reduce inflow and minimise abuse of all migration routes, for example the student route. Process asylum applications more and end the detention of children for immigration purposes 5. Protect people's freedoms and civil liberties Reverse state interference to ensure there is not disproportionate intrusion into people‟s lives 6. Protect our citizens from terrorism Keep people safe through the Government's approach to counter-terrorism 7. Build a fairer and more equal society Help create a fair and flexible labour market. Change culture and attitudes. Empower individuals and communities. Improve equality structures, frontline services and support. On 27 March 1782, the Home Office was formed by renaming the existing Southern Department, with all existing staff transferring.

On the same day, the Northern Department was renamed the Foreign Office. To match the new names, there was a transferring of responsibilities between the two Departments of State. All domestic responsibilities were moved to the Home Office, all foreign matters became the concern of the Foreign Office. Most subsequently created domestic departments have been formed by splitting responsibilities away from the Home Office; the initial responsibilities were: Answering petitions and addresses sent to the King Advising the King on Royal grants Warrants and commissions The exercise of Royal Prerogative Issuing instructions on behalf of the King to officers of the Crown, lords-lieutenant and magistrates concerning law and order Operation of the secret service within the UK Protecting the public Safeguarding the rights and liberties of individualsResponsibilities were subsequently changed over the years that followed: 1793 added: regulation of aliens 1794 removed: control of military forces 1801 removed: colonial business 1804 removed: Barbary State consuls 1823 added: prisons 1829 added: police services 1836 added: registr

William Milford Teulon

William Milford Teulon was an English architect. Teulon was born in 1823 in Greenwich, the son of a cabinet-maker from a French Huguenot family, he followed his elder brother Samuel Sanders Teulon in becoming an architect. He travelled across continental Europe 1847–48. William Teulon's only identified original work was the design and execution of a substantial country house and ancillary buildings such as the coach house and stables at Overstone Northamptonshire for Samuel Jones Loyd in 1862-4. Chiefly the house was Lady Overstone's idea. In his published Correspondence Lord Overstone decried the architect alike. "We have fallen into the hands of an architect whose incapacity is the least of his faults," he wrote to a friend in 1863. His wife died while the house was nearing completion in 1864, he lived out much of the remainder of his life at Lockinge House Berkshire, the home of his daughter Harriet and her husband Robert Lindsay V. C. made Lord Wantage in 1885. Overstone House was on the receiving end of much critical opprobrium from at least two noted architectural historians, Nikolaus Pevsner in his Buildings of England Northamptonshire, Mark Girouard in The Victorian Country House, Yale University Press 1979.

It was listed by the Department of the Environment at Grade II in 1983, principally for its – 1860s – novel cavity-wall construction. The House was all but destroyed by fire on 21 April 2001, it is still a roofless ruin in 2019, several schemes for its rehabilitation having fallen through. There is a current planning application for reconstruction and conversion to 14 apartments pending at Daventry District Council. Teulon founded Churchyard Protection Society, he was involved in the restoration of a number of churches including St Matthias Old Church, where the puritan character of this Commonwealth church was altered through cladding in Kentish Ragstone and the removal of the preaching box. Teulon was involved in landscaping at Althorp, Gunton Park and Overstone Park


CKMW-FM is a Canadian radio station licensed to Morden, serving the Pembina Valley region of Manitoba broadcasting at 88.9 FM with a country format branded as Country 88.9. The station is owned & operated by Golden West Broadcasting. CKMW shares its location with sister stations CJEL-FM and CFAM, it first began broadcasting on August 1, 1980 at 1530 kHz with the call sign CISV, before moving to 1570 kHz and adopting its current call sign in 1987. On July 16, 2012, Golden West received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to convert CKMW from the AM band to the FM band; the new frequency assigned was 103.7 MHz. On January 8, 2013, the CRTC granted permission for CKMW to broadcast instead on 88.9 MHz, as well as increasing the average effective radiated power from 61,000 to 100,000 watts and changing from a directional to a non-directional antenna. The station relaunched as Country 88.9 at 88.9 FM on June 12, 2013. Following its move to FM, CKMW was permitted to simulcast on both AM and FM for a transition period of three months, ending in September. CKMW-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC Canadian station database for CKMW-FM Query the REC Canadian station database for CKMW