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Image caption The Met Police hopes the change will make police work more attractive to both men and women with family commitments. The Met Police will recruit part-time police constables for the first time as the force tries to "break down barriers" deterring women from joining. From November, all new constable recruits will be able to choose between full-time or part-time working hours. The force said it believed it was the first in the UK to offer part-time positions. The Met's own research showed full-time working hours deterred some women from considering a career in policing. "The case for doing this was clear - we know that one of the obstacles stopping people from fulfilling their d... Full story

12 June