Exclusive: Families say the new policy will make it even harder to hold forces to account.
Crowds of people were pictured outside bars as England's night-time economy opened for the first time in more than three months.
"Imagine what will happen if we start to see food or medical supply shortages."
'All they want is to be adequately paid for the job that they do.'
Home secretary accused of ignoring 'elephant in the room'.
'Something has to give... unfortunately the evidence shows that it is these officers’ personal welfare'.
Police officers have grown more demoralised as they feel “undervalued and under pressure”, a survey by the Police Federation
For the safety of all our citizens, we must see these cuts reversed nationally and locally. The public rightly need to be kept safe on our streets, and this is surely the most basic of duties that all of us expect from national and local government leaders alike.
How was it that on your watch, despite terrorist incidents across Europe and the world including the Nairobi Westgate Shopping Centre massacre and the Lee Rigby murder, all of which sent shudders through our police service, armed officer numbers declined. Even in 2015 with the Paris Charlie Hebdo atrocity and the massacre of mainly English nationals at Souse, you still sat on your hands as numbers of British armed police reduced still further.