News reports can be a good source of ideas for a writer. You don’t need to use them straight away but if you at least file them away in a “useful ideas” type of book or journal, when the old writer’s block comes along, you will have something to draw upon to bust out of that temporal paralysis.
One of those useful reports could include this one from the Echo, which tells us that the Minority Report is Here – alive and well in Essex, England, of all places. Have a look at it and see if it can be of use to you.
The second report comes from the Blackpool Gazette and describes how dog walkers are being enlisted by the local police to help tackle crime. Read HERE to get ideas for your own stories or to give you clues as to how you can incorporate a dog walker into your next project.
You can find more information on other issues by following the links in the British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers. You can also check out many more facts about policing in 218 Facts a Writer Needs to Know About the Police.