The Psychoactive Substances Act comes in to force at midnight on Wednesday 25 May. This means that Legal Highs will no longer be legal to produce, distribute or import. Legal Highs are Psychoactive Substances that mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin but are produced from chemicals that are un-licenced and dangerous to users. These substances were dubbed legal highs because the chemical build of them was not ill-legal and if one […]
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Rotherham youngster Sophie Gabbitas couldn’t believe her luck when her dad Paul broke the news that they had won tickets to see pop group Little Mix at Sheffield Arena. The competition is part of the #ill_legalhighs campaign led by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings and supported by the football teams; Barnsley Football Club; Doncaster Belles; Doncaster Rovers; Rotherham United; Sheffield United; Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield Steelers. The tickets were donated to the campaign […]
Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner was today (Friday, 27 November) joined by Barnsley Football Club Team Captain Alfie Mawson, Chief Executive Ben Mansford and Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis to continue to promote the dangers of legal highs. Standing alongside a bus displaying the image of Alfie and the important message that ‘Legal is not Safe for Legal Highs’, the group spoke about the success of the campaign so far and why they are supporting […]
South Yorkshire wide social media campaign launch The Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, will today (Monday 5 October) launch a social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of taking legal highs. The campaign is supported by all five South Yorkshire football Clubs: Barnsley FC, Doncaster Rovers FC, Rotherham United FC, Sheffield United FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC along with newly promoted Doncaster Rovers Belles and Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Team. The Twitter account @ill_legalhighs […]
Players from Championship football team Sheffield Wednesday are supporting a South Yorkshire wide campaign to promote to young people the dangers of taking legal highs. Taking part in a photo-shoot at their training ground a number of players, including new summer signings Fernando Forestieri and Barry Bannan, displayed key messages on boards for photos that are soon to be used in a large scale social media campaign led by the Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings. Dr […]
Barnsley Football Club supporting the #Ill_legalhighs campaign The Barnsley Football squad were given a short presentation on the dangers of legal highs on Thursday, 20 August after training at the Oakwell Stadium in Barnsley. Representatives from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office and Project 3 explained to the players including the captain Alfie Mawson and regular team players Sam Winnall and Connor Hourihane, the emerging issue of legal high usage within young people across Barnsley and South […]
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