Among the forces found to be of serious concern, Bedfordshire had one officer working in its domestic violence unit, and in a case in Greater Manchester, the 13-year-old daughter of a victim was asked to act as a language interpreter for officers investigating allegations against her father.
Tim Bick, leader of Cambridge City Council, said: "We rue the day we allowed ourselves to be influenced by a bureaucratic guideline which nobody has been able to defend to us now that it has come under the spotlight."
A street sign in Cambridge reading "Scholars Way leading to Pepys Court and Fitzgerald Place" was among those to be altered in marker pen by grammar campaigners.
"This is a commonsense victory for good grammar," a Department for Communities and Local Government spokesman said. "The apostrophe was first introduced in the 16th century. Cambridge's attempted coup d'etat of the Queen's English has failed.
A man has been charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old girl.
Dean Harris, 19, of Scott Drive, Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, will appear before Peterborough Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.
The toddler, who has now been named as Amina Agboola, died yesterday after being taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious injuries.
A 28-year-old woman, believed to be the girl's mother, was also arrested and has been released on police bail. Harris is understood to be the mother's partner. The couple were arrested after taking the girl to hospital themselves.
A UKIP County Council candidate has been charged with making false statements in his nomination papers during a local election last year.
A CPS spokesperson said: “It is alleged that Hugh Mennie falsified details on a nomination paper in order to stand for election to Cambridgeshire County Council.
"The nomination paper requires a proposer, a seconder and eight other signatures from “assenters” - people who live in the election catchment area. It is alleged that three of these assenter nomination signatures were forged."
Mr Mennie will appear before Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on 5th September.
From beneath the silt of the Cambridgeshire fens a flotilla of bronze age boats - eight in all - have been discovered. They are about to go on display. Hewn from logs but with delicate decoration, they were the run-abouts of personal transport at the time.
As Paul Davies reports, mysteriously they were all deliberately sunk, around 3,000 years ago.