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The secret council files that deem babies, 100-year-olds and a man who pulls faces a threat to officials

The secret council files that deem babies, 100-year-olds and a man who pulls faces a threat to officials

Toddlers, centenarians and a man who pulls faces have been placed on secret council databases deeming them a ‘threat’ to officials, it

Jillings Report: Abuse ‘still not being tackled’ at children’s homes in Wales, 17 years after report was suppressed

Jillings Report: Abuse ‘still not being tackled’ at children’s homes in Wales, 17 years after report was suppressed

Campaigners have warned that the authorities are still failing to tackle the epidemic of child abuse in Britain following the publication of …

Mentally-ill patients were ‘Tasered’ more than 50 times

Mentally-ill patients were ‘Tasered’ more than 50 times

Police have resorted to firing Tasers to subdue mentally-ill patients in hospital and care homes more than 50 times in three years, Freedom of Information requests have disclosed.

Charities have expressed alarm

Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Nearly 3,000 children placed in care were repeatedly running away last year, with one able to go missing a total of 67 times in twelve months, figures released today reveal. The …

MORE photos of Osama bin Laden’s body uncovered after Freedom of Information request – but Justice Department still won’t release them

MORE photos of Osama bin Laden’s body uncovered after Freedom of Information request – but Justice Department still won’t release them

Additional images of Osama bin Laden taken shortly after his death in a daring Navy SEAL raid have been …

Obama DOJ again refuses to tell a court whether CIA drone program even exists

Obama DOJ again refuses to tell a court whether CIA drone program even exists

It is not news that the US government systematically abuses its secrecy powers to shield its actions from public scrutiny, democratic accountability, and judicial review. But …

The day in FOIA: Doctors avoiding tax, Camden “locking out” the vulnerable from social housing and the CIA’s drone secrecy

High-earning doctors avoiding millions in pension taxes

More than 200 Doctors have avoided paying millions in tax on their pensions by ‘retiring’ for as little as a day and then coming back to work.

They are each saving themselves up …

A day in FoIA: ACLUS takes TIA to court as agency denies existence of drone programme, fears of shortfall as sell-off begins, secret costs of railway upgrade, Italians call for a freedom of information act on ‘Day of Transparency’

ACLU takes CIA to court as agency denies existence of drone programme

The American Civil Liberties Union will go to court on Thursday in an attempt to get the CIA to hand over documents related to President Barack Obama’s controversial …

The day in FOIA: disability hate crime Guantanamo bay, drones and zombies

Disability hate crime is at its highest level since records began

There were 1,942 recorded incidents of disability hate crime in England and Wales in 2011, an increase of more than 25% on the total for 2010 and the highest …

Boris Johnson accused of covering up another Murdoch meeting

Boris Johnson accused of covering up another Murdoch meeting

London mayor met James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks during the phone-hacking scandal but left it off the hospitality register

Boris Johnson had a third meeting with the Murdochs that was not …

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