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Weekly News Round-Up: A&E and TVs

One in 10 A&E posts left unfilled

Accident and Emergency departments across the country are understaffed by almost 10 per cent on average, according to new figures.

Some 1,260 vacancies exist at the 101 of England’s 166 hospital trusts which …

Top Tip: A data state of mind

Every week, Request Initiative will share its top tips for submitting a Freedom of Information request. This week: how to go about asking for entire datasets.

The Freedom of Information Act is a way for you to put questions …

Clause in Emirates Air Line contract prevents Boris Johnson and TfL from doing deals with Israel or criticising UAE

Clause in Emirates Air Line contract prevents Boris Johnson and TfL from doing deals with Israel or criticising UAE

The contract setting out the terms of sponsorship for the Emirates Air Line, a cable car over the River Thames, effectively …

Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

More than 57,000 people are on police bail in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to figures obtained by the BBC. In one case a person arrested three-and-a-half years ago remains …

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco group JTI has gone on the offensive over ‘plain’ tobacco packaging with a national ad campaign claiming that the government does not fully accept that it would help cut rates …

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Attorney General blocks release of Prince Charles letters to avoid ‘serious damage’ to his future as king

Dominic Grieve said the Prince’s letters were “particularly frank” and would “potentially have undermined his position of political neutrality” if published.

He used …

The student loan repayment scandal, post office closures in the North-East and FOIA news from Ireland to Australia

Thousands of ex-students over-pay loans

The controversial company in charge of collecting student loan repayments for the Government has taken tens of millions of pounds extra from unwitting graduates. Tens of thousands of people have been advised to apply for …

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

Blocking the publication of a report into the risks of NHS reforms is a sign that ministers want to downgrade freedom of information laws, a watchdog …

NHS risk register FOIA vetoed by cabinet

NHS risk register’s publication vetoed by cabinet

The official assessment of the risks involved in the government’s NHS shakeup will never be published after the cabinet exercised its rare right of veto to keep it secret.

The move ends a …

David Cameron forced to answer questions over publicly funded flat refurbishment

David Cameron will be forced to reveal the expenditure on the lavish refurbishment of his bathroom according to the Information Commissioner’s ruling, the Daily Mail, the Herald, the Sunday Mirror, the Guardian and the Telegraph report.

The …

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