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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

Private eyes spy for the State: Public officials spend your millions on snoopers

Private eyes spy for the State: Public officials spend YOUR millions on snoopers

Freedom of Information requests by Big Brother Watch revealed some £3.9million of taxpayers’ money was spent on private eyes over two years. That included 37 councils, several …

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Nick Clegg was accused last night of mounting a Whitehall cover-up over claims that he helped fast-track Government funds for a charity linked to his …

Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Sub-postmasters union condemns £15.4m bonus pot for Post Office bosses

Senior Post Office bosses were awarded more than £2m in bonuses last year at the same time as ending a £2.2m incentive scheme for sub-postmasters which led to the latter …

‘Policy Paralysis’ as high street retail collapse hinders UK economy

‘Policy Paralysis’ as high street retail collapse hinders UK economy

Retail commentator Paul Turner Mitchell found the Treasury unable to answer Freedom of Information requests relating to bad debts suffered by HMRC for unpaid PAYE and VAT owed by insolvent …

USA: EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

USA: EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

A privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit contending the Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide requested technical information about a biometric identification database expected to be the …

Family refused information from French authorities on son’s death

Family refused information from French authorities on son’s death

THE family of a North-East man found dead in a foreign country lane have been refused information on the case because it could damage Britain’s relationship with France.

A freedom of …

Council spending on the Olympic torch relay: where did the money go?

Council spending on the Olympic torch relay: where did the money go?

Collaborative investigation site Help Me Investigate has compiled data which shows how council spending on the Olympic torch relay breaks down.

As councils publish slashed budgets for the …

Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven civil servants at Iain Duncan Smith‘s department for work and pensions have been sacked for using Twitter or Facebook.

The 11 sacked officials are among 116 …

Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls

Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls, data shows

One in 10 emergency calls to police are categorised as domestic violencerelated, rising in some areas to a fifth of all 999 alerts.

The figures, obtained following freedom of …

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