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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 …

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 …

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 …

Missed calls for help: the scandal of domestic violence

Missed calls for help: the scandal of domestic violence

Somewhere, somehow, the work to end violence against women lost momentum. Despite the improvements made over decades in tackling domestic and sexual violence, the scale of the problem remains shocking. Repeat …

Free schools: government ordered to publish list of bids

Free schools: government ordered to publish list of bids

Michael Gove must reveal the names, location and religious affiliation, if any, of all those organisations that apply to join the government’s free schools programme, a tribunal has ruled.

It rejected …

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

O2 Attracts Most ICO Data Protection Complaints In All Of Britain

O2 Attracts Most ICO Data Protection Complaints In All Of Britain

An FOI request reveals O2 has attracted more data protection complaints in one year than Google and Sony combined

Major British operator O2 attracted more complaints relating to data …

Local councils misusing RIPA law to spy on citizens

Councils Accused of Spying on Citizens

Powers designed to combat terrorism and serious are being used by local authorities to spy on their citizens, according to a report from campaign group Big Brother Watch.

Details obtained from 345 local authorities …

Army of snitches: HMRC hands out more than £1m to Britons who shopped tax dodgers during financial crisis

Army of snitches: HMRC hands out more than £1m to Britons who shopped tax dodgers during financial crisis

Super-snitches have pocketed more than £1 million for helping catch tax-dodgers since the banking crisis began in 2008, it was revealed today. 

Is George Osborne’s energy stance influenced by Lord Howell, Greenpeace asks

Is George Osborne’s energy stance influenced by Lord Howell, Greenpeace asks

Greenpeace has submitted Freedom of Information Act questions in a bid to discover how many times Lord Howell has met the Chancellor and discussed energy questions. Lord Howell is …

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