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Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain’s rivers and beaches

Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain’s rivers and beaches

The most persistent and frequent polluters of England’s rivers and beaches are the nation’s 10 biggest water companies, an Observer investigation has revealed.

Pollution incidents, which have included sewage …

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Legal action against the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has not been ruled out by the data protection watchdog following serious …

Labour warns over £3.6bn school repairs backlog

Labour warns over £3.6bn school repairs backlog

Children face being taught in overcrowded classrooms with leaky roofs because of a £3.6 billion “black hole” in the budget for school repairs, according to Labour. Figures suggest that the amount of money …

UKBA’s dispersal policy ‘puts pregnant asylum seekers at risk’ says report

UKBA’s dispersal policy ‘puts pregnant asylum seekers at risk’ says report

The health of hundreds of pregnant women and their babies are being put at risk by the UK Border Agency’s policy of dispersing asylum seekers, according to midwives involved …

Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

The Prince of Wales was secretly given a say over dozens of new laws, including those to ban hunting and to introduce the Government’s green deal, the Government …

Sharp drop in new affordable homes under coalition, council data shows

Sharp drop in new affordable homes under coalition, council data shows

The coalition will commission just 37,000 new affordable homes for poorer residents – a fifth of the number ministers had promised to build by the end of the parliament …

Training for childminders and nursery staff slashed by 40% as ministers fail to agree deal to cut childcare costs

Training for childminders and nursery staff slashed by 40% as ministers fail to agree deal to cut childcare costs 

Training budgets for nursery staff have been slashed by 40 per cent, MailOnline can reveal as minister scramble to secure a …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

The day in FOIA: asbestos in schools, security breaches of Army base, P.E. lessons, abused animals and ineffective courts

Asbestos found in 75% of council-run Devon schools

Asbestos is present in about 75% of council-run schools in Devon, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.

Some people want it completely removed, but a government expert …

State funded elderly care declining, Labour figures suggest

State funded elderly care declining, Labour figures suggest.

The number of elderly people in England getting council-funded care has fallen by 11% in the last two years, figures obtained by Labour suggest.

Freedom of Information responses from 121 councils showed …

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