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Weekly News Round-Up: Ministry of Defence, drones and drink-driving

MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public

The armed forces should seek to make British involvement in future wars more palatable to the public by reducing the public profile of repatriation ceremonies for casualties, according to …

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 …

Manus Island committee has never met, immigration department admits

Manus Island committee has never met, immigration department admits

The committee set up to oversee detainee processing times on the Manus Island immigration detention facility has never met, in direct breach of Australia’s deal with the Papua New Guinea government, …

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Tens of thousands of the poorest people in Britain risk being made homeless because of the bedroom tax, according to an analysis of councils’ assessments of the welfare cut.

From last …

Superstrong, telepathic – the bionic soldiers of the future: How radical technology could transform British troops within 30 years

Superstrong, telepathic – the bionic soldiers of the future: How radical technology could transform British troops within 30 years

Warfare may be an awful thing, but it has a habit of accelerating health technology in ways that are helpful to

Generation of ‘X-Men’ superhumans could become a reality in 30 years thanks to advances in gene science, say MoD experts

Generation of ‘X-Men’ superhumans could become a reality in 30 years thanks to advances in gene science, say MoD experts

A generation of genetically-modified ‘X-Men’ superhumans could be among us by 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank has said.…

Sri Lankans expelled from UK allege torture after deportation to Colombo

Sri Lankans expelled from UK allege torture after deportation to Colombo

Fifteen Sri Lankan nationals have claimed they were tortured and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment after they were forcibly removed to the country by the UK Border Agency, …

£500m spent on education of civil servants’ children at private schools

What a rip-toff: Taxpayers spend £500m to send top Government’s officials kids to posh public schools

Taxpayers have forked out £500million in just three years to send top Government officials’ children to posh public schools such as Eton.

A Mirror …

The day in FoIA: Sandhurst links with oppressive regimes and police taser use at record high

UK spent millions training security forces from oppressive regimes

The UK government has spent millions of pounds on training military, police and security personnel from oppressive regimes that have arms embargoes in place, the Guardian has learned.

In the last …

MoD procurement might escape taxpayer FoI scrutiny

MoD procurement might escape taxpayer FoI scrutiny

Plans to privatise a Ministry of Defence body that spends billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money could restrict the public’s ability to ask questions about how their money is spent, Publicservice.co.uk understands. And …

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