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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 …

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, …

Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Figures released by the Ministry of Defence show that MDP officers have a total of 314 “open” and ongoing inquiries into possible criminal behaviour by either defence staff or civilian contractors. The list of …

MoD civilian staff receive injury compensation of £17m in one year

MoD civilian staff receive injury compensation of £17m in one year

Civilian Ministry of Defence staff collected £17million in compensation last year after getting injured on the job. Mishaps reported included a chef cutting his little finger while slicing beef …

Climate scientists support Request Initiative’s appeal for GWPF to reveal funders

The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports today on next Friday’s Information Rights Tribunal when Request Initiative will appeal for the Global Warming Policy Foundation to reveal the identity its seed funder.

The newspaper says leading climate scientists are backing the appeal, …

British government blocked Guantanamo detained briton’s access to evidence

The British government has fought in the High Court since 2009 to prevent the last Briton held in Guantanamo, and his lawyers, gaining access to evidence which may have proved his innocence, a Freedom of Information request revealed.

£274,345 was …

UK government supports controversial and polluting Canadian tar sands

The UK has been secretly supporting Canada in it’s campaign against EU penalties imposed on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, The Guardian has revealed.

A Freedom of Information investigation shows that since September at least 15 high-level meetings have …

MoD spent £600 million on advisers and consultants

The Ministry of Defence has spent almost £600m on hundreds of external specialists, consultants and advisers, breaching government guidelines about expenditure.

Figures released under FoIA show that the MoD spent £564m in the last two years for the “technical support” …

MoD gave “utterly false” Christmas Island nuclear test results

Flight Lieutenant Joseph Pasquini has found huge discrepancies between the data he collected following the UK’s biggest nuclear test blast at Christmas Island in the Pacific on 28 April, 1958 and those those issued by the MoD and the Atomic …

FoIA reveals MoD to spend ‘secret’ £750m on nuclear weapons

Despite facing budget cuts across the board, the Ministry of Defence is preparing to invest 750m pounds of taxpayer’s money for the construction of an enriched-uranium facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire.

The so-called Project Pegasus will replace …