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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 …

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

Documents obtained by Greenpeace show officials controlling information about wildlife affected by the disaster

The images from the summer of 2010 were undoubtedly gruesome: the carcass of a young …

The Day in FoIA: Boris to disclose News International conversations | Minister’s friendship with Rwandan regime revealed | Belfast: Bill for policing riots tops £550k

Boris Johnson forced to disclose details of conversations with NI executives
Boris Johnson is under pressure to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry after being forced to publish his diary listing a string of undisclosed conversations with News International executives, …

Drop in school sport support blamed on funding cuts

Drop in school sport support blamed on funding cuts

On the eve of an Olympic Games that has promised to “inspire a generation of young people through sport”, research has indicated a 60% drop in the amount of time dedicated …

Centenarian drivers rack up penalty points

Five of Britain’s oldest motorists have racked up penalty points for driving offences in the past three years. Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency under the Freedom of Information Act showed that of those, one 100-year-old and …

More than £20m wasted in ineffective Olympic survey

£22m of public money has been spent on a market research survey that could have funded the Great Britain Olympic sailing team for four years, The Times reports.

A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the Active People Survey has …

Government officials and VIPs ‘jump the queue’ for Olympic tickets

The government has spent almost £750,000 on 8,815 London 2012 Olympic tickets, allocated to officials and VIPS according to the Independent.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 213 …