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Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

Law Society calls for 28-day limit on police bail

More than 57,000 people are on police bail in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to figures obtained by the BBC. In one case a person arrested three-and-a-half years ago remains …

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

Ministers have spent £543million in the past two years to rescue hospitals struggling to keep afloat because of the Government’s NHS cuts and reforms.

Figures obtained by …

The day in FoIA: Royal veto powers, Blair’s bust, HS2 train’s countryside discount and Oxbridge behaving badly

Royal powers of veto over laws to be made public

Details of secret powers held by senior members of the Royal Family granting veto over Government legislation could me made public after a decision by the Information Commissioner.

The Cabinet …

Coca-Cola lobbies Irish health minister on sugar tax, FoIA reveals

A Freedom of Information investigation revealed Coca-Cola has been lobbying Ireland’s health minister James Reilly and  opposing a proposed sugar tax, The Sunday Times has reported.

The proposal aspires to combat obesity and generate revenue but representatives of the company …

Decc and Defra staffed by energy industry, FoIA requests reveal

Energy firms like EDF Energy, npower and Centrica have been providing the government with employees to work on energy issues, free of charge, The Guardian reports.

Figures released after FoIA requests by Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP, show that …

Hillsborough disaster papers to be released

Two million documents and sensitive Cabinet papers on the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy are to be revealed by the government after a full consultation with the bereaved families, the Independent reports.

The data will shed light on the events that resulted …