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Weekly News Round-Up: Parliament, personal information and zero-hours contracts

Parliamentary attempts to access online pornography revealed by FoI request

Nearly 300,000 “attempts to access websites categorised as “pornography” were made from computers within parliament in the past year, official records show.

The figure, which averages more than 800 per …

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 …

Mentally-ill patients were ‘Tasered’ more than 50 times

Mentally-ill patients were ‘Tasered’ more than 50 times

Police have resorted to firing Tasers to subdue mentally-ill patients in hospital and care homes more than 50 times in three years, Freedom of Information requests have disclosed.

Charities have expressed alarm