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Home Office to investigate police snooping of journalists

A parliamentary select committee has requested a breakdown of all UK police forces use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to snoop on journalists.

The Act, which requires telecoms companies to surrender phone records without the customer’s consent …

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed “domestic extremists”.

The National Domestic Extremism Unit is using surveillance techniques

£2k a day for trainee doctors as costs spiral out of control

£2k a day for trainee doctors as costs spiral out of control

Trainee doctors are being paid more than £2,000 a day for locum shifts in NHS hospitals as the bill for agency staff spirals out of control, a Telegraph …

£14m bill for gagging axed public officials

£14m bill for gagging axed public officials

Last month the Government banned gagging orders for NHS employees after it emerged that more than £18 million had been spent on silencing 600 staff.

However, the use of similar orders is widespread …

Black Nurses miss out on Top NHS Jobs

Black Nurses miss out on Top NHS Jobs – Report from Nursing Standard finds shortfall in numbers holding senior positions

BLACK NURSES are not being promoted to top jobs within the NHS despite making up a fifth of the workforce, …

The Guardian covers Request Initiative’s findings on drug seizures at 10 popular UK music festivals

Research by Request Initiative is published today in the Guardian. Figures obtained via the Freedom of Information act (FOIA) reveal the amount and nature of drug confiscations at ten of the UK’s most popular music festivals.

Ahead of  2012’s festival …

Suspended police chief at centre of fraud probe spent £55,000 on taxpayer-funded credit card

A chief constable used a publicly-funded credit card to spend thousands on restaurant bills and more than £1,000 buying flowers, it has been revealed.

Sean Price, who is currently suspended from his role at Cleveland Police, based in Middlesbrough, spent

Public bodies urge FoIA clampdown in post-legislative review

The Telegraph reports that public bodies are urging the government to restrict the Freedom of Information Act, including by charging for requests, as Parliament announces a fourth session of scrutiny for the Act.

The Commons Justice Select Committee will summon …

NHS hospital paid £20,000 a week for agency doctor

NHS trusts have spent more than a billion pounds a year on temporary clinical staff since 2009, the Telegraph reports. Staff shortages in hospitals are blamed on the European Working Time Directive, which introduced a maximum 48-hour-week in Aug 2009, …

Councils’ £1m bill for private detectives

The Telegraph has reported that UK local councils have spent £1million hiring private detectives to spy on people in the past five years.

Information obtained via a Freedom of Information (FoIA) request, reveals that one third of the largest councils …

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