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The secret council files that deem babies, 100-year-olds and a man who pulls faces a threat to officials

The secret council files that deem babies, 100-year-olds and a man who pulls faces a threat to officials

Toddlers, centenarians and a man who pulls faces have been placed on secret council databases deeming them a ‘threat’ to officials, it

Police forces spying on our phone calls and emails 250,000 times a year

Police forces spying on our phone calls and emails 250,000 times a year

A survey using Freedom Of Information laws found that 25 police forces made 506,720 requests for people’s “communications data” over the past three years. There were big …

Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

The Prince of Wales was secretly given a say over dozens of new laws, including those to ban hunting and to introduce the Government’s green deal, the Government …

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 …

Police spend nearly £250,000 on premium rate numbers

The Metropolitan Police has spent nearly £250,000 on premium-rate call sevices over the past two years, according to a response to a Freedom of Information request made by the Press Association.

Scotland Yard officers and officials spent a total …

Met chief met with NoTW while Milly Dowler was missing

A FoIA request for Lord Stevens’ diaries reveals he had dinner at the Ivy  with the editor of the News of The World while Milly Dowler was still missing, The Independent reports.

The diaries were allegedly lost during the course …