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Posts Tagged ‘Scotland Yard’

Garda whistle-blower admonished by Justice Minister

Up to half of crimes written off by Scotland Yard

In some offence categories as many as eight in ten reports are “screened out”, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Screening out means that while the

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Authorities at GCHQ, the government eavesdropping agency, are facing embarrassing revelations about internal correspondence in which Wikileaksfounder Julian Assange is discussed, apparently including speculation that he is being framed by Swedish authorities …

Labour warns over £3.6bn school repairs backlog

Labour warns over £3.6bn school repairs backlog

Children face being taught in overcrowded classrooms with leaky roofs because of a £3.6 billion “black hole” in the budget for school repairs, according to Labour. Figures suggest that the amount of money …

Police may withhold report on officer hired by News Corp

Scotland Yard says it is considering keeping secret a report detailing questions about the conduct and integrity of a police chief who went on to be hired by part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Former Scotland Yard commander Ray …

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 …

“Highly suspicious” tax dodge arrangement given go ahead

British temping agency bosses are paying their workers through foreign-owned firms to cut costs and dodge tax. Paperwork obtained by the Daily Mirror through the Freedom of Information Act found that one arrangement was reported as “highly suspicious” but the