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Police forces have received millions of pounds for passing on the details of road accident victims to claims management companies, insurers and lawyers.

Police forces have received millions of pounds for passing on the details of road accident victims to claims management companies, insurers and lawyers.

It may have led to thousands of people being pursued by “cash for crash” companies looking to …

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

The day in FOIA: Alex Salmond’s entertainment bill, 7000 operations cancelled in Wales hospital and outgoing Guantanamo detainees named by US

Alex Salmond spends £370,000 on entertaining

Alex Salmond spent more than £370,000 of taxpayers’ money on official entertaining during his first term in office, according to official figures obtained by the Daily Telegraph.

The First Minister’s private office paid out …

The day in FOIA: Doctors avoiding tax, Camden “locking out” the vulnerable from social housing and the CIA’s drone secrecy

High-earning doctors avoiding millions in pension taxes

More than 200 Doctors have avoided paying millions in tax on their pensions by ‘retiring’ for as little as a day and then coming back to work.

They are each saving themselves up …

Blair was briefed on UK UFO files

Prime Minister Tony Blair was briefed on the UK’s files about UFO sightings in 1998, newly declassified MoD documents have revealed.

Writer Nick Redfern urged him to “consider making available for public scrutiny all of the many and varied UFO …

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

MINISTERS were so anxious to distance themselves from the trams that they told council chiefs: don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Documents …

Taxpayers’ money used to welcome giant pandas

Animal rights campaigners have revealed that taxpayers’ money was used to fund the arrival of two giant pandas to Edinburgh Zoo in December.

The Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) used a Freedom of Information request to uncover £42,722 expenditure by …