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Safety fears over elite police officers drunk on duty at UK’s nuclear sites

Safety fears over elite police officers drunk on duty at UK’s nuclear sites

Police officers with the elite force that guards Britain’s nuclear power stations have been caught drunk, using drugs, misusing firearms and also accused of sexual harassment and

Thousands of 999 police axed as cuts hit police frontline

The Guardian has reported that figures released under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) have revealed that there are now 5,000 less police officers dealing with emergency 999 calls since the 2010 general election.

All of England and Wales’s 43 …

Ofcom steps up pressure on Murdochs over BSkyB, FoIA reveals

Ofcom has appointed a special team to step up its investigation into News Corporation‘s holding in BSkyB, following a FoIA request by The Financial Times and seen by The Daily Telegraph and The Independent.

The regulator has …

FoIA reveals excessive RDA bonuses despite their planned abolition

Regional development agencies (RDA) handed out £2.16m to their staff despite the fact the Coalition had already announced they would be scrapped, The Telegraph reports.

Figures released under the FoIA to Tory MP Jake Berry revealed 2,026 staff from nine …

Canada threatens EU over tar sands

Canada has threatened a trade war with the European Union over the bloc’s plan to label oil from Alberta’s tar sands as highly polluting, a FoIA investigation reported in The Guardian has revealed.

Letters sent to European commissioners by Canada’s …

Scottish spin doctor’s bid to silence truth about referendum

Alex Salmond’s spin doctor was exposed last night for having attempted to stop an expert on referendums communicating to journalists that a two-question referendum plan was “not tenable”.

The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman report that spin-doctor Kevin …

Boris attacks DLA reforms

Boris Johnson is one of the thousands who have submitted Freedom of Information requests to the government relating to upcoming reforms to the disability living allowance (DLA), The Daily Mail reports.

The London mayor is opposing plans to increase the …

Police forces employ hundreds with criminal records

Police and community support officers across the country are still in service despite having criminal records for offences including burglary, causing death by careless driving, robbery, supplying drugs, domestic violence, forgery and preventing the course of justice.

More than 900 …

SNP slammed for Edinburgh tram project secrecy

The SNP has been criticised for its decision to heavily censor 17 documents released under the Freedom of Information legislation relating to the Edinburgh tram project.

The transport scheme was supposed to receive government support, but John Swinney, the SNP …

AP publish global review of FoIA laws

The Associated Press published today an extensive report on the efficiency of Freedom of Information legislation in the countries that have passed the Act.

AP has put FoIA to the test around the world and discovered that although 105 governments …

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