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Posts Tagged ‘the Independent’

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

Vulnerable to be most hurt in support cuts, 30% of US veterans treated for Post-traumatic stress disorder and ICO rejects appeal to publish Kelly photos

Vulnerable to be hurt most by ‘inhumane’ support cuts

Councils have been accused of leaving elderly and disabled people to fend for themselves, as research by The Independent reveals that the vast majority have abandoned support for all but the …

The day in FoIA: Sandhurst links with oppressive regimes and police taser use at record high

UK spent millions training security forces from oppressive regimes

The UK government has spent millions of pounds on training military, police and security personnel from oppressive regimes that have arms embargoes in place, the Guardian has learned.

In the last …

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 …

Gove loses battle to keep messages secret as ICO rules personal emails are under FoIA

The Independent has reported that Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has been instructed, under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) to release messages sent from his personal email account.

Hitherto, private email accounts have been used by senior ministers and their …

Osborne spends £30,000 on flat refurbishment, Freedom of Information request reveals

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has spent over £30,000 of taxpayers’ money for the redecoration his flat at Number 10 and 11 Downing Street, The Mirror, The Telegraph and The Independent have reported.

Following FoIA requests to …

Police custody death toll higher than officials admit, FoIA shows

The deaths of people forcibly restrained under police custody are more than the official numbers, a FoIA request by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.

The Independent and TBIJ’s website both report that a number of cases were …

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 …

ICO ruling to expand FoIA scope to private emails and text messages

An upcoming Information Commissioner ruling is expected to expand FoIA’s scope to text messages and private emails, The Guardian reports.

The newspaper says that it has been a widespread practice in government for sensitive communications to be conducted from private …

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 …

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