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Posts Tagged ‘The Mirror’

£500m spent on education of civil servants’ children at private schools

What a rip-toff: Taxpayers spend £500m to send top Government’s officials kids to posh public schools

Taxpayers have forked out £500million in just three years to send top Government officials’ children to posh public schools such as Eton.

A Mirror …

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 …

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 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 …

Government officials and VIPs ‘jump the queue’ for Olympic tickets

The government has spent almost £750,000 on 8,815 London 2012 Olympic tickets, allocated to officials and VIPS according to the Independent.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 213 …

Alleged murderer of Milly Dowler receives millions in legal aid

Levi Bellfield, the convicted murderer who is currently on trial for the death of Milly Dowler has received a £2.2m worth of legal aid this far, the Mirror reports.

The amount includes the expenses for his defence for the murdering …