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Home Office to investigate police snooping of journalists

A parliamentary select committee has requested a breakdown of all UK police forces use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to snoop on journalists.

The Act, which requires telecoms companies to surrender phone records without the customer’s consent …

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

£543m cost of botched Tory NHS reforms: Cuts leave hospitals in critical condition

Ministers have spent £543million in the past two years to rescue hospitals struggling to keep afloat because of the Government’s NHS cuts and reforms.

Figures obtained by …

Unison survey highlights impact of FE cuts

Unison survey highlights impact of FE cuts

Union raises concern over what it calls ‘the devastating impact’ funding cuts are having on learners and staff at further education colleges all over England.

A new freedom of information survey, sent by …

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

The Government is failing to delete innocent people from Britain’s vast DNA database, according to figures released today which shows that nearly 70,000 under-16s have now had their genetic …

Court security seize 726 knives in Northamptonshire

More than 700 knives have been confiscated in courts in Northamptonshire over the past three years, the BBC can reveal.

This is the highest number of knives seized in any county in the East of England, the government has revealed.…