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Weekly News Round-Up: Pharmacies, drugs and Prince Charles

Pharmacy charged NHS £89 for cod liver oil it could have got for £3

Dozens of Lloyds pharmacies dispensed packs of the tablets that cost £89 instead of a £3 option, taking advantage of a loophole in NHS rules which

Secrecy row over CPS redundancy payouts

Secrecy row over CPS redundancy payouts

The Crown Prosecution Service has risked a secrecy row after refusing to identify a senior employee handed a £623,555 redundancy payout.

The large package was among almost 1,300 handed out to lawyers and civil …

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Clegg hit by cover-up claims over charity linked to wife which received £12million Government grant

Nick Clegg was accused last night of mounting a Whitehall cover-up over claims that he helped fast-track Government funds for a charity linked to his …

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

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

National police unit monitors 9,000 ‘domestic extremists’

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed “domestic extremists”.

The National Domestic Extremism Unit is using surveillance techniques

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 …

UK government supports controversial and polluting Canadian tar sands

The UK has been secretly supporting Canada in it’s campaign against EU penalties imposed on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, The Guardian has revealed.

A Freedom of Information investigation shows that since September at least 15 high-level meetings have …