Almost 700 children detained under the Mental Health Act have been put in police cells over the last two years
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Saturday 26 December 2009
Ten Scotland Yard officers were caught using illegal drugs including cocaine, heroin and cannabis over the past year.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Gordon Brown's plan to impose a blanket ban on all public requests for correspondence written by the Royal Family has been attacked by the Information Commissioner and MPs.
Monday 21 December 2009
Wednesday 16 December 2009
There are, it seems, two categories of lying in public life. There is the personal, self-serving lie, designed to advance a career, cover up a scandal, to make some extra cash from a sloppily structured expenses system.
Sunday 13 December 2009
Saturday 12 December 2009
Why the veto, Jack?
*Thursday was a good day for burying bad news, as every journalist in the Westminster Village was immersed in MPs' expenses, so a highly contentious decision by the Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced that day, received less attention than it might have.
Thursday 10 December 2009
Justice Secretary Jack Straw today blocked the publication of minutes of a 1997 Cabinet committee meeting on devolution.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Brian Cox, the actor best known for his roles as Hannibal Lecter and the corrupt CIA boss in two of the Bourne movies, was today lined up to play former House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin.
Monday 23 November 2009
Thursday 05 November 2009
Thursday 29 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
The Government today announced plans for a £180 million programme to build 1,200 new council houses.
Thursday 24 September 2009
With figures released earlier this year showing crimes by young girls have risen by more than a fifth in the last four years, the shocking trend of female crime is attracting a lot of public attention. Is this really a new phenomenon, or have the female sex always had a big role to play in criminal activity?
Tuesday 22 September 2009
A so-called war hero who claimed to have been wounded when he dived to shield a buddy from a grenade in Afghanistan is facing a court martial by the US Marines for making the story up.
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