Almost 700 children detained under the Mental Health Act have been put in police cells over the last two years
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Thursday 09 August 2012
Nearly half of a region's reported crime was not investigated last year following cuts to a police force's budget, it was said today.
Sunday 22 July 2012
The Home Office allowed 250 foreign criminals who should have been deported at the end of their prison sentences to stay in Britain without their cases being considered by a court, it was reported today.
Thursday 17 May 2012
More than 200,000 11-year-olds quit primary school every year unable to swim, according to a report out today.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Blocking the publication of a report into the risks of NHS reforms is a sign that ministers want to downgrade freedom of information laws, a watchdog has warned.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
The Cabinet is to veto the publication of an internal risk assessment of the Government's contentious NHS reforms, it was announced today.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley vetoed the publication of a confidential risk assessment of the Government's contentious NHS reforms today.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Six public bodies were fined over personal data security breaches in the last year despite hundreds of reported cases, a report said today.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Court keeps UK role secret – as No 10 calls for police to question Labour ministers
Sunday 08 April 2012
There are some things no politician can be against: equality used to be the most fashionable aspiration, now it's transparency. Indeed, on the basis that no one could argue for its converse, opacity, we are all in favour of transparency now. There was once a time when the emperor's new clothes made him look ridiculous; today it's all the rage for those who govern to parade naked.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Spending falls by one-third as a result of Coalition cuts
Friday 02 March 2012
Education Secretary Michael Gove today lost the latest round in his freedom of information battle to keep details of emails from his personal account secret.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A widow’s battle to win her late husband’s struggle to get the BBC to reveal analysis of its Middle East coverage was thwarted today when the Supreme Court found in favour of the corporation.
Thursday 02 February 2012
The Government today said it was ending a deal under which the head of the Student Loans Company has been paid via a company without tax being deducted.
Friday 27 January 2012
All around us, we see the evidence that we are a much more open society than we were, say, 20 years ago. It is in the everyday things, like, for instance, the information we are given on public transport.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Britain's biggest police force spent more than £35,000 on 110,000 calls to the speaking clock over the last two years, figures have shown.
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