News Under the Mental Health Act, police can take anyone they suspect to be mentally ill and a potential danger to themselves or others to a “place of safety”, which can mean a police station

Almost 700 children detained under the Mental Health Act have been put in police cells over the last two years

The headquarters of BBC North at MediaCityUK in Salford

It's still grim up North if you want to get a job at the BBC

Fewer than one in 100 applicants from Salford find work at Corporation's new northern outpost

Werritty met Miliband official

Adam Werritty, Liam Fox's former adviser whose activities led to the Defence Secretary's resignation, held official talks with a senior civil servant at the Foreign Office when Labour was in power, it emerged last night.

Police face new questions over approach to protest groups

The City of London Police was facing fresh questions over its approach to protest groups last night after it emerged that it regularly included them in communiques warning businesses in the City about extremist activity.

More than 900 police officers in Britain have criminal records

More than 900 serving police officers and community-support officers have a criminal record, official figures show.

150 police disciplined over online postings

At least two police officers were sacked, seven resigned and 150 faced disciplinary action after posting inappropriate photos or comments on Facebook in the past four years.

Only a quarter of 999 calls are emergencies

Just one in four 999 calls received by police last year was classed as an emergency.

BBC accused over 2,000 'managers'

The BBC has been accused of "sustaining a massive bureaucracy" after it emerged it has almost 4,500 separate job titles and nearly 2,000 staff classified as managers.

Prince Charles to retain his right of veto

David Cameron has no plans to change laws which require the Government to gain the consent of the Prince of Wales to pass legislation which might impact on his private interests, Downing Street said yesterday.

Lawyer warns on Muslim faith school child abuse

A leading child abuse lawyer has warned physical and sexual abuse in special Muslim faith schools is going unreported and unpunished.

Patients in Scotland and Wales less likely to get cancer drugs

New cancer drugs have become much more accessible to patients in England than their counterparts in Scotland and Wales, creating a worrying disparity, say campaigners.

More than 10,000 drivers escape ban despite full points

Motorists plead hardship to stay on the road after reaching maximum 12 penalties on licence

Courts, schools and health data opened to all

Ministers hope apps will be created to make the deluge of information accessible and relevant to the public

Five-year-olds being treated for anorexia

More than 2,000 children have received treatment for eating disorders in the past three years, according to figures reported today.

Majority objected to badger cull before policy was approved

Evidence of overwhelming public opposition to the proposed cull of badgers was withheld until the Government had decided to go ahead with the controversial plan.

Councils and police rebuked for hi-tech snooping on public

Surveillance watchdog says powers intended to fight terrorism are being overused by authorities
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