Freedom of information

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Hundreds of UK asylum seeker children wrongly treated as adults, report shows
Data collated from responses to FoI requests from 70 different local authorities about age assessments

Diane Taylor

24, Apr, 2023 @1:41 PM

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How the British royal family hides its wealth from public scrutiny
Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, the Guardian’s Cost of the crown series exposes the entrenched secrecy around the royal family’s money and wealth

David Pegg and Paul Lewis

05, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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It’s the great TikTok panic – and it could accelerate the end of the internet as we know it | Emily Taylor
Democracies should be maturely debating online safety and data, not making kneejerk responses, says Emily Taylor of the International Security Programme, Chatham House

Emily Taylor

28, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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BBC accused of ‘hiding’ Oxbridge bias on University Challenge in deepening elitism row
Corporation rejects freedom of information request from campaigner who claims show is ‘rigged’

Matthew Weaver

27, Mar, 2023 @4:17 PM

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Hundreds left with lost or damaged eyesight after NHS delays – research
NHS England clinicians filed 551 reports of patients who lost their sight since 2019 because of backlog

Rachel Hall

21, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Maintenance failures sparked Heathrow detention centre disturbances, FoI reveals
Freedom of information responses reveal damning findings of internal investigations into power cuts at Harmondsworth in 2022

Diane Taylor

27, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lone children as young as 14 detained at Manston asylum seeker centre
FoI request reveals data for six-month period in 2022, with some children held unlawfully for over 24 hours

Diane Taylor

19, Feb, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Cabinet Office faced criminal probe over blocked Spycatcher documents
Freedom of information watchdog’s investigation team called in after UK officials repeatedly refused access to government files

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

11, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Labour asks why Treasury unit let oligarch under sanctions bring libel case
Key Putin ally who founded Wagner mercenaries attempted to ‘subvert sanctions and silence journalist’

Jessica Elgot

25, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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UK placed in third tier in global index of free expression
Index on Censorship lists UK as only ‘partially' open’ in every key metric for the year 2021

Ben Quinn

25, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The royals’ shroud of secrecy serves a dismaying purpose | Jemimah Steinfeld
Prince Harry aside, the royals excel at hiding information about themselves – and this prevents them being held to account, says Jemimah Steinfeld, editor in chief of Index on Censorship

Jemimah Steinfeld

18, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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