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  1. David Allen Green

    September 5, 2014

    Are the UK police using RIPA to get around legal privilege?

      © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The news that the UK’s Metropolitan Police had obtained the “telecommunications data” of a...

  2. David Allen Green

    September 3, 2014

    RIPA requests, Plebgate, and journalistic sources

    The UK’s Metropolitan Police obtained the “telecommunications data” of the political editor of the Sun. They did this...

  1. September 2, 2014

    Scotland Yard building put up for sale at £250m

    New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, will be put up for sale on Tuesday at a guide price of...

  2. David Allen Green

    August 21, 2014

    Is viewing a video a criminal offence under terrorism law?

    Yesterday, in response to the sharing on the internet of horrific and sickening footage of the apparent execution of...

  3. July 30, 2014

    Two ex-News of the World journalists face phone hacking charges

    Two former News of the World journalists are to face fresh phone hacking charges, less than a month after the defunct...

  4. July 18, 2014

    Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

    Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

  5. July 4, 2014

    David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

    David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

  6. June 27, 2014

    Fake letters scandal spreads to Student Loans Company

    Graduates falling behind on debt repayments were sent threatening letters from what appears to be an independent debt...

  7. June 23, 2014

    Violent images shake communities’ ‘complacency’, say police

    Images of violence in Syria and Iraq are helping to persuade families and friends of potential jihadis to raise the alarm...

  8. May 8, 2014

    London’s Met should be stripped of antiterror role, say MPs

    London’s Metropolitan Police should be stripped of its responsibility for fighting terrorism in the UK, MPs will recommend...

  9. May 7, 2014

    The Bank of England must curb its institutional dovishness

    Andy Haldane is a master of lateral thinking. When he was in charge of financial stability at the Bank of England, he looked...

  10. May 1, 2014

    Police watchdog expresses ‘serious concern’ over crime statistics

    The police watchdog has expressed “serious concerns” about the quality of crime data gathered by UK forces, after it found...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 13, 2014

    Fog over London

    Metropolitan Police/Reuters The Canary Wharf financial district emerges from Thursday’s morning fog , with central London in...

  12. March 9, 2014

    The police are stretched, mistrusted and in need of reform

    Policing scandals have been rolling in like winter storms – destructive and seemingly never-ending. The wrongdoing revealed...

  13. March 6, 2014

    Stephen Lawrence: Theresa May orders inquiry into police spies

    Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the activities of undercover police during the investigation into the 1993...

  14. February 21, 2014

    Senior City police detective decamps to private sector

    The City of London’s senior investigator is joining the exodus of police officers to the growing private security sector....

  15. February 7, 2014

    Metropolitan Police to trial using iPads in fight against crime

    For more than a century, patrolling constables have used a humble police notebook to record incidents from Saturday night...

  16. January 30, 2014

    London politicians wary over water cannon plan

    Boris Johnson has faced pressure in the London Assembly over Scotland Yard’s plan to bring water cannon on to the capital’s...

  17. January 28, 2014

    Water cannon plan wins Met police backing

    Buildings set ablaze during the August 2011 riots might have been saved if police had been equipped with water cannon, a...

  18. January 21, 2014

    Three charged for “yid” football chant at Spurs matches

    Police have charged three men for using the word “yid", a derogatory term for Jew, at football matches involving Tottenham...

  19. January 9, 2014

    London police chief moves to defuse tension after Duggan verdict

    London’s top police officer met community representatives on Thursday in an attempt to defuse tension after an inquest ruled...

  20. December 12, 2013

    Copper theft leaves Londoners without broadband service

    Tens of thousands of homes in London were left without broadband access after thieves lifted a manhole cover and stole a...

  21. December 9, 2013

    Former banker sentenced over Nigerian money laundering

    A London court has sentenced a former Goldman Sachs banker to four and-a-half years in prison for helping a Nigerian...

  22. December 2, 2013

    Met looks into Serious Fraud Office payments

    The Metropolitan Police is looking into nearly £1m of secret severance payments signed off by the former head of the Serious...

  23. November 14, 2013

    Met police put £500m of services out to tender

    London’s police force is putting £500m a year of its core services out to competitive tender, in a move that could see 4,000...

  24. November 13, 2013

    Spy found in bag ‘probably’ died alone

    The bizarre case of a British spy who was found dead in a padlocked bag looks set to remain a mystery, after police said...

  25. September 13, 2013

    Cyber raiders foiled in attempt to steal millions from Santander

    Santander was the target of an “audacious” multimillion-pound cyber attack that was foiled after the police arrested a dozen...

  26. September 12, 2013

    Police probe alleged Sunday Mirror hacking

    Police are investigating whether Mirror Group Newspapers is criminally liable for alleged phone hacking by previous...

  27. September 3, 2013

    Crime-fighting agency given deadline to name secret City list

    The UK’s organised crime-fighting agency has been hit with an ultimatum to publish a secret list of over 100 City companies...

  28. September 3, 2013

    Privacy watchdog scrutinises use of rogue private detectives

    The Information Commissioner’s Office is looking into whether companies and individuals broke the law by using private...

  29. August 26, 2013

    British police and a summer of scandal

    For almost 200 years, the guiding principle of British policing has been that its legitimacy derives from public trust and...

  30. August 18, 2013

    Phone hacking probe focus turns to News UK

    News UK is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of phone hacking and illegal payments to public...

  31. August 2, 2013

    City fears exposure in hacking list

    A battle over whether to publish a list of 102 companies and individuals who hired convicted private eyes has pitted the...

  32. July 31, 2013

    Nick Clegg backs move to name ‘blue-chip hackers’

    Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has backed calls for the publication of a list of companies – including law firms and...

  33. July 30, 2013

    Law firms are biggest users of rogue private detectives

    Law firms are by far the biggest users of four rogue private investigators, the home affairs select committee has revealed,...

  34. July 18, 2013

    Rupert Murdoch complains to MPs over ‘excessive’ hacking inquiry

    Rupert Murdoch has complained to MPs about the protracted and “excessive” police investigation into phone hacking and other...

  35. July 12, 2013

    Phone hacking ruling means Murdoch could face fresh lawsuits

    Fresh lawsuits could be brought against Rupert Murdoch’s News UK after a court ruling that police should reveal any...

  36. July 5, 2013

    Police press broadcasters for copies of Murdoch hacking probe tapes

    The Metropolitan Police in London has made a formal request for journalists to hand over a leaked recording of a meeting in...

  37. June 26, 2013

    Snooping concerns are not paranoia

    The vital thing to understand is that the innocent have nothing to fear. It is important you understand this as reports of...

  38. May 25, 2013

    Police arrest man after Woolwich suspect spy claim

    LONDON, May 25 – British counter-terrorism police arrested a man at the BBC’s headquarters after an interviewee said that...

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