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  1. July 6, 2014

    Home Office civil servant called to explain child abuse files loss

    The most senior official at the Home Office has been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain how his department lost 114...

  2. May 5, 2014

    MPs suggest ways to increase confidence in police commissioners

    The concept of elected police and crime commissioners in England and Wales, designed to increase democratic accountability...

  1. April 24, 2014

    Syria conflict a ‘magnet’ for British youngsters, Met warns

    The head of a Scotland Yard campaign encouraging Muslim women to inform on family members going to fight in Syria has...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Spy commissioner looks at just one in eight warrants

    Just one in eight of the 1,700 warrants granting permission for intrusive surveillance to undercover agents last year was...

  3. February 7, 2014

    Companies face UK ‘blue-chip hacking’ probe

    Eleven companies accused of employing corrupt private detectives to gather information about members of the public are under...

  4. December 4, 2013

    Metropolitan Police confirms anti-terror inquiry into Guardian

    Scotland Yard has confirmed that it is investigating whether individuals connected with The Guardian newspaper may have...

  5. November 3, 2013

    ‘Plebgate’ officers face fresh investigation

    The police watchdog has announced it will reopen an investigation into three senior officers involved in the “plebgate row”....

  6. October 11, 2013

    G4S and Serco face scrutiny over ‘squalid’ housing

    The outsourcing companies G4S and Serco are facing fresh scrutiny after a government watchdog accused them of providing...

  7. October 4, 2013

    Clients of rogue private detectives on Soca list to be probed

    Nineteen clients of rogue private detectives held on a secret list of City companies are to be investigated for illegal...

  8. September 11, 2013

    Blacklisted companies face ban from public contracts

    David Cameron has admitted that the government needs to look again at how to ban some companies from bidding for public...

  9. September 6, 2013

    Politicians clash over publication of secret City list

    A growing row over the publication of a secret list of City companies who used rogue private investigators has intensified...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. August 21, 2013

    Soca failed to act on ‘blue-chip hacking’

    The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency has neglected to take action against the companies accused of paying for fraudulent...

  13. August 19, 2013

    UK official told Guardian newspaper to destroy files, says editor

    A senior British government official demanded the destruction of files held by the Guardian newspaper related to the US...

  14. July 31, 2013

    Regulator to keep eye on private detectives

    Private investigators are to be regulated, the Home Office said, as the government responded to an unfolding scandal over...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. July 29, 2013

    Online criminals beyond the long arm of the law, warn MPs

    Online fraudsters are operating with impunity from the law, according to a report by MPs, who warn the UK is losing the war...

  18. 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...

  19. June 24, 2013

    Crime agency has ‘questions to answer’ over hacking claims

    The Serious Organised Crime Agency faces a grilling by MPs, after a claim it covered up a 2008 report that found phone...

  20. May 20, 2013

    Ministers delay prison outsourcing amid tagging probe

    Justice ministers have delayed the outsourcing of five prisons to the private sector, following last week’s discovery of...

  21. May 13, 2013

    Miliband under pressure as Labour MPs launch referendum campaign

    Ed Miliband has come under pressure from his party to take a more rightwing stance on Europe after Labour MPs announced they...

  22. March 26, 2013

    Border Agency faces split to tackle backlog

    The UK Border Agency is to be dissolved and brought back into the Home Office as part of efforts to tackle the overwhelming...

  23. March 25, 2013

    MPs question choice of Homer to lead Revenue

    An influential committee of MPs has questioned the ability of Lin Homer, permanent secretary of HM Revenue & Customs, to...

  24. February 17, 2013

    Visa scam adds to Border Agency delays

    Bogus agents are going online to block-book swaths of appointments for the UK Border Agency’s same-day visa service and then...

  25. February 1, 2013

    Police watchdog ‘under-equipped’

    The police watchdog is “woefully under-equipped” to investigate misconduct and corruption allegations facing the UK’s 43...

  26. January 28, 2013

    Open door to foreign bobbies for top police

    A Canadian is to begin work this summer as Bank of England governor, and a Zimbabwean is coaching the England cricket team....

  27. January 24, 2013

    Inspectors find backlog of 16,000 migrants

    Border inspectors have discovered a new backlog of 16,000 immigrants who have not yet been told whether they can remain in...

  28. January 15, 2013

    Police starting pay to fall by £4,000

    Theresa May, the home secretary, has begun the most significant overhaul of police pay and conditions for three decades,...

  29. January 11, 2013

    MPs call company chief on migrants spat

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of support services provider Capita, has been called to appear before MPs on the Commons home...

  30. Westminster Blog

    December 21, 2012

    New US-UK extradition row breaks out over former UBS Libor trader

    A major new extradition row has broken out between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice over...

  31. December 21, 2012

    UK politicians oppose trader’s extradition

    A trader charged in connection with the UBS Libor investigation has found himself at the centre of an increasingly fractious...

  32. September 28, 2012

    G4S axes directors after Olympics fiasco

    The fallout from the Olympics security fiasco claimed two scalps at G4S on Friday and triggered a radical shake-up of top...

  33. September 21, 2012

    G4S blamed for ‘11th hour fiasco’

    G4S was solely to blame for the “11th hour fiasco” in which it failed to provide thousands of security guards for the...

  34. September 18, 2012

    Fast-track business lanes planned for Heathrow

    Immigration officials are working on plans for fast-track lanes to speed “high-value business people” through passport...

  35. July 25, 2012

    North Korean women in pitch walk-off

    The first day of Olympic competition got off to an inauspicious start last night after North Korea’s women’s football team...

  36. July 23, 2012

    Border Agency labelled a ‘Bermuda triangle’

    The UK Border Agency is so poor at keeping track of migrants that it is has become “Bermuda triangle” which allows easy...

  37. July 20, 2012

    There’s more to G4S than an Olympic debacle

    “Off with his head!” – MPs on the home affairs select committee appeared to be channelling the instant fury of Lewis...

  38. July 19, 2012

    Further 1,200 troops put on games standby

    Ministers have put another 1,200 troops on standby to provide security at the Olympics, adding to the 17,000-strong military...

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