Monday, February 06, 2006

Media update

National News

BBC news - Security bodies 'knew of bomber'
"Information about Khan's employment record has been released by Education Leeds following a request under the Freedom of Information Act."

Oberserver - Row over second jobs for police deepens
"Concerns over moonlighting police officers intensified yesterday as it emerged nearly 80 in Norfolk alone have second jobs. Inspectors and sergeants are among those supplementing their income with extra positions which have included work as caretakers and car salesmen. According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, 79 police officers, including 22 sergeants, seven inspectors and two superintendents, currently have second jobs."

BBC news - Surgery death rates to be issued
"The death rates for all Scottish surgeons are to be published on Monday. Health administrators have been forced to reveal the totals under the Freedom of Information Act."

The Times - Call for testing as thousands carry superbug into hospital
"Data from 63 of the 174 acute NHS trusts of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurrence, obtained by the Tories under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal 34,432 hospital cases in 2004. Few hospitals calculate total MRSA incidence and none publishes the results."

Daily Telegraph - Movie flops you paid for without buying a ticket
"The box-office figures, released to this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, show that some of the council's smallest investments have been among its biggest hits."

Scotland on Sunday - Quango's £30m injection to cement Scotland as centre of stem cell research
"Scottish Enterprise chief executive Jack Perry has come under pressure to increase funding for the ITIs. Last year ITI Energy's advisory board wrote to him to ask for a 66% increase in each ITI's annual budget from £15m to £25m, according to a letter obtained by Scotland on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act."

Regional News

This is York - 24 football thugs are barred from World Cup finals
"Of the two dozen fans covered by the orders, 11 are York City supporters, according to figures obtained by the Evening Press from North Yorkshire Police, under the Freedom of Information Act."

Sunderland Echo - War of the wards
"Figures obtained by the Echo through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that, on average, officers have been called to the hospital every other day during the past two years."

Bridgnorth Journal - Store case costs row
"A High Court row in which Bridgnorth District Council defended a judicial review, has cost the Westgate authority in the order of £30,000. The estimated figure is revealed publicly for the first time in a letter to Much Wenlock man Malcolm MacIntyre-Read, who has quizzed the council under the Freedom of Information Act."

Wandsworth Guardian - Hospital blunder led to man on run
"The independent inquiry, published last year and obtained by the Balham and Tooting Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act, blames both Springfield and Broadmoor staff for the abscontion on September 8, 2004."

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