Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Media update

The Guardian - Met fears on De Menezes 'cover-up'
"Sir Ian Blair's own officers concluded that the Metropolitan police commissioner's decision to block an independent inquiry into the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes left the force open to accusations of a cover-up, the Guardian has learned....Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Guardian has obtained two documents setting out internal police views."

BBC Scotland - Crimes clear-up 'varies widely'
"The clear-up rate of serious and violent crime varies widely across Scotland, according to figures released under freedom of information laws."

Regional news

"A Document unearthed by the Evening Post shows what might have been if Nottingham Forest and Notts County had agreed to share a ground. It reveals just how ambitious the city council's 1990 plans were for a shared super-stadium on the site of the old Wilford Power Station. The document was released through a Freedom of Information Act request."

IC Southlondon - Facts were kept from pool campaigner
"A TOWN hall has been exposed for repeatedly failing to give out information to a member of the Save Ladywell Pool campaign. The Information Commissioner's Office ruled that Lewisham council breached the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. Campaigner Mary Paul emailed the council in July last year asking for information relating to its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project which could see a school built on the Ladywell site."

and finally....... one for half of my adopted city.......

Koptalk - Gerrard secrecy rumbles on
"Why does Steven Gerrard continue to be snubbed when the Queen's honours lists are published? That's the question that many people, including non-Liverpool fans, want answering. So much so that one member of the public has just had a Freedom of Information Act request for the publication of any papers relating to the snub turned down."

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