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Freedom of Information round-up week ending December 1 2017

A round-up of Freedom of Information stories in the media and developments to the FOI act in the United Kingdom from the week ending December 1 2017

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  1. This week FOI has taught us...

  2. The extent of knife deaths

  3. FOI has been used to ascertain the full extent of deaths in the UK from knife crime. This Guardian piece details the painstaking process of getting information from the Home Office

  4. Police interviewed ambulance staff after a call was leaked


  5. From the BBC: Two members of ambulance staff were interviewed by police after a 999 call made after George Michael died was leaked, a freedom of information request has revealed.

  6. 290 new UK drivers were disqualified in the first six months for using their phones


  7. Surprisingly, Westminster wasn't top


  8. The filter was used 1415 times, receiving 101,000 impressions

  9. Australia releases footage it didn't want people to see

  10. Not from the UK, but the Australian government has been forced to released this footage under its FOI laws
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