Freedom of Information round-up week ending November 24 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 November 24 2017

  1. This week FOI taught us...

  2. 299,121 pieces of extremist material have been removed from the web since 2010

  3. 2.5 million disposable cups have been bought for use in the Environment Department in the past five years

  4. Universities have secretly hired investigators to spy on ex-students

  5. More than 3,200 nurses and 500 consultants are needed by hospitals in the North West

  6. Pothole lawyers are still rolling in it

  7. It took FOI lawsuits to release information on visitors to the Whitehouse

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