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Watchdog: Yorkshire Ripper should not have been chained up as he died

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Yorkshire Ripper should not have been chained up as he lay dying and should have been able to speak to ex-wife Sonia, prison watchdog says of serial killer who murdered 13 women and tried to kill seven morePeter Sutc...

Spending watchdog blasts PM over over billions spent on Covid schemes

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Spending watchdog blasts Boris Johnson's Government for splashing billions of pounds on Covid schemes without working out 'what difference they make'National Audit Office boss Gareth Davies took aim at ministers in n...

Energy watchdog Ofgem announces new plans to ease bills

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Energy watchdog Ofgem announces new plans to ease bills set to soar to £2,000-a-year in move that could save customers £100 eachWatchdog Ofgem sets outs new plans to soften the energy price surge in April  Ofgem cons...

Police watchdog probes West Yorkshire officers over Star Hobson case

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Police watchdog probes West Yorkshire officers who had contact with Star Hobson's family before 16-month-old was murdered by her stepmotherPolice saw bruises on Star during one visit to see Smith, 20 and Brockhill, 2...

Watchdog accused of ‘feet dragging’ over Kids Company investigation

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Watchdog is accused of 'dragging its feet' as it is urged to publish a report into the controversial children's charity Kids CompanyKids Company collapsed in 2015 despite receiving £42 million from taxpayers It had b...

Fraudsters stole £4.9bn from Bounce Back Loan scheme, watchdog finds 

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Covid fraudsters stole £4.9bn from Bounce Back Loan scheme after government took a month to put in basic checks once £28bn had already been paid out, watchdog report findsCovid loan anti-fraud checks were inadequate,...

Sleaze watchdog urges MPs to ‘push diversity and inclusion’

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Sleaze watchdog urges MPs to 'push diversity and inclusion' under overhaul of parliamentary rulesThe Commons standards committee yesterday published a reforms package  Proposals included a ban on MPs having paid role...

Watchdog probes ‘misconduct’ at Naomi Campbell’s charity

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Watchdog probes 'misconduct' at Naomi Campbell's charity over concerns about its finances The charity watchdog has launched a formal investigation into Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity over concerns about its managem...

Kwarteng apology to standards chief ‘sparked by ministerial watchdog’

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Cabinet minister's grovelling apology for urging Commons standards watchdog to quit was triggered by intervention from No10 sleaze adviser, Boris Johnson revealsBoris Johnson revealed ministerial adviser involved in ...

Government-approved Covid testing firm faces watchdog probe

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Government-approved Covid testing firm faces watchdog probe over plans to sell swabs with customers' DNA for medical researchInformation Commissioner's Office looking at information about Covid test firm Cignpost Di...

Watchdog overrules Met to order gross misconduct probe into officer 

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Fresh blow for Cressida Dick as watchdog overrules the Met to order gross misconduct probe into top officerWatchdogs overrule Met police to order gross misconduct probe into top officer  Matt Horne faces allegations...

Johnson’s ethics watchdog accused of failing to declare interests

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Now Boris Johnson’s own ethics watchdog is accused of failing to declare important business interestsLord Geidt accused by union of university of ‘at least three serious, financial... conflicts of interest’ It is not...

Boris’s revenge? How Prime Minister clashed with sleaze watchdog

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Boris's attempt at revenge? How Prime Minister clashed with Parliament sleaze watchdog Kathryn Stone over a £15,000 'freebie' Caribbean holiday and his 'over-casual attitude' to declaring his financial interestsStone...

John Whittingdale is MPs’ favourite to set up new conduct watchdog 

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The man to raise standards? With a soft porn star ex-lover, John Whittingdale is MPs' favourite to set up new conduct watchdogFormer Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to devise new MP standards system Mr Whittingda...

Stats watchdog scolds UKHSA for data use that supports anti-vaxxers

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UK statistics watchdog scolds PHE's replacement body for publishing 'misleading' figures which anti-vaxxers have seized as proof that Covid jabs don't workUK Government published data suggesting jabbed are more likel...

Difficult words should be removed from exams, watchdog says

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Difficult words should be removed from exams in equality drive to avoid 'demotivating' pupils, watchdog saysChief regulator says it is crucial assessments are 'as accessible as possible' Ofqual wants exams to avoid '...

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