Foreign drug dealer wins human rights case ( U.K.)

A Jamaican man who commuted to London every day to sell crack on a council estate has used human rights laws to stop a deportation order Keno Forbes was convicted of 11 counts of supplying Class A drugs on a housing estate in Islington, north London, in 2011   By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent…

Undercover police to be banned from having sexual relationships with targets (U.K.)

New rules will stop undercover officers having intimate relationships with   people they are investigating, following concern over series of cases Mark Kennedy, a former Scotland Yard officer, is alleged to have slept with a number of women whose activities he was investigating By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent 7:00PM GMT 29 Oct 2013 Undercover police…

Revealed: Ordinary laboratory animals are outnumbered by GM counterparts for first time

‘These represent the next generation of tools to understand complex conditions’ says one researcher Steve Connor Tuesday, 16 July 2013 The number of genetically modified (GM) animals used in scientific research in Britain has exceeded the number of ordinary laboratory animals for the first time, according to official statistics that show a 9 per cent…

Exclusive: UK is warned it is losing fight against modern slavery

In many cases, victims of trafficking – rather than the criminal bosses – are prosecuted Emily Dugan Tuesday, 11 June 2013 Britain risks “losing the fight” against human trafficking unless the criminal justice system urgently improves its response to the crime, a major study will warn. The report, seen by The Independent, comes at a…

Financial meltdown was caused by too many bankers taking cocaine, says former government drugs tsar Prof David Nutt

Academic, who was sacked for claiming that horse riding was as safe as taking ecstasy, said abuse of cocaine caused the financial meltdown. Rob Williams Monday, 15 April 2013 The former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, has said the financial crisis was caused by too many bankers taking cocaine. The controversial academic, who was…

British spooked by Bulgaria and Romania’s migration

Thursday, 17 January 2013 About 50,000 people from Romania and Bulgaria will  come to the UK every year when restrictions are lifted next year, think  tank Migration Watch suggests. It predicts this level annually in the first five  years after these controls end, warning of “significant consequences”  for housing and jobs, the BBC reports. Citizens…

Hi-tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

High–definition CCTV cameras that can identify and track faces from half–a–mile away could turn Britain into a Big Brother society if left unregulated, the first surveillance commissioner has warned. CCTV Photo: ALAMY By Telegraph reporters 7:08AM BST 03 Oct 2012 Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation. It is so…

Creepy UK installs CCTV in School’s bathrooms

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. ­The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. The…