EU demands access to British police files: Forces will be ordered to hand over documents on investigations or face fines

EU demands access to British police files: Forces will be ordered to hand over documents on investigations or face finesThe EU’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed access to private filesEuropol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal casesThis could include witness statements, DNA samples and fingerprints By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 British police forces will be forced to hand sensitive details of criminal investigations to Brussels or risk a massive fine. In a controversial move, the European Union’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed to demand access to private police files. Europol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal cases, witness statements, DNA samples, fingerprints and other data

Ken Clarke"s welcome U-turn over secret courts

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A welcome U-turn over secret courts By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 00:48 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 29 January 2013 This paper warmly welcomes Ken Clarke’s U-turn over some of the more sinister provisions of his plan for secret court hearings. As the Justice and Security Bill returns to the Commons today, it emerges that he has heeded crucial objections raised by defenders of our ancient liberties, who gave it a deserved savaging in the Lords

Child neglect allegations and adoption records sent to wrong people in blunders that cost councils 150,000

Child neglect allegations and adoption records sent to wrong people in blunders that cost councils 150,000Two councils mistakenly sent personal data out, including child neglect and criminal allegationsReport blames 'human error' and 'inadequate' checksPlymouth City Council and Devon County Council fined for errors | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 December 2012 Two local authorities have been fined for a series of blunders that saw sensitive child welfare documents sent to the wrong people, it has emerged. Allegations of child neglect against parents of four were sent to the wrong family because of an error by Plymouth County Council.

Pilot scheme for cancer screening aims to help UK have lowest mortality rates for disease in Europe

Pilot scheme for cancer screening aims to help UK have lowest mortality rates for disease in Europe | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 11 December 2012 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today unveiled plans for new cancer screening programmes to help the UK reach the lowest cancer mortality rates in Europe. Pilot programmes to screen over-55s for bowel cancer will be launched in five areas in England

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown. The widely used drug prevents oestrogen fuelling breast cancer in hormone-sensitive patients.

Theresa May under fire over spy tipped to be top mandarin – and his love for her glamorous aide

Theresa May under fire over spy tipped to be top mandarin – and his love for her glamorous aideThe expected promotion of Charles Farr has sparked a heated debate He is said to have impressed Mrs May with handling of security mattersMr Farr is in a relationship with Mrs May's special adviser Fiona Cunningham | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 1 December 2012 Home Secretary Theresa May was challenged by Labour last night after it emerged that a former MI6 spy in a relationship with her senior Tory adviser is tipped to be appointed top Home Office mandarin.