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Many serious criminal prosecutions rely on communications evidence
Private firm may manage communications database

By Alex Stevenson The government may ask a private firm to manage its proposed superdatabase of communications data. The Guardian newspaper reported the proposal would be contained in a consultation paper due next month by home secretary Jacqui Smith. The growing use of communications database is placing an unrealistic strain on private telecommunications firms, the… Read more »

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Triple gold medallist Chris Hoy knighted in Queen's new year honours list
Olympic and local heroes dominate new year’s honours

By politics.co.uk staff Local heroes make up the bulk of today’s new year’s honours list, but members of Britain’s most successful Olympics team in a century are stealing the headlines. Triple gold medallist leads the way with a knighthood. The cyclist is joined in the honours by double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, who is made… Read more »

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