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Freedom of Information headlines/round-up week ending 1st March 2013

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 1st March 2013. By www.foidirectory.co.uk / @foidirectory

Storified by FOI Directory· Fri, Mar 01 2013 08:51:55

The Department of Health are having to bail out the UK’s hospitals. 
Hospital trust bailouts: £543million spent on 32 struggling trusts in England by Department of Health due to financial difficulties and cutsFigures obtained by the Daily Mirror reveal dozens of hospital trusts in England have had to be bailed out with emergency funding
Getting into a top university may not actually have anything to do with your intelligence. 
Oxford University accused of bias against ethnic minority applicantsOxford University has been accused of "institutional bias" against black and ethnic minority students after figures revealed that white a…
Birth month affects Oxbridge chancesThe likelihood of becoming a student at Oxford or Cambridge Universities can be strongly influenced by date of birth. Last year the chanc…
MPs’ access porn at work. 
MPs’ computers used to access porn sites, including foot and fat fetishism, more than 2,500 timesThe X-rated websites have been accessed more than 2,500 times on computers used by MPs, peers and their staff. Gay cruising websites have…
If you’re in Gwent it might be best to drive yourself to hospital. 
Gwent ‘heart attack’ patient waited three hours for ambulanceGwent ‘heart attack’ patient waited three hours for ambulance 1:10pm Monday 25th February 2013 in Gwent news By Andy Rutherford – Health …
How Scilly. 
Scilly Council Refuses To Reveal Chief Exec Payout Sum | Scilly TodayThe Council of the Isles of Scilly has refused to disclose further details of the leaving package paid to outgoing chief executive, Phili…

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.