In the last seven days – January 28 to February 3 – Freedom of Information requests taught us: 

These children were not registered at a school or getting education from elsewhere

An Australian minister decided to take a public vote into his own hands

People living in London have been overcharged for their water bills 

Labour is attempting to extend FOI laws

Schools are seeing a rise in hate crime

A London speed camera has been incredibly busy 

865 drivers with convictions have been given taxi licences

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.