In the last seven days – February 17 to February 23 – Freedom of Information requests taught us: 

The number of licenced sex establishments in the UK dropped from 386 in 2013 to 256 in 2018


Borris Johnson used government resources to help a thinktank


Abi Phillips from Hollyoaks costs £1,500 to book


Letters to failing private schools have been revealed for the first time


Oldham Road in Manchester is the most complained about in the country


Oxford University fines students the most for late library books

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.