The £6.5m cost of policing the Olympic Torch – get the data

Policing the Olympic torch procession cost taxpayers almost £6.5m nationally, according to a series of Freedom of Information requests by Gesbeen Mohammad. The spending includes the costs incurred to local police authorities throughout the UK for the 56 days the … Continue reading

Students’ parents don’t know they have credit cards – and other “truths” about student spending

Tweet How do students spend their money? Are they careful? Do they lie about it to their parents? What about the dreaded overdraft? An infographic (shown below) created by ZenithOptimedia and Natwest has revealed how young adults spend their money … Continue reading

Useful Olympic links for May 10th through May 20th

Olympic news roundup for 20:51: Councils count the cost of London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay | This is Somerset – “The investment we made has proven to be worth every penny and we are in no doubt it will leave … Continue reading

Press Association repeats Olympic torch relay costs investigation – 3 months after Help Me Investigate

The Press Association has picked up on the costs of the Olympic torch relay as it reports on the anniversary of the start of the event Dozens of regional newspapers across the UK have published the newswire story on the … Continue reading

Useful Olympic links for July 31st through August 19th

Here are the Olympic-related links we’ve been looking at over the last week from July 31st through August 19th: Olympics ? Breton Flags Confiscated – However Breton visitors to the games had their Breton flags confiscated by Olympic security, which … Continue reading