Olympic news roundup for 20:51: Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2013
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 “£6m cost of Olympic torch relay” – first revealed on Help Me Investigate following Freedom of Information requests by contributors including Carol Miers, Juliet Ferguson, Jess Denham and Steve Walker.
The article says that “figures were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act.”
Help Me Investigate reported on responses to an initial 100 FOI requests in February this year, and published an interactive database of costs with The Guardian in March. Continue reading
Stoke and Huddersfield papers report on torch relay costs
The Stoke Sentinel and Huddersfield Examiner have reported on Freedom of Information requests from Help Me Investigate about torch relay spending.
This is Staffordshire report on the £189,730 cost of the relay to Stoke-on-Trent City Council, while The Huddersfield Daily Examiner’s Linda Whitwam asks “Was [the £56,000 cost] worth it?” Continue reading