Sex offenders who have assaulted children in the past have applied to become taxi drivers in Lincolnshire, new data has revealed.
Figures from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) show that those who applied to become cabbies between 2012/13 and 2015/16 included people with a combined total of 18 convictions for indecent assault, including 12 on children aged under 16.
A total of 869 applications from across the area between 2012/13 and 2015/16 were revealed to have previous convictions, out of 4,238 applications, with a total of 5,596 previous convictions, according to exclusive figures revealed following a Freedom of Information request.
More than half of the people taking the British citizenship test in Oldham failed last year – one of the highest proportions in the country.
Exclusive figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws show a total of 552 people took the test in Oldham in 2016. Of those, 330 – or 60% – failed.
The most common first names of criminals in West Yorkshire have been revealed by police. Men or boys named Daniel were linked to 632 local crimes last year, making it the most common criminal name across the county.
New figures have revealed a Devon hospital relies on 98 staff from the EU, which some fear could lead to a staffing crisis as the Brexit process continues.
So far no deal has been made with the EU regarding the fate of EU nationals living and working in the UK. Many health commentators are concerned about the number of NHS jobs filled by workers from the EU.
A Freedom of Information Request to Northern Devon Healthcare Trust was made by Liberal Democrat general election candidate for Torridge and West Devon, David Chalmers.