The BBC have used a controversial exemption in the Freedom of Information Act to block the publication of the costs incurred during their wall-to-wall coverage of the Royal Wedding. Legislation provides that the broadcaster can refuse to release information held “for the purposes of journalism, art or literature”. Records of appeals to the Information Commissioner show the […]

Bringing wrangling with Camden Borough Council to an end, campaign group Republic has confirmed that its “Not the royal wedding” alternative street party will now take place at Red Lion Square, near Holborn tube station in central London. The announcement follows accusations of political discrimination after council authorities attempted to block the peaceful event. Having […]

UPDATE: See below for full statement from Camden Camden Council  have been accused of political discrimination and face legal action after performing a U-turn over a proposed “not the Royal Wedding” street party. Despite receiving approval on March 4 that their event could go ahead, republicans have now been informed the council have blocked the event by refusing to […]