Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

The Independent Comments made as recent report shows New Zealand’s grads leave with just £23,300 in student debt, compared to England’s almost £45,000, one of the highest in the world ‘Tax evasion and benefit fraud rip taxpayers off. Defaulting on your student loan could be regarded as just as bad,’ says Hepi director Getty Images/Susan Chiang Graduates who move…

Chief coroner calls for legal aid provision in state-involved inquests

The Guardian In wide-ranging interview, soon-to-retire Peter Thornton QC says bereaved families are entitled to ‘equality of arms’ Peter Thornton QC, the outgoing chief coroner of England and Wales. Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi for the Guardian Legal aid should be provided for families at inquests in which the government pays for lawyers to represent police officers…

Government accused of scrapping pledge to end child detention in prison-style immigration removal centres

The Independent Children are being sent back to a centre resembling a prison The Government has been accused of quietly ditching its policy of ending child detention in prison-style immigration centres after it announced the closure of new flagship accommodation for families being removed from the UK. On the final day of parliament before summer…

Investigatory Powers Bill: Theresa May-led legislation could be killed by ruling from European Court, privacy campaigners claim

The Independent The case was originally brought by a member of Ms May’s own cabinet During her speech at the 2011 Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to clamp down on illegal immigrants hiding behind the human rights act Getty A European Court of Justice ruling could deal a “serious blow” to Theresa May’s…