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Four people have been sacked and 14 resigned as a result of the breaches of data protection laws by police officers and staff in Wales in the last two years.
A BBC Freedom of Information request finds a sharp rise in the number of people being arrested on their wedding day.

The number of police officers in England and Wales aged under 26 has fallen by nearly 50% in two years.

Stafford Hospital sees a "very damaging" fall in public confidence and income since the recent scandal over patient deaths.

Almost 350,000 parking fines may have been unlawfully issued to motorists in London, a BBC investigation finds.

A military training centre in Devon "loses" more than 8,000 pieces of military equipment including bayonets, the BBC learns.

The number of reported assaults in London's male prisons has risen by a third over the last four years, BBC London learns.



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