In questioning the 'integrity' of plebgate officers the IPCC has dramatically raised the stakes in standoff between politicians and police.
A report by an influential group of MPs has revealed that the number of unresolved immigration cases has grown to more than 500,000.
Abu Qatada has finally left Britain to face terror charges in Jordan after nearly a decade long legal battle to deport the radical cleric.
Operating as an unlicensed private investigator is to become a criminal offence, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.
A shock to be told u have diabetes mine came 6 years ago. Theresa May right to reveal. 500k have it and don't know. Take the test #diabetes
Theresa May has spoken of her shock after being diagnosed with a chronic illness, but insisted it will not affect her demanding political career.
The Home Secretary was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, the Mail on Sunday revealed. She told the newspaper:
The diabetes doesn't affect how I do the job or what I do. It's just part of life... so it's a case of head down and getting on with it. It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it.
It started last November. I'd had a bad cold and cough for quite a few weeks. I went to my GP and she did a blood test which showed I'd got a very high sugar level - that's what revealed the diabetes.
There was weight loss but then I was already making an effort to be careful about diet and to get my gym sessions in.
Tiredness - speak to any politician and they will tell you the hours they work. Tiredness can be part of the job. It is full on.
Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed she is suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, the Conservative MP said doctors have told her to inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life.
The backlog of immigration cases at Britain's border service has hit half a million people and at the current rate of progress will take nearly four decades to clear, a group of MPs has warned.
Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz said: "At the current rate it will take 37 years to clear and the Home Office cannot confirm that this is the last of the backlogs."
Immigration Minister Mark Harper has backed the Government's new UK Visas and Immigration Service to clear Britain's backlog of immigration cases.
The UK Border Agency was a troubled organisation for many years, which is why the Home Secretary took the decision to split the agency in March this year.
The new UK Visas and Immigration Service has a clear focus to improve visa performance and customer service, while the Immigration Enforcement Command concentrates on those who break our immigration laws.
Both now report directly to ministers, delivering greater transparency and accountability.
It will take a long time to clear the backlogs we inherited - but through the changes we have made we are in a much stronger position to do so.
Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP has criticised Home Secretary Theresa May following the Committee's latest report into the backlog of immigration cases in Britain.
The backlog of cases has now hit a staggering half a million people. This could fill Wembley Stadium to capacity six times over.
At the current rate it will take 37 years to clear and the Home Office cannot confirm that this is the last of the backlogs.
Theresa May described the UK Border Agency as 'closed, secretive and defensive', however, despite abolition nothing appears to have changed apart from the name. If people at the top are not replaced this will only be an exercise in rebranding as has happened in previous reincarnations.
There should be no more bonuses paid to any senior management at the Home Office until the backlogs are cleared.
After a raft of damning reports, Home Secretary Theresa May abolished the UKBA and replaced it with UK Visas and Immigration and an Immigration Enforcement command, which were brought back under the control of ministers.
The backlog of immigration cases at Britain's troubled border service has hit a "staggering" half a million people and at the current rate of progress will take nearly four decades to clear, a group of MPs has warned.
A rise in the number of foreign-national offenders living in the community as they await deportation was also discovered by the Home Affairs Select Committee in its latest report into the work of the now-defunct UK Border Agency (UKBA).
The committee warned that a recent move to scrap the agency and replace it with two new divisions - one in charge of immigration and visas, the other with border enforcement - was in danger of being an "exercise in rebranding".
It discovered that in the final quarter of last year, spending on external consultants at the agency rocketed from £27,000 in the previous three months to more than £500,000.
The Home Secretary says action must be taken to address the "crazy interpretation of our human rights laws" - as seen with terror suspect Abu Qatada - to prevent lengthy and expensive deportation battles from happening again.
Theresa May told MPs: "I have made clear my view that in the end the Human Rights Act must be scrapped."