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Scathing report on prisons estate from Nick Hardwick blames deterioration on staff shortages, over-crowding and "misguided policies"
Lowell Goddard orders civil servants not to destroy documents relating to the sexual abuse of children.
Richard Heaton to succeed Ursula Brennan as MoJ permanent secretary, while civil service chief executive John Manzoni given Heaton's Cabinet Office perm sec remit
Labour MP Simon Danczuk calls for DPP to step aside as Right to Review scheme orders "trial of facts" over Lord Janner abuse claims
Former non-exec Dame Sue Street says justice secretary's move "not in the spirit of good governance"
Independent review into intelligence agencies' powers expected at 11am
Report by the National Audit Office says Home Office must improve its understanding of individual police forces, and how further funding cuts could impact service delivery
Higher Education Policy Institute sounds alarm on un-recouped student loans
Former education secretary Michael Gove to take on justice secretary role while Nicky Morgan stays at DfE
A former police call centre worker tells Freya Pascall about the pressures – exacerbated by central government – that led to their resignation. Illustration by John Levers
From the homeless and crime victims to the abused children of Rotherham, Louise Casey has spent her career fighting for society’s most vulnerable. Sarah Aston meets her. Photos by Tal Cohen
Former environment secretary set to pressure government over Ministry of Defence budget, while defence secretary Michael Fallon says he will be 'fighting' against MoD cuts
Northern Irish unionist party the DUP says 2% defence pledge a 'very clear' part of terms for coalition support
Think tank RUSI says UK unlikely to meet 2% Nato target
Director general of the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Agency and corporate services group Matthew Coats explains why his team won the TW3 Award for Technology
Committee urges greater diversity in intelligence agencies
Attorney general's deputy legal secretary set to follow Michael Fuller in inspecting prosecutor's work
Labour rounds on Home Office over investigation into Serco-run detention centre
Prime minister David Cameron set to unveil new measures to crack down on child sexual exploitation
Defence safety regulators to merge into Defence Safety Authority from 1 April 2015
As Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland is on a mission to set people free – with the help of some friends in very high places. Sarah Aston spoke to him.
Home Office let off the hook after court rules department does not have to pay damages to defence firm
Former head of London Probation Trust appointed interim chief inspector of probation
Home Affairs Select Committee calls for extension of abuse inquiry to cover all of the UK