How do restaurant chains compare for food hygiene?
Around one in three of the fast food outlets trading under the names of Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage failed to meet satisfactory levels for food hygiene when they were last inspected.
This is revealed in a BBC analysis of recent inspection data collated by the Food Standards Agency.
I have compared the hygiene records of some of the UK's most popular restaurant chains.
Other brands which also do badly include Pizza Gogo and Little Chef, where about one in five of the restaurants inspected were unsatisfactory.
On the other hand brands such as Nando's and Pret a Manger have hundreds of outlets, all of which reach an acceptable level.
The energy secrets of MI6 headquarters
Now here's a public service which seems to have a very good record of improving the energy efficiency of its headquarters over the past two years.
You might think that they would want to boast about it, but in this case it's secret and you're not meant to know.
If Neil Kinnock had become prime minister in 1992
This has to be one of the more ironic disclosures I have received in response to a Freedom of Information request.
It is a document that was never used. It was prepared by the civil service in case the 1992 general election resulted in a Labour victory and Neil Kinnock became prime minister.
Briefing papers not 'verbose' enough to be revealed
As a journalist who often makes freedom of information requests I have come across a range of reasons from public authorities for keeping documents secret.
However I have now encountered a new justification - official briefing papers that apparently cannot be shown to the public because they are too succinct and not verbose enough.
Cabinet Office blamed for 'serious shortcomings' on FOI
The Cabinet Office is supposed to be leading the government's drive towards greater openness, but today it has been criticised by the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham for "serious shortcomings" in its handling of freedom of information requests.
Mr Graham says the Cabinet Office's poor performance is "particularly disappointing" and has announced today that it will now be subject to a period of intensive monitoring by his office to ensure improvement.
Commissioner rejects case against releasing energy data
Tens of thousands of buildings across the UK which are visited by the public have to display energy efficiency certificates. The idea is to allow visitors to see the site's energy performance and provide an incentive for improvement.
But what if you want to compare the energy efficiency ratings of many different buildings to get an overall national analysis? It's far from easy to get the figures needed to do that.
Ten vascular surgeons to have safety review
Ten vascular surgeons are to have their work reviewed to investigate whether they have been performing operations at an acceptably safe level.
This follows the path-breaking publication of data on death rates for individual hospital consultants who conduct surgery on major blood vessels.
Surgeon data will lead to alerts over high death rates
When data was released last week about the death rates for individual vascular surgeons, the report from the Royal College of Surgeons stressed reassuringly that "all surgeons are performing within the range expected".
Indeed each doctor named in the document was listed with a green triangle symbol to confirm this status.
Month of birth affects chance of attending Oxbridge
The likelihood of becoming a student at Oxford or Cambridge Universities can be strongly influenced by date of birth.
Last year the chance of someone born in October becoming an Oxbridge undergraduate was more than 30% higher than for someone born in July.