The Independent leads on the Government's decision to order a review of a controversial scheme to vet millions of adults who work or volunteer with children. Full story >>
1. A database is a collection of data (information) that is stored in a computerand that can easily be used and added to.
2. A plug is a small plastic object with two or three metal pins which connects a piece of electrical equipment to the power supply. If you pull the plug on something, you prevent it from happening or continuing. • Landlords up and down the country are pulling the plug on karaoke machines as the craze fizzles out. This example and the Independent's headline both use the expression with a double meaning—literally pulling out the plug (or unplugging) the equipment, and figuratively putting a stop to the plan or activity.