Dua Lipa criticises UK government's attitude towards migrants
Dua Lipa, a Brit Award-winning pop star, has criticised the UK government's attitude towards migrants, calling it 'short-sighted and small-minded'.
Permission for asylum seeker barge in London rejected, confirms Royal Docks
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he backed the decision as he implored the Home Secretary to abandon her plan to use vessels for refugee accommodation.
Asylum seekers left on the street in Westminster
Dozens of asylum seekers were left on the street in Westminster for two nights running after they refused to enter a Pimlico hotel where the Home Office had asked them to sleep four people per room.
UK universities face pressure to prioritise mental health
MPs have debated a petition calling for a legal duty of care towards all university and college students, following the death of a student who was not given the option to take a break when he became unwell at Cambridge University. The petition was signed by more than 100,000 people and called for the extension to all students of the existing duty of care to protect those under the age of 18, and staff, from "reasonably foreseeable harm" caused by direct injury or a failure to act.
MPs claim driving fines on expenses
Four MPs, including a government minister, have been found to have wrongly claimed hundreds of pounds in driving fines on expenses. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has ordered the MPs to repay the money. Amanda Solloway, a minister in the energy department, claimed back an £80 fixed penalty notice issued by Transport for London in July 2020, listing it under 'MP travel expenses'. Tory MPs Simon Hoare and Bim Afolami, as well as SNP MP Dave Doogan, also put through similar claims in expenses.
NHS waiting lists grow as patients turn to private healthcare
Long waiting times and deteriorating services have led to a rise in private healthcare, leaving those who cannot afford it to exist on painkillers.
UK civil servants threaten strike over government's Rwanda deportation policy and small boats legislation
Civil servants at the Home Office and Border Force are threatening to strike over the government's Rwanda deportation policy and small boats legislation.
Conservative Cabinet Ministers' Popularity Rankings
Popularity rankings of Conservative Cabinet ministers have shifted following recent events.
UK launches ad campaign to deter Albanian nationals from crossing the English Channel
The UK government has launched an advertising campaign aimed at deterring Albanian nationals from crossing the English Channel. The campaign will run in Albanian on Facebook and Instagram and warn that people face being detained and removed if they make the journey.
30,000 muggings went unsolved in 2022
Over half of the robberies reported in England and Wales last year went unsolved, with 30,000 muggings going unsolved, according to research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats.
Boris Johnson referred to police over fresh allegations of lockdown rule-breaking
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been referred to the police over fresh allegations of lockdown rule-breaking after officials passed on diaries he planned to submit to the Covid inquiry.
Labour proposes time limits on hiring overseas workers in shortage occupations
Labour would impose time limits on the hiring of overseas workers in shortage occupations to restrict immigration, the shadow home secretary has said.
UK net migration reaches record high despite government promises to reduce it
Net migration to the UK has reached a record high of over 600,000, despite government promises to reduce it to below 245,000. The rise has been fuelled by people entering the UK to study, work or escape conflict or oppression. The government has announced that international students will no longer be able to bring family members with them except under specific circumstances, and that all foreign students except those doing postgraduate research will be barred from bringing family members to the UK from January next year. The government hopes these measures will cut net migration figures by up to 150,000.
UK net migration hits record high of 606,000
Net migration to the UK has reached a record high of 606,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figure is more than double the pre-Brexit average of 200,000 to 250,000 and blows apart the Government’s 2019 manifesto pledge to bring down the rate of net migration from the level, at the time, of 245,000. The surge has been fuelled by nearly 1.2 million migrants being granted visas primarily from outside the European Union (EU) to enter the UK to work, study or escape conflict or oppression.
Police search Portuguese reservoir for evidence in Madeleine McCann case
Police in Portugal are searching a remote reservoir in the Algarve for any fragments of clothing or old rags that could be related to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.
UK net migration hits record high of 606,000 in 2022
The UK has seen a record high of 606,000 net migration in 2022, driven by non-EU nationals arriving for work, study and humanitarian purposes, including those arriving from Ukraine and Hong Kong.
UK Home Secretary cleared of breaching ministerial code over speeding fine
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been cleared of breaching the ministerial code over her handling of a speeding fine.
Suella Braverman under fire for asking officials to fix her speeding fine
Suella Braverman, the UK's attorney general, is facing criticism after it emerged that she asked Whitehall officials to fix her speeding fine.
Migrant encounters at US-Mexico border drop 70% since COVID-era border restrictions ended
Migrant encounters at the US-Mexico border have dropped 70% since COVID-era border restrictions ended last week, according to a Homeland Security official.
UK Home Secretary criticised by ministers for cheap headlines and loose cannon behaviour
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been criticised by ministers for her behaviour and obsession with cheap headlines.
UK Home Secretary accused of trying to get preferential treatment over a speeding ticket
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is facing calls to resign after she was accused of trying to get preferential treatment over a speeding ticket.
UK Home Secretary cleared of breaching ministerial code over speeding ticket
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been cleared of breaching the ministerial code by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after she was accused of seeking preferential treatment to handle her speeding violations.
UK Home Secretary won't face investigation over speeding ticket
Home Secretary Suella Braverman won't face investigation over allegations that she tried to pull strings after getting a speeding ticket.
Royal Mail agrees on pay and working practices with Communication Workers Union
Royal Mail has agreed on a deal with the Communication Workers Union on pay and working practices.
UK Home Secretary faces calls for investigation over speeding ticket
UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is facing calls for an investigation after reports emerged that she asked civil servants to arrange a one-to-one speed awareness course for her after receiving a speeding ticket in 2022.