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No 10 appears to confirm Nimco Ali’s Christmas stay with Johnsons

Close friend understood to have stayed over at peak of lockdown but No 10 says no Covid rules breachedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA close friend of Boris and Carrie Johnson did stay with the couple during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown last Christmas, Downing Street has in effect confirmed, while insisting no Covid rules were broken.It is understood that Nimco Ali, a campaigner and Home Office adviser who is godmother to the Johnsons’ infant son, Wilfred, wa...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Boris, Wilfred, Johnsons, Carrie Johnson, Nimco Ali, Coronavirus


No 10 appears to confirm Nimco Ali’s Christmas lockdown stay with Johnsons

Friend understood to have stayed over during restrictions, but Downing Street says no Covid rules breachedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA close friend of Boris and Carrie Johnson did stay with the couple during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown last Christmas, Downing Street has in effect confirmed, while insisting that no Covid rules were broken.It is understood that Nimco Ali, a campaigner and Home Office adviser who is godmother to the Johnsons’ son, Wilfred, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Boris, Wilfred, Johnsons, Carrie Johnson, Nimco Ali, Coronavirus


Thousands of potential trafficking victims held in immigration centres, data shows

UK’s ‘detain first, ask later’ approach is hampering state’s ability to identify victims, say charitiesMore than 4,500 people have been held in immigration detention in the UK before being released into the community and only then identified as potential victims of trafficking, official figures for the past five years show.Charities claim the figures demonstrate a “detain first, ask later” attitude that runs counter to the fight against modern slavery and suggest others are probably being deport...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Wales, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Home Office, Human Trafficking


Home Office criticised over handling of Sri Lankan scientist’s asylum claim

Commonwealth Rutherford fellow and his family face deportation from UK amid conflicting messages from departmentA scientist conducting groundbreaking research into renewable energy is facing deportation with his family to Sri Lanka, where he experienced torture, after receiving contradictory information about his case from the Home Office.Dr Nadarajah Muhunthan, 47, his wife Sharmila, 42, and their three children, aged 13, nine and five, came to the UK in 2018 after Muhunthan, who is working on ...
Tags: UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Sri Lanka, Sharmila, Commonwealth Rutherford, Nadarajah Muhunthan, Muhunthan


Home Office has backlog of 400,000 applications for EU settlement scheme

Data suggests 2 million more EU citizens want to stay in UK than was estimated in 2016The Home Office has a backlog of 400,000 applications from EU citizens and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to the latest government data.The latest monthly statistics for the EU settlement scheme also reveal the total number of applications now at more than 6.2m. This includes as many as 172,000 applications made after the deadline of 30 June for settled status. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Brexit


About 400k cases still being considered for EU settlement scheme

Home Office data suggests 2 million more EU citizens want to stay in UK than was estimated in 2016The Home Office has a backlog of 400,000 applications from EU citizens and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to the latest government data.The latest monthly statistics for the EU settlement scheme also reveal the total number of applications now at more than 6.2m. This includes as many as 172,000 applications made after the deadline of 30 June for settled status. Cont...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Brexit


Muji's stores are hard to come by in the US - fortunately, you can shop the Japanese retailer's home goods on Amazon

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Muji is a Japanese retailer that sells affordable, quality household and lifestyle products. In addition to its stores and website, you can now find its well-designed products on Amazon. From skincare to dinnerware and stationery, many items cost less than $20. In my fantasy, I'd live in a mid-century John Lautner home filled with high-end, minimalist furnishings, but my limited budget preve...
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Trafficking victims should be granted leave to remain in UK, high court rules

Landmark judgment will apply to thousands who may otherwise have been sent back to home countriesThousands of victims of trafficking who have been left to languish in the immigration system for years should be granted leave to remain, the high court has said in a landmark ruling. Prior to the ruling, people the UK government accepted were foreign victims of trafficking could be sent back to their home countries, where they might be at risk of being trafficked again by the same criminals. Continu...
Tags: UK, Law, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office


Channel crossings: More than 1,100 migrants cross in two days

French authorities prevented 414 people from making the crossing, the Home Office says.
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Priti Patel’s fury as Johnson blocks public sexual harassment law

Home Office fears PM views aggressive targeting of women and girls as ‘mere wolf whistling’ amid moves to create specific offenceBoris Johnson has infuriated the home secretary by overruling attempts to make public sexual harassment a crime. This has prompted concern at the Home Office that the prime minister views the issue as mere “wolf whistling”, rather than the aggressive targeting of women and girls going about their daily lives.Sources say tensions have emerged between Johnson and Priti P...
Tags: Politics, Law, Women, UK News, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Sexual Harassment, Priti Patel, Sarah Everard


‘Send us home,’ beg Afghan refugees stuck in UK hotels

Thousands who fled Taliban are living in hotels with inadequate healthcare in Operation Warm Welcome Afghans who recently arrived in the UK after fleeing the Taliban takeover have asked to be sent back, casting doubt over the success of Operation Warm Welcome, the government’s Afghan resettlement programme.It was launched by Boris Johnson on 29 August to help Afghan refugees arriving in the UK by providing support so they could “rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integrate into...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Housing, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Home Office, Refugees, Boris Johnson, Priti Patel


Labour MP hits back at abuse from supporters of Polish far-right author

Twitter trolls targeted Rupa Huq after Rafał Ziemkiewicz was prevented from entering UKThe Labour MP Rupa Huq has hit back against racist abuse she received online from supporters of the Polish rightwing journalist and ideologue Rafał Ziemkiewicz, who was prevented from entering the UK last Saturday.She said she was faced with a “concerted campaign” of hostile Twitter traffic including “‘go back to Bangladesh’ type comments” after Ziemkiewicz was told by the Home Office that his exclusion would ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Home Office, Poland, Bangladesh, The far right, UKThe Labour, Rupa Huq, Rafał Ziemkiewicz, Ziemkiewicz


Britons stranded in Afghanistan call for urgent evacuation help

Group record message for UK officials as visa rules for dependants add to practical difficultiesMore than 60 British nationals who remain stranded in Afghanistan have criticised the government for abandoning them and their families in an increasingly dangerous situation.About 20 of the group met outside Kabul this week to record a message for UK officials calling for urgent assistance with evacuation back to Britain. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, South and Central Asia, Foreign Policy, Home Office, Kabul, Foreign, Nick Thomas-Symonds, Commonwealth and Development Office


UK airports once again hit by passport gate faults

The Home Office says a technical issue affecting self-service border checks has been resolved.
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Military data collectors to help Home Office settle Afghan refugees

Lack of accurate information on 7,000 Afghans evacuated in August slowing process of finding them homesThe military has been called in to collect data on thousands of Afghan refugees currently living in hotels amid claims the Home Office is struggling to amass the correct details.Soldiers are visiting more than 80 hotels that are still being used as “bridging accommodation” to house more than 7,000 Afghans who were evacuated to the UK in August. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Afghanistan, Home Office, Refugees


Priti Patel faces demands for statutory inquiry into murder of Sarah Everard

Labour and SNP say investigation into ‘failures’ of Met police announced by home secretary lacks legal powersPriti Patel is facing demands from opposition politicians to announce a statutory inquiry into failings that allowed a serving Metropolitan police officer to kidnap, rape and murder Sarah Everard.After announcing that an investigation would examine why Wayne Couzens had not been identified by the force as a sexually aggressive predator, the home secretary was told by both Labour and SNP i...
Tags: Politics, London, Police, UK News, Labour, Home Office, SNP, Metropolitan Police, Patel, Priti Patel, Sarah Everard, Wayne Couzens


HP Days Sale is the best way to get a headstart on holiday shopping or grab new gear

The holidays are coming, ready or not. Get shopping early with HP Days Sale from October 3 through the 9. Or, just pick up some new gear for great prices!
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Best cheap laser printer deals for October 2021

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Fruit sculptures in Hackney honour Windrush generation

Veronica Ryan creates UK’s first permanent artwork dedicated to people affected by the scandalThe first permanent artwork to honour the Windrush generation in the UK has been unveiled in the east London borough of Hackney, as councils across the country kick off the first day of Black History Month.The work, created by the artist Veronica Ryan, is one of two permanent sculptures that symbolise the council’s respect and commitment to the Windrush generation and their legacy and contribution to th...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Race, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Sculpture, Home Office, Hackney, Black History Month, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Thomas J Price, Veronica Ryan


More small boat Channel crossings this year than during all of 2020

Arrivals in 2021 stand at 17,085, despite vows from government to make such journeys ‘unviable’ The number of people who have made the dangerous journey across the Channel in small boats this year is double the total for all of 2020 – with more than three months left of 2021. Related: Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Amnesty International, Priti Patel


Small boat Channel crossings in 2021 reach double 2020 total

Arrivals in 2021 stand at 17,085, despite vows from government to make such journeys ‘unviable’ The number of people who have made the dangerous journey across the Channel in small boats this year is double the total for all of 2020 – with more than three months left of 2021. Related: Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Amnesty International, Priti Patel


Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims

Documents seen by Guardian refer to fast-track system not intended to be used in trafficking casesThe Home Office detained more than 100 Vietnamese nationals who arrived on small boats in May but planned to speedily remove them from the UK despite them being potential victims of trafficking, the Guardian has learned.In an exercise codenamed Operation Ammonite, the Home Office chartered two deportation flights to Vietnam, one in April of this year and one in July. The flights carried 27 and 21 de...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Human Trafficking, Vietnam


Best cheap laser printer deals for September 2021

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Knife crimes recorded in Wales double in a decade

Home Office statistics show there were 1,461 offences in 2020-21, up from 700 ten years ago.
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Knife crimes recorded in Wales double in a decade

Home Office statistics show there were 1,461 offences in 2020-21, up from 700 ten years ago.
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UK Airports Briefly Snarled By Border Force Software Outage

A software outage temporarily affected the U.K. Border Force's automated entry gates, slowing arrivals at airports across the country. From a report: Hubs in London Heathrow and Manchester reported issues before the Home Office said the problem was resolved. "We're aware of a systems failure impacting the e-gates, which are staffed & operated by Border Force," Heathrow said in a tweet. "This issue is impacting a number of ports of entry." Travelers reported long lines at Heathrow, with documenta...
Tags: UK, Tech, Manchester, Home Office, Heathrow, London Heathrow, Travelers, Louis Theroux, Border Force Software Outage, U K Border Force, Border Force Heathrow


Dawn Sturgess: Patel considers public inquiry into Novichok death

The Home Office denies it has caused any delay in the inquest into Dawn Sturgess' poisoning.
Tags: UK, News, Home Office, Patel, Novichok, Dawn Sturgess


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A full subscription to Microsoft Office tends to be quite pricey, so we needed to tell you about one of the best Microsoft Office deals we've seen in a while.
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Delaying UK novichok poisonings inquiry ‘could put more lives at risk’

Family of Wiltshire victim Dawn Sturgess call on home secretary to initiate full judge-led investigationThe family of a woman killed in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings are warning that delaying the start of a full judge-led investigation into her death could put more lives at risk and are calling on the home secretary, Priti Patel, to speed up the process.Relatives of Dawn Sturgess and her former partner Charlie Rowley are pressing for a public inquiry into her death in July 2018 but are incre...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Russia, UK News, World news, Home Office, Wiltshire, Priti Patel, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, Novichok poisonings


Windrush victims launch legal action over compensation delays

Henry Vaughan and Fitzroy Maynard sue Home Office, saying delays have caused them years of stressTwo victims of the Windrush scandal have launched legal proceedings against the Home Office over protracted delays in issuing compensation, asking for clarity on how claims can be expedited.Both Henry Vaughan, 67, and Fitzroy Maynard, 55, are struggling financially while living in unsuitable bedsit accommodation. They say they are unable to begin rebuilding their lives after years of problems caused ...
Tags: UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Commonwealth immigration, Henry Vaughan, Windrush scandal, Fitzroy Maynard sue Home Office, Fitzroy Maynard