Category: UK

‘I thought I would die’: Windrush man left homeless after brain surgery

Winston Jones was admitted to hospital with a brain aneurysm in 2014, which he attributes to the stress he was under as he tried to sort out his passport problems.…

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Windrush crisis triggered by ‘knee-jerk’ Home Office policy, says union chief – Politics live

There were three local council byelections yesterday. Britain Elects has two of the results. Britain Elects (@britainelects) Three council by-elections tonight, all with the Conservatives defending.@andrewteale's previews: April 19,…

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Shire rejects takeover approach; Commodity prices boom; UK retail sales slide – business live

Oil is continuing to climb, with Brent now trading at $74.40 per barrel. That’s a gain of 1% today, and its highest level since last 2014. Traders are citing recent…

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Ministers, not Home Office officials, have created the Windrush scandal | Dave Penman

While ministers collectively scratch their heads over the Windrush scandal and how we got here, the only thing that’s surprising is that they are surprised at all. When the home…

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Victoria Beckham and Shaq star in the weirdest ‘Sharknado’ parody ever

[embedded content] We have a feeling this whole concept was probably borne from someone on The Late Late Show really, really wanting to make the "Shaqnado" pun. As a concept…

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Man who lost job over immigration status has right to be in UK confirmed

Michael Braithwaite, the special needs teaching assistant who lost his job after being classified as an illegal immigrant, collected documents on Wednesday confirming his right to be in the UK,…

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Albert Thompson says May’s PMQs claim is first he has heard of treatment offer – Politics live

Jacqui Smith, the Labour home secretary until June 2009, thinks she deserves an apology from Theresa May. At PMQs May implied that either Smith or Alan Johnson, home secretary for…

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Whistleblowers contradict No 10 over destroyed Windrush landing cards

Home Office claims that the destruction of Windrush-era landing cards in 2010 had no impact on the rights of those individuals to stay in the UK have been dramatically undermined…

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Duck of the Day is the most pleasant Twitter account around

Your prayers to see a beautiful duck every day have finally been answered. Twitter, which is generally bad, also houses some of the finest pockets of pleasantness on the internet.…

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The IMF has a simple message: the global recovery will peter out | Larry Elliott

Don’t be fooled. That was the simple message from the International Monetary Fund to policymakers as it boosted its forecasts for the global economy for both 2018 and 2019. Sooner…

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