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      France to build refugee camp in Calais

      France is to build a permanent refugee camp in Calais 13 years after closing a similar centre in the nearby town of...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Business brands UK migration target ‘bizarre and unachievable’

      Business leaders have called on the Home Office to undertake a full assessment of what the government’s “bizarre and...

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    1. August 25, 2015

      Shops hiring illegal migrants face closure under UK crackdown

      UK border officials will be given powers to temporarily close businesses that break the law by giving jobs to illegal...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Employers of illegal migrants face UK government crackdown

      Companies employing illegal migrants in the UK will be the target of a government crackdown focusing on the...

    3. August 3, 2015

      Landlords demand clarity on migrants crackdown

      Buy-to-let landlords have branded government threats to jail those who lease properties to illegal migrants as a...

    4. July 31, 2015

      UK reverses decision to restrict visa for China artist Ai Weiwei

      Theresa May has intervened to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain,...

    5. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    6. July 30, 2015

      UK restricts Ai Weiwei entry visa

      Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been refused a full UK business visa by the British government, which has...

    7. July 17, 2015

      Judges strike down ‘vital’ data gathering law

      Surveillance legislation the government considered “vital” and rushed through parliament last year has been struck down...

    8. July 15, 2015

      Theresa May rejects police request to allow water cannon

      Theresa May has refused to authorise the use of water cannon on the UK mainland, in a rebuke to the mayor of London who...

    9. David Allen Green

      July 9, 2015

      Gove must sort out bad MoJ policy-making if he is to uphold the rule of law

      A curious Martian looking down at the government departments in Whitehall would not work out much about the British...

    10. June 14, 2015

      Extradition attempt is political ploy, says Russian tycoon

      Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon once nicknamed the “Kremlin’s banker” has said a Russian attempt to...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Emergency services’ £1bn contract tender in disarray

      A £1bn government contract to provide emergency service communications has been thrown into disarray after one of only...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Skilled migrants love the UK – please show us some in return

      I don’t think they mean you,” a colleague said when I mentioned that my three children sometimes feel discomfited by...

    13. June 4, 2015

      Spending watchdog in warning over police cuts

      The Home Office does not know enough about the effect of its cuts on police forces to make further reductions without...

    14. June 2, 2015

      Tech sector figures warn of hit from planned UK data law

      The UK technology industry is already being hit by the “snooper’s charter”, or government plans to allow greater...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Overseas students contribute £2.3bn a year to UK, says study

      International students make a net contribution of £2.3bn a year to the UK economy in London alone and support 70,000...

    16. April 16, 2015

      Lord Janner will not face child sex charges because of ill-health

      Lord Janner will be spared charges for alleged child sex crimes committed 25 years ago because he has Alzheimer’s...

    17. March 29, 2015

      Scrap price slump cools hot metal trade

      Rail travellers face the usual disruption from maintenance works over Easter, while many churchgoers will be tapped up...

    18. March 17, 2015

      Passport checks threaten travel chaos

      Summer holidays could be even more stressful this year after the government decided that Eurotunnel and ferry operators...

    19. March 11, 2015

      Police want all credit card frauds classified as crime

      It is a “travesty” that millions of credit card frauds are omitted from official crime statistics each year due to a...

    20. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a...

    21. March 5, 2015

      Serco foots the bill for ‘win at all costs’ public sector contracts

      Serco’s contract crisis Waiting outside the advice clinic at a hostel for asylum seekers in Liverpool, Mohammad Ahmadi...

    22. February 21, 2015

      UK to get new rules on police press surveillance

      New instructions are to be issued to police requiring them to seek authorisation from a judge before they can gain...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Britons question value of proposed ‘British’ visa test

      What are British values? And does anybody have them? A debate on what it means to be British gained fresh force after...

    24. February 20, 2015

      Theresa May plans ‘British values’ test for visitor visas

      Overseas visitors seeking to work, study or attend business meetings in the UK would have to demonstrate they respected...

    25. February 18, 2015

      May wins right to challenge Raytheon compensation

      Theresa May has won a first legal challenge against paying £224m compensation for a cancelled contract to US defence...

    26. February 4, 2015

      Review calls for more protection for journalists’ sources

      Police must seek judicial permission to access journalists’ phone and email records to identify reporters’ sources, the...

    27. January 22, 2015

      Leon Brittan, Conservative minister, 1939-2015

      Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, who has died aged 75 after a long battle with cancer, was a loyal Thatcherite, serving as...

    28. January 22, 2015

      Fall in crime levels masks rise in fraud

      Crime has fallen by 11 per cent over the past year to a record low, according to the Office for National Statistics,...

    29. January 16, 2015

      London’s biggest business rates bills revealed

      The Home Office has been revealed to have the highest business rates bill in London, paying more than £12.5m a year on...

    30. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher questioned BBC licence fee

      Margaret Thatcher demanded 30 years ago to know why anyone should pay the BBC licence fee, whether or not they watched...

    31. December 21, 2014

      Rich Russians head for UK in record numbers

      Rich Russians are gaining entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country....

    32. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    33. December 11, 2014

      Emergency call transfer to 4G raises concern in UK

      The UK is pushing ahead with an experiment to move emergency service communications on to mobile phone networks in 2016...

    34. December 8, 2014

      Tougher US-style probation clamp called for in UK

      Criminals who break the terms of their probation while serving community orders could be sent to jail for up to a week...

    35. December 5, 2014

      The fight to save Paddington from deportation

      He is short, cuddly and every immigration lawyer’s favourite film star — not quite a person but a cinematic emblem of...

    36. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The cuts to come

      In the excitement of the 650 people shouting about probably inaccurate economic forecasts that passes for a major state...

    37. November 27, 2014

      British crime novelist PD James dies aged 94

      Phyllis Dorothy James, the acclaimed British detective novelist, has died peacefully aged 94 at her home in Oxford, her...

    38. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no...

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