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    1. 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 under...

    2. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Non-protected departments in line of fire

      Britain and the cuts: departments at risk A stark message greeted the coalition government when it took charge in 2010....

    1. October 26, 2014

      Theresa May aims to win over Tory rebels on EU policing measures

      Theresa May is trying to force through plans to “opt in” to EU police and justice measures, including the European arrest...

    2. September 25, 2014

      FBI claims to have identified Isis militant Jihadi John

      US authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of American journalists James...

    3. December 9, 2013

      Home Secretary criticised for failure to cut red tape

      Theresa May has been accused by cabinet colleagues of undermining the government’s pro-business agenda by refusing to cut...

    4. December 4, 2013

      Open EU borders are reciprocal and fair

      The EU’s open borders have resulted in “the biggest migration in Europe outside wartime”, David Cameron complained in the...

    5. September 23, 2013

      Concern grows over checks on ‘investor’ visa applicants

      Wealth management companies are becoming concerned over Home Office checks into the sources of foreign millionaires’ money,...

    6. September 12, 2013

      MPs agree to delay release of City private investigator list

      The publication of a secret list of City companies who used rogue private investigators has been delayed for at least a...

    7. June 21, 2013

      Emergency passport service repatriated to save costs

      From Washington to Pretoria, and Paris to Hong Kong, offices are being closed and machinery dismantled as the service which...

    8. April 29, 2013

      Police ‘should open up in supermarkets’, says report

      Police should open counters in supermarkets and set up “Tardis” boxes for the public to reach officers via video link,...

    9. April 13, 2012

      Blunkett hits at police support officer push

      Former home secretary David Blunkett has hit out at plans to expand the role of police community support officers in South...

    10. April 8, 2012

      May vows to close deportation legal loophole

      Theresa May will order a crackdown on the “abuse” of human rights laws that is stopping some foreign criminals being...

    11. April 8, 2012

      Hackers take down government websites

      The hacking group Anonymous disrupted access to three UK government websites over the weekend and warned similar attacks to...

    12. April 4, 2012

      ‘Devil in the detail’ for complex migration rules

      Businesses that had grown weary of the coalition’s seemingly constant changes to immigration policy were given a reprieve on...

    13. April 4, 2012

      Skilled migrant cap frozen for two years

      Ministers have sought to ease fears that the frequent changes to immigration rules are deterring international business, by...

    14. April 3, 2012

      Clegg vows safeguards in data monitoring

      Nick Clegg has sought to dampen cross-party criticisms of plans to extend government surveillance laws by pledging that any...

    15. April 2, 2012

      Data watchdog joins email ‘snooping’ row

      The data protection watchdog has weighed into a row over planned government surveillance of email, Skype calls and social...

    16. March 27, 2012

      May backs direct entry to police

      Theresa May has backed proposals that would allow direct entry to the police, so that civilians could be fast-tracked to...

    17. March 26, 2012

      Drive to help rural women start businesses

      Ministers are encouraging women in rural communities to start their own businesses as part of a wider £15m effort to develop...

    18. March 12, 2012

      Johnson ‘no appetite’ for probing hacking investigation

      Former home secretary Alan Johnson had “no appetite” for a probe into allegations that the first phone hacking investigation...

    19. March 5, 2012

      Plea to end foreign worker ‘addiction’

      Britain’s immigration minister has urged companies to wean themselves off their “addiction” to hiring foreign workers,...

    20. March 5, 2012

      Furore over £1.5bn police outsourcing

      The Home Office came under pressure on Sunday to defend the effects of its policing cuts after it emerged that two police...

    21. February 29, 2012

      Minister raises financial bar for UK migrants

      Migrant workers will have to earn at least £35,000 a year if they want to stay in the UK for longer than five years,...

    22. February 28, 2012

      Home Office warned on immigration cap

      The Home Office should not impose further barriers on immigrants coming to the UK to work in case this creates the...

    23. February 20, 2012

      UK Border Agency to be dismantled

      The body in charge of Britain’s borders is to be dismantled only months before the country opens its doors for the London...

    24. February 20, 2012

      Border controls on the edge

      No home secretary would have wanted to announce the break-up of the UK Border Agency just five months before visitors begin...

    25. February 17, 2012

      May to visit Jordan over Qatada case

      Theresa May will fly to Jordan as the government steps up its efforts to broker a deal to deport Abu Qatada, the radical...

    26. February 17, 2012

      More drugs for my Sipp

      I first thought about investing in GW Pharmaceuticals when it listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in June 2001...

    27. February 13, 2012

      Move to tighten foreign student rules

      Foreign students will need to earn at least £20,000 a year and work for “reputable” Home Office-approved companies only if...

    28. February 9, 2012

      Business condemns higher visa costs

      The CBI has condemned the government’s decision to increase visa fees for working migrants and their sponsors as a “bitter...

    29. February 8, 2012

      No 10 pushes Jordan for Qatada deal

      David Cameron has ramped up diplomatic advances to Jordan in an effort to negotiate the deportation of Abu Qatada, the...

    30. February 7, 2012

      MPs attack May over suspected terrorist

      Theresa May faced relentless questioning from MPs across the political spectrum on Tuesday, as adversaries on both sides of...

    31. February 2, 2012

      UK to offer visa to international students with flair

      International students who have shown entrepreneurial flair while on courses at UK universities will be allowed to stay on...

    32. February 2, 2012

      Immigration focus turns to ‘quality’

      Britain does not need more immigrants who will be “middle managers” but should instead encourage the entry of “top of the...

    33. January 30, 2012

      May accepts compromise on police pay

      Theresa May has accepted a compromise deal in her drive to reform police pay and conditions which is now expected to save...

    34. January 26, 2012

      Proposals to tackle metal theft under attack

      The metal recycling industry has criticised new government proposals to tackle metal theft by banning scrap dealers from...

    35. January 26, 2012

      Police numbers fall to lowest in a decade

      Home Office ministers are facing renewed fire over police budget cuts after figures showed that the number of uniformed...

    36. January 22, 2012

      Olympic demands test telecoms capacity

      The Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation Authority and Home Office are to relinqush communications resources to safeguard...

    37. January 19, 2012

      Reported crime falls but robberies rise

      Recorded crime has fallen in England and Wales over the past year but robberies have increased. Figures from the Home Office...

    38. January 19, 2012

      Lack of oversight led to relaxed border checks

      A lack of oversight and failure of communication between border staff, their managers and responsible officials in the Home...

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