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Home Office 'was told about Windrush problems in 2016'

Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she "bitterly, deeply" regrets not seeing the scale of the problem.

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British High Commissioner's baby son denied a UK passport after being born on Trinidad

Former UK diplomat left feeling 'powerless and nervous' after Home Office initially refused to grant passport to newborn in 2011

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Government has no choice but to outsource public services, says NAO boss

"There are a lot of areas where government does not have capacity to anything but outsource," Sir Amyas Morse said

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Windrush scandal will happen again if government persists with immigration plans, lawyers warn

Law Society warns MPs will be 'complicit in future injustices' - unless they block proposals to deny people access to files about themselves for 'immigration control'

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Windrush: Government to waive citizenship fees and tests for scandal victims regardless of documentation

The government has announced it will effectively fast-track citizenship for people affected by the Windrush scandal, even if they lack a full set of documents to prove their status.

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Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life-support legal row

The Italian Foreign Office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".

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Tory minister ‘admitted risk to Windrush generation in letter two years ago about brothers torn apart by scandal’

THE Government is under fire over claims it has known for two years about the true impact of its “hostile environment” policy on the Windrush generation. A letter from a Home Office minister from 2016 reveals a shocking case which highlights how two b

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Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say

MPs demand independent review amid claims 'deeply alarming' findings cast doubts over organisations' ability to handle immigration cases

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Saudi Arabia coach crash leaves four Brits dead and 12 others injured

FOUR Britons have been killed and 12 others injured in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia. The people that were involved in the incident were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, who were travelling from Mecca to Medina on an Umra pilgrimage. A Foreign O

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Britain ravaged by thunderstorms as April heatwave gives way to ‘Pest from the West’ bringing heavy rain and SNOW

A PROFESSIONAL golfer lost his home after it was struck by lightning during widespread storms that hit most of the country last night. Most of the south west and south east of England suffered thunder and lightning storms as well as heavy rain with more c

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London Marathon 2018 – runners struggle over finish line in the hottest ever London Marathon at 23C

INCREDIBLE runners are crossing the finish line at the London Marathon despite the blistering 23C weather making it the hottest ever. Around 40,000 people are running the gruelling 26-mile race across London today as the Met Office confirmed the 23.2C tem

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Windrush scandal: Cross-party pressure grows for Amber Rudd to resign over 'appalling mess'

'Amber Rudd has failed in her responsibilities - she has shown the Home Office at its most incompetent and callous - and has undoubtedly damaged the UK's standing and reputation'

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Thousands of Windrush Generation landing cards found in National Archives

It was thought Theresa May's Home Office shredded the lot in 2009.

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Theresa May ignored Home Office warnings about potential discrimination from 'hostile environment' policies

One assessment foreshadowed Windrush scandal, while inspector accused Home Office of 'explaining away' discrimination in controversial rent scheme

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Theresa May's 'hostile environment' policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany', says former civil service chief

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Who owns De La Rue, what’s the share price and why aren’t they making the new blue British passport?

THEY claimed to be the rightful makers of the post-Brexit blue British passport. However, Hampshire firm De La Rue has now decided not to appeal the Home Office decision to hand the contract to foreign manufacturers. But what do we know about them? Who ow

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Britain’s armed forces 8,200 troops short – the largest shortfall in a decade

BRITAIN’S beleaguered Armed Forces are now a staggering 8,200 regular troops understrength – the largest shortfall in a decade. Top Brass are 5.7 per cent below their own full strength target of 144,200 troops, a bombshell report by Government spendin

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Home Office guide to deportation advised people: ‘Try to be Jamaican’

The leaflet also informs people what the local currency and area code is.

United Kingdom

Theresa May apologises to Windrush children and Caribbean leaders over deportation scandal

'I don't want anybody to be in any doubt about their right to remain here in the United Kingdom,' Prime Minister says

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Son of Windrush-generation immigrant facing deportation tomorrow, says David Lammy MP

The son of a Windrush-generation immigrant is facing imminent deportation from the UK, despite ministers' reassurances, an MP has said.

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