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Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

How the hostile environment crept into UK schools, hospitals and homes

For a doctor in Birmingham, it was the pregnant patient eating less to save money to cover an NHS bill. For a primary school teacher in an inner-city school, it was the moment he sat down with new parents for an uncomfortable conversation about their child’s nationality. For a London lecturer, it …

Immigration

Theresa May: Five things from her Andrew Marr show interview

Trump, immigration, leadership, EU law and 'cutting out David Davis' - here are five things PM Theresa May said on The Andrew Marr Show.

Great Britain

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

Government halts 'hostile environment' immigration policy after Windrush scandal

The government has halted its “hostile environment” policy for anyone over the age of 30 to prevent more people being “wrongly and erroneously …

Britain's perception of immigration improves dramatically

British people's perceptions of the impact of immigration improved markedly between 2015 and 2017, according to an authoritative survey published …

UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

The British government is separating children from parents who have been taken into immigration detention – the practice that brought worldwide condemnation for the Trump administration.<p>Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year, according …

CO2 shortage a chance to move away from 'cruel, archaic' use of gas to slaughter farm animals, say campaigners

Britain’s carbon-dioxide crisis is an opportunity to introduce more humane slaughter methods, according to experts in animal farming.<p>The idea that …

Virgin Atlantic says it will no longer help Home Office carry out involuntary deportations

Virgin Atlantic will no longer help the Home Office carry out involuntary deportations, the airline has said.<p>It added that the decision was taken “in …

MPs condemn Home Office over detained Windrush pair

The Home Office behaved in a “shocking” manner towards two Windrush citizens, Paulette Wilson and Anthony Bryan, who were wrongly sent to immigration detention centres before planned removals from the UK, despite them being continuously resident for around 50 years, a committee of MPs and peers has …

Immigration

Scotland should be exempt from immigration target, think tank says

A think tank has called for Scotland to be excluded from UK immigration targets following the relaxation of rules for NHS staff.<p>Reform Scotland said …

New UK business visa will accept people without degrees

Foreign entrepreneurs could find it easier to come to the UK to set up businesses after the government confirmed plans to introduce a new startup visa, which it said would begin welcoming people without a university education and improve the application process.<p>The announcement came in the wake of …

Legal challenge says ‘right to rent’ rules discriminate against non-UK nationals

Plans to force landlords across Britain to check the immigration status of potential tenants will be challenged in court this week after claims that they are causing serious discrimination.<p>Landlords, politicians and immigration lawyers have all raised concerns about the “right to rent” policy, a …

Use of anti-terror laws to deport skilled migrants suspended; activists hail move

Action sought to identify those impacted and support those unable to work

Indians among nearly 1,000 professionals facing deportation get UK visa reprieve

Nearly 1,000 professionals from India and elsewhere got a reprieve when the UK government agreed on Tuesday to review their applications for …

Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants

The government has agreed to stop deporting people under an immigration rule designed to tackle terrorism and those judged to be a threat to national security pending a review, after the Guardian highlighted numerous cases in which the power was being misused.<p>The news came as the home secretary, …

Davidson urges May to drop migration target

<b>Ruth Davidson has renewed her call for the UK government to scrap its ambition of cutting immigration to the "tens of thousands".</b><p>In a speech in Glasgow, the Scottish Conservative leader said the target "has never been met and does not fit the requirements of the country".<p>She argued that the UK …

Windrush scandal: how has it changed the immigration system?

The Windrush scandal exposed by the Guardian has led to significant changes in the immigration system.<p>Members of the Windrush generation, who arrived in the UK from 1948 onwards, as well as their children, have been wrongly targeted by the government’s “hostile environment” policies designed to …

Immigration

Ex-mayor of Ipswich denied citizenship after almost 40 years in UK

Home Office tells Inga Lockington, who moved from Denmark in 1979, it ‘cannot be satisfied’ she is permanently resident<p>A former mayor of Ipswich, who has lived in the UK since 1979, has been denied UK citizenship.<p>Inga Lockington, who has been a Liberal Democrat councillor for 19 years and served as …

Ipswich

Ex-Carillion worker may be one of scores facing deportation following the firm's collapse

A former Carillion worker is feared to be one of "scores" of employees of the collapsed firm who are at risk of being deported.<p>MPs will demand urgent …

Home Office faces pressure over deportation of highly skilled migrants

MPs and member of Lords make separate calls for end to ‘repugnant’ use of paragraph 322(5) of immigration law<p>A group of about 20 MPs and a member of the House of Lords are to establish separate pressure groups to persuade the Home Office to stop deporting highly skilled migrants using a paragraph …

Immigration

A life 'completely destroyed' by one paragraph of immigration law

Paragraph 322(5) has devastating conditions, as Sidharth Vijay found when he made a simple correction to his tax return<p>Sidharth Vijay couldn’t afford to celebrate the first birthday of his youngest daughter this year: he couldn’t buy the UK-born child even the smallest present. Earlier this week, …

Tax Preparation

Home Office suspends immigration checks on UK bank accounts

Decision is second such U-turn following NHS data-sharing after problems highlighted by Windrush scandal<p>The Home Office is to suspend controversial immigration checks on thousands of bank accounts in the wake of the Windrush scandal.<p>The department is in the process of contacting banks and building …

Immigration

The government just revealed that the Windrush scandal is even worse than we thought

At last, it seems there is a silver lining in the disgusting abomination that is the Windrush scandal.<p>Apparently, if a British citizen commits a …

Migration officials' access to NHS records tightened

<b>The Home Office will no longer use NHS records to track down illegal immigrants, ministers have announced.</b><p>The move came after MPs raised concerns the policy breached patient confidentiality and could deter people from seeking treatment.<p>Now the rules will be tightened so records can only be shared …

Tracking illegal immigrants using NHS records will end, says Minister

NHS health records will no longer be used to track down illegal immigrants, the Government has announced.<p>Digital Minister Margot James told MPs on Wednesday that in the future records would only be shared with the Home Office in cases “involving serious criminality”.<p>The policy shift follows the …

The NHS has stopped sharing data with the Home Office – now it must halt passport checks on patients

The government made yet another U-turn on Wednesday, backing down on one of its hugely unpopular hostile environment policies. Responding to mounting …

'Credible and honest': the company director facing deportation to Pakistan

Saleem Dadabhoy served with order under paragraph 322(5) of Immigration Act after lengthy Home Office dispute<p>Saleem Dadabhoy is facing deportation under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Act despite three different appeal courts having scrutinised his accounts and finding no evidence of any …

Immigration

At least 1,000 highly skilled migrants wrongly face deportation, experts reveal

Home Office accused of ‘abusing’ section of Immigration Act designed to tackle terrorism<p>At least 1,000 highly skilled migrants seeking indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK are wrongly facing deportation under a section of the Immigration Act designed in part to tackle terrorists and …

Immigration

iPhone 7 mic failing after iOS 11.3 update? Apple may replace affected phones for free

Apple has responded to a microphone issue affecting some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units with a new service guide. The document obtained by <i>9to5Mac</i> also mentions that out-out-warranty devices may still be able to receive a repair or replacement for free.<p>The document shared with AASPs states that some …