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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

5 facts about Sir Robert Peel

Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850) was a British statesman who twice served as prime minister, between 1834–35 and 1841–46. A central figure in the …

Great Britain

Children are separated from parents in the UK just like in Trump’s America

opinion<p>Director of Bail for Immigration Detainees<p>The desperate cries of children torn from their parents by US officials on the US-Mexico border have …

EU citizens' rights after Brexit explained - can I stay in UK and how do I apply?

UK officials have unveiled the process EU citizens must go through to remain in Britain after Brexit .<p>Ministers today revealed details of the EU …

The UK's 10 most beautiful postcodes

Nobody sees more of the UK than the trusty workers of the Royal Mail. Serving communities in the farthest reaches of the country, they deliver six days a week to over 30 million addresses.<p>Having scoured their extensive network of delivery offices, Royal Mail have chosen their 10 favourite scenic …

Inheritance tax: what happens if I make a gift, then die within seven years?

There are a number of financial decisions that require you to take a gamble on how long you’ll live. Inheritance tax is one of them.<p>Married couples and civil partners can inherit their spouse's estate tax-free, but the same does not apply to other family members and friends.<p>Above the £325,000 …

991 deportation flights booked to Caribbean in year before Windrush row

Almost 1,000 flights were booked to deport people to Caribbean countries in the year before the UK government halted such removals in the wake of the Windrush scandal, official figures reveal.<p>In the year to March, 991 seats were booked on commercial flights to remove people to the Caribbean who …

Tiananmen Square Massacre: Who was the Tank Man and how is he being remembered today?

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing.<p>Remembered in China more euphemistically as the 4 June incident, the …

25 Places Every Serious Traveller Should Have On Their Bucket List

Sometimes, the crowds of tourists are worth it.<p><i>An earlier version of this post had an incorrect image for the Plaza De España. Sorry!</i>

Where are England's 10 national parks?

<b>England's first national park was created in 1951. Since then the list has grown to 10 areas which are protected because of their countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage.</b><p>Nearly 70 years on, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced he is launching a review to consider whether to expand …

What's the Difference Between England, the U.K. and Great Britain?

The world was glued to their screens for the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry to the American actress Meghan Markle, gushing at the …

These are the 28 biggest banks in the world — each one with more than $1 trillion of assets

In total, S&P Global included 28 banks across the world with over $1 trillion in assets across Asia, North America, and Europe.<p>"Asian banks continue to dominate the S&P Global Market Intelligence global bank rankings with Chinese institutions claiming the top four spots," JP O'Sullivan, managing …

Britain is using simple tax errors as a reason to deport migrants

Filling out tax returns can be complicated, and it’s easy to make a mistake. But for 33-year-old Nisha Mohite, one simple mistake resulted in her losing her job, her home, and her right to remain in the UK.<p>And she’s not alone. At least 1,000 migrants—including doctors, engineers, and scientists—are …

Immigration

UK makes it harder for officials to get patient data

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it has modified a controversial data-sharing agreement that allowed officials to track down people who might have broken immigration rules based on information collected by doctors.<p>The agreement had previously granted the government permission to seek details …

For Chinese immigrants to the UK, Brexit is a faint beacon of hope | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

The Windrush scandal of last month, under which British citizens of Caribbean origin were threatened with deportation on the grounds that they could …

'Austerity is causing huge damage': readers on the England local elections

Voters across England go the polls on Thursday in local elections with bins and Brexit on their mind.<p>With more than 4,000 seats being contested in the first significant vote since the 2017 general election, we asked our readers whether local or national issues were most prominent in their area. …

Indian professionals drag UK govt to court for denying them work permits

Scores of Indian doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs and other professionals are challenging the UK government in court over being denied the right to …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

The Amber Rudd resignation letter Theresa May didn't want you to read

At lunchtime on Friday the Home Office was told that a leaked memo had just done for Amber Rudd's political career.<p>There followed a silence that can …

Germany Travel Guide

This Germany Travel Guide aims to provide you with simple and stress-free travel planning information and inspiration for planning a trip to …

The MOT is changing in two days and it could now be a lot harder for your car to pass

Major changes are being introduced to MOT testing by the end of this week.<p>It will be harder for some cars to pass the test while some of the changes …

Hostile environment: the UK government's draconian immigration policy explained

Immigration policy under Theresa May’s tenure might be the most draconian in Britain’s history. Never has an administration focused so much time and …

MP asks Theresa May 'why do you want to separate this family?' as she tells of heartbreaking Windrush case

An MP asked Theresa May why she wants to separate a family as she told of a heartbreaking Windrush case.<p>Alison Thewliss told the prime minister that …

Windrush

Royal family tree: How Meghan Markle will fit into the line of succession to the British throne

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first-born child would become seventh in line to the throne, behind their father – but only if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have no more children.<p>The royal couple – who tie the knot in Windsor on Saturday – are said to be keen to start a family soon after their …

Theresa May branded 'racist' by top Labour MP Dawn Butler for hardline immigration policies which led to Windrush scandal

Labour's equalities chief has called Theresa May 'racist' for the hardline immigration policies which she believes led to the Windrush scandal.<p>Dawn …

Great Britain

The Observer view on Theresa May’s hateful ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy | Observer editorial

The Home Office’s unbending attitude is needlessly blighting lives. It must not be tolerated any longer<p>History will judge Theresa May harshly. In recent weeks, the appalling stories about the impact of the government’s “hostile environment” policy reported by our sister paper, the <i>Guardian</i>, have …

I used to be a Tory. The Windrush scandal makes me glad I left | Derek Laud

I was born in Britain, but even I feel the hostility of the climate Theresa May has created<p>The treatment of a generation of British citizens who live here, work here and vote here has been truly appalling. Theresa May, who as home secretary created the environment that allowed it to happen, should …

May’s immigration policy has been a disaster

Section<p>The baleful unintended consequences of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” regime for migrants continue to flow, and in the most dismal of …

The 10 most expensive countries to live in around the world

1/<p>10. Israel<p>From biblical times to today, this Middle Eastern holy land has never struggled to attract visitors and expats— even in spite of its …

European Travel

The dogged pursuit of bad ideas: that’s how May causes so much misery | Gaby Hinsliff

From the Windrush scandal to the tax credit ‘rape clause’, soulless Tory bureaucracy is crushing individuals’ lives<p>Being inhuman, the former Tory policy guru Steve Hilton once wrote, is “not the natural order of things”. People rarely set out to be callous and unfeeling, or to make others’ lives …

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