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Windrush child calls for help after immigration scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - Winston Robinson journeyed to Britain from the Caribbean as a child of the Windrush generation in the 1960s but found his new life wrecked by a bureaucratic nightmare that left him anxious and despairing.<p>As Britain tightened its regime against illegal immigrants, the former …

Windrush

Anger over Windrush scandal overshadows anniversary plans

Government plans for celebrations to mark 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship are in danger of being overshadowed by ongoing anger about the Home Office’s classification of thousands of Caribbean-born long-term UK residents as illegal immigrants.<p>The shadow home secretary, Diane …

Windrush victim sees his Jamaican mum for the first time in 10 years

A man wrongfully detained in the Windrush scandal has returned to Jamaica to see his 90-year-old mum for the first time in a decade.<p>Anthony Bryan, …

Amazing Windrush journey of 92-year-old who left Jamaica to build a life in Leeds

Seventy years after stepping off the Empire Windrush to start a new life in the UK, 92-year-old Alford Gardner said: "If I had to do it again, I …

When will Windrush Day be? The Windrush Generation are getting an annual celebration

The Government has announced plans for an annual Windrush Day to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants.<p>The move …

Lloyd Hylton was passenger 680 of the 1,027 on board the Empire Windrush ship: this is his story

Lloyd Hylton was passenger number 680 of the 1,027 on board the Empire Windrush ship which sailed from Jamaica and docked at Tilbury Docks on June …

A Windrush passenger 70 years on: 'I have no regrets about anything'

Alford Gardner borrowed money from his father in May 1948 to buy a ticket to travel with his older brother on the Empire Windrush from Jamaica back to the UK, where he had served with the RAF as a ground engineer during the war.<p>There were more people who wanted to travel than places available. …

Empire Windrush: forgotten archive material reveals who was on its outward voyage to the Caribbean

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in …

Women of Windrush: Britain’s adventurous arrivals that history forgot

When stowaway Evelyn Wauchope was discovered, the other passengers were so impressed they raised the funds to cover her ticket.<p>Lost proof of pension …

Detention of Windrush generation not just a ‘mistake’ but symptom of ‘systemic failure’ by Home Office

The Home Office has been attacked by a cross-party group of MPs over the wrongful detention of two Windrush citizens which they said amounted to a …

Retirees returning to Jamaica face extreme murder risk, say police

Returnees warned they are seen as soft targets following multiple killings of UK expats<p>Jamaican expats who retire there after decades in the UK face an “extreme risk” of murder, a former police chief on the Caribbean island has said, as official figures revealed that at least 85 Britons, Americans …

Windrush report on conduct of Home Office could be published

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has said he would consider publishing a report into the conduct of civil servants during the Windrush scandal, saying it was clear his predecessor Amber Rudd could have been provided with better information.<p>Rudd stepped down as home secretary in April after giving …

Windrush: Government apologises to 18 members wrongfully removed or detained

The home secretary is apologising to 18 members of the Windrush generation believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained.<p>A Home Office review …

Windrush

Weather news: UK heatwave piles pressure on police as public 'react very strangely' to scorching temperatures, senior officer says

The UK heatwave is piling pressure on police forces as the public “react very strangely” to hot weather, a senior officer has warned.<p>Soaring …

Weather

3 brilliant fan tricks to help cool your room during the heatwave

Crank up the cooling power of your fan.<p><b>We know how difficult it can be to get a restful night's sleep in this hot weather, but there are some tricks you can use to help cool your room before you go to bed.</b><p>The experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute recommend creating a crosswind, which …

Heat Waves

Theresa May condemned for silence on Islamophobia in Tory party after Boris Johnson's niqab 'letter box' comments

Theresa May has been accused of staying silent on Islamophobia in the Tory party after failing to criticise Boris Johnson for suggesting women …

Great Britain

The UK's complex network of tiny airports is ideal for electric planes

The aviation industry has high hopes for electric planes. Last year, 859 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) was produced by flights. This …

Aviation

The last Siri co-founder has retired from Apple

Is Apple shaking up its Siri team? It certainly seems that way. According to a report from <i>The Information</i>, the last remaining co-founder of the digital assistant, Tom Gruber, has left the company. This follows the announcement from earlier this month that Google’s former AI chief, John Giannandrea, …

Siri

14 Absolutely Insane Confessions From Flight Attendants

"It smelled like sex back there and there were many families around them."<p><b>1.</b> "The first and only time I hooked up with a pilot was on an overnight flight to Las Vegas. He knocked on my hotel door about 30 minutes after I got to my room and asked me to have a drink downstairs. One drink turned into …

MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators

International team says evidence shows missile came from a Russia-based unit<p>A Russian military missile was responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, an international team of investigators said on Thursday, for the first time pointing the finger directly at Moscow.<p>The …

Airplanes

Is your kid getting enough to drink? Here’s what you need to know about hydration.

By Tanya Altmann<p>Tiffany Fischman<p>Adequate hydration is essential for growing babies, toddlers and kids. As with adults, water is necessary for their body’s daily activities. Because of their smaller size, though, children are more vulnerable than adults to losing water through their skin. Kids also …

Parenting

More than a million Turks say 'Enough' to Erdogan on social media

ANKARA (Reuters) - More than a million Turks piled onto social media to call time on President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, making the word “Tamam” (“Enough”) a trending topic worldwide after he promised to step down if the people wanted it.<p>FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

Feeling lonely? Meet the people who suffered extreme isolation – then found happiness

Steve talks in a way that makes you want him to keep talking. His warm humour immediately puts you at ease, which makes it difficult to process what …

U.K. Now Has A Minister For Loneliness

The U.K. has appointed a minister of loneliness to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May calls a "sad reality of modern life" for many U.K. …

Make This Lentil Potato Soup and Eat It All Week

At the start of the new year I take inventory of my pantry. I check to see what I'm running low on and what staples I need to stock up on or, …

You Haven't Met a (Chocolate!) Banana Bread Like This Yet

Does anyone really <i>need</i> another recipe for banana bread? (There are 230 versions, and counting, on this site alone.) Make room in the recipe box, because you need this one: banana bread made with dark chocolate in two forms, sea salt, <b>olive oil</b>, and tangy sour cream. It’s a pretty great thing, …

16 Thrifty Cooking Tips That'll Save You Some Serious Cash

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Ima's Challah Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I make challah almost every week. After trying about 5 other recipes, I've returned to my mother's tried-and-true version. (Should've known -- mom's always right!) At this point, the recipe is so familiar I practically have it memorized. The original recipe calls for white bread …

Baking