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Tiny Scottish town opens arms to Ukrainian refugees
It's nearly eight weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, forcing about four million people to flee their homes. So far only 12,000 of them have reached the UK - and that's partly down to delays in granting visas.
Dark things are happening on Europe's borders. Are they a sign of worse to come?
With a disregard for people’s lives, countries from the UK to Poland are toughening up, as if in preparation for climate displacement
Rekom UK plans to introduce free drug testing kits and full-body searches on entry
Britain’s biggest nightclub firm introduces drink covers and body searches after injection and spiking cases
Immigration system 'not meeting' Scotland's needs
Scottish ministers have called for urgent action from the UK government on immigration as the system is "not meeting" the needs of Scotland.
Cabinet fixing: Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab will appointed as deputy prime minister, lord chancellor and justice secretary
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab demotion comes after he was heavily criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and for lying in his public testimony.
Reshuffle: Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes
Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers - and promoted new faces to replace them - in a major reshuffle.
Who is on the move in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle?
What we know so far about who is in and who is out of key positions in the UK government
Johnson faces Tory battle over tax rise as cabinet reshuffle looms
PM’s plan to raise national insurance to fund NHS and social care set to be opposed by some of his own MPs as parliament returns
Afghanistan: Boris Johnson says he has full confidence in Dominic Raab
Boris Johnson says he "absolutely" has full confidence in his foreign secretary amid criticism of Dominic Raab's decision not to call Afghan ministers over evacuating translators.
Daily tests not self-isolation for police, fire, borders, transport and freight staff
A scheme allowing key workers to avoid Covid self-isolation in England has been significantly expanded following criticism it did not go far enough.
Crisis after crisis: what is going wrong at the Met police?
The fights outside the Euro 2020 final and the Daniel Morgan inquiry are just the latest controversies to hit the force. But Cressida Dick is confident of serving a second term as its chief
UK receives more than 6 million applications for EU settlement scheme as deadline passes
The UK government reports a whopping 6.02 million people applied for the right to settle in Britain before the scheme’s deadline passed on Wednesday. The program gives EU citizens the right to work, study and access benefits.
UK eases Covid travel rules for tourist spots despite cabinet rift
Holiday hopes boosted as quarantine lifted for arrivals from Balearics, Malta and some Caribbean islands
Daniel Morgan: Met Police accused of 'form of corruption' in report
The Metropolitan Police was institutionally corrupt in the way it concealed or denied its failings over the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan, a report has found.
UK immigration law hoards the spoils of colonialism
Britain enriched itself by exploiting other countries and their people, called them part of the British Empire, and now it’s shutting its doors and treating them like criminals.
Bishops of Britain and Scotland call for protection of vulnerable migrants
In a letter to authorities, the Bishops of Britain and Scotland highlight some areas of concern in the UK’s New Plan for Immigration and encourage all to break down the walls that separate us in order to build bridges that foster a cultu...
Senior Tory says Boris Johnson should resign if he breached ministerial rules
Leader of Scottish Conservatives says PM should ‘of course’ quit if he has not been honest about payments for Downing Street refurb
Theresa May among most trolled politicians in Britain
Home Secretary Priti Patel is number one, ahead of Nigel Farage and Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Let’s not go back to the denial and delusion of the Thatcher years
Nostalgia, royal navel-gazing and angst: modern Britain is in danger of repeating the mistakes of 40 years ago
Home Office: new deportation law may discriminate against ethnic minorities
Internal report reveals risk to migrant rough sleepers in crackdown
Covid: Arrests during anti-lockdown protests in London
Thousands of people have attended anti-lockdown demonstrations in London, after MPs urged the government to allow peaceful protest during lockdown.
New anti-protest bill targets Britain’s most marginalised, but history shows us that the people will not be silenced
Introduction of new legislation in the UK that will make it more difficult for people to protest is already causing great controversy. A glance at the past suggests the authoritarian measures will not end well for the government.
UN official raises concerns over UK offshore asylum plan
Refugee agency’s UK representative says such schemes run counter to spirit of solidarity
MPs vote in favour of bill cracking down on 'annoying' protests
A controversial bill that would give police more powers to crack down on protests has cleared its first hurdle in the Commons, paving the way for it to become law.
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