‘Effective amnesty’ for thousands of asylum seekers
Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers whose cases were lost or overlooked by the Home Office are set to be allowed to stay in Britain in what critics condemned as an “effective amnesty”.
Teenage drug-dealers banned from Devon
Two teenagers were told to leave Devon within 12 hours and not return for two years yesterday after being caught dealing drugs in Exeter. Police successfully applied for an antisocial behaviour order (Asbo) on Jonathan Burns, 19, and Anthony Busutill, 18, from Manchester, to keep them away from the area.
Unions face tough fight to influence Labour policy
Ministers and union leaders convene in Warwick today for a crucial policy meeting to decide Labour’s priorities for the party’s general election manifesto.
Diplomats rescue British teenager from forced marriage
A British teenager has been rescued from a forced marriage to her Bangladeshi cousin after begging diplomats to help her.
Bishops do the Lambeth walk to end poverty
Nothing unites warring factions so much as a common enemy and, as 650 bishops left their encampment in Canterbury to march on the capital yesterday, they at last had a single purpose.
Drugs keep Aids victims alive for 13 years longer
Life expectancy for people with HIV/Aids has risen by more than 13 years in the past decade, thanks to the more effective use of drugs.