Welcome to Britain – so long as you’re a skilled care worker
Doctors, secondary school teachers and social workers from outside Europe will no longer be recruited to work in Britain under the points-based immigration system which is to come into force in November.
The three are the largest occupations represented among 300,000 skilled jobs currently open to non-European Union migrants which will be excluded under the new system.
Gordon Brown to unveil fuel poverty package to help families with energy bills
Gordon Brown is set to announce a long-awaited £1bn package to help families pay their soaring gas and electricity bills.
Immigrants’ centre set up to keep children out of detention to shut
The Home Office is abandoning a programme to accommodate children and their families outside immigration detention centres, it emerged last night.
Millbank, a former old people’s home in Ashford, Kent, was converted into a home for asylum-seeker families as part of an “alternative to detention” government pilot last year.
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Police memo reveals true scale of knife crime
Violent attacks and knife crime happen far more often than official figures show, police chiefs have admitted.
An internal memo seen by the Mirror says there has been significant under-recording of gun crime, knife crime and GBH – serious assault.
The number of teenagers showing signs of depression has risen dramatically over the last 50 years, a mental health expert has revealed.