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video 22 December 2012 UK

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Will Santa Claus bring retailers 5bn of Xmas cheer?

Retailers predict shoppers will spend 5bn this weekend ahead of Christmas. But after a bleak year for the economy, is this a touch of wishful thinking? James Blake reports.

article 04 December 2012 Politics
Autumn statement cuts will be used to fund a boost in schools spending. (Getty)
Autumn statement cuts to fund 5bn schools boost

Government plans to cut spending in Whitehall departments and invest an extra 5bn in schools and other capital projects will "make our country work better", says David Cameron.

article 21 November 2012 World
The UK Border Agency plans to change the rules to alow foreign and Commonwealth soldiers who risked their lives for Britain to avoid deportation - even those with minor criminal convictions.
by Border Agency U-turn on deportation of FCO soldiers

The UK Border Agency plans to change the rules to allow foreign and Commonwealth soldiers who risked their lives for Britain to avoid deportation - even those with minor criminal convictions.

article 21 November 2012 UK
Army discipline often equivalent to 'kangaroo courts'
by Army discipline often equivalent to 'kangaroo courts'

Exclusive: A damning report written by a serving officer has found that the army is "rarely transparent or accountable, and frequently unlawful" in the way it handles complaints and discipline.

article 28 October 2012 UK
Former defence secretary Liam Fox (Getty)
by F&C soldier deportations: 'breach of military covenant'

Exclusive: Former defence secretary Dr Liam Fox tells Channel 4 News Home Office rules which are leaving foreign and commonwealth soldiers facing deportation are "a breach of the military covenant".

article 06 October 2012 UK
British soldier in Afghanistan (Reuters)
by Army wrongly advised soldiers over disciplinary hearings

Exclusive: British commanders were unaware of the serious implications that follow from disciplinary findings against foreign and Commonwealth soldiers until they were reported by Channel 4 News.

article 24 September 2012 UK
Exclusive: a serving soldier with the British forces, who is under threat of deportation, tells Channel 4 News that if he is sent back to his homeland he could be imprisoned for being a mercenary.
by F&C soldier could face prison if deported

Exclusive: a serving soldier with British armed forces, who is under threat of deportation, tells Channel 4 News that if he is sent back to his homeland he could be imprisoned for being a mercenary.

article 10 August 2012 UK
L Cpl Isimeli 'Bale' Baleiwai
by UKBA ignores own guidance on F&C soldiers settlement

Exclusive: Channel 4 News has obtained a Border Agency letter stating that Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers disciplined by the army without court martial, should not be considered for deportation.

article 30 July 2012 UK
L Cp Baleiwai was given 28 days to leave the UK
by Fijian-born soldier given leave to remain in UK

A Foreign and Commonwealth soldier in the British Army who Channel 4 News revealed was facing deportation is given discretionary leave to remain in the UK.