We take a deeper look at some of the numbers in today’s release of official statistics on a different aspect of migration: the government’s pledge to reduce the backlog of asylum seekers awaiting a decision.
Universities are warning that billions of pounds could be lost to the economy because of the new restrictions.
This programme understands that another asylum seeker housed in a hotel in Leicestershire may have taken his own life.
A month ago asylum seekers being housed in the Leicestershire village of Kegworth were targeted by protesters.
This programme has learned that England and Wales’s second largest police force has admitted that a female member of its firearms unit was subject to sexual harassment and discrimination.
A barge due to house five hundred asylum seekers has arrived in Falmouth in Cornwall for a refit – before it moves onto its final destination in Dorset. Critics have described it as a “quasi prison” – with questions over living conditions and safety for those on board. Record numbers of people are waiting for…
When Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, millions watched on TV and it was followed across an Empire gripped by post-war austerity. The youngest people to witness that day are now in their seventies. Many of that generation – including those who came to make new lives in Britain – remain enthusiastic about the monarchy.…
Now final preparations are underway for the King’s coronation this weekend and London is already a hive of activity. But beyond the capital, how do people feel about the coronation – the attention, the expense and the future of the monarchy?
Now hundreds of asylum seekers are trapped in unsuitable housing – say campaigners – while they wait for the Home Office to decide their application. For those with disabilities – it’s even more of a problem – with some saying they’re struggling to cope in properties which aren’t properly accessible or fit for their needs.…
A bomb disposal team has been deployed in the Carrington area of Nottingham with roads closed off as police and emergency services respond to what they’re describing as an “ongoing incident”.
Hundreds of hotels around the UK are being used to house people seeking asylum while the authorities try to clear the growing backlog of cases.
The government says its plan to house thousands of asylum seekers in “basic and functional” accommodation on former military sites in Lincolnshire and Essex, plus a non-military site in East Sussex, is part of its drive to reduce the amount spent on hotel rooms.
Charities have raised concerns that Afghan refugees – many of whom helped British troops before the Taliban takeover – could end up homeless as a result of a new government plan to move them out of hotel accommodation.
The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has published his tax returns – showing he paid £118,500 in tax on his capital gains and income over the last two years.
CCTV has captured the moment a man was set on fire as he walked home from a mosque last night in Birmingham.