Care providers have told Channel 4 News that elderly and vulnerable people “will die” due to an unprecedented shortage of staff.
Plans to introduce vaccine passports in England for nightclubs or other crowded events have been scrapped in an apparent U-turn, just days after MPs defended the move.
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While the government has pledged to welcome up to 20,000 Afghans who’ve fled the Taliban over the next five years, some 3,000 people from Afghanistan have been stuck in the UK’s asylum system for years.
We hear from one Afghan man, now living in the Midlands.
Teaching unions are warning that disruption for pupils in England is “inevitable” as schools open after the summer holidays.
As Afghans struggle to board planes out of Kabul, the UK government promises “one of the most generous resettlement schemes in our country’s history”.
A five-year-old boy who died after falling from a hotel room window in Sheffield was an Afghan refugee, who had only just arrived with his family in the UK after escaping from the Taliban.
About half the people being supervised by the Probation Service in England and Wales have drug problems. But only 2 per cent of them are being referred for drug treatment. That’s according to a report from the Chief Inspector of Probation, who says the system lacks the focus and funding necessary to tackle the problem,…
When the decision to begin the withdrawal from Afghanistan was announced in June, the government said it would rapidly accelerate applications made under its Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy – many by former interpreters for British forces.
Drug-related deaths in England and Wales have reached an all-time high – with many of the deaths caused by opiates including heroin.
The UK is heading towards the “biggest overnight social security cut” since the modern welfare state was founded, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. They’ve been investigating the impact of the decision to cut Universal Credit payments by £20 a week from October, and they say it could plunge half a million more people into…
The so-called ‘pingdemic’ is having an impact on healthcare services. On Monday the guidance on self-isolating for frontline staff changed, meaning it can be replaced with regular testing and other safety measures.
The Government has confirmed it is considering plans to scrap the self-isolation requirement for people who are fully vaccinated if they take daily tests instead – this comes against a backdrop of soaring new cases across the UK.
The family and friends of two children who disappeared 25 years ago in the West Midlands have started digging in a location where they think the boys are buried.