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19 May 2022

Residents voice concern ‘single men’ will be housed in a new asylum seeker centre

Home Affairs Correspondent

Residents in a North Yorkshire village are staging a protest tonight as the local council debates a vote of no confidence in Home Office plans to transform a former RAF base into a centre for 1,500 male asylum seekers.

Officials have said they want to have the centre up and running in the small village of Linton-on-Ouse by the end of this month, despite stiff local opposition.