Media Reports Archive : January 2021


More than 300,000 people from Hong Kong will begin arriving in Britain from Sunday when new visa route opens in wake of China's national security law

Around 300,000 people are expected to leave Hong Kong for Britain using a new visa route which opens on Sunday, it was revealed today

Mail Online - 29 Jan 2021

Only 17% of Windrush scandal victims have received payouts as figures show £2.9m has been paid to 300 people after 1,761 compensation claims

Only 17% of victims involved in the Windrush scandal have received compensation as figures show £2.9m has been paid out to 300 people

Mail Online - 29 Jan 2021

Care boss and lover used boys as drug mules

A children’s care manager and her lover have been jailed for using vulnerable boys as drug mules to sell heroin and crack cocaine

The Times - 29 Jan 2021

Suspected immigrant found walking down M42

A suspected immigrant was spotted by cops walking down the hardshoulder of the M42

Coventry Telegraph - 28 Jan 2021

First migrants released from Saudi detention centres arrive home after Telegraph investigation

Almost a year after they were arrested and locked up in slave-camp like conditions in Saudi Arabia, tens of thousands of migrants will be repatriated

The Telegraph - 28 Jan 2021

Penally asylum camp 'horrendous' cost to council

Housing asylum seekers at a military camp could leave a Welsh authority 'nearly half a million pounds out of pocket', claims a councillor.

BBC - 28 Jan 2021

Schizophrenic Albanian woman who slashed seven-year-old girl to death at random in front of her parents on Mother's Day has her jail sentence increased after judge made 'error'

A killer who slit the throat of a seven-year-old girl in a random park attack on Mother's Day has had her sentence increased

Mail Online - 27 Jan 2021

Majority of Calais refugees believe Brexit will make getting UK asylum easier, poll shows

The majority of refugees living in Calais believe Brexit has made it easier to secure asylum in the UK, according to a poll.

Evening Standard - 27 Jan 2021

'Lazy' Britons aren't the reason for the UK's migrant workforce

Consumers will have to pay more for food if Brexit cuts the flow of workers

Financial Times - 27 Jan 2021

Illegal immigrant walks into Lutterworth medical centre and hands himself in

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant has been arrested by police after he gave himself up to shocked staff at a medical centre in Lutterworth

Harborough Mail - 27 Jan 2021

'NO justice' if my son's killer dies from Covid: Agony of Lee Rigby's mother as Michael Adebowale 'fights for breath' on ventilator – prompting fbears his death from the virus would spare him spending rest of his life in jail

The mother of soldier Lee Rigby said there will be no justice if his murderer Michael Adebowale escapes his prison sentence by dying of coronavirus

Mail Online - 26 Jan 2021

Thousands of EU care workers in UK face losing immigration status

Thousands of care workers in the UK risk being criminalised and losing their right to work overnight

The Independent - 26 Jan 2021

UK asylum seekers told claims at risk if they ‘misbehave’

People held at temporary Home Office refugee camps are being threatened that their asylum claims will be harmed if they “misbehave”

The Guardian - 26 Jan 2021

Britain closes the door on unaccompanied child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees will no longer be given sanctuary in the UK, the immigration minister has said

The Independent - 26 Jan 2021

Asylum seekers moving from Napier Barracks in Folkestone to hotels

Around 100 people will be moved over the next few days to make it easier for people to social distance at the site in Folkestone

Kent Online - 26 Jan 2021

Close the borders now – there won’t be a second chance

Keeping the borders open risks undoing all the progress we've made in the fight against Covid

CapX - 26 Jan 2021

Prisons too soft on extremist inmates, warns terrorism watchdog

Convicted terrorists are not being prosecuted for radicalising fellow inmates and extremism is being “encouraged” behind bars

The Times - 25 Jan 2021

Denmark's PM backs 'zero asylum seekers' in lurch to the right

Denmark's Social Democrat prime minister has declared that she wants the country to receive 'zero asylum seekers'

The Telegraph - 25 Jan 2021

People smuggler jailed for piloting 36 asylum seekers across the Channel

A man who piloted 36 fellow asylum seekers in overloaded inflatable boats across the English Channel has been jailed

Kent Online - 22 Jan 2021

Family of Reading terror victim calls for 'meaningful change' as killer had avoided deportation

The killer had been denied asylum by the Home Office in 2012, but was not deported because of a 'legal barrier'

The Telegraph - 22 Jan 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Sham marriage mastermind, 40, who recruited brides for fake weddings so immigrants could stay in the UK WILL be deported to Poland herself after losing lengthy legal battle with three Home Secretaries

A woman who recruited brides to take part in sham marriages so immigrants could remain in the UK will be deported herself

Mail Online - 22 Jan 2021

Priti Patel wants to keep housing asylum seekers at disused Kent Army barracks despite calls to shut it down amid Covid outbreak and hunger strikes over 'unbearable' conditions

Priti Patel wants to keep housing asylum seekers at a disused Kent Army barracks despite calls to shut it down

Mail Online - 21 Jan 2021

First migrant to win asylum in UK on the grounds they are non-binary says they feel 'blessed' and praises 'open minded' people of Liverpool who pay compliments and make the city

Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, said that they feel 'blessed' to live in Liverpool which 'feels like home' after winning their case to settle in Britain

Mail Online - 21 Jan 2021

Illegal immigrant found asleep at Bradford house packed with 346 cannabis plants

Stefan Musta, 34, was found asleep in the house and after his arrest he admitted that he had come into the country illegally about a year ago

Yorkshire Live - 21 Jan 2021

Lorry driver jailed after smuggling 51 illegal immigrants at Killingholme docks

A people smuggler who had 51 illegal immigrants in his lorry at Killingholme docks has been jailed

Grimsby Live - 21 Jan 2021

Asylum seekers to leave controversial Penally camp in Pembrokeshire

Asylum seekers are being moved out of a controversial camp in Pembrokeshire, the Home Office have confirmed

Wales Online - 21 Jan 2021

Border staff are to be given power to use 'reasonable force' to fingerprint migrants in France in bid deal with crisis of Channel crossings

Border Force officers are to be given new powers to use 'reasonable force' to fingerprint migrants in France

Mail Online - 20 Jan 2021

DOUBLE Covid checks to enter Britain: Huge queues as BOTH airlines and Border Force check for correct virus paperwork... but anyone without negative test is fined £500 and let into UK anyway

Travellers flying into Britain are having their Covid paperwork checked by both airlines and Border Force officials

Mail Online - 20 Jan 2021

EU immigration: Frontex faces scrutiny over its growing role

To its supporters, Frontex — a once-obscure agency based in Warsaw — has become key to the EU’s strategy of controlling entry to its territory

Financial Times - 20 Jan 2021

MPs try to block Priti Patel’s pick to scrutinise immigration plans, fearing nominee won’t stand up to her

MPs are trying to block Priti Patel’s pick to scrutinise her immigration policies, fearing he will fail to stand up to her or for Windrush victims

The Independent - 20 Jan 2021

'100 asylum seekers at former military barracks test positive for coronavirus'

A coronavirus outbreak at a former army barracks being used to house asylum seekers in Kent could now have grown to at least 100 positive cases

ITV - 20 Jan 2021

Up to two million Hongkongers could move to UK under new visa

Around half a million people from Hong Kong are expected to move to the UK in the next year

The Telegraph - 19 Jan 2021

Britain deported 4,000 fewer foreign criminals in 2020 despite tough talking from Priti Patel

BRITAIN deported 4,000 fewer foreign criminals in 2020 despite get-tough talk from Priti Patel

The Sun - 19 Jan 2021

Border Force detain 36 migrants trying to cross the Channel bringing the total this year to more than 200 after 8,417 arrived in 2020

A total of 36 migrants have been detained while attempting to cross the Channel by UK authorities, with a further 27 stopped by the French

Mail Online - 18 Jan 2021

Two Romanian men are found living in 'filthy' abandoned Sussex department store without hot water, heating or flushing toilets sparki

Police opened a modern slavery probe after finding two men living in 'filthy conditions at an abandoned department store on the South coast

Mail Online - 18 Jan 2021

Four 'suspected Albanian gangsters' are charged with money laundering and drug trafficking after investigators seize £340,000 in cash and cocaine worth £400,000

Four members of a suspected Albanian crime gang have been charged with money laundering and drug dealing offences

Mail Online - 18 Jan 2021

Illegal camp on London's Park Lane that was home to Romanian beggars and linked to rise in crime and anti-social behaviour is torn down after SEVEN YEARS

An illegal camp on London's Park Lane that was home to Romanian beggars has finally been torn down

Mail Online - 18 Jan 2021

Palestinian refugee who spent much of 2020 on hunger strike in bizarre row with Home Office over his age is ruled to be 31 years old by Court of Appeal judge... despite insisting he's only 26

A Palestinian refugee who spent much of 2020 on hunger strike in a row with the Home Office over his age is ruled to be 31 years old

Mail Online - 18 Jan 2021

Exclusive: Albanian criminal twice deported from Britain boasts on social media about his return to the UK

A prolific Albanian burglar twice deported from the UK for his crimes has sneaked back into Britain as an illegal immigrant

The Telegraph - 18 Jan 2021

Europeans are leaving England but staying in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Europeans are leaving England but continuing to live in Remain-voting Scotland and Northern Ireland, Government data has shown

The Telegraph - 18 Jan 2021

Coronavirus sparks exodus of foreign-born people from UK

Coronavirus has sparked an exodus of immigrants from the UK

Financial Times - 15 Jan 2021

Drug dealer who was saved from being deported to Jamaica in last-minute appeal is set free by judge

A Jamaican drug dealer whose deportation was halted by a last-minute appeal was freed from custody by a judge last night

Mail Online - 15 Jan 2021

Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy

NRPF is a condition applied to people in the UK with a temporary immigration status who are eligible to live and work in the country

The Independent - 15 Jan 2021

The Times view on restricting arrivals during the Covid pandemic: Border Express

From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Boris Johnson has too often done too little, too late

The Times - 15 Jan 2021

Hongkongers with British links face ban on holding public office

China is considering a series of measures against Hongkongers who have links to Britain, including barring them from holding public office

The Times - 15 Jan 2021

Just one in TEN passengers arriving in the UK are being checked to make sure they comply with Covid quarantine rules, MPs are told

Only around 10% of passengers arriving in the UK are being checked to make sure they are complying with coronavirus quarantine rules

Mail Online - 14 Jan 2021

Migrants will have to be able to speak Swedish to become citizens under country's new proposals – after years of liberal migration

Migrants will have to speak Swedish and show understanding of the country's culture in order to become citizens

Mail Online - 14 Jan 2021

Devolution of tax and immigration needed says Citizens Assembly in first report

The radical suggestions are part of a catalogue of recommendations by the Citizen Assembly

The Scotsman - 14 Jan 2021

Up to 40 asylum seekers living at UK's first migrant camp at Kent Army barracks chant 'freedom' and wave banners while going on hunger strike in protests over conditions inside camp

Up to 40 asylum seekers living at Britain's first migrant camp in Kent went on hunger strike and are sleeping outdoors in protest at conditions

Mail Online - 13 Jan 2021

Reading terror victim's family demands to know why murderer was in UK after asylum had been rejected

The family of one of the men murdered in the Reading terror attack has demanded to know why the failed Libyan asylum seeker was even in the country

The Telegraph - 13 Jan 2021

Three more migrant children are rescued from the English Channel as Border Force sends out boat to stop crossings after 160 arrived over weekend

Three children have been rescued from the English Channel after Border Force sent out a boat to stop crossings

Mail Online - 12 Jan 2021

Mercedes driver arrested in Liversedge for immigration offence

POLICE arrested a driver for entering the UK illegally, after officers caught them doing excess speed.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus - 12 Jan 2021

Ministers refuse calls from senior Tories to protect trafficking victims

Ministers have refused calls from senior Tories to provide immigration protection for trafficking survivors

The Independent - 12 Jan 2021

£93,500 legal aid for killer who dodged deportation: Convicted murderer who was allowed to stay in UK after last-minute appeal got huge handout for lawyers for fight case

A convicted murderer who dodged deportation to Jamaica with a last-minute appeal has been awarded £93,000 in legal aid, it can be disclosed

Mail Online - 11 Jan 2021

Priti Patel sets up high-tech command centre in war on people smugglers ferrying migrants across The Channel – as 20 more refugees make dangerous crossing today

A new command centre aimed at catching people smugglers ferrying migrants across the English Channel has been set up by Priti Patel

Mail Online - 11 Jan 2021

Border Force stops boat ferrying up to 35 migrants towards Sussex coast - the second Channel dash made since UK officially left EU on New Year's Day

Border Force has stopped a boat ferrying up to 35 migrants towards the Sussex coast, the second Channel dash made since the UK officially left the EU

Mail Online - 11 Jan 2021

EU citizens banned from using ID cards to enter UK after rising terrorism and crime concerns

EU citizens will be banned from using ID cards to enter the UK from October because they are so easy to fake

The Telegraph - 11 Jan 2021

Smugglers who killed 39 Vietnamese migrants bringing them into the UK in a sealed lorry hang their heads as court hears their dying victims' final pleas

The final moments of the dying victims as they gasped for air and cried for help were played at London's Old Bailey on Thursday

Mail Online - 8 Jan 2021

Coronavirus outbreak forces Sussex immigration centre to close after bug ‘spreads like wildfire’

AN immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport has been forced to close due to a large Covid outbreak

The Sun - 8 Jan 2021

Failed asylum seeker uses fake ID to hide in Leicester for more than 10 years

An asylum seeker refused permission to stay in the UK used false identity documents to live, work and rent a house in Leicester

Leicester Mercury - 8 Jan 2021

MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, slams plans for asylum seeker centre

Romsey and Southampton North MP, Caroline Nokes, started a joint petition against the plans for a temporary facility for up to 500 people on Ministry

Hampshire Chronicle - 8 Jan 2021

Hong Kong: China crackdown is likely to boost migration to UK

The UK will open a new immigration route that will, in principle, allow an estimated 5.4 million Hong Kong residents to move to the UK

The Conversation - 7 Jan 2021

Moment Reading knifeman bought weapon he used to kill three - as photo emerges of him holding Kalashnikov and it is revealed police missed chance to stop him

Reading killer has been pictured clutching a Kalashnikov while video footage has revealed the moment he bought the knife he used to kill his victims

Mail Online - 6 Jan 2021

Home secretary Priti Patel accused of 'forgetting' about everyday policing by former Met commissioner Lord Blair who says she is too focused on cutting illegal immigration

Priti Patel was today accused of forgetting about the 'practical issues' facing police because she is too focused on cutting illegal immigration

Mail Online - 5 Jan 2021

First migrants cross The Channel since Brexit as dinghy carrying 10 people is intercepted by Border Force patrol in -1C freeze after record 8,410 made treacherous journey in 2020

The first migrants to cross The Channel since the UK's new Brexit deal came into force have been brought into Dover

Mail Online - 5 Jan 2021

Is the Government about to sell us down the river on immigration?

2021 is not even a week old and already the first illegal immigrants have arrived at the Port of Dover

The Telegraph - 5 Jan 2021

Three migrants are rescued from a small boat while trying to cross the Channel on New Year's Day as journeys continue despite Brexit and freezing weather

Three migrants have been rescued from a small boat while attempting to cross the freezing Channel to Britain on New Year's day

Mail Online - 4 Jan 2021

Channel migrants make 5am New Year's Eve dash to reach UK before Brexit deadline

Thirty-three migrants on four boats crossed the Channel under the cover of darkness in freezing temperatures on Thursday morning

Telegraph - 4 Jan 2021

Priti Patel ignores woke stars as she pledges 'regular drumbeat' of deportation

Priti Patel has vowed to defy 'do-gooder' celebrities and activist lawyers by making deportation flights to Jamaica a 'regular drumbeat'

Mail Online - 4 Jan 2021

Immigration officers launch hunt for Strictly star Neil Jones's Colombian ex-girlfriend Luisa Eusse 'after her UK visa expired when the couple split'

Neil Jones' ex girlfriend was today being hunted by immigration officers after her visa to stay in the UK expired

Mail Online - 4 Jan 2021

The man who fell from the sky: what drove Carlito Vale to stow away in the landing gear of a jumbo jet?

Films are often described as a journey, but the lengths we travel, both literally and metaphorically, in The Man Who Fell from the Sky are vast

Telegraph - 4 Jan 2021

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