Chingford fire: female resident dies in blaze at care home

Chingford fire: female resident dies in blaze at care home

A female resident has died in a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities. More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the flats in Chingford, north-east London, just before 2.15am on Friday. Richard Janssens from the London fire brigade said a female resident had died by the time they arrived. She […]

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

When Leighton Joseph Robinson, 58, went to Jamaica for his 50th birthday, it was the first time he had been back to the Caribbean since arriving in Britain aged six. But what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime holiday turned into a nightmare when, on his way home, he was stopped at […]

May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

The hostile immigration environment Theresa May set out to create when she was at the Home Office was regarded by some ministers as “almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany” in the way it is working, the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, has said. Who are the Windrush generation? They are people who arrived […]

UK confirms post-Brexit passport deal with Gemalto

UK confirms post-Brexit passport deal with Gemalto

Image copyright EPA The government has officially confirmed that Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto will make the UK’s post-Brexit blue passports. Earlier, the UK’s De La Rue said it had abandoned its plan to appeal against the government’s decision to award the contract to Gemalto. Chief executive Martin Sutherland told the BBC he remained “surprised and disappointed” […]

UK winemakers toast record year

UK winemakers toast record year

Image copyright Camel Valley Wines 2018 Image caption There is speculation Camel Valley wines may be served at the upcoming royal wedding after they were granted a royal warrant A record number of bottles of UK-made wine reached the market last year, up 64% from 2016, as vineyards released more sparkling and specialist wines. The […]

Travel delays expected as UK braced for more snow

Travel delays expected as UK braced for more snow

The UK is set for more disruption on the roads, air and railways as torrential rain and snow are on the way. There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel, the Met Office said. Road users can expect difficult […]

US, UK soldiers killed in Syria blast identified

US, UK soldiers killed in Syria blast identified

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Russia complains about alleged search of airplane in UK

Russia complains about alleged search of airplane in UK

Last updated 20:00, March 31 2018 JOHN TAGGART/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The Russian Embassy in the UK is angry at the search (file photo). The Russian Embassy in Britain has complained about the alleged search of a Russian airliner that landed at London’s Heathrow Airport. The embassy said British Border Forces and Customs officers searched an Aeroflot flight […]

British soldier killed by IED in Syria in first UK troop death in fight against Isil

British soldier killed by IED in Syria in first UK troop death in fight against Isil

While Isil has largely been cleared from northern Syria, sleeper cells are known to operate and have carried out a number of insurgent attacks in recent months. Special forces units are known to be on the ground in Syria, securing areas retaken from Isil, but officials have refused to comment on their activities. Manbij is […]

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