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"Forgotten" refugees are being left hungry and homeless in England, a new report claims. They are being virtually abandoned by the government which has committed to protect them, according to campaigners. The Refugee Council explored the experience of newly recognised refugees within the first year of being granted asylum. When…
The Government has killed off an attempt by peers to make Britain offer sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe despite concern from Tory backbenchers. Suggestions that Tory rebels could force a Government defeat alongside Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats, were allayed as MPs voted 294 to…
The Government has paid more than £4 million in compensation to people held unlawfully in immigration detention centres in 2014-15. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme found that £4-5m was paid out in each of the previous three years as well, totalling £18m. About 30,000…
Children as young as six are arriving in Britain without their parents to claim asylum, it has emerged. The disclosure came as local authority officials gave evidence to a Lords committee on the issue of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. Andrew Ireland, corporate director of social care, health and well-being at Kent…
The Government is turning a "blind eye" on the "world's poorest and most vulnerable" by failing to provide an "adequate response" to the European migrant crisis, according to a group of aid agencies. In a damning report, 13 aid and refugee agencies accuse Britain and other EU member states of…
The Children's Commissioner for England has called on authorities in France to speed up processing scores of lone child asylum seekers who may be eligible to come to the UK. Anne Longfield has written to the French government asking for urgent action to be taken in relation to an estimated…
Mark Rylance, Jude Law and Paloma Faith are among more than 90 stars calling on David Cameron to step up the Government's commitment to reuniting refugees stranded across Europe with their families in the UK. The plea, issued in an open letter signed by leading figures from the arts and…
The Government has been defeated in the Lords as peers voted to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees into the country. Peers voted by 306 votes to 204, a majority of 102, to amend the Immigration Bill in order to require the Government to let the children, currently in Europe, come…
The Government has been defeated in the Lords over how long people can be held in detention under its flagship Immigration Bill. Peers voted by 187 votes to 170, a majority of 17, that detention periods should not exceed 28 days in total, unless a court decides otherwise due to…
Ministers must call on more areas to house asylum seekers as Britain faces unprecedented demand for accommodation, MPs have said. The system for allocating housing was labelled "unfair" with the majority moved into urban zones while "whole swathes" of the country receive none. Under the 'dispersal' scheme, councils sign up…
Charities have hailed potentially "ground-breaking" plans for Britain to take in vulnerable refugee children who have become separated from their families in Syria and other conflicts, the Government has announced. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said the UK would work with the United Nations refugee agency - the UNHCR - to…
The first Middlesbrough asylum seekers' homes with controversial red doors have had their entrances repainted, the services giant with the contract to house them has said. Doors on the properties in the Gresham area will be repainted a variety of colours so that they will not be so easily identifiable…
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Resigning with class!

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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