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Nicola Sturgeon has urged the Foreign Secretary to admit an even greater number of refugees to the UK - and also give Scotland more say in the negotiations over European Union (EU) reform. The Scottish First Minister met Philip Hammond for the first time since the Conservatives took full control…
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has lent his voice to the refugee crisis by fronting a short film in aid of Save The Children. The film, titled Help Is Coming, ties in with the release of a limited edition 7" and download of Crowded House's song by the same name. It…
Ministers are under fire for dramatically slashing funding for the support of hundreds of unaccompanied asylum-seeker children despite the rising numbers fleeing the war in Syria. Cash-strapped town halls are in negotiations with the Government over cash to deal with the extra 20,000 refugees from the crisis David Cameron promised…
The majority of Scotland’s 32 councils have already indicated a willingness to accommodate refugees affected by the current humanitarian crisis, Europe Minister Humza Yousaf said yesterday. Mr Yousaf was speaking at the close of the first meeting of a new task force set up by the First Minister to coordinate…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the Scottish Government will invest an initial £1M to ensure that services across Scotland are prepared to deal with the arrival of refugees. The funding will be co-ordinated by the taskforce set up to administer Scotland’s practical response to the humanitarian crisis in southern…
Some refugees in Northern Ireland are facing destitution and have problems in accessing benefits and other support, the British Red Cross warned. Applicants for asylum are not entitled to state benefits until their claim has been dealt with. Instead they are offered housing and a cash allowance. In the last…
Britain will take "thousands more" refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, as well as providing an additional £100 million in aid for those fleeing the conflict, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Downing Street declined to put a precise figure on the number of Syrians who will…
In 2007, IRISS undertook a digital preservation project to share – and safeguard – the migration story of 10,000 ‘orphans, waifs and strays” who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939. The Golden Bridge was first created as a exhibition at the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow. When…
David Cameron is expected to come forward with new plans within the next few days which could see thousands more Syrian refugees come to the UK. Urgent work was under way in Whitehall on the scale and nature of the plan, amid intense pressure on the Prime Minister over Britain's…
Nicola Sturgeon has written to David Cameron calling on the Prime Minister to increase the number of refugees taken in by the UK. An emotional First Minister told the Scottish Parliament that Scotland will do ''everything possible'' to help tackle the crisis as she spoke of how she had been…
From pensioners in Dorset offering their spare bedroom to a Syrian refugee, to cyclists in Cardiff travelling in convoy to donate bikes to migrants in Calais, the British public have been mobilising to help refugees. As David Cameron's Government comes under heavy criticism for failing to do enough to tackle…
A senior United Nations official has called on Britain to take more people fleeing Syria after shocking pictures of a drowned refugee boy ratcheted up the pressure on Europe's leaders to act. Peter Sutherland, the UN special representative on international migration, said while some countries were "massively bearing the burden"…
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Resigning with class!

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