Babies among 500 migrants to reach UK crammed in small boats in last three days

“Nothing they have done so far has worked. They have spent millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money fortifying the port at Calais, have increased patrols in the Channel, and are now escalating a failing strategy by calling in the military to deal with a humanitarian situation.

National Crime Agency to ‘relentlessly pursue’ organised crime

On the day the NCA was launched, Mrs May also revealed the government’s serious and organised crime strategy, which includes plans to ensure criminal assets cannot be hidden by spouses, that assets are frozen earlier and that prison sentences are increased for criminals who fail to pay confiscation orders.

Truck driver jailed for trying to smuggle almost £2million of cocaine into UK

“They also need the services of people like Kuchowicz to transport contraband across borders, so this serves as a reminder that those who attempt to smuggle drugs face being punished with a substantial prison sentence.”

Russian Mig-29 Fighter Escorts UK Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Barents Sea, MoD Says

“The Russian fighter’s crew identified the target as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the Royal Air Force and escorted it over the Barents Sea,” the agency said. Monday’s incident is considered to be the third time in recent months in which a foreign aircraft has been escorted over the Barents Sea, acording to the […]

Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?

Additional new government actions were not immediately clear. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was to ’take all appropriate and necessary steps’ so health care workers could get respirators needed when treating coronavirus patients. Shortages are a concern, as is the manufacture of many face masks for industrial rather than medical use. 

UK announces 2,919 more coronavirus cases 14 deaths as England braces for tougher lockdown rules from Monday amid rising cases in young people

At the same time, cases in over 80 year olds have dropped drastically since the height of the pandemic, when they made up the majority of Covid-19 cases, and have halved since July. Infections have stayed stable among those in their 60s and 70s, while very slightly increasing in those between the ages of 40 to […]

UK shamed over airport coronavirus tests with ’30 countries already doing them’

Heathrow does have a testing facility, in place since August, and could test thousands of arrivals each day, but the government refuses to agree with negative testing meaning quarantining can be bypassed so the unit is not operational.

UK’s tortuous divorce veers into new crisis

The Financial Times added that Johnson is preparing to introduce new UK legislation in the event that it does not secure a free-trade deal with the bloc. The paper said the legislation could override parts of the withdrawal agreement made with the EU last year that ensures the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish […]

Maria Kolesnikova: Germany and UK call for release of snatched Belarus opposition figure

The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, tweeted: “Seriously concerned for the welfare of Maria Kolesnikova in Belarus. Lukashenko’s regime must make her safe return their highest priority. The regime must cease brutalising protesters, release political prisoners and begin dialogue with the opposition.”

Maria Kolesnikova: Prominent Belarus opposition leader detained on Ukraine border

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