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

The organisation’s refugee and migrant rights programme director Steve Valdez-Symonds said: “What is needed is co-operation with France to share responsibility for providing a place of safety, including the UK Government reuniting families and enabling more people to travel safely to make asylum claims in this country.

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

Earlier in the day, the Russian National Defence Control Center announced that a Russian MiG-31 fighter flew to “intercept” a Norwegian R-3S Orion patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea, while the MiG-29 was “intercepting” a UK Royal Air Force ‘Raytheon Sentinel’ surveillance aircraft in the same area.

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?

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House oversight committee, told a panel of expert witnesses during a hearing on the disease: ‘This morning we were informed that President Trump and Vice President Pence have called our witnesses to an emergency meeting at the White House. We don’t know the details, just that it is […]

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

Data from the Covid Symptom Tracker app, run by King’s College London, shows there were days in March and April when more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus were estimated to have been caught in the UK. But testing figures were showing fewer than 6,500, meaning that the numbers of cases now cannot be compared like […]

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

Brussels had earlier said there would not be enough time for the European Parliament to translate and ratify any deal reached after mid-October, without the UK agreeing to extend the transition period that has been in place since it left the bloc on Jan 31 and which ends on Dec 31.

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

On Monday, unidentified masked men are said to have snatched Kolesnikova off the street and driven her away in a minivan in what appears to be a targeted attempt by the authorities to wipe out the protest movement. It is unclear who abducted Koselnikova. Her Coordination Council colleagues who have disappeared include Anton Rodnenkov, Ivan […]

Maria Kolesnikova: Prominent Belarus opposition leader detained on Ukraine border

More from Belarus Belarus protests: UK says release of ‘abducted’ Maria Kolesnikova must be ‘highest priority’ Belarus: More than 100,000 protest as ‘masked snatch squads pull students into vans’ ‘Happy birthday, you rat’: Protesters target Lukashenko on embattled Belarus leader’s 66th birthday ‘There were blood smears on the walls’: Belarus protesters traumatised by brutal treatment […]