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Illegal attempts to enter UK on rise
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, figures suggest, as nearly 12,000 were stopped in four months.

UK Election Delays Top Energy Appointment
The energy industry's leading trade association is to wait until after the General Election before appointing a new chief executive amid intense political scrutiny of the sector. Sky News understands that ...

EU court gives UK visa direction
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the country from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.

UK cannot block non-EU family
The UK cannot block non-European Union family members from entering the country without a travel permit, EU judges have ruled, in a decision which potentially opens Britain's borders to large numbers of non-EU nationals.

Hart still UK's most desirable place
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.

UK must probe its role in CIA torture, says UN legal expert
UN’s former special rapporteur on torture says claims such as sanctioned use of Diego Garcia as ‘black site’ to render Libyans must be examined The UK must launch an independent investigation into its alleged role in the CIA torture programme, according to the United Nations legal expert who unearthed evidence that the British territory of Diego Garcia was used as a “black site” to hold ...

UK to aid children affected by Ebola
The UK announces a £2.5m grant for the charity Unicef to help children affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

How German Christmas markets came to the UK
The lure of a German Christmas market in Leeds

My first Christmas in the UK
New arrivals reveal how far they have come – and what the country looks like through an immigrant’s eyes Ana Fletcher, 28, was born in Indonesia. She arrived in the UK in August and lives with her husband, a pub manager, in Huddersfield. They have a four-year-old daughter, and Ana has a 10-year-old son in Indonesia. Continue reading...

The UK's most desirable places to live
The Hampshire district of Hart is the most desirable place to live in the UK for the third year running, according to a new survey. The 2013 Halifax Quality of Life Survey found Hart residents are the ...

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