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Windrush: What is the 'hostile environment' immigration policy?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] It’s been blamed for the Windrush scandal, leaving people incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. BBC News – Home

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Sports Minister Tracey Crouch 'declaring war on fans' over safe standing, say FSF

Media playback is not supported on this device Sports Minister Tracey Crouch is “declaring war on fans” by turning a blind eye to safe standing, says the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF). The government says there are no plans to change the all-seater policy at stadiums after recently rejecting West Brom’s plans for rail seating. That…

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Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The ex-FBI chief tells the BBC the US is becoming “numb” to the president’s “impulsive behaviour”. BBC News – Home

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Hottest April day in UK since 1949

Temperatures have soared to over 29C in parts of London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years. The unusually warm weather across the UK is the result of low pressure over the Atlantic and high pressure over western Europe drawing in warm air. Thursday’s high of 29.1C was recorded at St James’s…

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Sam Allardyce: Everton boss says fan survey was 'a marketing slip-up'

Everton boss Sam Allardyce says a survey sent to fans asking them to rate his performance on a scale of zero to 10 was “a marketing slip-up”. The survey was part of an exercise with a fan panel designed to discover how connected they feel to the club. Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman as manager in…

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Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her

The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles takes over “one day”, as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically…

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Graham Norton leads tributes to TV star Dale Winton

Media playback is unsupported on your device Graham Norton has led tributes to TV and radio presenter Dale Winton, who has died at the age of 62. Norton thanked him for the “the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got – don’t quit the hit!” The former Supermarket Sweep host died at his home…

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Chelsea's Alonso to miss FA Cup semi-final after being given three-match ban

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been given a three-match ban for violent conduct after a tackle on Shane Long in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Southampton. He will miss Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against the same opponents at Wembley, plus Premier League matches at Burnley on Thursday and Swansea on 28 April. The Spaniard denied the…

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Debenhams sales hit by 'Beast from the East'

Debenhams has reported another slide in profits and sales after freezing weather in late February temporarily closed 100 stores in the UK. The retailer said like-for-like sales fell by 2.2% in the 26 weeks to 3 March, while profit sank 84% to £13.5m. The retailer also lowered expectations for annual profits and said chief financial…

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Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe…

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