Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Blue badge fraud prosecutions have doubled in three years, with professional people such as lawyers and architects among the offenders.

Blue Badge thefts soar as 'callous fraudsters' target disabled drivers and passengers

People are issued with Blue Badges because they find it difficult to walk

Lawyers protest outside Parliament against cuts to legal aid fees

Legal aid cuts: Lawyers' boycott called off amid signs of agreement with Michael Gove

Solicitors launched the action on 1 July in response to a 8.75% cut

British Labour Party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn addresses over a thousand supporters in Middlesbrough

Jeremy Corbyn victory in Labour leadership contest could face 'legal challenge'

Andy Burnham team says 'entryists' will undermine integrity of election

PM David Cameron

Record levels of immigration to Britain: David Cameron should take the increase as a compliment

The latest figures showed that 318,000 more people settled in this country last year than left it, just 2,000 short of the high in 2005

French politicians have called for a renegotiation of the 2003 Treaty of Le Touquet, which moved the British border from the Kent coast to Calais

Calais crisis: Britain set to pay for migrants to be returned to home countries

The move was announced in an Anglo-French joint declaration signed by Theresa May, during a visit to Calais

The UK embassy is set to open for the first time since it was attacked by a mob in 2011

Britain to reopen embassy in Iran as Phillip Hammond becomes first Foreign Secretary to visit country in over a decade

With an end to sanctions, foreign businesses are already queuing up to clinch contracts in Iran, which has vast oil and gas reserves

Migrants run on the shuttle tracks after they succeeded to jump over the fences and avoid the French patrols on the outskirts of Calais.

Record levels of immigration to Britain set to become major headache for David Cameron

New statistics will bring more pressure to bear on David Cameron

Buses queue up for passengers on the streets of Manchester

Bus service 'decimation' leaves millions across England isolated due to council budgets cuts, warns report

Think-tank reveals bus use outside London has fallen by 36.5 per cent since services were deregulated in 1986 and calls for the establishment of 'total transport authorities'

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham speaking at the Peoples Museum in Manchester on Monday

Andy Burnham accuses senior Labour figures of creating 'bad blood' amid Jeremy Corbyn attacks

Burnham's comments came amid tensions between the candidates who fear that Corbyn could have gained an unstoppable groundswell of support

The Home Secretary, Theresa May

Theresa May set to sign new deal with French government to tackle migrant crisis

The deal will include measures to deal with the gangs who traffic migrants, and a promise to step up humanitarian support

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