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Rules that grant stopped motorists seven days to present their driving licence at a police station will be swept away under plans to issue officers with hand-held machines that will instantly call up licences.

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Minister agrees to ban on London EDL marches

A series of marches by a right-wing group has been banned amid fears of violence on the streets.

Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell after he met Police Federation members at his constituency office on Friday

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Embattled Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell returned to the Commons front line for the first time since his foul-mouthed row with Downing Street police and was soon reminded of his troubles by Labour MPs.

Border Agency strike threat may bring new Olympics chaos

The UK Border Agency could be hit by a strike during the Olympics after Home Office workers voted to go on strike yesterday, raising further concerns about the ability of the country to handle the influx from the Games.

Border staff with limited immigration training will plug gaps at London's Heathrow Airport over summer

Visitors arriving into London’s Heathrow Airport over the summer won’t suffer long queues, but they will be met by border staff with only basic training and little immigration experience, a watchdog’s report warned today.

The Immigration Minister, Damian Green, insists all airport desks will be staffed for the Games

One line for the rich, another for the poor: minister's solution to border control crisis

Claims of discrimination over Green's plan for a two-tier system to end delays at Heathrow

At least 150,000 illegal migrants may still be in UK

At least 150,000 migrants have been refused permission to stay in the UK but the authorities do not know how many have left, a watchdog has warned.

250,000 a year still migrate to UK

Net immigration to the UK remains above 250,000 a year despite a small fall since the coalition Government took over, according to the latest independent figures.

Immigration Minister Damian Green blames wrong type of wind for chaos at Heathrow

Emergency plans to hire 70 more staff at troubled Heathrow were announced by the Immigration Minister yesterday as he acknowledged that the huge queues at the airport may be damaging Britain's reputation abroad.

‘It is one of the most depressing reports I have read in terms of policy implementation’ Margaret Hodge, PAC chairman

Student visa 'chaos' led to rush of illegal immigrants

Immigration chiefs were accused yesterday of presiding over "complete chaos" when the bungled introduction of a new student visa regime led to an influx of migrants to Britain to work illegally.

Judges to consider Abu Qatada appeal next week

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will meet next week to consider whether the Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada can appeal against deportation from Britain.

The Immigration minister, Damian Green, said BAA and the Border Force had to work better together

Heathrow given 80 staff – but 900 were cut across UK

Scale of job losses emerges after Government drafts in help to tackle long queues

Union issues warning over Heathrow queues plan

Government plans to bring in 80 extra staff to tackle unacceptable delays at Heathrow Airport are like "putting a sticking plaster on a serious injury", a union warned today.

Failed attempts to deport Qatada have cost nearly £1million

Repeated failed attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada have cost nearly £1million in legal fees, the Government confirmed.

Theresa May ordered that the UK Border Force be separated from the UK Border Agency (UKBA)

New standards for UK border checks to be set out, says Damian Green

Clear minimum standards for border checks will be brought in after last year's row exposed staff cutting corners and acting without ministerial approval, the Immigration Minister said today.

Nigel Morris: Home Secretary may be set for departure if border problems return

It is more than five years since John Reid arrived at the Home Office and denounced the Immigration Service as "not fit for purpose". Three Home Secretaries and one change of Government later, it seems to be business as usual. John Vine paints a familiar picture of poor internal communications, lax record-keeping and an apparent disregard for keeping ministers in the loop.

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