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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Friday 26 October 2012
A series of marches by a right-wing group has been banned amid fears of violence on the streets.
Monday 15 October 2012
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.
Thursday 19 July 2012
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
Thursday 12 July 2012
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.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Claims of discrimination over Green's plan for a two-tier system to end delays at Heathrow
Thursday 05 July 2012
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.
Thursday 24 May 2012
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.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
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.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
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.
Thursday 03 May 2012
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.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Scale of job losses emerges after Government drafts in help to tackle long queues
Tuesday 01 May 2012
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.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Repeated failed attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada have cost nearly £1million in legal fees, the Government confirmed.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
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.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
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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