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Held killer faces extradition: Arrest an hour before legal loophole would have let runaway go free

BRITAIN is seeking the extradition of an escaped killer arrested in Ireland 62 minutes before a legal loophole would have meant he was a free man.

Letter: Broader role for MPs as a safeguard for deportees

Sir: You are correct to highlight the policing aspect of immigration cases and to commend the efforts of Paul Condon and Bernie Grant in trying to resolve the potentially disastrous situation that may well have followed the death of Joy Gardner ('Give deportees their dignity', 5 August). However, your leading article fails to acknowledge sufficiently that the issue of immigration control is not merely a policing issue.

Foreign trips cost pounds 2m

JOHN MAJOR'S overseas visits since he came to power in December 1990 have cost the taxpayer more than pounds 2m, writes Chris Blackhurst.

BCCI wreath

On the second anniversary of the collapse of the Bank of Commerce and Credit International yesterday, Keith Vaz, the campaigning MP, leaves a wreath at the Bank of England on behalf of the defrauded depositors.

Conservative MP accused of racism

THE CONSERVATIVE MP Winston Churchill has been accused of racism after he called for a halt to 'the relentless flow' of immigration, writes Frances Rickford.

Thatcher right on Bosnia, say 14 Labour MPs: Party moderates sign demand for armed intervention. Patricia Wynn Davies reports

FOURTEEN Labour MPs yesterday backed Baroness Thatcher's call for Western troops to halt the slaughter of civilians by Bosnian Serbs, temporarily embarrassing the party's high command.

MPs welcome move on BCCI liquidator

TWENTY-FIVE MPs have signed a Commons motion welcoming the decision of the President of the Board of Trade, Michael Heseltine, to 'consider the removal of Touche Ross as liquidator of BCCI', despite downplaying of the move by DTI sources.

Travel costs 'limit hospital visits'

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Councils say pounds 1.23bn shortfall will cost 33,000 jobs

LOCAL government employers yesterday admitted they will have to make compulsory redundancies, following estimates that more than 33,000 jobs will be lost in the next 15 months.

BCCI staff get aid to sue Bank

Former staff of BCCI have been granted legal aid to sue the Bank of England for negligence in failing to regulate properly the collapsed bank, according to their solicitors.

Bingham Report on BCCI: Labour calls on Governor to resign

LABOUR leaders last night accused the Prime Minister and the Governor of the Bank of England of refusing to accept responsibility for the failure to protect depositors against BCCI's 'gigantic fraud'.

Letter: Action to help the victims of the BCCI collapse

Sir: One year and three months after the closure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, former depositors, creditors and members of staff of BCCI still have not received any money from what was the sixth largest private bank in the world.

New calls for BCCI report's publication

LORD JUSTICE Bingham's appointment led to renewed pressure on the Government to publish his report on the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

Labour's new MPs are denied promotion

JOHN SMITH yesterday reshaped Labour's Commons frontbench team, dropping some old hands, but conspicuously avoiding early promotion for the 69 Labour members who entered Parliament for the first time last April.

BCCI report to be published 'within weeks'

THE Bingham report on the supervision of the collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which was given yesterday to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England, is expected to be published in 'weeks rather than months', writes Terence Wilkinson.
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