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The firm carrying out the Government’s controversial “fitness for work” tests on disabled benefit claimants is a “disgrace” and should be stripped of its contract, Labour will say on Monday.

Janet Street-Porter: If this is 'care', then I hope I'll never need it

I've said it before, and I'll say it again – if I show signs of dementia, don't bother putting me in a care home, just hand me a plastic bag and I'll dispose of myself without further ado.

Detention centres to be expanded

A large-scale expansion of Britain's immigration detention centres was announced by the Home Office yesterday.

Terence Blacker: Government advice by text? V gd idea

Your partner in life is having an affair. Your children ignore you. The last time you went to a parents' evening, your son's teacher had difficulty remembering who he was. Your friends have discovered that misery can be catching and avoid your company. Your cat looks at you with undisguised contempt.

Immigration system targets 'skilled migrants'

New immigration controls detailed today would have prevented 20,000 foreign workers taking jobs in Britain last year, the Home Office said.

Calls grow for immigrant amnesty

Trade unions, religious leaders and MPs joined a growing coalition yesterday calling for illegal immigrants who have been living in Britain for a number of years and who can prove they have contributed to society to be allowed to stay.

Letters: DNA database problems

Miscarriages of justice will be inevitable result of DNA database

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Powell's Rivers of Blood are back again

Back in the spring of 1968, East African Asians were adjusting to the retreat of colonialism. We were, remember, the essential middle-class buffer between whites and blacks, set up to service the empire . East African political leaders were "blackenising" the civil service and other institutions. Asians, born and bred there, found themselves jobless and hopeless.

Immigrants face stronger British citizenship process

Foreigners living in Britain will be expected to go through a new expanded citizenship process or leave the country, under new plans outlined by ministers today.

The big heat: crisis in the UK curry industry

Britain's Asian restaurants are feeling the pinch as never before, because of an eye-watering combination of new immigration rules and soaring rice prices. By Jerome Taylor

Non-EU doctors barred from specialist training in UK

Junior doctors from outside the European Union are to be barred from specialist training in this country following protests over the shortage of jobs for newly-qualified British medics.

John Rentoul: Can Brown turn it around? Probably not

Day 34 on the Gordonian calendar, and the gap between his world and ours shows no sign of shrinking, however you triangulate it

Child asylum-seekers to be forcibly deported

The Home Office provoked fury after it announced that teenage asylum-seekers who arrive alone in Britain could for the first time be forcibly deported.

Nigerian family loses claim for review of asylum case

Emmanuel, a 14-year-old boy with sickle-cell anaemia whose school friends fought to prevent him and his family being deported to Nigeria, has failed in his attempt to have his asylum case reassessed.

Emmanuel: The teenager having the fight of his life

Abandoned by his father, Emmanuel made a new life in Britain. Now, seriously ill, the Home Office is trying to return him to Nigeria. But an extraordinary campaign to save him is under way

Watford delight after Bangura wins work permit

The Watford midfielder Al Bangura has won his appeal to stay in the United Kingdom after being awarded a work permit at a hearing yesterday .

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