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May admits 500,000 entered UK without full security checks

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Abu Qatada at his London home in 2001

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Bin Laden's former right-hand man in Europe released on bail

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English test challenge dismissed

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to a new immigration rule requiring people to be able to speak English before coming to the UK to live with their spouse.

Theresa May addresses delegates

Theresa May to create new policing body

A new professional body for policing which will represent the entire service will be created, the Home Secretary said today.

Deadline set for Hillsborough papers

Confidential Government papers detailing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's response to the Hillsborough disaster, and her Cabinet's reactions to the tragedy, will be released by 30 June next year.

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Theresa May makes her statement on border controls yesterday

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MP urges inquiry into border chief briefings

The head of the civil service has been asked to investigate whether the Home Secretary's advisers "may have been briefing against" the head of the UK Border Force over the relaxation of checks at ports during the summer.

MP questions Clark briefing

The head of the Civil Service has been asked to investigate whether the Home Secretary's advisers "may have been briefing against" the head of the UK Border Force over the relaxation of checks.

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