Criminal gangs use UK ports to defraud EU customs – BBC News

Criminal gangs use UK ports to defraud EU customs – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Goods can be transported all over the EU once they have passed UK customs Systematic failures by UK customs officials have allowed criminal gangs to defraud the European Union of at least £2bn in just four years plus billions more in lost VAT, the EU anti-fraud office OLAF has […]

Will new measures in UK jails work? – Aljazeera.com

Some of Britain’s highest security jails are planning to isolate so-called “Islamist terrorists”. The “prison within prison” is a government attempt to prevent the “radicalisation” of fellow inmates. The first wing is set to open at Frankland jail, near the city of Durham in June. The prison in the northeast of England […]

Chancellor Hammond leading UK trade mission to India – BBC News

Chancellor Hammond leading UK trade mission to India – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Philip Hammond says it is vital to do trade with vibrant economies Chancellor Philip Hammond will lead a business delegation to India next week to drum up trade as the UK begins the process of leaving the EU. He will be joined by international trade minister Mark Garnier and Bank […]

Oxford wins UK boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames – Chicago Tribune

Oxford reclaimed the boat race title from Cambridge on Sunday, hours after police removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the course on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge in southwest London, just meters (yards) from the starting line of the […]

Surge in child refugees trying to reach UK creates ‘terrifying new market’ for people traffickers – The Independent

Surge in child refugees trying to reach UK creates ‘terrifying new market’ for people traffickers – The Independent

A surge in child refugees returning to Calais and Dunkirk in a bid to reach the UK is generating a new “consumer base” for smugglers and people traffickers in the region, The Independent has learnt. Charities have warned that the closure of legal routes to Britain and an absence of child safeguarding services in the region have provided smuggling networks […]

These Europeans Are Already Leaving The UK Because Of Brexit – BuzzFeed News

For Spanish teacher Vanessa, the decision to leave Britain was simple. As she puts it: “Why would I want to invest more years of my life in a country that’s going down the loo?” Vanessa, 33, came to Britain from Spain 10 years ago and until recently had been happily settled, teaching and living in […]

UK: Teenage asylum seeker brutally attacked in London – Aljazeera.com

A 17-year-old boy is in serious but stable condition after being brutally attacked by a gang in the British capital for being an asylum seeker. The Kurdish-Iranian refugee was waiting at a bus stop with two friends in Croydon, south London, on Friday, when he was approached by about eight people.  “The […]