ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSINGS BY MIGRANTS REACHES NEW DAILY RECORD

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On Thursday 11 November, the number of migrants crossing the English Channel to enter the UK reached a new daily record of 1,185 migrants. Lifeboat crews and Border Force boats spent many hours throughout the day and evening rescuing or intercepting boats and processing the arrivals, including children, on shore. Three people reported missing by…

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UK IN MOURNING AFTER VETERAN MP’S MURDER

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On Friday 15 October, British Member of Parliament (MP) Sir David Amess (69), died after being stabbed multiple times at his weekly constituency meeting in Essex, held at the Belfairs Methodist Church. Referred to by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “one of the kindest” people in politics, the death of the Conservative lawmaker who served…

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THE G7 SUMMIT – HIGH ON PROMISES, LOW ON DELIVERABLES

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By Donnelly McCleland The leaders of the G7 countries ended a three-day summit with a diverse set of initiatives, including a pledge to vaccinate poorer countries against the coronavirus, a promise to make large corporations pay their fair share of taxes and a plan to tackle climate change with a blend of technology and money….

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BRITAIN JOINS OTHER NATIONS IN DECLARING CHINA’S ACTIONS TOWARDS UYGHURS GENOCIDE

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By Donnelly McCleland The House of Commons has declared for the first time that genocide is taking place against Uyghurs and others in northwest China. More than a million people are estimated to have been detained at camps in the region of Xinjiang. The motion approved by MPs does not compel the UK to take…

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VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN IRELAND CONTINUES DESPITE EFFORTS TO END THE RIOTS

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Violent riots in towns and cities across Northern Ireland – including Belfast, Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Newtownabbey – have been ongoing since 30 March. The unrest erupted mainly in loyalist, protestant areas where the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’, included in the Brexit deal, is highly contested because it impedes their relationship with Great Britain. As part of…

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