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Police face first ‘super-complaint’ over immigration referrals

Police face first ‘super-complaint’ over immigration referrals

The first ever super-complaint to be lodged against the police will challenge the systemic and “potentially unlawful” practice of forces referring victims and witnesses of crime to the immigration authorities. The complaint, to be formally issued by...

yesterday, 14:46 in World News
 
Death of Guatemalan migrant girl highlights hardline border policy

Death of Guatemalan migrant girl highlights hardline border policy

The death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection is further evidence of how the harsh desert terrain along the south-western border is used “as a weapon” to deter migrants, according to a humanitarian...

yesterday, 14:27 in World News
 
UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash

UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash

Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country. Law student Parsa Sadat of the University of Reading is among those Iranians who risk being unable to...

yesterday, 14:22 in Learning
 
Martin Parr: ‘There’s no time for being intimidated’

Martin Parr: ‘There’s no time for being intimidated’

My childhood was “very Home Counties”. I was born in Chessington, and we moved to Epsom when I was 12. My father was an obsessive bird ringer and president of the Surrey Bird Club, so in my teens I’d head to Hersham sewage works with him every...

yesterday, 14:19 in Art & Culture
 
One to watch: Puppy

One to watch: Puppy

British rock hasn’t had a prospect like Puppy for a while: a young(ish), heavy(ish), accessible band who could break out of metal’s bubble and set their sights higher than halfway down the bill at Download festival. The band formed in 2015 when...

yesterday, 14:19 in Art & Culture
 
Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

An aspiring actor from South Africa has chanced upon a route into show business by dancing on the pavement outside London’s best-known toy shop. Dressed as a friendly elf by the managers of Hamley’s store in Regent Street, Mike Rogers improvised a...

yesterday, 13:57 in World News
 

New York police say video of baby wrenched from mother's arms is not whole story

The New York City police commissioner said that a more complicated and “chaotic” story is emerging from a witness video that went viral showing a tug-of-war between a New York mother with a toddler and police yanking the boy from her. Police said an...

yesterday, 13:57 in World News
 
Tottenham v Burnley, Huddersfield v Newcastle and more: clockwatch – live!

Tottenham v Burnley, Huddersfield v Newcastle and more: clockwatch – live!

Steer clear of knock-off Christmas markets, gridlocked shopping malls and biting winds by nestling in for a nice flurry of 3pm action. It’s not the most glamorous offering, but we have five Premier League fixtures to keep abreast off, as well as a...

yesterday, 13:44 in Sport
 
Judge who ruled against ACA has blocked other Obama policies

Judge who ruled against ACA has blocked other Obama policies

US district Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies. O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the...

yesterday, 13:29 in World News
 
‘Things must change’: DRC hopes for fresh start as election looms

‘Things must change’: DRC hopes for fresh start as election looms

The Avenue Salongo is the Champs Elysée of Mbuji-Mayi, residents say. The comparison is an optimistic one. There is little that unites this strip of pitted tarmac, with its pair of faltering streetlights and sweltering central African humidity, with...

yesterday, 13:11 in World News
 
England’s hockey World Cup dream ended by Belgium in semi-final rout

England’s hockey World Cup dream ended by Belgium in semi-final rout

England’s dream of reaching a first men’s hockey World Cup final since 1986 was ended in humbling fashion as they were beaten 6-0 by Belgium in Bhubaneswar. Danny Kerry’s team pulled off a major surprise by beating the world’s second-ranked side,...

yesterday, 13:09 in Sport
 
Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz: 25th anniversary edition

Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz: 25th anniversary edition

For the last quarter-century, the Royal Statistical Society has published a fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz to entertain puzzle fans over the festive break – and this year’s special 25th anniversary edition, devised by Dr Tim Paulden, is sure to...

yesterday, 13:01 in Science &Technology
 
UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

The UN met on Saturday in Poland to discuss a draft agreement on climate change, which sources said was likely to pass, as exhausted delegates made compromises on some key issues but postponed other contentious problems to be solved next year. The...

yesterday, 12:58 in World News
 
Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

A large fire has broken out at Chester Zoo, prompting the evacuation of visitors as firefighters attend to the blaze. The zoo said animals were also being moved away from the fire, which appears to be confined to one area. “We can confirm that the...

yesterday, 12:58 in World News
 
Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka’s prime minister has resigned, saying he wanted to end a long political crisis over his appointment and allow the president to form a new government. Mahinda Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in the presence of the media, flanked by...

yesterday, 12:41 in World News
 


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