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Information for visa applicants from Nepal

The UK Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will remain closed until further notice following the earthquake on Saturday 25 April. Applicants should continue to check this page for further updates and information. Applicants requiring urgent visa assistance should travel to … Continue reading


Tragedy in Nepal …

“On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The epicentre being Gorkha, the land of the Gurkhas. The Earthquake has devastated the lives of millions of Nepalese people. Nearly 5000 people have been confirmed dead and the … Continue reading


Company’s failings led to workplace accidents

A firm has been ordered to pay more than £46,000 after two workers were seriously injured by reversing forklift trucks in separate incidents at its vegetable processing factory in Bedfordshire.


Young worker suffers debilitating injuries following employer’s blunder

A Kent-based engineering firm has been fined after a 20-year-old worker was left disabled when a metal sheet landed on his feet, severing three toes from one and breaking all the toes on the other.


Firm fell short of safety standards during supermarket job

A construction company has been fined for safety failings after a scaffolder was seriously injured during work to extend a London supermarket.


Debate about the merits of net migration targets

Home Secretary Theresa May has signalled that the Conservatives will once again make a commitment to cut net migration by a specified amount, despite growing unease from senior colleagues.


Liberty welcomes authorities’ u-turn over protest

A group of activists will no longer have to fork out thousands to march through London, following intense pressure by a leading human rights group.


Young man injured in factory accident

An engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after a worker was struck by a metal frame weighing almost two tonnes and badly hurt.


Farage promises a less negative approach to immigration debate

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that his party needs to be more positive about the issue of immigration.


The UK’s attitude to human rights is condemned

Britain’s “assault” on basic human rights has been heavily criticised by Amnesty International.




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