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Migration target 'dead and buried'
Home Secretary Theresa May conceded that flows from the EU had disrupted efforts to reduce the net annual immigration figure to below 100,000

Migration target 'dead and buried'

Net migration to Britain has risen above levels seen when the coalition Government came to power, according to official figures, further undermining ministers' attempts to control the politically contentious issue.

World news

Clarke leads tributes to Hughes

Clarke leads tributes to Hughes

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a domestic first-class match.

Sport news

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

The death of Phillip Hughes has been described as a "real-life tragedy" by Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland.

Business news

Poundland posts jump in profits

Poundland posts jump in profits

Poundland said its profits have jumped by a third as it continues to attract value-conscious-shoppers and adds new stores to its estate.

Technology news

Victorian lunacy registers online

Victorian lunacy registers online

Records of hundreds of thousands of people sent to Victorian lunatic asylums are being published online, ranging from a man who tried to assassinate Queen Victoria, to a woman who stole two blankets.

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