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Immigration higher than in 2010
Home Secretary Theresa May conceded that flows from the EU had disrupted efforts to reduce the net annual immigration figure to below 100,000

Immigration higher than in 2010

Net migration to Britain is higher than it was when the coalition Government came to power, according to official figures, further undermining ministers' attempts to control the politically contentious issue.

World news

Briton killed in suicide blast

Briton killed in suicide blast

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a British Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least five people including a British security guard.

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

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin will from next year be running the UK's two main London to Scotland rail routes.

Technology news

Wales joins Magna Carta project

Wales joins Magna Carta project

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is picking up a needle to help create a huge embroidery version of the on-line encyclopaedia's page about the Magna Carta to mark the 800th anniversary of the famous document.

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Actress Linda Henry to stand trial

Actress Linda Henry to stand trial

EastEnders actress Linda Henry is to stand trial accused of racially aggravated harassment outside a Jamie Oliver restaurant.

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