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Three burglaries hit Britain every two minutes


July 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Nearly 745,000 break-ins took place in British houses in 2010 - meaning three burglaries every two minutes, a survey has found.The number was 94,000 more than ... Read more...

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UK Olympic games should not be magnet for sex trafficking: Home Secretary


February 10th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has warned that Prime Minister David Cameron must do more to stop next year's Olympic Games from becoming a magnet for sex ... Read more...

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Over 14,000 British policemen may lose jobs


January 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 14,000 policemen may lose their jobs due to budget cuts in Britain, a media report said Tuesday.Most of these jobs are in England and Wales, the ... Read more...

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Police set to reopen News of the World phone hacking case


January 7th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): It has emerged that an investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World is likely to open after the suspension of a senior journalist at ... Read more...

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A violent attack occurs in UK every 30 seconds: Survey


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23(ANI): A survey has shockingly revealed that someone in the UK is injured in a violent attack every 30 seconds.The British Crime Survey found that there were 1.12 million assaults ... Read more...

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Brit police spend only 31 percent of their time investigating crime: Report


March 18th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18(ANI): A new report has revealed that British police officers and staff spend 31 percent of their time dealing with criminals and of that, only 13 per cent is spent ... Read more...

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One in 10 foreign students in Britain sponsored by bogus college


February 27th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 27 (ANI): Nearly one in 10 foreign students in Britain was sponsored by a bogus college in 2009, according to new research.Citing the official figures for the number of ... Read more...

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UK student visa system rife with cheats, says Bangladeshi migrant


February 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.8 (ANI): Britain's student visa system has been denounced as rife with "cheating and deception" by a teacher who has experienced the process from within.The Daily Express quoted Mohammed Aslam Farook, ... Read more...

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Pak urges Britain to stop discrimination against visa seekers


January 29th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.29 (ANI): Pakistan has urged Britain not to delay and discriminate in granting visas to Pakistani citizens.During a meeting with British Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling here, Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Tory government to make yearly 2000-pound bond for foreign students mandatory


January 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Foreign students who want to study in Britain, will have to provide a bond of up to 2,000 pounds a year to study at colleges under a Tory ... Read more...

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Pakistani terror suspects were cleared to work as security guards


December 13th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Ten Pakistani students, whose arrest on terror charges caused a row between Pakistan and Britain this year, had been cleared to work as security guards in Britain, a ... Read more...

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Brit authorities allowed Manchester terror suspects to work as security guards


December 13th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 13 (ANI): The British Home Office had allowed all the ten members of a suspected Islamic terror group, who were arrested earlier this year on charges of plotting attacks on ... Read more...

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UK terror police to monitor nurseries for Islamic radicalisation


December 11th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.11 (ANI): A leaked police memo has said nursery-age children should be monitored for signs of brainwashing by Islamist extremists.According to The Times, in an e-mail to community groups, an officer ... Read more...

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British police arresting people to expand DNA database


November 24th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 24 (ANI): People in Britain are routinely being arrested simply because police wants to record their DNA profiles on the national database, a new report has claimed.A report by ... Read more...

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British colleges selling languages certificates to non-English speakers


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 22 (ANI): Colleges in London and Birmingham are selling British Home Office-regulated English and Citizenship certificates to immigrants who don't understand and speak English.According to an investigative report published in ... Read more...

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Labour’s open door migrant policy may have allowed Taliban to slip into UK


November 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.9 (ANI): Taliban terrorists may have been allowed to slip into Britain unhindered because of the ruling Labour party's open-door immigration policy, a British Home Office report has revealed.According to ... Read more...

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British minister fights with cleaner


September 27th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A senior British minister faced renewed calls to quit after a squabble with her former cleaner - a Tongan whose illegal status has left the Labour government red-faced. ... Read more...

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Boy, 3, is youngest crime suspect in Britian


September 20th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A three-year-old boy has become the youngest known suspect in a British criminal inquiry, after cops investigated him for disorder and vandalism.The kid is among 10 kids aged ... Read more...

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Britain’s Labour party under fire over Pakistan ‘visa sham’


September 10th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) British anti-terror border controls were described as "wholly inadequate" after a newspaper revealed that only 29 out of 66,000 Pakistani immigration applicants were interviewed by British officials. Visa ... Read more...

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Pak-based terrorists exploiting Britain’s shoddy visa system


September 10th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): Pakistan-based terrorists are exploiting Britain's shoddy visa system to come to the country.Pakistan is considered by Britain as the No.1 base for Islamic extremists brainwashing potential terrorists. ... Read more...

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Mum whose 13 kids were taken into care won’t stop till she can keep one


July 30th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A British woman, who has given birth to 13 children and is pregnant with her 14th, has vowed to carry on giving birth until social workers let her ... Read more...

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‘High risk’ convicted terrorists live in bail hostels in Britain


July 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): At least 20 convicted terrorists have been released from British prisons to live in 'much softer' bail hostels, with limited supervision by probation officers.Usually, bail hostels are ... Read more...

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British immigration officials pass Pak visas in just 11 minutes


July 4th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 4 (ANI): British immigration officials in Pakistan devote just 11 minutes to scrutinize and pass a visa application in a country considered to be the hotbed of terrorism, the ... Read more...

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UK is Europe’s most violent crime capital: European Commission


July 2nd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A European Commission research has revealed that the United Kingdom has one of the highest rates of violence in the world, making it the violent crime capital of ... Read more...

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With one million users, Britain’s the cocaine capital of Europe: UN report


June 25th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): According to a United Nations drugs report, more than one million people in Britain are cocaine users, with one in 20 school children also having tried it, making ... Read more...

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One in every 3 Pakistani visa to Britain fake: Report


June 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Massive irregularities have been unearthed in Britain's immigration system with a shocking disclosure that more than one in every three successful visa applications from Pakistani citizens "lacked credibility". ... Read more...

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UK police trebled stop and search of Muslims in 2008


May 1st, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): British Police anti-terror stop and search powers trebled last year, prompting fears that the policy is alienating the country's Muslim community.According to The Independent, officers in England and ... Read more...

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UK Parliament grilling awaits Brown’s ministers over Gorkha shut out


April 29th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.29 (ANI): The British Parliament's Home Affairs Committee has slammed new rules that deny heroic Gurkha veterans their right to stay in the country.The Gordon Brown Government faces a Commons ... Read more...

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Giggs deserves a knighthood, say two Brit MPs


April 28th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.28 (ANI): A campaign to give Manchester United ace Ryan Giggs a knighthood has got the backing from two Members of Parliament.Communities and Local Government Secretary Hazel Blears, 52, and Shadow ... Read more...

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Pak students being granted British visa after telephone interview only


April 21st, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): Students of Pakistani origin are being granted British visas on the basis of a telephone interview, even as investigation teams probe different aspects of a crackdown involving twelve alleged ... Read more...

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‘Arrested Pakistani students nowhere near a college’


April 12th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Most of the Pakistanis recently arrested in Britain on suspicion of involvement in an Easter terrorist plot had not reported at any college despite coming to this country ... Read more...

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Pakistan slams UK for its slack visa norms


April 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.10 (ANI): Pakistan has criticized Britain for its slack visa norms after it was disclosed that most of those who were nabbed during anti-terror raids in north-west of England were holding ... Read more...

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Security officers warn of Mumbai-style attacks as G20 summit nears


March 21st, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Terrorists could launch Mumbai-style attacks on British luxury hotels, the country's senior anti-terrorism officers have warned ahead of the Group of 20 (G20) summit expected to be ... Read more...

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EU judges rule that hate preacher Qatadas rights were violated


February 20th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.20 (ANI): Judges in the European Court of Human Rights have ruled that the human rights of hate preacher Abu Qatada had been violated and ordered that he be awarded ... Read more...

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Britain sees unprecedented spike in attacks on Jews


February 13th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The fighting in Gaza has led to an "unprecedented" surge in attacks on Jews in Britain, a report by a Jewish security group said Friday. The Community Security Trust ... Read more...

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