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Met office warns of life-threatening flooding in parts of UK

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The Met Office has warned of life-threatening flooding as it issued amber weather warnings for rain in north-west England and south-west Scotland. Up to 300mm is expected to fall in parts of Cumbria, starting at 3pm o...

Home Office refuses to reveal details of Afghans’ resettlement

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The Home Office will not say how many of the airlifted Afghans qualify to be rehoused in the UK and has refused to reveal how many families have already moved out of hotels and into homes. By calling around local auth...

Asylum hotel deaths ‘twice as high’ as Home Office admitted

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Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government, raising suspicions the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. And t...

Home Office intervenes over spate of alleged spikings on nights out

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The home secretary has requested an urgent update from police on investigations into a spate of reports of women having their drink spiked or being drugged by injection on nights out, the Guardian understands. Priti P...

Home Office criticised over handling of Sri Lankan scientist’s asylum claim

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A scientist conducting groundbreaking research into renewable energy is facing deportation with his family to Sri Lanka, where he experienced torture, after receiving contradictory information about his case from the ...

Want employees to return to the office? Let them bring their pandemic pets along

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We’re in the midst of a severe labor shortage and a reluctance among many people to return to the office. So how can small businesses attract workers? Maybe we should be considering dogs and cats? It’s no secret that ...

The first week back in the office – and WFH begins to seem easy

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I mean, bloody hell. Honestly, Blood-ee hell. How on this sick sweet earth did we ever manage in the before-times? After a single week back at work, face to face with my colleagues, I am overcome with a profound and e...

Rice review – office politics brought sharply to life

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The Orange Tree theatre is creating a series of internationally focused plays with Actors Touring Company (ATC). Rice, their new co-production, fits the bill nicely. Written by the Asian-Australian playwright Michele ...

Has England gone back to the office?

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Ever since the order to work from home was lifted, workers in England have been heading back to the office – but mostly only a few days a week. Joanna Partridge looks at whether work will ever be the same again ...

Eight killed after plane crashes into Milan office building

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A small single-engined plane carrying six passengers and a crew of two has crashed into the side of an empty two-storey office building in a Milan suburb, killing everyone onboard. Investigators opened an inquiry into...

‘Zoom dysmorphia’ is here to stay despite a return to the office

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Jane, a 40-year-old mental health professional from Cork, never worried too much about how she looked. But when her job went fully virtual, she found herself dreading Microsoft Teams meetings. Her face looked rounder,...

Home Office, Foreign Office and MoJ worst for openness, finds report

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The Home Office, the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Justice have been named as the worst-performing government departments for transparency by a leading thinktank. A report by the Institute for Government (IFG) ha...

Home Office resisting calls to let asylum seekers work in the UK

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Priti Patel’s department is resisting growing demands to allow asylum seekers to work following a public intervention from her cabinet colleague Dominic Raab to say that he would be “open-minded’ about the proposal. L...

Searches for homes near train stations jump as UK returns to the office

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The move back to the office following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions has prompted a surge in searches for homes for sale close to commuter stations, according to property website Rightmove. The property porta...

‘It’s awkward’: how UK workers hired remotely feel returning to the office

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Alexandra was delighted when she landed a new job in the midst of the pandemic. The 55-year-old felt she had bonded with her new colleagues online and looked forward to meeting them face-to-face once the lockdown was ...

Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims

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The Home Office detained more than 100 Vietnamese nationals who arrived on small boats in May but planned to speedily remove them from the UK despite them being potential victims of trafficking, the Guardian has learn...

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