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The Home Office can’t be trusted to properly compensate Windrush victims

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Charlotte Tobierre is a friend of mine and a fellow Windrush activist. Her father, Tommaso, is a Windrush victim: he lost his job, his pension and his dignity when the Home Office wrongly stripped him of his status, 60...

Artist Basil Watson to design Windrush monument in London

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The internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been chosen to design a permanent national Windrush monument that will be unveiled in Waterloo next year, despite criticism of its location in London. The statue, w ...

Windrush activists ‘disgusted’ after being turned away at Tory conference

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Two Windrush campaigners have said they felt humiliated and baffled after being refused access to the Conservative party conference in Manchester despite having been granted full accreditation at a cost of £225 each. ...

Fruit sculptures in Hackney honour Windrush generation

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The first permanent artwork to honour the Windrush generation in the UK has been unveiled in the east London borough of Hackney, as councils across the country kick off the first day of Black History Month. The work, ...

Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story review – a damning history lesson with Benjamin Zephaniah

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When Hope Powell became the first black coach of the England women’s team in 1998, she grew her dreadlocks. It was a statement of pride in who she is. “I was quite militant,” she tells this film’s presenter, poet Benj...

Windrush victims launch legal action over compensation delays

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Two victims of the Windrush scandal have launched legal proceedings against the Home Office over protracted delays in issuing compensation, asking for clarity on how claims can be expedited. Both Henry Vaughan, 67, un...

Statue celebrating the NHS’s Windrush nurses unveiled in London

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A statue commemorating the 40,000 Windrush and Commonwealth midwives and nurses who have answered the call to work for the NHS has been unveiled in London. The granite sculpture of a woman holding a baby outside the W...

Home Office failing Windrush generation again, spending watchdog finds

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The Windrush generation is being failed by the Home Office “all over again” because of fundamental problems in the compensation scheme for UK citizens misclassified as illegal immigrants, parliament’s spending watchdo...

Remove Windrush payout scheme from Home Office, urges Labour

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The Windrush compensation scheme should be removed from the Home Office’s administration and passed to another department, Labour has said during a parliamentary debate. The Home Office minister Kit Malthouse rejected...

Plaque honouring Windrush campaigner unveiled at Enoch Powell office

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A memorial plaque honouring campaigner Paulette Wilson has been unveiled on the Wolverhampton building that used to house Enoch Powell’s constituency office, as part of a commemoration ceremony to mark Windrush Day. W...

‘My parents’ trauma is my trauma’ – Veronica Ryan on making first Windrush monument

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Veronica Ryan’s handbag is always heavy. The British sculptor has been a collector since childhood, and her bag is her toolbox, her magpie’s nest, her anchor for a life lived in many places. It’s also fertile ground. ...

Windrush failings left man threatened with forcible return to Jamaica in his final years

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The Home Office made repeated errors that caused a man who had lived in the UK for more than 50 years to be classified as an illegal immigrant and threatened with arrest, prison and forcible removal, the parliamentary...

Windrush victims not compensated quickly enough, il rapporto trova

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The Home Office has failed to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal quickly enough, a critical National Audit Office (NAO) investigation into the compensation scheme has found. The NAO investigation attempts to e...

Windrush scandal: 21 people have died before receiving compensation

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The Home Office has revealed that 21 people have died while waiting for Windrush compensation claims to be paid, amid continuing concern that the scheme is taking too long to make payments to elderly people affected b...

Home Office unlawfully stopped family joining Windrush woman, court rules

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The Home Office unlawfully prevented the children and husband of a Windrush generation woman from joining her in the UK, separating the family for almost three years in a manner the high court ruled represented “a col...

Home Office unlawfully discriminating against Windrush families, court rules

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The Home Office’s refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the high court has ruled. Lynda Mahabir, un ...

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