Trapped: Detainees can be kept in the centres without being informed of how long it will last

Damning parliamentary report threatens to blow doors off detention regime

Britain's immigrant detention system facing what could be its greatest ever crisis, after a damning report by MPs and peers was released amid a continued scandal over racism and violence at Yarl's Wood

Aderonke Apata: Judicial review case could halt deportation to Nigeria

Can you prove you're gay?

Last minute legal battle for lesbian fighting deportation to Nigeria

Protests in detention centres have regularly seen riot-police style units sent in to restore order

Brutality of detention centres revealed

Secret cameras catch racism and threats of violence

The miners' strike marked a huge moment for Britain

End of the miners' strike: The day hard men wept

30 years ago today: a funeral procession for a dying status quo

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Polling suggests London politicians should get behind Heathrow

Nowhere is the Heathrow debate more fiercely conducted than in London. For years, local politicians have been wary of the subject, but new polling suggests support for expansion could be key to their general election campaign.


An expanded Heathrow will benefit all of Britain

Backing expansion at Heathrow isn't just what's best for London - it's the choice for UK airports up and down the country too.

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