Counting the pennies: Taxpayer takes the hit for harsh Home Office policy

How getting tough on asylum seekers cost the taxpayer millions

Cancellation of voluntary return programme may have cost the taxpayer over £15 million

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

A lesbian campaigner who was voted one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK is fighting her deportation to Nigeria today, as her case goes to the high court.

Domestic violence: How to stop it

Infographic: A guide to escaping domestic violence

How to spot domestic violence and who to turn to, explained in one easy-to-read infographic

David Lammy calls for tougher action against shoplifting

Did David Lammy really say it's okay to steal from Fortnum and Mason?

Labour mayoral candidate attacked for shoplifting comments


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    Review: Selma

    The first Martin Luthor King biopic from a major studio proves complex, adult and emotionally satisfying

  • Crispin, the man behind Stand Up For Labour, has seen his big idea take off in a way he says he "never expected"

    Review: Denis Healey sings at Stand Up For Labour

    He occupies a place in Labour legend. He spoke at the 1945 Labour conference. In 2013 Denis Healey made his conference return - singing lewd songs at a stand-up event somewhere in a backstreet in Brighton.

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    Britain's great energy debate

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    Prison book ban

    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.