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Martin Bentham is Home Affairs Editor at the Evening Standard and is based in London

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Martin Bentham is Home Affairs Editor at the Evening Standard and is based in London

Politics

Ministers ‘face backlash over flights to Rwanda’

Dominic Raab says a “robust approach” will be taken to ensure future migrant flights leave for Rwanda

Jun 22, 2022
UK

Specialist rape court in London aims to improve conviction rates

New courts are being set up to improve upon the current two per cent conviction rate

Jun 16, 2022
UK

Patel says ECHR has set no ‘absolute bar’ on Rwanda deportations

The Home Secretary has told MPs the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg had not ruled that the policy was illegal

Jun 15, 2022
UK

Rwanda migrant flight battle goes to the wire

Questions over whether flight will leave as planned after intervention of European Court of Human Rights

Jun 15, 2022
London

£16m Harrods big spender ‘should be given her jewels back’

James Lewis QC told a new hearing at Westminster magistrates’ court that Mrs Hajiyeva has been ‘out of her jewels’ for more than three and half years

Jun 14, 2022
UK

Child inmates on track after switch from drill music

Conditions inside Feltham have been transformed since earlier criticism, a new assessment finds

Jun 14, 2022
UK

Single migrant on Rwanda flight ‘will satisfy Priti Patel’

The Home Secretary is backing the deterrent effect, sources say

Jun 14, 2022
UK

Jetsetting fraudster owing £76m faces jail threat for parties

Gerald Smith facing a new prison term after using secret accounts to splash out on ‘extravagant’ lifestyle

May 31, 2022
London

Race for top job at Met narrows with two candidates left in running

The final two in the frame for the top job at Scotland Yard are ‘both high-calibre candidates’

May 30, 2022
Politics

No more fines for Boris and Carrie as police conclude partygate probe

Partygate probe is over — now pressure for Sue Gray to publish report in full

May 19, 2022
Politics

Partygate fines issued by Met Police double to more than 100

The Prime Minister confirmed he was not one of the most recent recipients, nor was his wife Carrie Johnson

May 12, 2022
UK

Rape victims give up fight for justice as court delays worsen

Dame Vera Baird QC said the ‘endless, endemic delays’ that rape complainants often face were already ‘driving many to drop their claims altogether’

May 12, 2022
World

Abortion leak ‘genuine but not final’ as protests sweep America

Protests have continued across the US with the ruling expected to be confirmed in the next two months

May 4, 2022