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Tandem bike and tin bath among dumped river items

A tandem bike, a tin bath and military ammunition were among the items dumped in canals and rivers last winter. They were just some of the more bizarre objects recovered in a four-month survey of rubbish in waterways, carried out by the Canal and River Trust. The charity said clearing discarded rubbish from canals and… Continue reading Tandem bike and tin bath among dumped river items

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Disabled people ‘only an afterthought’, Lords report says

Disabled people are only an “afterthought” for the government, a House of Lords report has said. Laws designed to outlaw discrimination in Britain “simply aren’t working in practice”, the peers said. The report highlighted taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs and wheelchair-using sports fans being forced to sit with opposing fans. The government said… Continue reading Disabled people ‘only an afterthought’, Lords report says

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40% of planned illegal immigrant deportations cancelled

The removal of foreign criminals and illegal immigrants has to be cancelled in 40% of cases, a report has said. Almost 34,000 airline tickets had to be cancelled in one 18-month period – with lack of staff to escort detainees one reason, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration report said. A separate report… Continue reading 40% of planned illegal immigrant deportations cancelled