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Day: June 28, 2019

Home Office under fire over extortionate fees to live in UK
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Home Office under fire over extortionate fees to live in UK

    Private firms have raked in millions of pounds through the Home Office’s newly outsourced visa system as people are forced to pay extortionate fees and travel long distances to apply for UK status. Immigration lawyers have warned legal migrants risk being thrown into the hostile environment after the visa processing service was outsourced to French firm Sopra Steria last November. Those affected include some people applying for EU settled status ahead of Brexit despite the government stating that this application is free. While visa applicants could previously go to their local post office to upload documents and provide biometric data such as fingerprints, they must now attend one of just six core centres across the country which offer a free service, or another 5...
Sleeping with a fan on is bad for your health, here’s why
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Sleeping with a fan on is bad for your health, here’s why

    If you don't currently own a fan in the midst of this heatwave, here's a word of advice: don't bother trying to by one. We say this for two reasons. One: we can almost guarantee you'll struggle to find one in stock anywhere, because everyone has had the exact same idea as you (just sooner). The second reason there's no point getting a fan is that health-wise sleeping with a fan on isn't ideal. According to The Sleep Advisor, while having a fan does circulate air to make your room cooler and fresher, it can also circulate pollen and dust. Not great if you suffer from allergies, asthma or hay fever. Take a close look at your fan, The Sleep Advisor suggests. If it’s been collecting dust on the blades, those particles are flying through the air every time you turn it ...
Johnson hits back at Putin after attack on Western values
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Johnson hits back at Putin after attack on Western values

    Boris Johnson today warned Vladimir Putin that he will be proved wrong by history after the Russian president suggested Western liberalism was obsolete. Speaking to The Evening Standard, Mr Johnson, the frontrunner to be the next Prime Minister, also hit back against the Russian leader over the Salisbury Novichok poisonings, stressing the need for justice, the rule of law and a simple of code of decency in international relations. His strong words showed that he would be prepared to be tough with Russia over aggressive acts if he gains the keys to No10. In an interview with The Financial Times, the Russian leader said the liberal idea had outlived its purpose. However, Mr Johnson rejected this argument and also highlighted how the West had united in horror against...