Landfill tax rises boosting fly-tipping, says spending watchdog | Landfill

Organized criminals have accidentally been given incentives by the government to fly-tip, a damning report by the National Audit Office has found. Fly-tipping has increased year-on-year in England since 2012-13 and reached 1.13 million recorded incidents in 2020-21 – at a cost of £11.6m to clear large-scale incidents. The NAO said the large rise in … Read more

Bermondsey stabbings: Family members pay tribute after four ‘lovely’ relatives killed in London house | UK News

Candles spelling out the word ‘family’ have been left on the pavement near where four relatives were stabbed to death in a house in southeast London. Denton Burke, 58, and his partner Dolet Hill, 64, were both killed at their home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, in the early hours of Monday. Ms Hill’s daughter, Tanysha … Read more

‘Unsafe’ UK accommodation threatens asylum seekers’ health – report | Immigration and asylum

Asylum seekers’ accommodation is “unsafe” due to inadequate healthcare, while poor living conditions are exacerbating or creating mental and physical health problems, according to a new report by Doctors of the World. The charity’s research, published on Wednesday, details the barriers to medical care and medication for asylum seekers in initial accommodation across the UK. … Read more

‘Unsafe’ UK accommodation threatens asylum seekers’ health – report | Immigration and asylum

Asylum seekers’ accommodation is “unsafe” due to inadequate healthcare, while poor living conditions are exacerbating or creating mental and physical health problems, according to a new report by Doctors of the World. The charity’s research, published on Wednesday, details the barriers to medical care and medication for asylum seekers in initial accommodation across the UK. … Read more