Chaos, war and terror behind the migrant rush to reach UK

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: British troops in Basra after the 2003 invasion of Iraq

10:50pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Migrants fleeing some of the world's most deadly wars, bloody genocides and brutal dictatorships are attempting to reach the UK from Calais. Here the Press Association takes a look at the nightmares that many of them are desperately trying to escape.

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

10:19pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Consumers will be able to switch energy supplier within 24 hours by 2018, under changes being introduced by the Government after a report found power companies were overcharging customers by £1.2 billion a year.

Drug possession 'should no longer be included in police performance measures'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The number of cannabis possession offences recorded by police almost doubled between 2004/5 and 2011/12

1:51pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Drug possession should be removed from police performance measures, research claims.

Missing MH370: Wing part washed up on Reunion is from Boeing 777

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: French police officers carrying part of the wing of a Boeing 777 washed up on Reunion island (AP)

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Part of an aircraft wing that washed up on a beach on the French island of Reunion earlier this week is from the same plane model as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Vitamin D intake 'should be boosted with supplements'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The lack of bright sunshine in the UK means Britons are not getting enough vitamin D, researchers say

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The public should be boosting their vitamin D intake with supplements because of a lack of bright sunshine in the UK, government health experts have suggested.

Anti-doping body 'alarmed' by athletics test-leak data

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is "very alarmed" by claims that one third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - won by athletes in endurance events were awarded to competitors with suspicious doping test results.

Jericho the lion 'alive and well' in Zimbabwe

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Jericho the lion has not been killed by poachers, it has been confirmed

11:36am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.

Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm".

Taxpayers foot hotel bill for asylum seekers

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Migrants climb over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

At least 100 asylum seekers - including some who have recently smuggled themselves into the UK from Calais - are being housed in hotels at the taxpayer's expense, it has been confirmed.

Move to end taxpayer support for failed asylum seekers

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Immigration minister James Brokenshire

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rules could be changed to remove taxpayer support for more than 10,000 failed asylum seekers living in Britain with their families, a Home Office minister has said.


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