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Home Office urged to halt evictions of refused asylum seekers

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Protests are mounting against a Home Office decision to start evicting thousands of refused asylum seekers from emergency accommodation this week.



a sign on the side of a building: Photograph: Yui Mok/PA


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Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow city council, has written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, describing the move as “unconscionable” and saying: “The city stands ready to fight this.”

Three elected mayors, faith leaders from all the major religions and hundreds of NGOs coordinated by Naccom (No Accommodation Network), Asylum Matters and Migrants Rights Network have sent open letters to Patel calling for an immediate halt to the mass evictions plan.



a close up of a sign: The Home Office said: ‘Cessations of support have now resumed following a temporary pause, reducing the demand on the asylum system.’


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The Home Office said: ‘Cessations of support have now resumed following a temporary pause, reducing the demand on the asylum system.’

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Pregnant Scots mum fears she may have lost baby after medics refused to examine her despite multiple miscarriages

A pregnant Scots mum who fears she may have lost her baby has hit out after doctors refused to examine her despite suffering multiple miscarriages.

Jodi Gray, who is more than 16 weeks pregnant, began having contractions on Tuesday afternoon and called the maternity unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The 25-year-old was told medics would not be able to see her in person because she was just days short of the 17 week cut off point.



Jodi is over 16 weeks into her pregnancy and is carrying a little girl


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Jodi is over 16 weeks into her pregnancy and is carrying a little girl

But after she began to experience bleeding, Jodi drove herself to A&E while her anxious husband Ally, 27, waited at their Govan home in Glasgow, with their two young daughters.

Despite being put into a cubicle and dressed in a gown, the mum-of-two was told she would have to go home despite not knowing if her

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