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UK gives same sex couples new legal status

15:22 14/09/2005
The UK's Civil Partnership Act 2004 will come into force on 5 December 2005. Civil partnerships are a new legal relationship which can be registered by two people of the same sex and give the couples...

UK to launch TB screening programme

14:52 14/09/2005
The UK Government has announced that it intends to begin an overseas screening programme for TB for people applying to enter the UK for more than six months. Phase 1 will be introduced by Autumn 2005...

Immigration detainees in UK forced to sleep on tables, chairs

13:33 13/09/2005
Immigration detainees in the UK have been forced to sleep on tables or plastic chairs because of sub-standard provisions, the country's prisons monitor has revealed. Facilities at Gatwick Airport,...

Some UK doctors allegedly involved in visa scam

11:10 12/09/2005
Some doctors in the UK are allegedly taking cash for issuing sponsorship certificates to foreign students. The doctors are selling sponsorship letters for up to £100 each, a Sunday Times...

UK clarifies HSMP past earnings points rules

10:05 09/09/2005
Applicants for the UK's Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) are able to claim up to a maximum of 50 points for their earnings during the 12 month period prior to the application being made...

BBC News releases online UK immigration map

9:38 09/09/2005
BBC News website readers can see an immigration map of Britain based on the most comprehensive set of figures ever assembled about people born outside the British Isles, where they come from, where...