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In numbers: Foreign criminals in Britain

Britain spends up to £1 billion a year dealing with foreign criminals living here, according to a report by the National Audit Office released today.

The study also found that around 9% fewer foreign criminals were deported from Britain since a peak of 5,613 in 2008.

Around 10,700 foreign nationals are currently in Britain's prisons - while another 4,200 have been released and are living freely in the country.

Another 760 - including 58 'high risk' criminals - are currently 'missing', the watchdog says.


Liverpool University postpones Hogan-Howe ceremony

The University of Liverpool has apologised to the Hillsborough families after deciding to postpone a ceremony to award Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe an honorary degree.

Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Credit: PA Wire

Hogan-Howe was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in December over his role at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 where 96 people died.

The commissioner was due to receive the award in recognition of his time as Chief Constable to Merseyside at a ceremony in December.

Campaigners said they were "appalled" by the university's "insensitivity".

“We are deeply sorry if we have inadvertently caused any distress to the Hillsborough families. All of us feel great sensitivity to the families at this difficult time,” deputy vice-chancellor Patrick Hackett said.

Greek football club punished for fan's death

A Greek third division football club has been punished after a fan died during an attack by their supporters during a match in September.

The Greek football association has hit Irodotos FC with a 15 point fine, banned supporters from attending their next ten home games and prevented the club from signing any players until next season.

The penalties were announced following Ethnikos fan Costas Katsoulis' death during a match between Irodotos and Ethnikos in Crete on September 14th.

The 46 year-old suffered severe head injuries and died in an Athens hospital two weeks after he was attacked.

Plans to boost dementia diagnosis met with criticism

Plans to pay GPs' practices extra money for diagnosing more patients with dementia have met with a strong response.

Some doctors' groups say the move creates perverse incentives for GPs, but the NHS claims the move will give them more time to make the correct diagnosis.

ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar reports.


Ukip express regret at Read's Ukip Calypso decision

The UK Independence Party's culture spokesman has expressed regret that former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has withdrawn his Ukip Calypso record.

Peter Whittle said he did not believe anyone was offended by the song - which featured Read singing in a mock Caribbean accent - adding that it was "unfortunate" that Read had asked his record company to stop selling the record.

"There are professional offence takers and those people this time have won the day," Whittle told ITV News.

Labour: IDS has broken his promises on Universal Credit

Labour have said the Government is falling far short of the numbers of people it said would be moved on to the new Universal Credit scheme.

Chris Bryant, shadow welfare reform minister, said: "Iain Duncan Smith has repeatedly broken his promises on Universal Credit. He promised a million people would be claiming Universal Credit by April 2014, but the latest figures show fewer than 15,000 people are claiming the new benefit.

"Today Iain Duncan Smith promised 100,000 people will be on Universal Credit by May 2015. But that's only around 1% of the total number of people who are expected to claim the new benefit."

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