The Home Secretary is appealing a decision to allow a seriously ill woman to stay in the UK - despite her claims that she will die in weeks if she returns to her native Nigeria.
Roseline Akhalu has to take medication every day after suffering kidney failure when she moved to Leeds as a student in 2004. She claims she would never be able to afford the drugs if she was sent home. But Theresa May is now fighting a judge's decision to allow Roseline to stay in the country.
"We can confirm that we are appealing the court's decision in this case, " said a spokesman for the UK Border Agency.
"The NHS is a national, not an international, health service and the relevant treatment is available in Nigeria. Providing access to this treatment for Nigerian nationals is the responsibility of the Nigerian government."
More than 160,000 people have signed a petition launched by the founder of internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia to block the extradition of a Sheffield student to the US on copyright charges.
Jimmy Wales, 45, came out in support of Richard O'Dwyer, 24, who faces up to 10years in prison if convicted of charges relating to his website, TVShack.net.
Some 164,000 people have signed the online petition in just five days.
O'Dwyer's supporters argue that as the site, which linked to other sites that streamed pirated television programmes, did not host material itself he should not face any charges and should therefore not be extradited.