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UK dual nationals 'exempt' from travel ban

UK residents with dual nationality are "apparantly exempt" from President Trump's US travel ban, provided they are not travelling from one of the seven banned countries.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

The Foreign and Commonwealth office confirmed:

  • The Presidential executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one of the seven named countries.
  • If you are travelling to the US from anywhere other than one of those countries (for instance, the UK) the executive order does not apply to you and you will experience no extra checks regardless of your nationality or your place of birth.
  • If you are a UK national who happens to be travelling from one of those countries to the US, then the order does not apply to you – even if you were born in one of those countries.
  • If you are a dual citizen of one of those countries travelling to the US from OUTSIDE those countries then the order does not apply to you.
  • The only dual nationals who might have extra checks are those coming from one of the seven countries themselves – for example a UK-Libya dual national coming from Libya to the US.

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Watch: Midlands MP banned from US reaction

Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawihas said he feels 'demeaned and discriminated against' after an order signed by Donald Trump effectively bans him from visiting The United States of America.

Callum Watkinson reports:

Nadhim Zahawi, who was born Baghdad in Iraq, has been advised by lawyers that he will be barred from the United States under the border clampdown on travellers from seven Muslim nations and all refugees.

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Iraqi-born Tory MP: Trump ban is 'demeaning and sad'

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi was born in Iraq Credit: Marr Show

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi has said Trump's travel ban made him feel "discriminated against and demeaned" for the "first time in his life".

Nadhim Zahawi, who was born Baghdad in Iraq, has been advised by lawyers that he will be barred from the United States under the border clampdown on travellers from seven Muslim nations and all refugees.

The MP for Stratford Upon Avon said the order would affect him and his wife as they were both born in Iraq.

The couple have two twin sons studying at Princeton University in the US and they do travel to America regularly.

He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "I don't think I have felt discriminated since little school when the kids were very cruel, as a young boy coming from Iraq of Kurdish origin.

"For the first time in my life last night I felt discriminated against, it's demeaning, it's sad."

Stratford MP says he'll now be banned from US

Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi has tweeted he will be banned from America because he was born in Iraq, following President Trump's new "extreme vetting" order.

Zahawi and his wife who was also born in Iraq both have British passports.

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Bethany Hill: Family pay tribute to 'fun-loving girly girl'

The family of murdered Bethany Hill have paid tribute to their "fun-loving girly girl".

Miss Hill was tied up and killed by Jack Williams, 21, and Kayleigh Woods, 23, who were both sentenced to life for murder.

In a statement following the sentencing, the family of Miss Hill said the killers showed "no remorse" for the "monstrous actions".

The heartbreak of knowing that we will never see our beautiful Beth again, that they have denied her the chance to see her nieces and nephews grow up and taken her from us in such a brutal, cruel way, is unbearable.

Beth was a fun-loving girly girl who would naturally be able to brighten up any room with her laughter and energetic personality.

To us she will remain a diamond in the sky, a beautiful, loving young woman with everything to live for.

– Family statement
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Weekend Picks: The Stratford Town William Shakespeare Walk

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Swan Fountain at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Sat & Sun at 11am and 2pm

The best part about this freebie (for the under 8s) this weekend is that it’ll go ahead, whatever the weather. Take a stroll in the footsteps of the literary great, William Shakespeare, from his birthplace to his grave.

A guided tour of the historic spine of this ancient town will unravel much about its own story and previous guests describe it as a walk through the pages of history.

You will see the houses connected to Shakespeare and his family and witness a living legacy throughout the area.

Stratford may well be known for William Shakespeare, but does have justa little more to offer. Explore the quaint shops and ancient boozers along thewaterside while you’re here and pick out a souvenir or two to take home withyou.

The walk is classed as 'easy' walking boots /shoes are not necessary

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