Exiled islanders will not be allowed to resettle on the British-controlled Chagos Islands, the Government has announced.
Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay of St Johns said around £40 million will instead be offered to support existing Chagossian communities elsewhere in the world, which include Crawley in West Sussex.
Lady Anelay added that agreement has been reached with the US to ensure it can maintain its major military base on Diego Garcia, the largest of the islands, until 2036.
Chagossians were forced to leave the territory in the central Indian Ocean by 1973 to make way for the air base. The expulsions are regarded as one of the most shameful parts of Britain's modern colonial history.
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Sussex Police have been granted extra time to continue questioning four people arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 20-year-old man.
The victim, from Mayfield, was found with a stab wound at a property in Spencers Road in Crawley in the early hours of Saturday morning. He later died in hospital. A post mortem examination is underway.
Two men aged 20, and two women aged 22 and 24 - all from Crawley - were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday. They remain in police custody, after detectives were granted a 36-hour warrant of further detention to continue their enquiries.
Sussex Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the death of a man who was stabbed in Crawley. The 20-year-old man from Mayfield was found at a house in Spencer Road in the town in the early hours of this morning.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a 20-year-old man was found with serious injuries at a house in Crawley this morning. Officers were called by paramedics to Spencers Road at around 3am. The victim was treated at the scene for what is believed to be a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
A 24-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman and a two 20-year-old men, who are all from Crawley, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Antony Archibald from the Sussex and Surrey Major Crime Team said: "This has been a fast moving investigation and we are still making enquiries. We have arrested four people who are being questioned. Officers remain in the Spencers Road area to speak to residents about their concerns."
Police are searching for 29-year old Ryan Brown from Crawley, who is wanted for recall to prison.
Brown had been released from prison on licence on 9th March.
Ryan Brown was part of the way through an eighteen month sentence for actual bodily harm.
He has failed to comply with his conditions of his licence and the probation service now enquire him to be recalled to prison.
He is thought to be in the Crawley area.
Members of the public are advised not to approach Brown but contact police.
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Labour retain control of Crawley and win an extra seat from the Tories - Lab 20, Con 17.
Labour has held Crawley, gaining a seat while the Conservatives were down by one.
Counting is now underway in Crawley. Can Labour retain their majority of one councillor?