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'Refugees welcome' at Brighton carnival after anti-immigration protest leads to 12 arrests

Twelve people have been arrested in Brighton in connection with an anti-immigration demonstration in the city. The detentions followed reports of assault and criminal damage.

At the same time, residents of Kemptown prepared instead for their biggest ever carnival - in which they welcomed refugees.

Andy Dickenson speaks to Elaine Ortiz of the Hummingbird Project, Fr Andrew Woodward of St Mary's Church, and Richard Williams from Sanctuary on Sea.

Thirteen arrested for alleged immigration offences

Wiltshire Police carried out two days of action on Wednesday 1 June 2016 and Thursday 2 June 2016 to clamp down on human trafficking and modern slavery.

Thirteen people were arrested for alleged immigration offences.

The Force and partners, including the UK Border Force, Immigration Authority, HM Revenue and Customs and the Housing and Social Services teams for Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council, visited 20 local businesses to check on the welfare of their employees and assess whether there was any evidence of potential exploitation.


'We feel crushed' American wife and mother told to leave UK under new immigration rules

They're being affected by a law that "wasn't meant for them". That's the view of Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell after strict new immigration rules look to force a family apart.

Dominic and Katy James have been married for ten years and have a two-year-old baby - but Katy is American and was told on Saturday she could be deported. Andy Dickenson reports.


Screams and banging inside container, containing more than 30 migrants

The widow of a man who died trying to get to Britain, smuggled in a shipping container, has described the moment she realised he was dead.

The couple and their children were travelling with 31 other migrants to Tilbury Docks in Essex. Today a court heard that two of the men accused of smuggling them will now face a retrial.

The group of Afghan Sikhs had made the journey on an overnight crossing from Belgium - discovered by dock workers who heard their screams and banging. Rags Martel reports

Residents protest against "Immigration Street" show

People living on a street in Southampton which has been filmed for a controversial television series have been protesting outside the headquarters of Channel Four.

They say the programme "Immigration Street" will have a negative impact on the community in and around Derby Road. And they're calling for it to be cancelled or changed. Richard Jones reports.

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The Last Word, October 2014

In this month's Last Word, Baroness Angela Smith, Mike Thornton MP, Janice Atkinson MEP, and Damian Green MP debate the upcoming Rochester & Strood by-election.

After UKIP's success in Essex, are they on target for a second political upset within a few weeks?

And the Leaders' TV Debates - do they distort our political campaigns? And why should we include UKIP, but not the Green Party? Caroline Lucas MP tells us what she thinks of that!

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