Coronavirus bereaved families group vows to get answers as Scottish inquiry launched

Support us and go ad-free People who have lost loved ones from coronavirus (Covid-19) have pledged to deliver for others in the same situation, as a public inquiry was announced in Scotland. Inquiry Speaking at a press conference after the decision was made public on Tuesday 24 August, Alan Wightman – who leads the Scottish …
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Marcus Rashford urges health professionals to help families sign up for food vouchers

Support us and go ad-free Footballer Marcus Rashford has urged health professionals to help get more families in need signed up to a government-backed food voucher scheme. Health drive The England and Manchester United player said he’s concerned that more than 40% of those eligible for the Healthy Start scheme are still not registered. He …
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Win for families as High Court rules Home Office asylum guidance is unlawful

Support us and go ad-free Part of the Home Office’s guidance on reuniting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (UAMs) with their families in the UK is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Legal action Safe Passage, a charity that supports child refugees, took legal action against the Home Office over how caseworkers are told to process …
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Business as usual in Cornwall as hotels evict homeless families

Hotels in Cornwall are evicting homeless families. The council has told The Canary that it’s “not a result” of the upcoming G7 summit taking place between 11-13 June. But this doesn’t ring true. Homelessness in Cornwall BBC News reported that: About 130 people living in emergency accommodation in hotels have been moved out to make way …
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Bereaved families ‘in tears of anger and pain’ following Cummings’ coronavirus testimony

Bereaved families are “in tears of anger and pain” following evidence from Dominic Cummings about the government’s handling of the pandemic, a campaign group has said. “Horrible, upsetting and bleak” The prime minister’s former aide said ministers, officials, and advisers fell “disastrously short” of the standards that should be expected in a crisis. He said …
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Amira Hass: Israeli Bombs Are Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families. It's No Accident.

As Israel’s deadly attack on Gaza continues, we speak with Amira Hass, Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, who says Israel’s bombing campaign is purposely wiping out entire families. “Israel has all the information about every Palestinian family, whether it is in the West Bank or Jerusalem or Gaza, let alone Palestinians in Israel,” …
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Are institutions failing missing Black people and their families?

Police have found a body in their search for missing Bristol student Olisa Odukwe. They are carrying out the formal identification process, and aren’t treating the death as suspicious. It comes at a moment in which many are accusing the police and mainstream media of failing to provide support and answers for the families of …
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"They Were Tortured": 4 Families Torn Apart by Trump Are Reunited. 1,000+ Still Separated, Missing.

This week, four parents from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico were reunited with their children in the United States after being separated under former President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. They were the first families to be reunited on U.S. soil since the Biden administration began its reunification process. “Although we love to see the reunifications …
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Home Office discriminating against Windrush generation’s families, High Court rules

The Home Office’s refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled. Discrimination Lynda Mahabir, a 52-year-old woman who was born in Trinidad, suffered a “colossal interference” with her right to family life when she was …
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