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Forged IDs: Landlord laws ‘fuelling black market’

Legislation aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties is fuelling a black market in forged IDs, a investigation has found. introduced last year landlords must check the immigration status of new tenants. But criminal gangs are helping undocumented immigrants flout the law by them selling fake documents. A Home Affairs spokesperson said landlords were not expected to be experts […]

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days after the pair said . Brexit Secretary David Davis will join Mrs May for the meeting, ahead of this week’s summit of EU […]

Catalonia: Leader Puigdemont fails to clarify independence

The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence, in a letter to Madrid. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Carles Puigdemont to clarify his intent – or face direct rule. Instead, the Catalan leader called for negotiation over the next two months. Mr Puigdemont declared independence last week after […]

UK police investigate new Harvey Weinstein claims

UK police are investigating a number of sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein, the understands. The Metropolitan Police says he is accused of assaulting three women in separate incidents in London in the late 1980s, 1992, 2010, 2011 and 2015. Officers are looking into claims they were attacked in Westminster, Camden and west London. The Hollywood film producer has “unequivocally […]