Haulier has immigrant fine overturned

Telford lorry driver Jim Rushton, accused of bringing illegal immigrants into the UK, has had a £10,000 fine overturned by the Home Office, the BBC reports. He was fined when five stowaways were found after he left Calais on 12 January but has always maintained his vehicle had been checked stringently, including a heartbeat monitor which failed to detect anyone on board. [+]

Truckers challenge Home Office migrant penalties

Two hauliers have mounted legal challenges to the Home Office's fines on truckers found with illegal migrants on board, reports the BBC. ( The two firms – one Romanian and one Dutch - are taking separate cases to the Court of Appeal this week to challenge the legality of the system. The ... [+]

UK ports ‘on terror attack standby’, says newspaper

Terrorists are planning to hijack an oil tanker and use it in a suicide attack on a major UK port, the Daily Star Sunday newspaper reported on 22 June. A Home Office source is quoted as saying that it has received specific information of serious intent of a terrorist attack. The ... [+]

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