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‘Treated like a criminal’: Nepali student wrongly detained at UK border loses uni place

Sulav Khadka was interrogated and held in custody despite providing proof of his place and finances

An international student who flew to the UK to take up a university scholarship was detained at the border and held in custody for 12 days after being unable to answer detailed questions about his course.

Sulav Khadka said he felt as though he had been “treated like a criminal” by Border Force officers who accused him of being a fake student after he landed at Manchester airport in October. The 23-year-old, from Nepal, had a valid visa, proof of his university place and paperwork showing he had paid his first year’s fees in full. But, on arrival in the UK, he was interrogated about intricate details of his course, including being asked to list the titles of the six modules he would be studying.

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Meta seeks government protection from Rees-Mogg’s EU law bonfire

Facebook owner seeks assurance that vital directive will not be purged by former business secretary’s bill

Facebook and Instagram have asked for government protection from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s bonfire of up to 4,000 EU laws on post-Brexit statute books.

In a letter to a parliamentary committee to be published on Friday, the parent group, Meta, asks that laws underpinning social media firms are either “explicitly maintained elsewhere” or “removed from the scope” of the retained EU law (revocation and reform) bill.

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Mother and children killed in Nottingham fire were due to join father in USA

Aboubacarr Drammeh says his wife Fatoumatta Hydara and two young children were set for a new life in the US

A man whose wife and two young daughters died in a fire in Nottingham had plans to relocate to America, according to reports.

Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, three-year-old Fatimah Drammeh and one-year-old Naeemah Drammeh died from smoke inhalation after a blaze at their home last Sunday. The three were due to join Aboubacarr Drammeh, who was securing US visas for his family, according to the BBC.

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Water chiefs blame UK government for failure to stop sewage pollution

Under-fire water firms, criticised for their part in the scandal, have pointed the finger at the authorities in newly revealed letters

Water company bosses have blamed UK government inaction for a lack of progress in stopping sewage pollution, newly revealed letters show.

According to data from the Environment Agency, sewage has been dumped into the seas and rivers around the UK more than 770,000 times over the course of 2020 and 2021 – the equivalent of almost 6m hours.

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