Immigration


Gladstone Primary school in Peterborough, which has 440 pupils, is dominated by students from the Punjab, with smaller groups from Afghanistan, Lithuania and Latvia.

But despite the language barrier the school has scored highly in its Ofsted reports and the headmaster sees bilingualism as an advantage.

Christine Parker, the head, told the Sunday Times: “More and more of the world is going bilingual.

“The culture at our school is not to see bilingualism as a difficulty.”

It is thought the school, in the immigration hotspot of the agricultural area of the Fens, is the only school with no pupils who speak English as a first language.

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Some 27,725 Romanians were arrested for offences in London over the past five years, Scotland Yard said, including 10 for murder and more than 140 for rape.

The figures, published under the Freedom of Information Act, will fuel fears of a crime wave when restrictions on workers from Romania and Bulgaria are lifted in January next year.

Romanians came second only to Poles, who accounted for 34,905 arrests, including 84 for murder and almost 130 for rape.

However, there were some 587,000 migrants born in Poland living in the UK in 2011, estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed, compared with 87,000 Romanians.

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HUGE numbers of Roma gypsies are planning to move to Britain after being forced out of their home countries, The Sun can reveal.

Nomads in Romania and Bulgaria want to head to our shores en masse as soon as the restrictions blocking their migration are lifted.

More than a million have already set up camp in wealthy countries in Western Europe, including Britain and Ireland. But even more are expected to flood in when borders open in January next year.

The Sun travelled to freezing Transylvania in the heart of Romania to see first-hand how gypsies are being forced out by authorities who view them as thieves and beggars.

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A benefit cheat who fleeced taxpayers out of more than £7,000 was spared jail today (weds).

Chidi Ukwueze, 38, who arrived in Britain from Nigeria in 2002, lied about his immigration status while making bogus claims for jobseekers’ allowance and income support.

He was given permission to stay in the UK on the condition that he did not claim state funds, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Ukwueze forged five claim forms between December 17, 2009 and November 18, 201

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enrichedBritain is ‘self-segregating’ as white families flee urban areas for the countryside and outer suburbs.

The trend is causing an ‘ethnic cliff’, in which the proportion of households from minority backgrounds is vastly different in areas just a few miles apart.

Some outer London boroughs – including Enfield, Waltham Forest and Redbridge – have seen their white British population drop by as much as a quarter over the past decade.

The same applies to urban areas around the capital such as Luton, Reading and Bedfordshire.

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A MAN was today facing deportation after being found guilty of paying his girlfriend’s childhood pal to marry him so he could stay in the UK.

Kizito Ugo Nwajeri gave Kirsty Birnie, of Aberdeen, £2,000 to fly to Nigeria with him and his lover for the nuptials, so he could renew his student visa.

The 31-year-old had claimed he was in love with the mum-of-one when they wed in a traditional ceremony in Lagos in 2010 and denied cash was ever exchanged.

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A Somalian immigrant will appear in court this morning after police raided a Queensbury home and found a gun and drug haul.

Abdifatam Adem, 25, of Girton Avenue, will appear at South Western Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a firearm, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine.

Officers found a man in Sandhurst Road at approximately 6.20pm on Tuesday carrying crack cocaine and then raided a house in Girton Avenue.

In the property, they discovered more cocaine, heroin and cash, as well as a Smith and Wesson revolver with five rounds of ammunition.

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