Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be resettled from Europe

The government announced a new initiative for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be resettled in the UK from Greece, Italy and France. children registered in Greece, Italy or France before 20 March to be eligible for resettlement government to work with local authorities on plans to resettle unaccompanied children programme to extend government’s twin-track approach of … Read more

Thrill-seekers taking ‘storm selfies’ are risking lives

The Environment Agency and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are warning that people posing for ‘storm selfies’ are putting their lives in danger. As Storm Barney hits Britain, the two organisations are urging thrill-seekers not to put themselves at risk by taking photographs of themselves along wave-battered promenades and breakwaters. On … Read more

More than 130 people apply for jobs at event with West Lancashire Borough Council and Job Centre Plus

A recruitment event organised by West Lancashire Borough Council and Job Centre Plus was hailed a great success as 70 per cent of people who attended applied for jobs. The session brought 14 local employers from a variety of sectors including social care, business administration, and finance to the job centre in Skelmersdale and 195 … Read more

St Helens prepares to help refugees

St Helens Council has confirmed that it is preparing to identify homes in the borough for asylum seekers and refugees fleeing Syria as part of the UK’s resettlement programme. Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: “The humanitarian crisis in Syria is on such a horrific scale that we cannot – and must not – turn our … Read more

MEPs give go-ahead to relocate an additional 120,000 asylum seekers in the EU

An emergency proposal to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers from Italy, Greece and Hungary among EU member states was backed by Parliament on Thursday. The first temporary emergency rules for relocating an initial 40,000 over two years from Italy and Greece only were approved by Parliament on 9 September. Parliament’s backing in record time of the … Read more

MEPs approve first emergency rules for distributing asylum seekers in the EU

Parliament backed temporary emergency rules to relocate an initial total of 40,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other EU member states over two years in a vote on Wednesday. In the migration debate on Wednesday, most MEPs welcomed the Commission’s new proposals outlined by Juncker in his state of the Union speech, stressing … Read more