Migrants plan day of action to highlight contribution to Britain

One Day Without Us will include labour boycott to protest against rising racism and xenophobia


Migrant workers and their supporters are planning a day of action to highlight their role in the UK in what is being billed as a celebration of the contribution they make to British society.

Plans for the event, called One Day Without Us, include a labour boycott to show how important migrants are to the UK workforce.

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‘My life stopped’: widow of academic killed in random attack speaks of loss

Exclusive: Nadja Ensink-Teich says death of her husband, Jeroen Ensink, on his Islington doorstep could have been prevented as killer is sentenced

Eleven days after becoming a father, Jeroen Ensink stepped out of his London flat to post cards to friends, proudly announcing the birth of his daughter, Fleur. “He left at 1.45pm. He was dead at 1.50pm,” said his widow, Nadja Ensink-Teich, 37. “And from that moment, my life stopped.”

Ensink, 41, an internationally renowned water engineer and academic, was killed on his Islington doorstep in a random attack by a stranger, Timchang Nandap, who was known to police and had a mental illness.

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Man dies after Ben Nevis fall

Climber in his 50s was airlifted off UK’s highest mountain in ‘dark and difficult conditions’ but died of his injuries

A climber has died after a fall on the UK’s highest mountain.

The man’s climbing companion raised the alarm at about 6pm on Friday after the fall on the north face of Ben Nevis in the Highlands.

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‘How do I protect my family?’: EU citizens in Britain contemplate their futures

The Brexit vote and ensuing rhetoric have made Bruno Pollet, a UK resident for 25 years, feel like a second-class citizen

Bruno Pollet is a scientist who came to Coventry from Grenoble 25 years ago as part of the Erasmus university exchange programme.

He had the choice of the UK, Spain or Germany at the time. After the Brexit vote, he jokes: “I wish I had gone to Barcelona instead.”

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Battling bulimia

As a YMCA report finds one in three young people with mental health difficulties experience stigma, Connie Free reveals how friends did not believe she was ill when she suffering from an eating disorder. …read more  


BBC presenter Jacqui Oatley forced to call police over online threat

Oatley, Match of the Day’s first female commentator, says she was threatened by man saying he would ‘cut’ her

The sports presenter Jacqui Oatley has told how she was forced to call the police after receiving violent threats online.

Speaking to the Guardian, Oatley, who in 2007 became the first female commentator on BBC1’s Match of the Day, said a man threatened to come to her house and “cut” her, among other “unmentionable” things.

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‘National Trust duped us’, claim eviction family

Charity defends its policy after becoming embroiled in row over tenants’ cash deposits

The National Trust has been accused of manipulating a family of “exemplary” tenants so it could evict them following an administrative muddle that left the charity potentially liable to pay compensation. Tam Hockey says she was “duped” after a coordinated campaign by trust employees to accept a refund of her security deposit. Hockey was told that giving back the deposit would help build “mutual trust and understanding”.

In fact, internal emails show staff were secretly planning to evict the family, yet were unable to because the National Trust had not acted on a change in the law that affected about 1,900 of its tenants and leaves it potentially liable for compensation claims of up to £5.7m.

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Polish workers, Indian students and Italian politicians voice fears over Brexit effect on British culture

Following the Tory conference, many European nationals fear they will be forced to leave. We look at how this concern is now affecting the UK’s image overseas

Two young Polish women on the train from Gatwick into London are chattering away, bags at their feet. Off the flight from Kraków after five days at home with family, they followed the news, and the speeches, from Britain all week. “You have to – so as to get an idea of how long before we will be driven out of England. I’m sure it will happen,” said Angela, who is the manager of a gastropub near Oxford.

“It’s sad this is the way things are going because I was pleased to have a woman prime minister, but my boss said to me it will be bad. He’s angry because he wants to choose staff for how good they are, not their nationality. He says it will be hard to replace me, which is nice to hear,” she said.

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