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Bogus student is charged with immigration offences

AN immigrant who allegedly attempted to use a forged university certificate to stay in the UK has been arrested.

Solihull left with asylum bill

SOLIHULL Council have been stuck with a million pound bill on services for unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

Highlighting the counterfeit risks

BORDER officials at Birmingham Airport have shown off some of the counterfeit items they’ve seized in the last few weeks.

Appeal is launched to boost foster care

SOLIHULL is appealing for more people to foster and adopt children, which would ensure youngsters don’t have to be sent outside the local authority.

Well done Peter

On page 5 of your last issue you listed the ‘magnificent seven from Solihull’ who had received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Rising costs of asylum seekers

THE cost of caring for young asylum seekers is heaping fresh financial pressure on Solihull Council.

Fury at asylum cuts

A PROTEST against radical cuts to services supporting child asylum seekers has taken place outside the UK Border Agency’s offices in Solihull.

Safety blitz targets taxis at NEC

Nearly 150 vehicles were stopped and inspected in a multi-agency road check operation which was carried out on Monday 23 August, the third operation of its kind since June 2010.

Minister in visit to border team

SOLIHULL welcomed the government’s Border and Immigration Minister Phil Woolas on Wednesday (February 17) when he met the joint UK Border Agency and police team.

Woman jailed for drug smuggling

A shopworker has been jailed for 12 months after smuggling almost £20,000 worth of cannabis through Birmingham International Airport.

Bogus visitors learn con bids are pants

A MAN who hid a passport in his underpants is one of several overseas visitors who have tried to con their way past officials at Birmingham Airport.

Six years jail for drug smuggling at airport

A NIGERIAN man has been given a six-year prison sentence for attempting to smuggle £45,000 worth of cocaine through Birmingham International Airport.

Attempted drug smuggling charge

A MAN from Essex has been charged with attempting to smuggle 14 kilos of cannabis through Birmingham International Airport.

11-year sentence for man who tried to smuggle drugs

A POLISH man who tried to smuggle over five kilos of cocaine through Birmingham International Airport has been jailed for 11 years.

Foster homes sought for asylum seeker children

SOLIHULL Council is looking for foster homes for young asylum seekers from war-ravaged countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nabbed by his dabs

AN illegal immigrant has been caught out by fingerprint technology on the first day that a new identity card centre for foreign nationals opened.

X-ray nabs drug smugglers

CUSTOMS officers have a new weapon in their fight against drug smuggling.

Drugs hidden in luggage

A MAN who smuggled 26 kilos of cannabis through Birmingham International Airport (BIA) has been given a 32 month prison sentence.

Sniffer dog nabs drugs smuggler

A SOUTH African man appeared before Solihull magistrates this week charged with smuggling four kilos of cocaine through Birmingham International airport.


Cathrina Hulse
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