Tag: Hillingdon

More Help for Afghan Refugees

Map of Afghanistan and Pakistan border

Scores of worried families in Hillingdon have pleaded with their MP for help in rescuing relatives from Afghanistan and resettling them in the UK.   John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington (Lab) criticised the government’s plan to accept 5,000 Afghan refugees in the next year with that number increasing to 20,000 over several years. He

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Anxious Wait for Local Businesses

Local businesses are anxious that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, otherwise known as furlough, could be coming to an end. Scott Balcony, owner of local business Balcony Shirts, in Windsor Street, Uxbridge, voiced concern that furlough would end before business went back to normal saying: “We’ve got people on furlough, when that comes to an

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