Alan White details the failure of the UK Border Agency to help Margaret Nambi, and many others like her.
Tracking down a man whose arrogant email went viral, Alan White wonders: where is groupthink taking us?
Alan White explains how critics of "retail loss prevention" - suing shoplifters - are being threatened with writs.
Following the Olympic fiasco, an official report suggests setting up a "list of high-risk providers, who have a track-record of failure in the delivery of public services". That's not enough.
With firms like Bell Pottinger working for foreign governments, we must now question everything more, not less.
Daniel Roque Hall was sentenced to three years in jail after drugs were found in his wheelchair. Since being sent to Wormwood Scrubs, his condition has deteriorated dramatically, say his mother and friend. Alan White investigates.
There are too many "vested interests" to keep happy.
Yes, it’s the laziest of all journalistic tropes. But still, what would any sporting event be without an alternative set of awards?
Our Games have been great, but if we want to reap the rewards, we have to be honest about the failings.
Team GB's fantastically successful female Olympians mean we surely can't ignore women's sport any longer.
Listen to the people who know about sport, not the politicians or the journalists.
A collective notion of Britishness is strong enough to accommodate cultural discrepancies without emphasising them.
Gymnasts being superhuman in handy GIF form.
The athletes! The facts! The medals! Ian Thorpe! The volunteers!
Jacques Rogge's committee does nothing but look out for its own interests.
Until proved otherwise, the Chinese swimmer's performance is a huge achievement.
Respect, tolerance, and playing by the rules - it's everywhere at these Games.
Thank goodness for Ian Thorpe, Nigerian table-tennis players and all the other Olympic wonders.
Places like the St Giles Trust shouldn't struggle for funding.
It's just an episode in a scandalous, decades-long tale of corporate greed.
At BBC TV Centre everyone was equal - equally lost, that is.
One in ten inmates is a former soldier.
The official list of prohibited items at the Olympics includes "oversized hats" and "sharpened combs".
Prostitutes have to pay tax on their earnings, so why isn't their business entitled to same protections as everyone else?
Experiencing extreme social awkwardness on meeting a minor celebrity seems to be a peculiarly British talent.
More than a hundred years after Jack the Ripper, we're still fighting the same battles on prostitution.
A GP lays out his reservations about the potential legalisation of euthanasia
This is a highly provocative move.
The government did almost nothing to sell the idea to voters.