The High Court, London, whre the application for a judicial review for the Bibby Stockholm will be heard

What will happen at the permission hearing for a judicial review about the Bibby Stockholm at the High Court on 10 October?

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Planning 'Stop' notices posted on the gates of RAF Scampton by the caouncil

West Lindsey District Council, the local planning authority for RAF Scampton, is ordering the Home Office to cease preparing the site for asylum-seekers.

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A sad asylum-seeker looks out to sea

An FOI request has revealed that although Dorset Council knew there was Legionella on board the barge on Monday 7 August, at no point did its officials require that the residents be removed.

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The Bibby Stockholm under tow

If the Bibby Stockholm is NOT a vessel, this throws into doubt which regulations – maritime or land-based – should be applied to ensure health & safety on board. And it’s not working, because the barge patently isn’t safe.

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A bird's eye photo of Portland Port, where the Bibby Stockholm barge is berthed

Not far from where the Bibby Stockholm is berthed is a very different part of the port’s estate. It’s steep and thickly overgrown with brambles. But if urban explorers can get in, so could anyone.

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A wild rat swimming through water

Rats are excellent climbers, jumpers & swimmers. Cruise ships at Portland Port have rat guards fitted. But there are none on the Bibby Stockholm. Why not?

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A canoeist in trouble in wild water

When I began campaigning against the Bibby Stockholm, I caught myself endlessly using maritime metaphors. After the barge’s disastrous first week, it’s now time to abandon ship.

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Iconic Savoy hotel entrance in London

With just 22 asylum-seekers on board the Bibby Stockholm in its first week, it would be cheaper to put them up in a suite at the Savoy and treat them to dinner at Langan’s.

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The High Court, London, whre the application for a judicial review for the Bibby Stockholm will be heard

Portland resident Carralyn Parkes has launched a legal challenge against the Home Office for the placement of the Bibby Stockholm at Portland Port.

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