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Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA.

However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home.

His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

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Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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Innocent Chofamba, a former newspaper editor in Zimbabwe, came to the UK to study for an MA.

However, he is now fearful for his safety should he return home.

His story goes from happy times as a student to his current state of frustration as the decision on his asylum claim is continually postponed.

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The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett made history as the first English woman priest in the Anglican communion.

She was ordained in Hong Kong in 1971.

For over 30 years she wrote a weekly letter home to her parents, which she now shares.

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The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents.

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The Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, she recalls the weekly letters she wrote home to her parents.

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Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived.

Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business.

Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

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Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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Alejandra, who comes from a wealthy Mexican family, moved to Britain when her husband landed a lucrative job, which proved to be short-lived.

Faced with financial difficulties after his redundancy, she started her own business.

Her story shows that relative wealth offers no protection from the problems faced by immigrants.

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Immigrants offer their impressions of Britain.

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Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children.

She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police.

She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

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Iranian teacher Aylia entered the UK illegally, smuggled in the back of a car with her two young children.

She chose to flee Iran after her dissident views attracted the attention of the police.

She continues to struggle with the asylum system, but recent involvement in a women's group has allowed her to regain her self-esteem.

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Ordained in Hong Kong in 1971, the Revd Dr Joyce Bennett was the first woman priest in the Anglican communion.

She recalls the weekly letters she wrote home.

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Through her letters to her parents, the Reverend Dr Joyce Bennett tells the story of her ordination in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong in 1971.

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Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK.

She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

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Evacuated from Pristina in the wake of the Kosovan war, Saranda Bogujevci writes home to her grandmother to tell her how she is settling into life as a teenager in the UK.

She describes the problems of growing up in a strange new society and the frustrations caused by her lack of fluency in the language.

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Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore.

As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.

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Vish Madughiri is an IT professional from Bangalore.

As he tries to build a new life in the UK with his wife Leela and son Akshay, he writes home to his brother Kumar.