'I cry most days': former NHS nurse, 83, denied visa to visit family in UK

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Icilda Williams, who worked in Britain for 30 years before retiring to Jamaica in 1996, has repeatedly been refused entry

An 83-year-old widowed nurse who worked for the NHS for 30 years before retiring to Jamaica has had multiple requests to visit her family in the UK refused, despite drawing an NHS pension and a full British state pension.

Icilda Williams moved to the UK from Jamaica with her husband in 1962. Both were Commonwealth citizens and British subjects. The couple bought a house in Bradford, had children there – all of whom are British passport holders – and Williams devoted her life to caring for mentally ill children in two local hospitals.

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