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Fostering award for young girl from Bow

Ellie Davis, a young girl from Bow, was celebrating as she received a national award. Ellie was praised at the Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards. She won the prize for her extraordinary achievements at school in the last 12 months. Foster carers, children and young people, and people from the fostering community joined Ellie in attending the celebration. The awards ...

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Terror accused ‘in plot to kidnap UK ambassador’

20 November 2015 Three men fighting extradition from the UK are alleged to have been key members of a terror group that planned to kidnap a British ambassador. Bakr Hamad, 38, Zana Rahim, 32, and Awat Hamasalih, 33, held senior positions in Rawti Shax, Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told. The group plotted to carry out attacks across Europe, it is ...

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Missed targets ‘signal teacher recruitment crisis’

For the number of new trainee teachers in England have been missed for the third year running, prompting concerns of an intensified recruitment crisis in schools. This year, 28,148 graduates began initial teacher training courses, representing 94% of the target figure. At secondary level, where population increases are set to hit schools next year, just 82% of the target was ...

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Mayor Biggs joins the Meals on Wheels service

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, joined the Meals on Wheels service last week to deliver hot meals to vulnerable residents. The Mayor went along to visit Andrea Pendock on November 13, as part of the celebrations around Meals on Wheels Week. Run by the National Association of Care Catering, Meals on Wheels Week is an initiative created to raise ...

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Massive protest against Hindu fundamentalist Modi

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: A massive demonstration against the visiting Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi was held on 12 Nov outside 10 Downing Street where he was meeting British Prime Minister David Cameron. Demonstrators protested Modi’s visit with placards demanding ‘Modi go back’, ‘End attacks on Muslims, Christians & Dalits’, ‘Stop religious persecution’, ‘Modi not welcome’, ‘We will not forget ...

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SC rejects review petitions of Mujahid, Salauddin Quader

Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Mujahid and BNP Standing Committee Member Chowdhury are now left with the last option of seeking presidential clemency. The government will go ahead with the executions if the convicts refuse to ask for mercy or if the president rejects their prayer. A bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha pronounced the verdicts after hearing Salauddin Quader’s petition. ...

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Other countries can follow Bangladesh’s digital financing system: Queen Máxima

Dutch Queen Máxima, on seeing first-hand Bangladesh’s efforts in the financial inclusion of all poor and rural people, has said many countries can follow some of those activities. The queen is visiting Bangladesh in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. On Tuesday she visited several locations in Gazipur, outside Dhaka, to explore the ...

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BGB to be deployed for 12-hr in Dhaka

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed in Dhaka this evening to maintain security in the capital. BGB will take to the streets from 6:00pm today until 6:00am tomorrow, Department of Public Relation of BGB informed The Daily Star in a text message. The decision to deploy the paramilitary force was taken hours into the verdict of the Supreme Court ...

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‘Crime against culture too’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, has denounced in the strongest possible terms the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. “These attacks may constitute a crime against humanity and certainly one which viciously and deliberately targeted sites of arts and leisure where people come together to enjoy their cultural rights,” she said in ...

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‘France will destroy IS’: Hollande

France is committed to “destroying” the so-called Islamic State group after Friday’s deadly attacks, President Francois Hollande has said. He said he would table a bill to extend the state of emergency declared after the attacks for three months and would suggest changes to the constitution. France’s military campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria will also intensify. IS says ...

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