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More pain for George Osborne as ONS cuts UK economic growth

GDP estimate for third quarter cut from 0.5% to 0.4% after sharp slowdown in services, meaning UK chancellor is unlikely to hit growth forecasts George Osborne has received a second pre-Christmas setback after official figures showing a a stuttering performance by the economy in the months following the general election put the government’s 2015 growth forecast at risk. Following much ...

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Muslim family’s halted Disneyland trip is raised with PM

Labour MP Stella Creasy has called on the prime minister to challenge the US after a UK Muslim family was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles. The family of 11, from Ms Creasy’s Walthamstow constituency, had planned a holiday to Disneyland but were stopped at Gatwick Airport on 15 December. Mohammad Zahid Mahmood said his family was given ...

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NHS URGES PEOPLE TO ONLY USE A&E IN AN EMERGENCY AND AVOID POST-CHRISTMAS SURGE

NHS England today (Saturday) joins forces with the nation’s top A&E doctors to urge those patients who can to avoid the post-Christmas and New Year rush to hospital. With the festive season in full swing, they are reminding people to keep A&E for emergencies only between Boxing Day and December 29 when demand traditionally peaks. The advice from NHS England ...

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Council warning about drink driving

Tower Hamlets Council has launched a poster campaign to remind drivers that even one alcoholic drink can put you over the legal limit to drive. These adverts have been installed at different locations across the borough for the duration of the festive holiday period. The campaign aims to reduce the number of people who drink alcohol and drive over Christmas. ...

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Tower Hamlets Council nominated for awards

Tower Hamlets Council’s unique Find it, Fix it, Love it (FiFiLi) app and Assistive Technology (AT) Strategy Team have been nominated for prestigious awards. The FiFiLi app and AT Strategy Team have both been shortlisted in the Innovation category. FiFiLi is also nominated in the Environment category of the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2016, the 20th year since the ...

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BSF aircraft crashes near Delhi, 10 dead

An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board, officials said. The Super King plane, chartered by the Border Security Force (BSF), was heading to the eastern city of Ranchi when it crashed shortly after taking off, a spokesman for the security ...

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Ruta demands review of pay scale changes

By Jahidul Islam Joy, Rajshahi University Correspondent :: Rajshahi University Teachers Association (RUTA) demanded that the government review a December 15 gazette an alternative system for public university teachers in the 8th  National pay scale replacing the grade and time scale in a statement on Tuesday signed by Ruta  President Prof Dr. Anando Kumar Shaha and general secretary Prof Rezaul ...

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A million migrants and refugees have reached Europe this year, says IOM

More than a million people have now reached Europe through irregular means in 2015, the International Organisation for Migration has announced, in what constitutes the continent’s biggest wave of mass migration since the aftermath of the second world war. Out of a total of 1,005,504 arrivals by 21 December, the vast majority – 816,752 – arrived by sea in Greece, ...

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