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South Asian Parents urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter

    Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect their children from flu this winter, as the largest ever programme vaccinating children against it gets underway. This year, the vaccine is being offered to 2 – 4 year-olds, those in school years 1 and 2, and is being extended to school year 3, helping protect ...

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Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh welcomes the England and Bangladesh Cricket Team

  The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake welcomed the England and Bangladesh cricket teams to her Residence on Tuesday 25 October. Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner said: “This has been the most thrilling set of matches, with some fantastic playing – really full spectrum performances from both teams.   We are here not only to salute ...

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England’s Cricket Team highlight British efforts to stop horrific acid attacks

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah   Off the back of their win of the first Test match against the host nation, the England Team attended a round table at the British High Commission in Bangladesh to learn how the Department for International Development is supporting victims of acid attacks, and contributing to the prevention of further violence. In Bangladesh, more than ...

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British High Commissioner Alison Blake visits Chittagong

      Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited Chittagong on 18-20 October. The British High Commissioner held meetings with officials, civil society and business leaders including the Deputy Commissioner, Chairman of Chittagong Port and Managing Director Chittagong Dry Dock Limited, President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner to discuss strengthening ...

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Dr Charles Tannock: Bangladesh epitomises the struggle between modernity and those who want to put the clock back to seventh century

Dr Charles Tannock MEP was speaking at an international conference held in Belgium titled ‘Threatening Implication of the Rise of terrorism in the name of Islam in Bangladesh: The Need for Resistance’ on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 at the Press Club Brussels Europe organised by the European Bangladesh Forum (EBF). He said in the opening session that over the last ...

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Priti Patel warns aid organisations must provide value for money or face cuts

UK funding to major multi-lateral organisations that deliver aid, such as the World Bank, could be cut unless they provide “value for money”, the international development secretary has said. Priti Patel was speaking on a trip to Kenya where she also indicated she wanted to use Britain’s £12bn aid budget to help deliver trade deals in the wake of Britain’s departure from the EU. ...

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Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

  The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity following a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the “truly momentous” decision would support trade and create jobs. Gatwick airport said it was disappointed with the decision, which was “not the right answer for Britain”. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – a ...

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TV One win inaugural Uk Bangla Media Cup

  By Emdad Rahman The historic first ever UK Bangla Media Cup – The first to be held outside of Bangladesh saw the best of British Bangladeshi media come together to lock horns in a unique tournament. The footballing spectacle was hosted by the West Ham United Academy and say 12 teams put their footballing wits and skills against each ...

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London Tigers celebrate 30th anniversary with Pudsey

  London Tigers celebrated their 30th anniversary with prestige and glamour at their Award Ceremony in Porchester Hall with over 450 people on Monday 24th October 2016. The event recognised the achievements of London Tigers members, volunteers and staff, with awards given out to a diverse range of people from different nationalities, age and background. Special guests at the event ...

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Sylhet District over legends get into gear

  By Muhammad Ismael The Sylhet District over 50’s legends select began preparations for the upcoming Sonali Othith (Golden Past) Sylhet District Cup by taking part in their first training session at Mabley Green, Hackney. The squad took part in a two hour training session which included stretching, a 90 minute game, tactical discussions and spot kick practise. Despite their ...

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