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First vulnerable child refugee arrives in UK from Greece under Dubs scheme

The first vulnerable child refugee stranded in Greece who qualifies for sanctuary under the Dubs amendment has arrived in the UK, more than a year after the government pledged to bring over hundreds of children. The Home Office had accepted that the boy was vulnerable and eligible for transfer 16 months ago. The Dubs amendment, part of the 2016 Immigration Act, was passed after ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018, Kensington Palace has announced. The pair confirmed their engagement in November and said the service would be at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday – the Queen wed on a Thursday and the Duke of ...

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Sunamganj road crash leaves four dead

Four young men died in a road crash at Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj on Friday evening. Sources said a private car carrying the four was heading to Sylhet from Chhatak skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Sontoshpur area of Kalaruka union  of the upazila around 5.30pm. Officer-in-charge of Chhatok Police Station Atikur Rahman said the four ...

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Ex-CCC Mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury passes away

Former Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury died at a private hospital in Chittagong city early Friday (Dec 15). The veteran politician breathed his last at around 3:00am, while undergoing treatment at Max Hospital in Mehedibag. He was 74. Max Hospital Managing Director Dr Liakat Ali Khan told that Mohiuddin was earlier kept on life support in ...

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SCC mayor asked to submit report over missing vehicles

A court here on Wednesday asked Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Huq Chowdhury to submit probe report within a week over missing of its three damaged vehicles. Judge Saifuzzaman Hiru of chief metropolitan magistrate passed the order after examining police report. After getting the report, the court will hear on December 20 on this regard. Earlier, in October, a ...

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Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making “good progress”. MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote ...

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FOOD DONATED BY BRITISH MUSLIMS WILL GO TO FEED HOMELESS SPENDING THE FESTIVE SEASON AT ‘CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS’ CENTRES IN LONDON

Muslim Aid appeals to Londoners of all faiths and none for foodstuffs for a Food Drive Friday (15 December), a flagship interfaith event to launch the charity’s Winter Campaign East Londoners carrying items of food for those who go without over the Christmas and winter period will give their donations to Muslim Aid outside the East London Mosque this Friday, 15 December, between 12 ...

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British Liver Trust urges people to sign up for Dry January

On the day that sees the largest number of us head out to the annual office party, the British Liver Trust is urging people to sign up for Dry January. The latest figures show that alcohol related liver disease is likely to overtake heart disease as the UK’s leading medical cause of premature death.1 The British Liver Trust is delighted ...

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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled “monster”, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Writing in the New York Times, Ms Hayek said Mr Weinstein once told her: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.” Holly Baird. a spokeswomen for Mr Weinstein, disputed Ms Hayek’s account. Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina ...

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