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Number of zero-hours contracts in UK rose by 100,000 in 2017 – ONS

Employment contracts without a minimum number of guaranteed hours increased to 1.8m The number of zero-hours contracts in use across the UK rose by about 100,000 last year, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics, said the number of employment contracts without a minimum number of guaranteed hours increased to 1.8m in the year to November, up from ...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

Birth of William and Kate’s third child is announced to public by Kensington Palace with a tweet The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a boy. Kate and William’s third child was born at 11.01am at St Mary’s hospital, Paddington, central London. The baby weighed in at 8lb 7oz. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered ...

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Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

Sayeeda Warsi says fault with ‘hostile environment’ lies with policy itself not implementation Theresa May and her home secretary, Amber Rudd, have come under further pressure over the impact on the Windrush generation of the government’s immigration policy. The former cabinet minister Sayeeda Warsi made it clear it was the policy itself that was at fault, rather than the way ...

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Four British people have died in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Those killed were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, travelling from Mecca on an Umrah pilgrimage. Blackburn-based Hashim Travel said the coach was hit by a fuel tanker which then caught fire and set the bus alight on ...

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Give befitting reply to BNP-Jamaat’s propaganda: PM Sheikh Hasina

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with leaders of Awami League from different countries across Europe on Sunday. London, Apr 22  : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the leaders of All European Awami League to give a befitting reply to BNP-Jamaat’s propaganda abroad against Bangladesh and the government. The Prime Minister made the call while addressing leaders of Awami ...

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Tarique to be brought back by any means: PM

She slams attack on BD High Commission in London    Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses meeting organized by the Awami League’s UK chapter in London on Saturday. London, Apr 21 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed her firm resolve to take back BNP acting chairperson Tarique Zia from London by any means and bring him under the ...

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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, the band played “Happy Birthday” during the changing of the guard. In the evening, the monarch ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina exchanges greetings with British Queen

Photo: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace as the Queen hosts a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in London, Thursday April 19, 2018.  London, Apr 20 :  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) exchanged ...

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Change the Script – Towards a Common Future – His Excellency Euripides L Evriviades honours British women leaders at the High Commission during CHOGM 2018 

On the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CHOGM on Monday 16 April, His Excellency Euripides L Evriviades, in partnership with the National Commission on Muslim Women held a reception in honour of the women leading the campaign ‘Change the Script’.  The event was held at the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus, London and supported by the ...

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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

The Prince of Wales will be the next head of the Commonwealth, its leaders have announced. The Queen had said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles would succeed her in the role “one day”. Leaders of the Commonwealth have been discussing the issue at a meeting behind closed doors at Windsor Castle. The non-hereditary role would not have ...

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