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40 Crowned as the best curry chefs for 2015 at the Curry Life Chef Awards

The foodie and Curry Industry professional, all gathered in one place on last Sunday, October 11, at the annual British Curry Life Chef Awards and gala dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel. The UK may have a soft spot for old favourites like bangers and mash and fish and chips but the British appetite for curry remains unrivalled. The Curry ...

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Who is behind the Bangladesh killings?

  capital Dhaka after the murder of two foreigners A series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh has alarmed the international community – and there is little clarity on who carried out the attacks. BBC Bengali’s Akbar Hossain examines the key questions behind the killings. The shooting dead of two foreigners in recent weeks has raised new security questions in Bangladesh. ...

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More UK jobs fail to pay a living wage

Bangla Mirror Desk: The Office for National Statistics says there were 6m jobs paying less than the living wage across the UK in 2014, of which more than half were part-time roles. The living wage, an independently set hourly rate, is based on the cost of living and is currently set at £7.85 outside London and £9.15 in the capital. ...

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Project Shapla returns to Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB) UK will this week lead a delegation of twenty three volunteers on a social action project in Bangladesh. The six-day mission, under the Project Shapla banner, will see the group working at a number of BRAC project sites in Dhaka as well as in Sylhet. Led by Conservative MP for St ...

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Tower Hamlets LGBT+ Heroes announced

Residents were recognised for the valuable commitment they make to society at the inaugural LGBT+ Heroes awards ceremony. Throughout the summer, dozens of Hero nominations were submitted by family members, friends, elected members, work colleagues and community leaders to showcase the contribution that their Heroes make in the borough. When introducing the winners, the mayor read out excerpts from their ...

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The Great British Bake Off final gets biggest TV audience of the year

Nadiya Jamir Hussain’s win in The Great British Bake Off attracted a record audience of more than 13 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV show of the year. The final of the baking show drew an average of 13.4 million and a five-minute peak of 14.5 million on Wednesday, beating last year’s audience and the final of Britain’s Got ...

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David Cameron vows ‘assault on poverty’ in conference speech

David Cameron has vowed to devote much of his time in office to “an all-out assault on poverty”, in his speech to the Conservative Party conference. The prime minister, who will stand down before the next election, said he wanted to tackle “deep social problems” and boost social mobility. He also announced “dramatic” planning reforms to increase home ownership. And ...

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Tax credit cuts: Boris Johnson urges moves to ‘mitigate and palliate’ impact

London mayor hardens criticism of way cuts will be rolled out, putting him at odds with Tory leadership rival George Osborne Boris Johnson used his speech at the Conservative party conference to call for greater protection for the lowest earners in a veiled warning to George Boris Johnson has hardened his criticism of the way the Conservative government is cutting ...

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Mayor of Tower Hamlets: 100 Days in Office

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has completed his first 100 days in office, with a mayoralty which has seen a drive towards openness and accountability. Speaking at a briefing at the town hall today (October 1), the Mayor confirmed his commitment to creating a council that is open and transparent, as well as one that provides excellent services. ...

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