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‘Queen of the curve’ Zaha Hadid dies aged 65 from heart attack

Dame Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect, whose designs include the London Olympic aquatic centre, has died aged 65. The British designer, who was born in Iraq, had a heart attack on Thursday while in hospital in Miami, where she was being treated for bronchitis. Hadid’s buildings have been commissioned around the world and she was the first woman to receive ...

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Nationalisation not the answer to steel crisis, says David Cameron

David Cameron has said his government is “not ruling anything out” when it comes to helping to rescue the British steel industry, but warned that he does not believe that nationalisation is the right answer. The idea of placing plants in public ownership following the financial crisis that led to Tata Steel deciding to sell its British operations was seen ...

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Revealed: Hard-Left plot to back Sadiq Khan in bid to strengthen Corbyn

Sadiq Khan’s bid to be London Mayor was dealt a blow today as hard-Left activists admitted backing him to “strengthen” Jeremy Corbyn. The Standard can reveal that leaders of the controversial Momentum group told activists to support the Labour candidate because defeat in London on May 5 would “undermine” his party’s leader. Tories seized on the revelation by taunting: “Vote ...

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North London among worst places in UK for ‘crash for cash’ scams

North London is one of the UK’s top black spots for “crash for cash” road traffic accident scams. Four areas of the capital are in a top ten list of “induced accident” hotspots in the UK, according to a study by insurers Aviva. East London and parts of north-west London also feature in the rankings, which group areas by postal ...

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Teachers’ union calls for ballot on primary test boycott

Teachers have voted to ballot for a boycott of all primary school tests, after claims that children in England are the “most tested in Europe”. The National Union of Teachers’ conference heard warnings that schools had become “exam factories”. Delegates criticised “chaotic” changes to primary assessment and voted for a ballot to boycott tests taken by seven and 11 year ...

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Storm Kae to bring high winds over Easter Sunday and Monday

Storm Kae is set to bring high winds to coastal regions for the rest of the Easter weekend. A naonwide weather warning for wind has been issued and drivers are being told to watch out for strong gusts on roads and the possibility of fallen trees. The Met O!ce has also issued yellow weather warnings for northern Scotland on Sunday. ...

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Madan Mohon College celebrates Diamond Jubilee

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Former students of Madan Mohan College Sylhet residing in the UK celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the College on 20th march 2016 at the Royal Regency, East London. Madan Mohan College is one of the oldest colleges of Bangladesh established in 1940 and is still a very popular and a respected educational institution.  Because of historical ...

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Dark night of 25 March observed

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : The UK Nirmul Committee remembered the Genocide of the dark night of 25th March with a light vigil on 25th March, 7pm-8pm at the Central Shahid Minar, Altab Ali Park, East London. At a short discussion chaired by Nirmul Committee’s former secretary Syeda Sultana Naznin Shakha and conducted by Nirmul Committee’s Asst Sec Jamal Khan pro ...

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Bangladesh to celebrate 46th Independence Day

Bangla Mirror Desk : Bangladesh will celebrate its 46th Independence Day and National Day on 26th March with due solemnity and festivity. On March 26, 1971, father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalis on the midnight of March 25 by the Pakistani occupation forces. After a nine-month bloody War of ...

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Bangladesh High Commission London organises Children’s Art completion to observe Bangabandu’s birthday

Bangladesh High Commission London organised a children’s art competition to observe Bangabandhu’s 96th Birthday and National Chidren’s Day 2016 on 20th March in High Commission office in London. The participants were divided in two age categories.  Around 20 children took part in the competition.  High Commissioner Md Abdul Hannan and Press Minister spoke briefly about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In ...

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