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Election 2015: Tony Blair gives ‘100% backing’ to Ed Miliband

Tony Blair has given his “100%” backing to Ed Miliband as he attacked David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The former prime minister praised the Labour leader, saying he was “his own man”, and he wanted Labour to win “for the future of our country”. Mr Blair said Mr Cameron had put “exit on the ...

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Election 2015: Battle on tax, benefit and pension changes

The official start of the new tax year has sparked a fresh battle between Labour and the Conservatives over their respective economic plans. The Tories claim 94% of working households are better off under the tax and benefit changes coming into effect. Labour’s Ed Balls claimed average families were £1,100 a year worse off since 2010, including Monday’s changes. Both ...

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Election TV debate: Leaders clash over NHS, cuts and immigration

The UK’s party leaders have clashed in the first TV election debate on a range of issues including the NHS, immigration and the deficit. It is the only time David Cameron and Ed Miliband will appear together on TV ahead of 7 May’s polling day. The Conservative and Labour leaders, as well as the leaders of the Lib Dems, UKIP, ...

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Celebrating Women’s Skills under One Roof

In celebration of Women’s month Pearl Advertising hosted the Women’s Day Bazaar 2015 on Saturday the 28th March at the Montefiore Centre in East London. The aim was to help women promote their skills and businesses under one roof, which was certainly the case with more than 30 stall holders and over 300 women, men and children attending the free ...

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Election 2015: who will win?

 Bangla Mirror Desk: According to recently conducted polls Conservative and Labour are pretty much neck and neck.  Three new polls have come out on 1st of March where YouGov have the Tories and Labour tied on 35 per cent. Populus also has a dead heat, with both parties on 34 per cent and Lord Ashcroft’s weekly poll has the Tories ...

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London based Bengali web portal Londonbdnews24 starts its journey

The official inauguration of London based Bengali web portal Londonbdnews24 took place in Montefiore Centre in East London on 24th March in presence of notable and senior journalists in the UK. President of London Bangla Press Club Nobab  Uddin and General Secretary Emdadul Haque Chowdhury officially launced the website. Chairman of Londonbdnews24.com Abdul Basit Badsha presided over the launching event ...

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Rushanara Ali campaigns to safeguard Bengali teachings in schools

Bangla Mirror Desk: Rushanara Ali campaigned for Labour to renew its commitment to the future of Bengali teaching in schools, in response to Government plans to cut Bengali language qualifications from the school curriculum alongside other foreign languages including Guajarati, Punjabi, Turkish and Polish.   Rushanara said: “From start to finish, this Government has caused chaos in our education system ...

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Mayor of Tower Hamlets visits new civic hub site

Bangla Mirror Desk: Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman visited the old Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel on 23rd March – which will be transformed into a brand new civic hub.   A group of journalists from local print and electronic media accompanied him at that time. The old Royal London Hospital was sold to the council for £9 million ...

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