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PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES LANDMARK WAVE OF FREE SCHOOLS — 36,000 MORE GOOD SCHOOL PLACES TO BE CREATED —

Prime Minister David Cameron today announced 49 new free schools for communities across the country, strengthening the Government’s mission to give all parents the choice and security of a good local school. The move brings the total number of free school places created since 2010 to almost a quarter of a million, making this policy the most successful new schools ...

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David Cameron calls on Ed Miliband to rule out SNP deal

David Cameron has called on Labour’s Ed Miliband to rule out a post-election deal between Labour and the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament. The PM said such a pact would be the “worst outcome” of May’s election. “You cannot let the people who want to break up our country into the government of our country,” he said. ...

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Labour picks Sumon as local candidate

Peter Hawkey (left) congratulating Sumon Hoque (right) on becoming the Scottish Labour candidate for Banff and Buchan in the General Election. Friday 13 February 2015 The Banff and Buchan Labour Party has selected Sumon Hoque as its candidate for this May’s General Election during a meeting in Banff recently. A graduate from University of Aberdeen, Sumon has been working in ...

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University bosses earning £260,000

University heads received an average of £260,000 per year and 18 received pay rises over 10%, according to a salary survey from the UCU lecturers’ union. The biggest earner in 2013-14 was the head of Nottingham Trent University whose total benefits were £623,000. Last week, university leaders warned against cutting tuition fees to £6,000, arguing that budgets were under threat. ...

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Save Our NHS’

TUSC parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow Glyn Robbins joined scores of other local people taking part in a national day of action to Save the NHS (Saturday 29th Feb).  Petitions were collected in Roman Road and later outside the Whitechapel Idea Store (photo attached).  Heath care services have been threatened in Tower Hamlets where a strong campaign has ...

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The CJA condemns brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Avijit Roy, a US-based blogger of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death on the streets of Dhaka on 26 February by terrorists trying to stifle free speech. His wife and fellow blogger Rafida Ahmed Bonya suffered head injuries and lost a finger. She remains in hospital in a serious condition. Roy, who ran a popular site ...

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Bring back visa service to Dhaka

By Abdul Karim Goni :: British Curry Awards Founder Enam Ali MBE has said that moving British visa office from Dhaka to Delhi is quite saddening for me and also discourteous for the Bengali Community in the UK.  He said this in a press briefing held in East London on 24 February.  An influential figure in the area of diplomacy ...

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United Airways flying high with European expansion plan

Bangla Mirror Desk :: The largest private airline in Bangladesh, United Airways set to launch new routes direct from Europe to Bangladesh and once again offers expatriates the chance to be part of its success. United Airways (UBD) announced an ambitious investment plan on 23rd February that will attract the funds it needs to operate new routes from major UK ...

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