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Two men stabbed to death in Camden within two hours

Two men have been stabbed to death within the space of two hours in Camden, north London. Abdikarim Hassan, 17, died in Bartholomew Road at 21:08 GMT on Tuesday. Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, died after being stabbed in Malden Road at about 22:10. Mr Mohamed’s family said they were “devastated” and revealed that his brother was killed in September. The ...

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Post-Brexit transition will end on ‘fixed date’, ministers say

Ministers say a planned “status quo” period after Brexit will end on a “fixed date” despite critics suggesting it could “last indefinitely”. New government proposals say the transition period should last as long as it takes to “prepare and implement the new processes and new systems”. The leaked plans say there are “only a small number of areas” where the ...

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We will prevent hostile takeover bids for UK firms – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn will promise in a speech that a future Labour government would “intervene to prevent hostile takeovers” like investment firm Melrose’s £7.4bn bid for British manufacturing company GKN. The Labour leader will tell delegates at the EEF manufacturing conference in London that if the party wins the next election it will “broaden the scope of the public interest test” ...

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Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights and standards not, as some feared, a “competitive race to the bottom”. British business could “never be cheaper than China” ...

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Oxfam boss apologises to MPs over abuse of Haiti quake victims

Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of treating vulnerable women “like trinkets”. During questioning by the international development committee, Mark Goldring apologised to MPs for the actions of staff who were dismissed for ...

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Prime Minister and London Mayor Take Part in Visit My Mosque day

  18 February 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and Andy Street joined tens of thousands of visitors at over 200 open mosques today. Over 200 mosques across the UK opened their doors to their neighbours of all faiths and none on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque day, facilitated by the Muslim ...

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Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges over-priced universities

The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, admitting they face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May has announced a review of tuition fees, to be chaired by the author and financier, Philip Augar. Labour has said it would abolish fees and bring back maintenance grants. But Mrs ...

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UK mosques must make space for women – not turn us away

On Sunday more than 200 mosques invited the public through their doors to boost community relations and diffuse tensions over a cuppa. It’s the fourth annual Visit My Mosque day, led by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), growing steadily in popularity and reach over the years. But less well known is the Open My Mosque campaign, a social media ...

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Visitors flock to the iconic East London Mosque for Visit My Mosque Day

Sunday 18 February 2018: Hundreds of people visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre today as part of Visit My Mosque Day, a national initiative of the Muslim Council of Britain The East London Mosque is one of the London’s oldest and largest mosque, which has a footfall of 1.7 million at its peak and has a Friday ...

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UK brings visa services at much closer to home

People wishing to apply for a UK visa will now be able to use the On Demand Mobile Visa (ODMV) service which allows applicants who are resident in Dhaka to submit their UK visa application much closer to home. The Dhaka ODMV is part of UK Visas and Immigration’s proactive approach to constant improvement in customer service. On Demand Mobile ...

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