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UK Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

Jo Johnson has quit as transport minister and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit.   The MP, who is Boris Johnson’s brother, said the withdrawal deal being negotiated with the European Union “will be a terrible mistake”.  Arguing Britain was “on the brink of the greatest crisis” since World War Two, he said what was ...

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Prince Charles vows not to meddle as king

Britain’s Prince Charles said on Wednesday he was not “stupid” enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role.   The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II — formally known as the Prince of Wales — has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ...

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11th year celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community.

  Bangla Mirror Desk: The British Bangladeshis have made their own place in multicultural Britain with contributions in their respective fields and have been playing a major role in the growth of this country. The British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication emphasises the success of the Bangladeshi community and showcases it to both the British and Bangladeshi community in the UK. ...

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Prince Charles won’t ‘meddle’ when he becomes king

The Prince of Wales says he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, as he is “not that stupid”. He has campaigned on issues such as the environment for decades, but says he would not do the same as monarch.   Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday, Prince Charles ...

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Planes at London’s Heathrow Airport grounded due to runway lighting failure

  A sign points to London’s Heathrow Airport in this file photograph. A runway lighting issue at London’s Heathrow Airport has caused delays to a number of early morning flights, the airport said in a statement Wednesday. Airline passengers in the United States and other international airports around the world took to social media to complain of being unable to ...

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Fifteen children found in refrigerated lorry in UK

Twenty-one people, including children as young as 12, have been found inside a refrigerated lorry entering the UK. The group, thought to be from Vietnam, were concealed among a load of sparkling water at the port of Newhaven in Sussex on Thursday.   Details of the Border Force operation have only just emerged, but a criminal investigation is under way. ...

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Prime Minister May launches Brexit ‘business councils’

Prime Minster Theresa May has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit. Big names on the forums include Tesco boss Dave Lewis, ITV chief Carolyn McCall, entrepreneur James Timpson, and CBI head Carolyn Fairbairn.   Each council will meet three times a year, twice with Mrs May ...

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Essex jailbird gets ten years for Mare Street acid attack

Peter Brown HE WAS DESCRIBED as the ringleader of an acid attack at a shop in Mare Street Hackney – and last month Peter Brown, 29, of Hope Avenue, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crimes.The incident occurred on 10th March 2017. Four men – all wearing masks and gloves – burst into a supermarket ...

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UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report

Britain would remain in a temporary customs union with the EU, avoiding a hard Irish border, as part of a new deal being thrashed out between London and Brussels, according to a Sunday Times report. Senior sources told the paper that Prime Minister Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels, with the EU agreeing to write an “all-UK” customs union ...

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WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London at a ceremony in Westminster Abby with Queen Elizabeth II. But while the leaders visit the capitals of Germany’s wartime enemies, at home there are no national commemorations planned for the centenary ...

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