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Record ethnic minority students at Oxford

Oxford University’s latest admissions figures show the highest ever proportion of places for ethnic minority students – at 18%. There were also rising numbers of state school pupils, up to about 61%. But the figures, for undergraduate entry in autumn 2018, showed more places taken by students from Singapore than from the north-east of England. Vice-chancellor Louise Richardson said a ...

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Britain’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Malta

Christopher Guest More Jr, collected photo One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Malta in connection with the brutal killing of a father at a remote Cheshire farmhouse after 16 years on the run. Detectives have been seeking Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, since he left the country shortly after the murder of Brian Waters on June ...

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Bangladesh HC in London hosts reception for Tigers

Photo: Courtesy London, June 8 : Bangladesh High Commission in London has hosted a reception in honour of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team to the ICC World Cup 2019 and to celebrate the Bangladesh-UK friendship on the ground. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan were the guests ...

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EU game-plans amid wait for new UK PM

London, June 7 : Caught up in political turmoil (Italy and Germany) or scandal (Austria), in government-making (Denmark) or government dissolution (Greece), EU leaders are keeping only half an eye on the dizzying spectacle of the Conservative Party leadership race. But they are well aware that reality will come knocking soon enough on Brussels’ door.   The new UK prime ...

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Theresa May officially steps down as Tory leader

Theresa May. File photo London, June 7 : Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. Mrs May announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit. Eleven Conservative ...

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The Queen praises the ‘courage and sacrifice’ of D-Day

The Queen has paid tribute to the “heroism, courage and sacrifice” of those who died in the D-Day landings. She was joined by 16 world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of history’s largest combined land, air and naval operation. Mr Trump, who was on the last day of his UK state visit, ...

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Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May greets President Donald Trump outside 10 Downing Street in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. London, June 5 : Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember ...

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Eid al-Fitr 2019: PM Theresa May’s message

Prime Minister Theresa May’s message on Eid al-Fitr. I want to send my very best wishes to Muslims at home and around the world celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr. For more than three million British Muslims, the joyous occasion of Eid, spent with family and loved ones, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Over the last ...

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Trump’s UK visit turns to Brexit, Huawei as protesters gather

Donald Trump will plunge into Britain’s Brexit crisis on Tuesday and is likely to demand that prime minister Theresa May’s successor ban China’s Huawei from 5G networks as thousands of protesters mock the US president across London. Feted by Queen Elizabeth and heir prince Charles on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump turns to politics on ...

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Donald Trump meets Queen at start of UK state visit

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are meeting the Queen on the first day of their state visit to the UK. The pair are at Buckingham Palace for a private lunch and welcome ceremony. Mr and Mrs Trump arrived on Air Force One earlier on Monday and were taken to the US ambassador’s home in central London, ...

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