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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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Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test.   He was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system – the legal ...

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Brexit looms large as Bank of England poised to hold rates

London, Nov 1 : The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold Thursday as it waits for the outcome of the stalled Brexit discussions between the British government and the European Union. After the decision on the bank’s main interest rate, which is currently at 0.75 percent, Governor Mark Carney will hold a news conference at ...

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UK to start taxing big internet companies

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. London, Oct 30 : Britain’s Treasury chief unveiled Monday a new tax on big internet companies’ revenues, insisting it ...

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

  Find out who the movers and shakers are in the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2018 London, Wednesday  24th October 2018 – The official launch of The Bangla Mirror Group British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2018 publication and award gala dinner will be held in the prestigious Meridian Grand on Tuesday 6th November 2018. The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the ...

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Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done

Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.   She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point”.  While willing to consider extending the UK’s transition period beyond 2020, she said this was “undesirable” and would have ...

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Saida Tasneem new Bangladesh envoy to UK

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Dhaka, Oct 22 : The government has appointed Saida Muna Tasneem, currently serving as Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand, as Bangladesh’s new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. A career diplomat, Tasneem belongs to BCS (Foreign Affairs) Cadre, said the Foreign Ministry on Monday. In her diplomatic career, Tasneem served in Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the ...

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