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BNP men attack BD High Commission in London

After staging a protest programme on the premises of Bangladesh High Commission in London, leaders and activists of BNP attacked the High Commission on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Thursday’s verdict in the graft case against Khaleda Zia. The UK police have arrested a leader of Swechchasebok Dal from the spot. Addressing a press conference at the Foreign Ministry here, Foreign ...

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Mayor invests £25m to help build the workforce for London’s future

Dozens of projects to boost skills and training for Londoners – including equipping black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) young people with valuable skills needed in the digital, gaming, music and creative industries – have been awarded a share of £25.7 million funding by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. Sadiq today announced the investment to build a workforce for London’s future, ...

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Theresa May and ministers gather for key Brexit meeting with the EU

Theresa May is chairing the first of two key Brexit meetings with her senior ministers as the government faces more calls to clarify the UK’s position. The Brexit cabinet committee is to sketch out what the future relationship between the UK and EU might look like. It is focusing on Northern Ireland and immigration, and on trade on Thursday. It ...

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Brexit: EU to have power to punish UK at will during transition

Exclusive: Brussels could impose sanctions if it believes law infringed, leaked document says Brussels will have the power to punish the UK at will during the Brexit transition period by closing off parts of the single market to British companies, according to a leaked legal document drawn up by the EU. The 27 remaining member states want to be able ...

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Theresa May rebuked by UK statistics watchdog over NHS Wales criticism

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones complained to the UK Statistics Authority about the Prime Minister’s ‘selective misuse’ of A&E figures The head of the UK statistics watchdog has rebuked Theresa Mayover her use of NHS waiting times data during Prime Minister’s Questions. Sir David Norgrove said the Prime Minister’s comparisons between A&E waiting times in Wales and England were “not ...

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Conservatives are stepping up our speaker programme across universities to support free speech

Young people have a right to hear all sides of the political debate. The Conservatives will protect free speech and we are stepping up our speaker programme across universities. It is crucial that universities across the country have more support so that Conservative voices can be heard. Following on from attacks made by Momentum, the left-wing campaign group, who broke ...

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UK Emergency Medical Team heads home after bringing Bangladesh diphtheria outbreak under control

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will return this weekend having spent up to 6 weeks helping more than 3,000 displaced Rohingya. The UK Emergency Medical Team (EMT), deployed to the camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh following a deadly outbreak of diphtheria, is heading home after bringing the disease under control. Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, will ...

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Two Freemasons’ lodges operating secretly at Westminster

Exclusive: Lodges for MPs and journalists are so covert even lobby reporters do not know members Two Freemasons’ lodges set up for members of parliament and political journalists are continuing to operate secretly at Westminster, the Guardian has learned. New Welcome Lodge, which recruits MPs, peers and parliamentary staff, and Gallery Lodge, established for members of the political press corps ...

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Amber Rudd hits back at Tory Brexiteers

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has hit back at Tory Brexiteers over attacks on the civil service and claims of disunity. Ms Rudd said backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg was “wrong” to accuse the Treasury of “fiddling the figures” with forecasts showing the UK would be worse off outside the EU. The leaked forecast that sparked the row was a cross-departmental “tool” to ...

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Jeremy Corbyn pledges rebirth of ‘municipal socialism’ in the UK

Jeremy Corbyn is to promise to bring back “municipal socialism” to the UK, while defending Labour’s decision to ask one of its local councils to halt a controversial public-private housing scheme. In a speech to party councillors on Saturday, the Labour leader will say it is crucial for local authorities to reverse the privatisation of public services, pointing to cases ...

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