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National Mourning Day observed by All European Bangabandhu Porisad

Bangladesh’s National Mourning Day (Jatiyo Shok Dibash) was observed by the All European Bangabandhu Porisad (AEBP) on 17 August 2019 at Harkness House Community Hall, Christian St, East London. The meeting was presided by AEBP’s Chairman Dr. Faizul Islam and conducted by AEBP’s General Secretary S M Mustafizur Rahman with the former General Secretary of UK Awami League Prof. Abul ...

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UEL architecture students shortlisted in Architects’ Journal contest

    Two architecture students from the University of East London (UEL) have been shortlisted for the prestigious Architects’ Journal Student Prize. Undergraduate Nisha Anwar and postgraduate Ze Rou Yong were selected from a pool of their peers representing 51 architecture schools accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition will name its top three winners in ...

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Brexit: Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson

Boris Johnson is meeting Emmanuel Macron in Paris for Brexit talks, with the French president saying the UK’s vote to quit the EU must be respected. But he added that the Ireland-Northern Ireland backstop plan was “indispensable” to preserving political stability and the single market. The backstop, opposed by Mr Johnson, aims to prevent a hard border on the island ...

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GCSE results: Pass rates and top grades edge upwards

There has been a slight increase in the GCSE pass rate and the percentage of top grades this year, despite concerns about the difficulty of exams. The pass rate edged up to 67.3% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – up 0.4 percentage points on last year. The percentage of papers given a top grade (7 or A and above) ...

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Trust – in running  businesses/ services

Fatema Miah: Trust can be defined as ‘a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something’. Truth trust  is to be honest in promise keeping. Trust underpins every successful organisation or business.  For success in business there must be trust between organisations; to customers and stakeholders. The purchase of goods and services is founded on trusting ...

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Shop fined for selling cigarettes to 13-year-old

  A shop has been fined after a packet of cigarettes was sold to a 13-year-old boy following an operation by the Tower Hamlets Council trading standards team. All three defendants from All in One Bazar on Roman Road pleaded guilty to the charges at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow on August 1. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Selling ...

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Brexit: PM meets Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop

Johnson and Angela Merkel will hold a working dinner on Wednesday evening Boris Johnson has arrived to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where he is expected to reiterate his call for the Irish border backstop plan to be scrapped. The pair shook hands outside the Chancellery in Berlin, as protesters nearby shouted “stop Brexit”. The PM has said the arrangement ...

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Brick Lane 1978: A major new project being launched in October

  Four Corners and partner Swadhinata Trust are delighted to announce a major new project which has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’ will share the stories of the local community of Brick Lane, East London, during a pivotal year in race relations. The largely Bengali community mobilised ...

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Brexit: Freedom of movement ‘will end’ says the government

No 10 has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. Theresa May’s government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for three months before having to apply for a longer ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit ‘crisis’

The Tory party has “failed” the UK and a general election is the “change of direction the country needs”, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said the UK is facing a Brexit “crisis” and vowed to do “everything necessary” to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal. It comes after a leaked government report warned of food ...

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