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Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU

Theresa May is writing to the EU to ask for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, cabinet sources say. One minister told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg there was “no agreement” around the cabinet table. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from ...

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Perception and prejudice

Fatema Mia: In this month of blessing Rajab, as well as miraculous night of journey and negotiation and  forgiving month. I love this month always fills my heart with joy, joy that (countless blessings to my eldest Prophet loving son, Jazakallahu khairaan wa kathiraan) we shared in his toddlerhood, his heartfelt love for prophet always glared up from his face ...

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Football on the menu as Neighbours in Poplar visit Calais Kitchen

Emdad Rahman: Neighbours in Poplar have returned from a deployment to Calais, France, where a team of volunteers led by Sister Christine Frost spent a day at the Refugee Community Kitchen which serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people on a daily basis. After being met by Refugee Community Kitchen co-founder Steve Bedlam, the volunteers took part in cooking, cleaning, ...

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10 year olds in the UK have consumed 19 years’ worth of sugar

The latest Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents to “Make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake from some everyday food and drinks. Children are currently consuming around 2,800 extra sugar cubes per year. The latest data shows that Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian children aged 10 and 11 years old were the most likely to be ...

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Janomot’s 50-year celebrations launched in House of Commons

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Top newsmakers from politics and business to media and community came together in the British parliament’s House of Commons Thursday afternoon to kick off the year-long celebrations of Janomot newsweekly’s half a century of trailblazing journalism with a firm focus on the Bangladeshi diaspora. They were profuse in their appreciation of Janomot for being the leading ...

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Leading Indian Star of the Netflix Generation, Radhika Apte, to attend UK Asian Film Festival 

One of the most sought after, new gen Indian actresses, Radhika Apte, will be attending UK Asian Film Festival 2019, the world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside of India. Apte will be discussing the changing face of Indian film and entertainment consumption globally and shifting audience habits on Sunday 7thApril, BAFTA 195, London. The actress has championed both commercial and arthouse cinema and television, ...

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Trade union: employee right to form and operate

Taslim Ahammad: Trade unions are innate of the necessity of working class people to protect their rights also to defend themselves against injustices and exploitation by their employers. As a result, trade unions provide a platform for workers’ collection action and constitute an integral part of the relationship between employers and the employed. Alone a worker is too weak to ...

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Brexit immigration plan diverse workforce and prosperous communities

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Under current rules, asylum seekers can only work after waiting at least 12 months for their claim to be processed. Even then, they can only take roles on the government’s shortage occupation list, which includes nurses but otherwise mainly experienced or highly specific roles such as ballet dancers, orchestral musicians and oil and gas engineers.A group of ...

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