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Immigration: White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrants

Tens of thousands of low-skilled migrants could come to the UK to work for up to a year under proposed new post-Brexit immigration rules. The measure, which would last until 2025, is intended to protect parts of the economy reliant on overseas labour. The idea was described as “shocking” by campaign group Migration Watch. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn denies ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” during Prime Minister’s Questions after facing calls to apologise. He told MPs he had said “stupid people” and that he was “opposed to the use of sexist and misogynist language in any form”. Commons Speaker John Bercow said he had not seen the alleged incidents and all MPs ...

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Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards 2018

  Flowering tributes to those who help brighten the borough Individuals and organisations who help make the borough bright, green and beautiful have been recognised in this year’s Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards on Wednesday 12 December at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End Park. The council launched the annual horticultural competition last spring in a bid to encourage more ...

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Council tackles loneliness this Christmas

Appeal to identify isolated elderly people LinkAge Plus service celebrates ten years Older residents facing the prospect of spending the festive season on their own are being offered a chance to get together for a meal and social activity with others in the community this Christmas. Tower Hamlets Council, alongside voluntary, health and community organisations are hosting Christmas and New Year celebrations ...

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Peace talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran have gone nowhere.

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Turkey warned the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad that it risked a military confrontation with Ankara if it intervened in an ongoing war in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in a further escalation of tensions that hint at the possible widening of an already complex conflict.Reports emerged earlier that pro-Assad militiamen would enter Afrin to assist local ...

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Bangladesh High Commission UK celebrates Victory Day

Bangla Mirror Desk: THE Bangladesh High Commission in the UK celebrated 48th Victory Day on Sunday 16th December. High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem started the celebration by hoisting the national flag with national anthem at 11.00 am. After hoisting of the national flag of Bangladesh, special prayers were offered for salvation of the departed souls of ...

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Student loan ruling adds £12bn to government borrowing

A change in how student loans are recorded in the public finances will add £12bn to the deficit, following an Office for National Statistics ruling. The amount expected not to be repaid, which could be 45% of lending, will be reclassified as public spending. Student loans will now significantly push up the UK’s deficit – providing an incentive to reduce ...

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First Sikh and Muslim padres join the military

Friday 14 December 2018: In a first for the British military, a Sikh and Muslim padre have become part of the Royal Air Force’s Chaplain’s branch. The two padres graduated at RAF College Cranwell on Thursday, after completing reservist officer training. Padres provide spiritual and welfare support to all soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and their families. They deploy on ...

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Question why I don’t write about Bangladesh election

Fatema Miah: Warmest regards to every Bengali in Victorious December. In Bangla; Bojoyer ushno shuvecha People asked question why I don’t write about Bangladesh politics and specially about the approaching election in Bangladesh?. Bangladesh is in a might of right exercising political state and there is rivalry between two antagonistic political parties what is understood from the scenario of political ...

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

By F R Chowdhury: It was on the 28th of November, 2018 BBC news broadcast about a fine of about £2.2 million imposed on a bus operator for failure to carry out their corporate responsibility as evidenced from their corporate negligence and poor performance. The regulator did not mention the corporate negligence as the main reason for the accident in ...

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