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Migrant arrivals to Greece rise sharply despite EU-Turkey deal

Greek authorities recorded 766 new arrivals between Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning, up from 192 the previous day. Most arrived on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos. Italy reported an even larger jump in arrivals on Tuesday, when officials there said 1,350 people – mostly from Africa – were rescued from small boats taking the longer migration route over the ...

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EgyptAir hijacker’s ex-wife says he is ‘extremely dangerous’

The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt says her former husband is an “extremely dangerous man” who used drugs, terrorised his family and beat her and their children. Marina Paraschou rejected media reports that 59-year-old Seif Eldin Mustafa hijacked ...

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Young people celebrate completing a Duke of Edinburgh Award

More than 100 young people from the borough picked up their certificates at an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements for undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The awards ceremony took place at Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow on 22 March and was hosted by the Young Mayor of Tower Hamets Deng Yan San and Deputy Young Mayor ...

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Council apprentice scoops top prize

An apprentice has been awarded a top prize at an industry awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the council. Alima Khatun has worked for the council for the past year and was handed the Best Social Media for Business Apprentice of the Year title by Just IT. The award ceremony took place on Friday 18 March during National Apprenticeship ...

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Nationalisation not the answer to steel crisis, says David Cameron

David Cameron has said his government is “not ruling anything out” when it comes to helping to rescue the British steel industry, but warned that he does not believe that nationalisation is the right answer. The idea of placing plants in public ownership following the financial crisis that led to Tata Steel deciding to sell its British operations was seen ...

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Revealed: Hard-Left plot to back Sadiq Khan in bid to strengthen Corbyn

Sadiq Khan’s bid to be London Mayor was dealt a blow today as hard-Left activists admitted backing him to “strengthen” Jeremy Corbyn. The Standard can reveal that leaders of the controversial Momentum group told activists to support the Labour candidate because defeat in London on May 5 would “undermine” his party’s leader. Tories seized on the revelation by taunting: “Vote ...

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North London among worst places in UK for ‘crash for cash’ scams

North London is one of the UK’s top black spots for “crash for cash” road traffic accident scams. Four areas of the capital are in a top ten list of “induced accident” hotspots in the UK, according to a study by insurers Aviva. East London and parts of north-west London also feature in the rankings, which group areas by postal ...

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Three restaurants fined in Sylhet

A mobile court on Tuesday fined three restaurants for producing and selling food in unhygienic place in Sylhet. Assistant Director of National Consumer Rights Protection Department’s Sylhet branch Debananda Sinha led the mobile courtat Zallarpar area in the city. Sources concerned said Pachbhai Restaurant was fined TK 30,000 while Panshi and Rashed restaurants were fined Tk 5,000 each.

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3 children drown in Habiganj

The bodies of three siblings have been recovered from a pond at Purbo Dhol village in Habiganj. The deceased are Afju Begum, 5, daughter of Ameer Uddin of Purbo Dhol village, Ruma Akhter, 4, daughter of Awlad Mia of the same village, and Jibon Mia, 3, son of Jahed Mia. Police said the children fell into the pond at the ...

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