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Johnson, Corbyn to square off in 1st UK election debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life. The hour-long encounter — the first-ever head-to-head TV debate between a British prime minister and their chief challenger — offers Corbyn a chance to make up ground in ...

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Britain’s Prince Charles meets New Zealand PM

Prince Charles met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday and later joined wife Camilla to greet people along the Auckland waterfront, reports BBC. The heir apparent to the British throne and the Duchess of Cornwall were on the third day of a weeklong trip to New Zealand.Ardern had said she expected to talk with the prince about ...

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Jennifer Acruri refuses to deny affair with Boris Johnson

American businesswoman Jennifer Acruri has once again refused to deny having an affair with Boris Johnson. Appearing on today’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Acruri said she was “heartbroken” when the Prime Minister “cast her aside”. The Prime Minister cut contact with his old friend after their dealings when he was Mayor of London were put under the spotlight.While refusing to ...

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General election 2019: Record number of women set to stand

A record number of women look set to stand for Parliament next month, with female candidates likely to comprise about a third of the total, reports BBC. Provisional PA analysis found 1,120 of 3,322 registered candidates are women.The Conservatives and Labour are set to field candidates in every constituency in Britain, except Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s seat in Chorley in ...

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12th year celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community.

Bangla Mirror Desk:   The British Bangladeshis have made their own place in multicultural Britain with contributions in their respective fields and have been playing a major role in the growth of this country. The British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication emphasises the success of the Bangladeshi community and showcases it to both the British and Bangladeshi community in the UK. ...

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BT shares drop over Labour free broadband plan

The Latest on campaigning for Britain’s general election (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Shares in BT have dropped nearly 4% in early trading on the London Stock Exchange after Britain’s main opposition party announced plans to nationalize part of the telecommunications company and provide free broadband internet if it wins next month’s election. The Labour Party says it plans to ...

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Brexit Party shifts tactics, won’t challenge Tories in vote

Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.’s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage said his party will not put forward any candidates in 317 seats that the Conservatives won in ...

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Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits an optician shop after flooding, in Matlock, north England, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. British political leaders swapped blame Saturday over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge became an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was visiting parts of northern England ...

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Essex lorry deaths: Bodies of victims have all been identified

The identities of 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry have all been formally identified, police said. Essex Police had been working with Vietnamese officials to identify the 31 men and eight women found dead in Grays, Essex, on 23 October.A series of files have been handed to Essex senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray.The force said it wanted to give ...

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UK leader compares rival to Stalin at start of election

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a meeting of the cabinet, inside number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as he prepares to officially launch the governing Conservative Party’s campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Johnson, writing in the Daily ...

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