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BBC commentator’s wife, daughters murdered

BBC racing commentator John Hunt’s wife and their two daughters were murdered at their home at Bushey in Hertfordshire of England. Police detained a suspect named Kyle Clifford, 26, near a cemetery in North London. A woman who knows the family described them as “kind, friendly and gentle” people who “always made time for others”. Police said the suspect, who ...

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Rushanara Ali appointed UK’s parliamentary under-secretary of state

Rushanara Ali has been appointed Britain’s parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, as announced on the UK government website on Tuesday. Earlier this month, Rushanara Ali was re-elected as MP from Bethnal Green and Bow, receiving 15,896 votes. Ali has held the seat since 2010. She was the first person of Bangladeshi origin ...

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Tulip Siddiq has been appointed Britain’s’ city minister.

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Tulip Siddiq has been appointed Britain’s’ city minister, the minister responsible for overseeing the financial services sector. Labour won a thumping election victory last week, propelling Keir Starmer to power as prime minister. Siddiq, 41, has led Labour’s efforts to develop policies for the financial services industry, known as “the City” after the City of London ...

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Starmer meets First Minister Swinney on Scotland visit

Sir Keir Starmer’s visit to Bute House isn’t going exactly to plan. Instead of the usual photo op on the steps with Scotland’s First Minister, the PM is believed to have gone in the back door, avoiding a significant and vocal pro-Gaza protest outside. Starmer has faced criticism for his comments on the Gaza conflict, including being too slow to ...

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New foreign secretary wants to reset UK-EU ties

David Lammy’s whirlwind first trip as foreign secretary, organised at very short notice, is not about instant results or even brave new horizons. It is all about perception – the appearance of a new, vigorous administration, determined to hit the ground running, brimming with goodwill towards some of the UK’s most important partners. After an evening spent with his German ...

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New cabinet meets as Starmer government gets to work

Sir Keir Starmer’s government has begun work on its first full day in power, following a landslide victory, which upended 14 years of Conservative rule. From inside 10 Downing Street on Saturday morning, Sir Keir welcomed his new top team and said: “We have a huge amount of work to do, so now we get on with our work.” In ...

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UK’s new PM Starmer announces cabinet

Keir Starmer announced members of his cabinet after officially becoming the prime minister of the U.K. on Friday. Starmer received the blessing of King Charles III to form a government in a ceremony known as the “kissing of hands.” A photo of the occasion served as the official announcement of Starmer’s new title. Earlier on Friday, Rishi Sunak offered his ...

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New UK PM Starmer promises Labour will ‘rebuild Britain’

Keir Starmer on Friday swept into Downing Street for the first time as UK prime minister, promising urgent action to restore the country’s fortunes, reports AFP. The Labour party leader oversaw a landslide victory in Thursday’s general election, ending 14 years of rule by Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives. “The work of change begins immediately,” Starmer told reporters outside Downing Street after ...

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Labour leader Starmer takes power as UK prime minister

Labour leader Keir Starmer officially became British prime minister on Friday hours after his Labour Party swept to power in a landslide victory after more than a decade in opposition, reports AFP. Starmer was elevated to the nation’s leader after a private ceremony with King Charles III in Buckingham Palace. In the merciless choreography of British politics, Starmer is taking ...

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Rishi Sunak resigns as UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak on Friday resigned as UK’s prime minister after meeting the King at Buckingham Palace. In a final Downing Street speech, Sunak said he would also step down as Conservative Party leader, but not immediately. The 44-year-old former financier gambled on going to the polls six months before he had to, hoping that better economic data would swing public ...

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