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UK security services ‘failed’ over Syria girls

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join Islamic State say officials “failed” to stop them leaving the UK. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who went to Syria to be a “jihadi bride” in 2013, reportedly had online contact with one of the girls who flew to Turkey last week. It is feared that Kadiza ...

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JMG – Connecting the Community on Channel S

Bangla Mirror Desk :: Channel S television is to broadcast a special programme on Britain’s most popular cargo company, GMG Cargo’s 12 years anniversary and awards giving ceremony.  The special programme will be broadcasted on Sunday 22 February at 10.30 pm, again on Monday at 12.30 pm and Wednesday midnight after one o’clock morning news. The programme named as JMG: ...

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Young people to work 30 hours a week for benefits

Bangla Mirror Desk : David Cameron’s plan to force young people to work for benefits would see them working 30 hours a week for a fraction of the minimum wage, it emerged on Wednesday 18 Februray. The proposals would put young adults who have been out of work, education or training for six months (“neets”) into compulsory community work such ...

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Vote for Conservatives for the sustained development and future security: Theresa May

Home Secretay Theresa May MP has urged the voters to vote for Conservative party for the economical development and future security. She also said that Conservative Party believes in Value of Bangladeshis. It is working to reduce the misuse of tax payer’s money.  Conservative Party is trying to bring balance between people who are on social benefit, can have their ...

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HEFCW: Fear universities could fall behind over funding

Universities in Wales could fall behind those in the rest of the UK unless the way students are funded changes. That is the warning from the head of the body holding the purse strings for Welsh colleges, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Hefcw. Students from Wales pay the first £3,500 of tuition fees but the Welsh government picks ...

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Customers miss big savings on gas and electricity, says CMA inquiry

Bangla Mirror Desk : Dual-fuel customers of the big energy firms have missed big savings by not switching suppliers, early evidence from a competition inquiry suggests. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the energy market since last summer. It says that from 2012 to 2014, more than 95% of dual-fuel customers of the big firms would have ...

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Mayor Rahman: New police officers to support local community

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman has announced that funding will be set aside for six new police officers for the Borough, in order to assist the Met in building community relationships and making Tower Hamlets a safer place to live. Tower Hamlets can be proud of its record on community policing in recent years, from its ‘Dealer a Day’ initiative ...

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Rushanara Ali MP grills bank chiefs on banking facilities to charities and money transfer businesses

Rushanara Ali MP cross-examined banking chiefs on claims that disproportionate numbers of customers, money transfer businesses, Muslim charities and other organisations were being denied access to basic banking facilities. Over a year after challenging banks and regulators on their approach to money transfer businesses in her Save Remittance Giving campaign, Rushanara raised questions to banking representatives at a Treasury Select ...

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Tower Hamlets to transform old Royal London Hospital into new civic hub

Tower Hamlets Council this week announced its purchase of the old Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The historic, grade II listed building, which was the site of hundreds of years of medical history, will be transformed into a civic hub for the people of Tower Hamlets. The old Royal London Hospital was sold to the council for £9 million. The ...

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Journalist Aminul Haq Badsha dies

Renowned journalist Khondker Aminul Haq Badsha has died after prolonged illness at London’s Orpington Hospital on Monday night, 9th February at 11.30pm. He was suffering from heart complications and recently had suffered from a stroke. Aminul Haq Badsha was the deputy Press Secretary to Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. During Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971 Aminul Haq Badsha, ...

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