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UK set to open up vaccine bookings for children aged 12-15

The United Kingdom on Tuesday said it will open up bookings for vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for children between 12 and 15 years of age to speed up the inoculation process amid fears of rising infections in the country. The announcement was made by British health minister Sajid Javid who said that the national Covid-19 vaccine booking service ...

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British MP killing was terrorist incident: Police

The killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been declared a terrorist incident by police. Sir David was stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Friday. The Metropolitan Police said there was “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism”. A 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and police ...

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UK lawmaker stabbed in eastern England has died

British Conservative lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested to this end. The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea just after noon Friday. It said “a man was arrested and a knife recovered. ...

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UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the UK on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry warned that up to 150,000 pigs could be destroyed because a lack of abattoir butchers led to a ...

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British HC hails UK-Bangladesh defence cooperation

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson today said the United Kingdom is proud of longstanding defence cooperation between Britain and Bangladesh while London is committed to deepening ties with Dhaka. He made the remark while the Frigate HMS Kent the UK’s Carrier Strike Group deployment (CSG21) was welcomed by the Bangladesh Navy at the naval base in Chattogram ...

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UK job vacancies reach 20-year high

The number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record high, according to the latest official figures. Vacancies hit 1.1 million between July and September, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest level since records began in 2001. The largest increase in vacancies was in the retail sector and in motor vehicle repair, it said. The UK ...

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British industry warns of factory closures without help on fuel costs

Britain’s most energy intensive manufacturers, including producers of steel, glass, ceramics and paper, have warned the government that unless something is done about soaring wholesale gas prices they could be forced to shut down production. Wholesale gas prices have increased 400% this year in Europe, partly due to low stocks and strong demand from Asia, putting particular pressure on energy ...

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Bangladesh added to UK approved vaccine list

Bangladesh has been added to the UK government’s list of approved COVID-19 vaccines and the countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination, which will be effective from 4am Monday (Oct 11), according to an announcement from the UK’s Department for Transport. Welcoming the decision, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said: “This decision is a reflection ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Climate Leadership and Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan lauded at CVF-COP26 dialogue in London  

  Bangla Mirror Desk:     Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s climate leadership and the Mujib Climate Prosperity Decade Plan 2021-2030 have been highly praised at the 4th CVF-COP26 Dialogue in London organised by Bangladesh High Commission London in partnership with the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Secretariat on 30 September 2021. Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen joined the dialogue virtually ...

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