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Brexit: There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens – No 10

EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021 deadline, Downing Street has said. The confirmation comes after European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt said he had been given the assurance by the UK government. Under the settlement scheme, EU citizens living in the UK can apply to ...

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Knife possession offences in England and Wales reach record high

The number of people cautioned or convicted for carrying knives in England and Wales has reached record levels, Ministry of Justice data shows. There were 14,135 offences in the year to September 2019 – the most since the data was first compiled in 2007. When possession offences involving other weapons were added, the total was almost 22,300 – the most ...

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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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 Bangladesh Marine Academy receives recognition from MNTB

  The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has awarded the Bangladesh Marine Academy Centre Recognition as its bid to raise global maritime training standards takes hold. The Centre and Course Recognition accolades were developed last year by the MNTB to provide an independent assessment of maritime training around the world. Kathryn Neilson, Director of the MNTB, spoke of her pride ...

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Boris Johnson: Replace Iran nuclear plan with ‘Trump deal’, says PM

The PM has said the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a “Trump deal”. Boris Johnson said he recognised US concerns the 2015 deal was “flawed”, but there had to be a way of stopping Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “If we’re going to get rid of it then we need a replacement,” he told BBC Breakfast. “Let’s replace ...

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Queen agrees ‘transition’ for Harry and Meghan

The Queen has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she is “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals. She expects final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said. ...

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Countdown to 100 Years of Mujib begins

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Bangladesh High Commission in London organised a press briefing last Friday to announce the countdown of the 100 years of Banganandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth. High Commissioner for Bangladesh in the UK Syeda Muna Tasneem  briefed the journalists about celebrating the 100 Years of Mujib and took questions from them.   The High Commissioner told the journalists ...

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University of East London alumna is finalist at British Education Awards

  University of East London graduate Allison Vitalis has been chosen as one of three finalists for a top prize at the prestigious British Education Awards (BEA). Allison’s selection in the ‘Degree Category (England Zone 2)’ recognises her work as a curriculum ambassador with the University’s widening participation team and her work with a charity helping victims of knife crime. ...

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Iran crisis: PM tells President Hassan Rouhani to end hostilities

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani there should be “an end to hostilities”. In a phone call, Mr Johnson urged calm following Iran’s retaliation for the US killing of army chief Qasem Soleimani. The PM also underlined the UK’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, despite pressure to abandon it from US President Donald Trump. It ...

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