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Boris Johnson must prove he can be taken seriously on world stage

 “If it had been any other foreign minister, probably no one would have even noticed he was going.” Crispin Blunt, the Conservative chair of the foreign affairs committee, put his finger on the risks of having Boris Johnson, former mayor of London and the colourful figurehead of the Brexit campaign, as Britain’s chief diplomat. Johnson was mocked by Moscow at the ...

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First train from UK to China set to depart from Essex

The first rail freight service from the UK to China was departing today. Thirty containers filled with British produced goods were setting off on the 7,500-mile journey from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Whisky, soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products are among the items being exported. A DB Cargo locomotive was set to leave the DP World London Gateway rail terminal. After passing through the ...

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Labour: we’ll raise minimum wage to £10 an hour in 2020

The minimum wage will rise to £10 an hour within months if Labour wins the next general election, Jeremy Corbyn will say on Monday. In a bid to win over voters ahead of local polls in May, the Labour leader is setting out the details of the party’s longer-terms plans for a a higher minimum wage, which will benefit nearly ...

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Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart

A 13-year- old girl from Worcester is the first child in Britain to have received an artificial heart, the Guardian can reveal, after doctors decided it was the only way to save her life. Chloe Narbonne had the device installed in a complex nine-hour operation that involved 30 NHS staff at the Royal Brompton, a specialist heart and lung hospital ...

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EU migration will continue after Brexit

Theresa May has indicated that free movement of EU citizens to the UK could continue for a period after Brexit, as she eyes an “implementation phase” after 2019, while new border systems and a trade deal are put in place. Mrs May, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, has subtly adjusted her language in recent days to bring ...

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Veteran community leader Barrister Ashek Ali passed away

  Bangla Mirror Desk: Veteran community leader and the first British-Bangladeshi Councillor Ashek Ali passed away. He died in London on Tuesday 4th April, aged 83. He left behind one son, three daughters, nine grand children and many well wishers. He is grandfather of BBC Asian Network presenter Nadia Ali. His Namaz-e-janaza was held at East London Mosque on 5th ...

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Bengali New Year message from Mayor John Biggs and Rushanara Ali MP

  Bangla Mirror Desk:   MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali and Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs greeted everyone on the occasion of Bengali New Year 1424. In a statement both leaders has said that new years bring special message in our life and give us new hopes. We welcome the New Year. We try ...

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British Bangladesi Student has won a scholarship to the world-famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tafsia Shikdar, from Newham, has won a scholarship to the world-famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology worth £200,000 to help pay for tuition, accommodation and books. She will swap her family home in West Ham for the university in Boston, studying alongside some of the smartest people in the world for a degree in engineering. Tafsia Shikdar who lives in Newham, ...

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London attack: Commemorations for Westminster

People have gathered to mark one week since the Westminster attack, in which four victims and the attacker died. Police officers and hundreds of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association were among those standing together on Westminster Bridge. Similar events are being staged in Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester. Earlier, inquests into the victims’ deaths were opened and ...

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Brussels Peace conference praised Hasina’s zero tolerance

A peace conference ‘Brussels Dhaka’s Solidarity for Peace’ addressing terrorism and extremism was held on 21st March 2017, at the Brussels Press Club, Belgium organised by the Association of Bangladesh Community in Belgium, Belgium Awami League and expatriate Bangladeshi community, a day before Belgium Mourning Day dedicated to the victims and the families who lost their loved ones in Islamist terror attacks in Belgium. Jamaat ...

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