Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Vodafone to Create 2,100 Customer Services Jobs Across the UK

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LONDON: British telecom giant Vodafone is to bring 2,100 customer service jobs back to the UK over the next two years. The move is said to be part of its £2bn ($2.44bn) investment plan aimed at improving operations in its home market. The world’s second biggest mobile operator said it ...

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Sajid Javid considers business rates discount plan

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LONDON: Plans to help nearly 100,000 small businesses due to be hit by changes to rates next month are being considered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. Out of those, some 25,000 firms face a “cliff edge” under the new revaluation of business rates, according to ratings agency CVS. It presented ...

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Willing to fight for country, Pakistan ranks top in the list: Gallup

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LONDON: WIN Gallup International recently announced the results of their international survey on people’s willingness to fight for their country. Pakistan ranks 3rd in the list of countries where its citizens are willing to fight for their country, according to a global survey from WIN/Gallup International. 89% Pakistanis said they would ...

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British firm invest $400m in Pakistan for cement plant

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LONDON/PESHAWAR: British firm Asian Precious Minerals announced an investment of $400 million in building a new cement plant in K-P in a meeting between company executives and K-P Chief Minister. Both sides discussed the potential of bilateral trade between the UK and K-P, says a statement issued by the British High ...

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British-Pakistani man denied US visa

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LONDON: US authorities have denied issuing visa to a British-Pakistani man because of visiting Iraq, one of the seven states the Trump administration had sought to have immigrants and travelers banned from. Syed Nasir Abbas Jafri, 57, who lives in Northampton, applied for US visa to visit relatives and participate ...

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Deported grandmother: I’ve been treated as a terrorist

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A WOMAN deported despite living in Britain for nearly 30 years has hit out at the UK Government, saying she has been treated like a terrorist and accused of being violent. Irene Clennell, 53, who is the main carer for her British husband John, was placed in the Dungavel immigration ...

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£1 two-bedroom house for sale

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LONDON: Imagine being able to buy a property for less than the price of an adult bus fare. Well now you can because this two-bedroom house been put on the market. And it only costs £1. The terraced property, in Sacriston, Durham, has an entrance hall, living room, kitchen and ...

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Sadiq Khan warns Scotland against rise of nationalism

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LONDON: Nationalists who attempt to divide Scotland from England are no better than racists and sectarians, London mayor Sadiq Khan has told the Labour party conference in Perth. Mr Khan’s remarks in a speech warning against the rise of nationalist and populist parties have outraged supporters of Scottish independence. Nicola Sturgeon, ...

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Pro-Kashmir UK Pakistani MEP denied official visa to visit India

LONDON: A British Pakistani parliamentarian has been barred from official India visit over his support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir. Amjad Bashir, who is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament, told this scribe on Tuesday that he has been effectively banned from a European Parliament delegation to ...

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Bestway pledges £500k to support Pak students

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LONDON: The University of Kent and the Bestway Foundation, the charitable Trust of Bestway Group, have announced a new collaboration to jointly fund five annual scholarships for postgraduate students applying from Pakistan to study at the well-reputed university here. Zameer Choudrey CBE, Chief Executive of the Bestway Group and Trustee ...

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