Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Queen gets pay rise ahead of Buckingham Palace repairs

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II got a 13 per cent hike in her British taxpayer-funded allowance ahead of extensive repairs to Buckingham Palace, estimated to cost around a whopping 369 million pounds. The 92-year-old monarch’s accounts released today showed the public funds used by her for official expenditure and duties went ...

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UK lawmakers slam FB’s evasive answers

LONDON: The head of the UK Parliament’s media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising is “difficult to believe.” He ...

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Barnardo’s celebrates Eid and #FastforaDay campaign finale

LONDON: Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, celebrated Eid with a special dinner, to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal was attended by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan and an array of popular celebrities and media personalities from the British Asian community who took part ...

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Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced on Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 Eu­­ro­pean Communities Act through which Britain beca­­me ...

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Prince William arrives in Israel for first royal visit

JERUSALEM: Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain. William, a 36-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the ...

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Amir Khan launches Super Boxing League in Pakistan

LONDON: Renowned boxer Amir Khan launched Pakistan’s first professional boxing league in a star-studded event. The event led under the vision of two-time world champion Amir Khan and promoted by the British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh is aptly named “Super Boxing League”. Salman Iqbal and Amir Khan will jointly serve ...

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Pakistan Army team wins Pace Sticking Competition in UK

LONDON: Pakistan Army team won the drill competition commonly known as All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK on 14 June 2018. With as little time as two months for learning the drill exercise, the team from Pakistan Military Academy high kicked ...

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UK excludes India from relaxed student visa rules

LONDON: The UK government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered “low risk” in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to UK universities. In changes to its immigration policy tabled in Parliament yesterday, the UK Home Office announced ...

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Barnardo’s launches new summer trend book

LONDON: The children’s charity Barnardo’s launches a new book One of a Kind in its Brixton shop, available from Saturday 9 June.  It has teamed up with London College of Fashion MA students to show the many unique looks that shoppers in its stores can create in its new One of ...

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