Sunday, 20 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Cab Driver Bitten, Punched By Woman And Friend In UK

LONDON: A Muslim taxi driver in the UK was thrashed and punched by a drunk woman and her accomplice with a passerby filming the “horrific incident” and uploading it on social media, media reports said. Shahid Iqbal, 50, who works as a freelance driver in Normanton in England, said the ...

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British minister warns of ISIS plan to wage chemical attack on UK

LONDON: The terrorist organisation Islamic State (Isis) is plotting a chemical weapons attack against Britain, the national security minister has warned. Ben Wallace, Minister of State for Security and former Army Commander, said that Britain’s intelligence and defence communities were planning for the possibility of a “mass casualty” attack on ...

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UK holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, Security tight in London

LONDON: A huge police presence is on the streets for London’s new year fireworks display as the UK prepares to usher in 2017. People from almost 100 countries will flock to the Thames to view the pyrotechnics, which will begin as Big Ben strikes midnight. About 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 ...

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Zero-hours contracts workers ‘face £1,000 pay penalty’

LONDON: Workers on zero-hours contracts typically earn £1,000 a year less than permanent employees, according to Resolution Foundation research. People on the controversial contracts face a “precarious pay penalty” of 6.6%, or 93p an hour, the think tank has estimated. For those who earn the least, the size of the ...

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Child asylum seekers from Calais Jungle camp launch legal bid

PARIS: Dozens of child asylum seekers formerly from The Jungle camp in Calais have launched a legal challenge to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lawyers say 28 of them want written reasons for the determination that it was not in their “best interests” to be relocated to the UK. They are ...

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Dozens arrested after immigration raids of nail bars

LONDON: Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of ...

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UK in pictures 2016

In January, singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, died of cancer at the age of 69. Fans laid flowers in the singer’s memory at a mural in Brixton and some months later the council announced it was to be listed to ensure its long-term ...

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