David Cameron gives Boris Johnson a seat in Cabinet reshuffle
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Sajid Javid and Priti Patel are two big winners in 'Blue Collar' reshuffle
His father Abdul, who came to Britain from Pakistan, worked around the clock as a bus driver, earning him the nickname 'Mr Night And Day'. When Mr Javid was four, his father took over a ladieswear shop in inner-city Bristol, and the family moved into a ...
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The Botanist: Take a look at Birmingham's new bar
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Gas Street Basin leak threatens railway tunnel
A major operation is under way to plug a leak near Birmingham's famous Gas Street Basin – which is threatening to deluge a disused railway tunnel. The complex repair work, which could take months, will see safety gates closed and pumps installed....
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The comprehensive Cabinet: Public schoolboy Cameron reaches for state-educated ministers (apart from Boris) as he promotes women and gives Pickles the push Prime Minister announces first all-Tory team after securing majority Boris Johnson to... Mr Shapps has been demoted to the role of Minister of State at the Department for International Development. Grant Shapps is the Minister of State at the Department for International Development. Lord Feldman is Conservative Party Chairman and will attend Political Cabinet.
Married Miss Patel is the daughter of Ugandan Asians who fled to Britain in the 1970s when dictator Idi Amin persecuted the Indian community and ordered them out within 90 days. ‘They came to the UK with nothing, worked hard and set up a successful shop business. ‘There was a desire to work hard and to be successful so you didn’t have to rely on anybody else. Coming from a country where you’re persecuted means that you want to work hard and to contribute to the society where you end up. ‘You become patriotic because you make your new country your home, and, as a result, you live and play by its values’. His father Abdul, who came to Britain from Pakistan, worked around the clock as a bus driver, earning him the nickname 'Mr Night And Day'. When Mr Javid was four, his father took over a ladieswear shop in inner-city Bristol, and the family moved into a two-bedroom flat above it. Three brothers shared on room while Mr Javid and another younger brother were in a room with their parents. Mr Javid was elected as an MP in 2010, and became Treasury minister two years later.
A major operation is under way to plug a leak near Birmingham’s famous Gas Street Basin – which is threatening to deluge a disused railway tunnel. A section of the canal was drained at the weekend before engineers begin the task of identifying where the hole is and fixing it. The Canal and Riverside Trust co-ordinated an operation to rescue thrashing shoals of roach, perch and gudgeon... Hayley Harper, from the Canal and River Trust, said: “The leak appears to be quite significant, so we need to know as soon as possible exactly where it’s coming from. The only way we can know for sure is to drain the canal and thoroughly inspect the aqueduct. “I can’t remember the last time we drained this part of the canal, so it will also be interesting to see what other changes have occurred to the canal bed as well as finding out exactly what has caused this leak. The complex repair work, which could take months, will see safety gates closed and pumps installed. A spokesman said: “Water is entering a disused railway tunnel in the area,” a spokesman said. “It is not impacting on trains and we are in regular contact with the Canal and River Trust. uk encourages user interaction through business leader opinion from each major industry and email newsletters.