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Join in the countdown to Christmas with Brick Lane lights switch on

Head down to Brick Lane on Sunday 4 December to join in the festive fun as the countdown to Christmas begins. The council has organised a free family fun day in the world famous lane with activities on the day including live music, carol singers and street entertainment. The lights will be switched on by Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs at 5pm. ...

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Low income black and Asian women hit hard by Tory austerity

New research by the Women’s Budget Group and the Runnymede Trust has shown that low income black and Asian women will lose more money than any other group up to 2020 as a result of the Tories’ economic policy. The analysis, which examines the impact of government policy from 2010 up to 2020 across income, gender and ethnicity lines, shows ...

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New Whitechapel Ward Councillor elected at Tower Hamlets Council

Following the Whitechapel Ward by-election on Thursday 1 December, Shafi AHMED has been elected to serve as a councillor on Tower Hamlets Council. Six polling stations were opened across the Whitechapel Ward from 7am – 10pm.  There was police presence at each polling station in addition to a mobile police team if required for extra support. The Whitechapel Ward consists of ...

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Asbestos claims hit £10m over English schools

Councils in England have paid out at least £10m in compensation to people who developed illnesses because of asbestos in school buildings. Figures obtained by BBC News show that in the past decade 32 councils have settled claims from former teachers, school staff or pupils. The National Union of Teachers says up to 300 adults die each year because of exposure ...

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Leading lights of the UK Curry Industry honoured at British Curry Awards 2016 in association with Kukd.com

The unsung heroes behind Britain’s favourite cuisine were recognised and honoured once again at the 12thAnnual British Curry Awards in association with Kukd.com on Monday 28th November 2016 at Battersea Evolution, London. The coveted award ceremony paid homage to their achievements as the curry industry faces serious challenge. Often referred to as the curry industry’s ‘Oscars’, British Curry Awards 2016 was hosted by comedian and impressionist, Alistair McGowan and welcomed ...

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Lib Dems ‘are back’ after shock by-election win

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron claims his party is “back in the big time” after it fought on the issue of Brexit to oust ex-Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election. Lib Dem challenger Sarah Olney overturned Mr Goldsmith’s 23,015 majority to finish 1,872 votes ahead. Mr Goldsmith quit the Tories to stand as an independent after the ...

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UK train fares to go up by 2.3% in 2017

Train fares in Britain will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced. The figure is the average increase across all rail tickets and will take effect from 2 January. Lianna Etkind of the Campaign for Better Transport condemned the increase, warning that some passengers were “finding themselves priced off the railways”. She said: “The train ...

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Zila Parishad Polls in Sylhet Division : 18 Submitted for Four Chairmen posts

18 persons submitted nomination papers for up-coming Zila Parishad (District Council) Chairman polls, four Chairmen including those of Sylhet, Sunamgonj, Moulvibazar and Habigonj District Councils. Besides, 484 general and reserved quata members submitted their nomination papers for 60 member posts. In Sylhet, incumbent Chairman and Awami League District Acting President Mr. Lutfur Rahman Advocate and other 17 aspirants submitted their ...

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Jailor injured in Sylhet Jail for attack of a life term prisoner

Sylhet District Central Jailor Masud Parvez has been seriously injured while working in his office this morning (Thursday). It has been learnt from Sylhet Prison hand out, Mr. Masud Parvez Moyeen, the Chief Jail Guard and Sylhet Jail Intelligence Chief, was calculating and marking the attendance of all prisoners. At that time Promud Ranjan Das, a life-term prisoner and guilty ...

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Now making dal is as simple as Heat & Stir

Rajah launches a new Heat & Stir range to help mothers give their family the authentic taste of home, even when they have no time to cook Majority of the women (82%) found the Tadka Dal and Dal Makhani to be flavoursome and fresh and were pleased to know this was achieved with no artificial flavourings or preservatives. Majority mothers ...

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