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Scintilla star Ashraful graduates as homeless advocate

Emdad Rahman :: Scintilla CC cricket star Ashraful Islam’s extraordinary achievements were celebrated at the Groundswell Homeless ceremony as the gifted opening batsman graduated as a Health Peer Advocate.   Islam and his fellow Graduates have completed two months of training and are now ready to start delivering Groundswell’s multi-award winning Homeless Health Peer Advocacy service (HHPA).     HHPA supports homeless ...

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Selim Chowdhury received Tower Hamlets Council award

Prominent community activist, former police officer and first British Bangladeshi Councillor from Harrow council Selim Chowdhury received the Tower Hamlets Honours award. Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council, Cllr Khalis Uddin Ahmed handed over the crest to Selim Chowdhury on 3rd May at Mayor’s Parlour at Mulberry Place. Other guests at the crest giving celebration included President of European Probashi Bangladeshi ...

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Racist murder of Altab Ali book launched

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: ‘We must pledge to stand up to intolerance’ said, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. He was speaking as the chief guest at the book launch of ‘Racist Murder of Altab Ali’ edited by Nobab Uddin on Friday 5 May at the Osmani Centre, East London. He added, ‘We must remind ourselves … keep the memory of ...

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11 Bengali candidates for UK general election

11th May was the last date for submission nominations for Theresa May’s snap UK general election 2017. 11 contestants from Bangladeshi origin are competing in this election. Out of these candidates, seven are from Labour, one from Liberal Democrat and three are standing as independent candidate.  In 2015 general election, there were 11 contestants, out of them Rushanara Ali, Tulip ...

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Taher-Wahid-Reza panel elected in Jagannathpur Upozila Unnoyan Songstha (UK) election

Taher-Wahid-Reza panel has been elected uncontested in this years’ Jagannathpur Upozila Unnoyan Songstha (UK) election.  Last 7th May was the last day of final selection and 2nd May was last date for nomination submission.  As  no other committee submitted their nomination, the Election Commission declared the Taher-Wahid-Reza panel as the winner. Among others who were present on the day included ...

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Atiqul Hoque elected as first British Bangladeshi councillor from Salisbury Council

Prominent businessman and Press and Publicity of British Bangladesh Caterers Association (BBCA) Atiqul Hoque has been elected second time as councillor form St Edmund and Milford ward in Salisbury.  He is the first British Bangladeshi councillor from the borough. Winners from the ruling conservative party from this borough are Atiqul Hoque (Con) with 682 votes, Amanda Foster (Con) with 545 and ...

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Lib Dems penny for NHS would raise £31.3m extra for Tower Hamlets

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.   The tax would raise an additional £31.3 million for Tower Hamlets, with £20 million for the NHS and £11.3 million for social care each year.    ...

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General election 2017: who is saying what

The manifestos for the general election are not out yet – while we wait, lets see what the main political parties are saying on most hot issues of the country. Europe: The Lib Dem manifesto will include a commitment to another EU referendum on the final Brexit deal, in which the party would campaign for Remain. Tim Farron has said campaigning against “hard” Brexit ...

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Racist murder of Altab Ali book launched

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: ‘We must pledge to stand up to intolerance’ said, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. He was speaking as the chief guest at the book launch of ‘Racist Murder of Altab Ali’ edited by Nobab Uddin on Friday 5 May at the Osmani Centre, East London. He added, ‘We must remind ourselves … keep the memory of ...

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11 Bengali candidates for UK general election

11th May was the last date for submission nominations for Theresa May’s snap UK general election 2017. 11 contestants from Bangladeshi origin are competing in this election. Out of these candidates, seven are from Labour, one from Liberal Democrat and three are standing as independent candidate.  In 2015 general election, there were 11 contestants, out of them Rushanara Ali, Tulip ...

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