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Customers miss big savings on gas and electricity, says CMA inquiry

Bangla Mirror Desk : Dual-fuel customers of the big energy firms have missed big savings by not switching suppliers, early evidence from a competition inquiry suggests. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the energy market since last summer. It says that from 2012 to 2014, more than 95% of dual-fuel customers of the big firms would have ...

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Mayor Rahman: New police officers to support local community

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman has announced that funding will be set aside for six new police officers for the Borough, in order to assist the Met in building community relationships and making Tower Hamlets a safer place to live. Tower Hamlets can be proud of its record on community policing in recent years, from its ‘Dealer a Day’ initiative ...

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Rushanara Ali MP grills bank chiefs on banking facilities to charities and money transfer businesses

Rushanara Ali MP cross-examined banking chiefs on claims that disproportionate numbers of customers, money transfer businesses, Muslim charities and other organisations were being denied access to basic banking facilities. Over a year after challenging banks and regulators on their approach to money transfer businesses in her Save Remittance Giving campaign, Rushanara raised questions to banking representatives at a Treasury Select ...

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Tower Hamlets to transform old Royal London Hospital into new civic hub

Tower Hamlets Council this week announced its purchase of the old Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The historic, grade II listed building, which was the site of hundreds of years of medical history, will be transformed into a civic hub for the people of Tower Hamlets. The old Royal London Hospital was sold to the council for £9 million. The ...

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Journalist Aminul Haq Badsha dies

Renowned journalist Khondker Aminul Haq Badsha has died after prolonged illness at London’s Orpington Hospital on Monday night, 9th February at 11.30pm. He was suffering from heart complications and recently had suffered from a stroke. Aminul Haq Badsha was the deputy Press Secretary to Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. During Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971 Aminul Haq Badsha, ...

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Highest turnout in Young Mayor Election

Following months of rigorous training and campaigning to win the hearts and minds of the young electorate, Deng Yan San was duly elected to serve as the next Young Mayor. There were scenes of triumph and cheering as the results were announced by the returning officer, John Williams, at the results and inauguration evening held at the Town Hall  January ...

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Electoral fraud case takes twist

The court proceedings against the current elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets has taken a new turn.  Accusations of electoral fraud against the returning officer for Tower Hamlets Council have been withdrawn. Many of the observers are now thinking this could be a major turning point to weaken the electoral allegations of any wrongdoings by the current Mayor.Mr Williams was accused ...

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London Bangla Press Club holds its biennial general meeting and election

The biennial general meeting and election of London Bangla Press Club was held in Impression Hall in East in East London in a festive mood.  Journalists across the UK, life members of the club and many others took part in this lively meeting.The general meeting started at 1.00 pm on Saturday.  President Nobab Uddin presided over the meeting.  Emdadul Haque ...

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Labour Party is proud of Rushanara Ali says Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls have urged to the people of Bethnal Green anf Bow to re-elect Rushanara Ali MP in the upcoming election.  He said the that Rushanara Ali is not just a pride of Tower Hamlets or the Bengali Community , the whole Labour Party is proud of her.  We are proud of her as she is the first ...

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East London Mosque launches first ever British Muslim archives

East London Mosque formally inaugurated its on-line archive catalogue and reading room service on 15 January. The event was attended by over 70 well wishers of the project, interfaith leaders and researchers. Chief guests included the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice; Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of the National Archives; the ...

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