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Black History Month through the lens

  Tower Hamlets Council is celebrating Black History Month by delivering Photo – Open, a vivid virtual photography exhibition from 1 October. The exhibition will feature more than 50 images covering diverse subjects including portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnivals, musicians, dancers and more. Over the summer, the council asked budding photographers to send in images that they thought best ...

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Thousands gather in central London for anti-lockdown protest

Thousands of protesters have gathered for an anti-lockdown demonstration in central London. Crowds massed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying a variety of signs, flags and placards to take part in a “we do not consent” rally, none appearing to wear face coverings or to social distance. The demonstrators, who are protesting against Government coronavirus lockdown measures, cheered and clapped, ...

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Bangabandhu’s historic UNGA speech hailed at International Maritime Organisation

The historic speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the 29th UNGA received the highest tribute at a high-level commemorative event, organised jointly by Bangladesh High Commission and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London on Friday. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen graced the event as the chief guest. Chaired by High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the United Kingdom ...

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Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police custody centre

A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the centre, where he was being searched, before producing a weapon and firing it at an officer and himself. The officer ...

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So tough times are with us – Mayor John Biggs

  We’ve faced over a decade of cuts to public services under the government’s austerity programme. It’s been painful and many needy people have seen their support reduced. All services have faced pressure, while demand grows. Coronavirus has shown the importance of public services but we are now being hit by bigger pressure just when we are needed more than ...

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New race inequalities commission gets set for important work ahead

  The members of a new Tower Hamlets Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inequalities Commission have met for the first time this week (Wednesday 16 September), ahead of their detailed work to tackle racial minequality in the borough. The commission has been formed in response to community feedback following the Black Lives Matter movement and the worldwide reaction to the ...

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New Covid-19 test centre opens in Tower Hamlets

    A new government run Covid-19 local test centre opened today (Friday 18 September) in Tower Hamlets, to help increase testing capacity for the borough’s residents. The local testing centre is located at the Idea Store Watney Market in Shadwell. Its central location will help improve access to tests for residents without a car, or those unable to travel long ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre

Tuesday 15th September 2020 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, today visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, to meet staff and volunteers who supported the needy and vulnerable during the lockdown, as well as some of the beneficiaries. The Duke and Duchess were welcomed by our Chairman, Muhammad Habibur Rahman, our Senior Imam, Mohammed ...

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