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Coronavirus: Seven residents of east London care home die

  Seven residents of an east London care home have died with coronavirus. Another 21 residents are displaying Covid-19 symptoms at the Hawthorn Green home in Stepney – which houses 48 people. A dozen staff members are also off work, either self-isolating or shielding, the care home said. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said it was “working ...

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Barrister Monir Jaman Sheikh dies from coronavirus in UK

Barrister Monir Jaman Sheikh, president of Graduate Club, UK, who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has died during treatment at a hospital in UK. He was 62. Monir Jaman breathed his last at Newham Hospital in East London at around 10:00pm (local time) on Tuesday.Hailing from Kumail village of Rampal in Bagerhat, Monir is survived by his wife, ...

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Bangladesh have introduced measures to limit the spread of Corona virus

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Biman Airlines has announced today that it was extending the temporary suspension of its flights from Dhaka to London until 14 April and to Manchester until 15 April. China Southern and US Bangla airlines are still operating flights to China, but these are for Chinese nationals only This latest development will be increasingly concerning for British ...

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European Diaspora leaders appeal to Bangladesh to protect rights of migrants amid coronavirus pandemic

  A group of diaspora leaders, social & development activists and media personalities based in Europe, in a joint statement issued yesterday, appealed to the Bangladeshi authorities to show humanitarian behaviour towards Bangladeshi returnee migrant workers & expats who are being targeted or harassed in the light of Corona virus outbreak in Bangladesh. They also appealed to the honourable Prime ...

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Council hits 1,000 apprenticeship target

    Tower Hamlets Council has now helped to create more than 1,000 apprenticeship opportunities across the borough, hitting the target set by Mayor John Biggs in his ‘apprenticeship commitment’. In 2017, the mayor pledged that WorkPath – the council’s employment and training service – would work with local businesses and training providers, as well as with the council’s own ...

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Working together to keep kids safe at the end of the school day

    Tower Hamlets Council has joined forces with local police as part of a new partnership operation aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour and deterring robberies against school children. On Wednesday, officers from the Met’s Central East BCU were joined by council enforcement officers as they carried out high visibility patrols, weapons sweeps and community engagement in the ...

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Bangladesh Mission in London postpones Independence, National Day reception

Bangladesh High Commission in London has decided to postpone the Bangladesh Independence and National Day Reception 2020 scheduled in the evening of March 30 at the Methodist Church Central Hall. The decision was taken in view of the rapid escalation of the highly contagious and infectious COVID -19 virus in London and the surrounding cities, and the acute risks that it ...

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2nd British-Bangladeshi dies from coronavirus in UK

Another British national of Bangladeshi origin succumbed to coronavirus infection on Friday morning at a hospital in London of UK, the 12th death from the disease in the country. The deceased, aged 36, breathed his last at Royal London Hospital in the British capital He went to UK from Sylhet few years back and was staying in Tower Hamlets. Earlier ...

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SEND Crisis: Tower Hamlets issues £12m invoice to Prime Minister

  Tower Hamlets parents, pupils, schools, the National Education Union and Tower Hamlets Council came together on Friday (28th February 2020) to issue a £12m invoice to the Prime Minister to cover the cost of the SEND crisis. The invoice, which has been signed by hundreds of parents and school staff across Tower Hamlets, was handed in to 10 Downing Street after campaigners ...

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