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Half term fun for the whole family

  There’s  no need to book a holiday to keep youngsters entertained during half term. Tower Hamlets Council is making it easier for parents by offering a range of free activities for children and young people to enjoy throughout the week-long break in February. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “It can be hard for families to keep youngsters ...

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Farooq appointed Sawbridgeworth Chairman

Emdad Rahman; Cricketer Qamar Farooq has been appointed Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Chairman. The appointment of the all rounder was confirmed last week and Farooq becomes the first Asian in the clubs 156 years history to be appointed to the prestigious role at the traditional landmark cricket outfit. In fact Farooq who also plays for the first XI at Sawbridgeworth becomes ...

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Bangladeshi-origin Anisha Faruk elected Oxford University SU president

Anisha Faruk, a Bangladeshi-origin student and former co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, has been elected president of the Oxford University Student Union. She clinched the victory in a tough election for President of the Oxford SU. The results were announced at an event at the Weston Library, and show significant victories for Faruk’s Impact: Oxford slate, according to ...

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London unites in zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Public organisations across east London united this week at Whipps Cross Hospital to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), marking the international day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. On 7th February 2019, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden was joined by clinicians, members of Waltham Forest Council and others where they heard from ...

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British Muslim Women Love Valentines!

  A poll by the UK’s leading Muslim matchmaking website, SingleMuslim.com has revealed 89%, almost 9 out of every 10 British Muslimscelebrate Valentine’s Day in some way of form. The snap survey, thought to be the largest of its kind, found that of the 6596 respondents, 92% of Muslim women mark the date as special with two thirds of Muslim men reporting that ...

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi faces Kashmiri protesters in London

By Matiar Chowdhury:  Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi faced hundreds of Kashmiri protesters living in Britain in front of the hotel where he was staying. The protesters outside the hotel were shouting anti-Pakistani slogans and waving black flags outside Park Lane’s Intercontinental in London. The protest took place on Tuesday evening, 5 February. Kashmiri citizens living in the UK ...

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Council shows zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Tower Hamlets Council is supporting International Day of Zero Tolerance to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which takes place on 6 February 2019 with a call to report at risk girls to the police. FGM is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It’s also known as female circumcision or cutting. The practice is a ...

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Councillors pledge support to TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda

At the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 23rd  of January, Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion proposed by Mayor John Biggs which supports  TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda. The Motion sets out the actions for employers and the government must take for every job to be a great job. It restates employees’ rights at work and the council’s commitment to quality jobs. ...

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