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First Sikh and Muslim padres join the military

Friday 14 December 2018: In a first for the British military, a Sikh and Muslim padre have become part of the Royal Air Force’s Chaplain’s branch. The two padres graduated at RAF College Cranwell on Thursday, after completing reservist officer training. Padres provide spiritual and welfare support to all soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and their families. They deploy on ...

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First school closed to cars

First road near a school is permanently closed to tackle air pollution Students plant a cherry tree to complete the works Children in Tower Hamlets have up to 10% less lung capacity than the national average Students from Sir William Burrough Primary School, Stepney, today grabbed the chance to plant a cherry tree with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets and ...

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Foster carers praised for opening their hearts and homes

Residents who give a loving home to vulnerable children were praised for their hard work at an annual glitzy awards ceremony organised by Tower Hamlets Council on 7 December at the Atrium Shoreditch. Hundreds of people attended the 2018 Foster Carers’ Awards Ceremony, which recognised and celebrated the achievements of the borough’s foster carers. Three couples: Helimun Nessa and Shafique Miah; ...

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Major works to start on new Tower Hamlets Town Hall as Bouygues UK is appointed as main works contractor

Major works will begin to turn the former Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel into the borough’s new Town Hall after Bouygues UK was awarded the main works contract. The construction company has been carrying out preparatory work since August 2018 which has included soft strip of the building’s interior and asbestos removal. Bouygues UK will now remain on site ...

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Government Shelves Vital Council Funding Announcement Because Of Brexit Mess

A vital announcement on the level of cuts that cash-strapped councils will receive next year has been shelved because of the Tory Brexit mess. Conservative Communities secretary James Brokenshire had been due to announce the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement on Thursday 6th December. But less than 24 hours before the much-anticipated announcement the government cancelled the statement and told local ...

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Tower Hamlets launches new social work academy

Unique support given to newly qualified social workers Training programme delivered with university partners Innovative practice Tower Hamlets Council launched its new social work academy this week, announcing what will be a step change in the way that the council recruits, trains and retains social workers. There are currently major challenges in recruitment into the profession and the academy represents ...

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Huge protest meeting organized by Justice for Bangladesh, UK in East London.

A protest meeting was organized by Justice for Bangladesh, UK at a Restaurant in East London yesterday in the Protest of violation of human rights and extrajudicial killings in Bangladesh. The meeting was presided by the president of Justice for Bangladesh Advocate Mohammed Mohibullah, directed by the Secretary Mohammed Sohidul Islam and chief of the meeting organising committee Mohammed Alauddin. ...

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Second Award Ceremony of London Cricket League held

  London Cricket League’s (LCL) second award ceremony 2018 was held in an jubilant atmosphere on 7th of December at Regent Hall in East London.  28 teams took part in this year’s three tournaments organised by LCL which were JMG Mahbub & Co Gold Cup, UK Bangla T10 Media Cup and City Lord LCL T20 league.  The award ceremony was held ...

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‘Shelet’ (Sylhet) Found In The Bible

By Shofi Ahmed: Shelet a word phonetically resembles Sylhet and the meaning is consistent found in the Bible. It appeared in Daniel 2:48 of Hebrew Bible. Then the king promoted [rebah] Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him [Shelet שלט] ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief [rab] administrator [cagan] over all the wise ...

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Barking celebrates International Men’s day with pride

MenSpeak and the All Women’s Network organised an event to celebrate the International Men’s Day with a conference and discussion on various social issues, including: mental health, depression, stress and wellbeing. On 30 November the group organised the event at the Barking Town Hall to honour societies men’s who often remain quite on social and family issues. The event convenor ...

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