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Council rolls out healthier school dinners after scooping top food award

Tower Hamlets comes joint first for Best Overall Borough in Sustain’s Beyond the Food Bank annual league table. Soil Foundation Gold Food for Life Award renewed, with 87% of school meals freshly prepared. Healthier school menus rolled out to 87 schools. Tower Hamlets Council’s catering services, which serves meals to approximately 30,000 students across 87 schools, has started serving new ...

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Council takes action to tackle anti-social behaviour

Tower Hamlets Council has clamped down on anti-social behaviour at an estate in Whitechapel by banning “unauthorised people” from entering its communal areas. Residents at Berner Estate had complained to their landlord, Tower Hamlets Homes (THH), and local police that drug addicts were entering the block to use Class A drugs. Rough sleepers were behaving aggressively toward residents and caused ...

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Mayor John Biggs calls for urgent meeting on businesses based in railway arches

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs has requested an urgent meeting with the developers who have purchased the management rights to 600 railways arches in Tower Hamlets from Network Rail. The Mayor has highlighted the concerns of businesses worried that following the sale they face potentially crippling rent rises to their arches based business premises. Over the summer, the Mayor heard ...

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Oppose candidates who promotes hate crime during general election

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: We must unitedly oppose any candidates, known for sectarianism & hate crime, standing at the next general election said NAP President Pankaj Bhattacharya. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at a meeting in Dhaka’s CIRDAP (Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia & the Pacific) venue on 31 October organised by the UK based Secular Bangladesh ...

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11th year celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community.

  Bangla Mirror Desk: The British Bangladeshis have made their own place in multicultural Britain with contributions in their respective fields and have been playing a major role in the growth of this country. The British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication emphasises the success of the Bangladeshi community and showcases it to both the British and Bangladeshi community in the UK. ...

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Bishwanath United recognised at London Asian Business Awards

Emdad Rahman BISHWANATH UNITED picked up a Highly Commended Award at the London Asian Business Awards at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington. The winners of the Community Award were the David Palfreman (Asian People’s Disability Alliance). Other nominees included London Tigers. Speaking after receiving the award, Nazir Ali, the media and marketing leader of Bishwanath United, commented, “We are a ...

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Hate crimes rise to record high

By Abu Sahid: Faith leaders from Tower Hamlets say they are “deeply concerned” by the sharp rise in Islamophobia.  The London Muslim Centre said government needs to do more to stop this and support Muslim organisations in the community. A Home Office report published last week said hate crime has increased dramatically in the last year compared to figures from ...

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Fight militancy and communal extremists to ensure free & fair election

London, October 25: Speakers at a seminar held in London on 25 October 2018 at the House of Lords titled “Parliamentary Democracy in Bangladesh: Challenging Radicalism & the Way Forward” called upon the European governments & policy makers to reassess their views of Jihadist groups and said Europe needs to understand that the rise of radicalisation and religiously-motivated violence is ...

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Disused community centre transformed into new housing for the homeless

The first of 50 new housing units for homeless residents of Tower Hamlets has welcomed its first occupants. In January 2017, the council’s cabinet set aside £2.25 million to fund the transformation of council-owned properties into self-contained temporary accommodation. More than half of all homeless people in Tower Hamlets are now housed in the borough. However, a shortage of suitable ...

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£7 million funding awarded for South Dock Bridge

Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £7 million of funding by London Councils towards the delivery of South Dock Bridge, as one of eight major projects that will benefit London’s businesses. South Dock Bridge is a proposed new footbridge to provide a fully accessible link between South Quay and Canary Wharf. The bridge will unlock new housing and commercial developments ...

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