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Local residents with dementia celebrate Eid at London Muslim Centre

  On Monday 19th August a dementia café, specifically for the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets, celebrated Eid at the London Muslim Centre. The event, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, was attended by local residents living with dementia, their carers and family. The event was opened by Councillor Sirajul Islam, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member ...

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Have your say – Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Ensuring they continue to meet the needs of voters. A review of the existing polling districts and polling places situated within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets encompassing the Parliamentary Constituencies of Poplar and Limehouse and Bethnal Green and Bow will be carried out with a formal consultation from Friday 23 August 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019. This will ...

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University of East London students volunteer in the community as English teachers

  Six current students and recent graduates of the University of East London trained as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers. As part of their training they helped to deliver free ESOL courses to local residents. This was a great opportunity for the University to engage with the local community by enabling non-native speakers to increase their skills ...

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Mayor Statement regarding Local Community Fund

Mayor John Biggs said:  ‘’Through our Local Community Fund we are investing £2.7 million annually to 50 organisations over the next three and half years. We have maintained our financial support to the Voluntary and Community Sector despite our core funding from government being 64% less compared with 2010, while other local authorities have cut this. Our focus has been ...

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Improved GCSE results across Tower Hamlets

  Students in Tower Hamlets achieved great success in their GCSE results with improvements across all the key measures. 85 per cent of Tower Hamlets students achieved grades 9-4 in English, equivalent to the old A to C grades, (an improvement of three per cent on 2018), while in maths 74 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4, up four ...

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National Mourning Day observed by All European Bangabandhu Porisad

Bangladesh’s National Mourning Day (Jatiyo Shok Dibash) was observed by the All European Bangabandhu Porisad (AEBP) on 17 August 2019 at Harkness House Community Hall, Christian St, East London. The meeting was presided by AEBP’s Chairman Dr. Faizul Islam and conducted by AEBP’s General Secretary S M Mustafizur Rahman with the former General Secretary of UK Awami League Prof. Abul ...

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UEL architecture students shortlisted in Architects’ Journal contest

    Two architecture students from the University of East London (UEL) have been shortlisted for the prestigious Architects’ Journal Student Prize. Undergraduate Nisha Anwar and postgraduate Ze Rou Yong were selected from a pool of their peers representing 51 architecture schools accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition will name its top three winners in ...

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Shop fined for selling cigarettes to 13-year-old

  A shop has been fined after a packet of cigarettes was sold to a 13-year-old boy following an operation by the Tower Hamlets Council trading standards team. All three defendants from All in One Bazar on Roman Road pleaded guilty to the charges at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow on August 1. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Selling ...

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Brick Lane 1978: A major new project being launched in October

  Four Corners and partner Swadhinata Trust are delighted to announce a major new project which has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’ will share the stories of the local community of Brick Lane, East London, during a pivotal year in race relations. The largely Bengali community mobilised ...

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Class of 2019 achieve A level success across the borough

Students across Tower Hamlets have achieved great success in their A levels this year Nearly three quarters of students gained A*-C grade in their A levels and,  in Tower Hamlets 98.9% of students entered for A Levels achieved at least 1 A*-E grade, an increase of 0.3% points from 2018. Mayor John Biggs met students at Sir John Cass school in Limehouse and said: ...

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