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A Christmas gift from Marcus Rashford – Covid Winter Grants will feed Newham’s children and the most vulnerable over the holidays

Children and Newham’s most vulnerable residents, who faced the threat of poverty and hunger over the holiday season and beyond, will get extra support. The ground-breaking campaign by England footballer Marcus Rashford, together with lobbying from councils like Newham, has seen the Government bow to public opinion and provide extra funding to keep people warm, fed and clothed this winter. ...

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Council launches emergency food appeal on behalf of local food banks

Tower Hamlets Council has launched an emergency food appeal on behalf of 31 food banks and food providers in the borough amid the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The appeal, which is asking partners, business and residents for financial donations, is in response to the huge increase in the amount of people needing help with food over the course ...

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Victoria Park is the ‘People’s Choice’ for a lucky seventh time

  In 2020, more people than ever have come to see the benefits of visiting our parks and green spaces, which have been at the heart of our lockdown lives. For millions of us, they have been a lifeline; a place to meet friends and family and exercise outside safely. It’s not surprising then, that tens of thousands of people ...

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British MP attended art project narrating British Bengali cultural heritage

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   British MP Sam Tarry attended a virtual seminar on a fine arts project titled ‘Canvas story: Narrating British Bangladeshi cultural heritage to enhance cultural resilience’ by British Bangladeshi artist Mukta Chakravarty. In collaboration with the Arts Council of England and the National Lottery, artist Mukta Chakravarty has launched this six-month-long project. The project aims to exhibit ...

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Tower Hamlets Labour calls for action on fire safety

At a Full Council meeting earlier this month, Tower Hamlets councillors adopted a Labour amendment calling on the government to increase funding for its building safety fund to fix cladding issues on private sector tall buildings. The Labour Group also called on government to publish a database of affected buildings and to streamline access to the building safety fund as ...

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Exceptional achievements of Manorfield Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London

  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the exceptional performance of Manorfield Primary School in Tower Hamlets as part of his Schools for Success programme. The school has been honoured for its commitment to reducing educational inequality and attaining exceptional results for children previously struggling academically. Manorfield Primary School has been awarded a certificate for exceptional work in ...

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The UK proposes establishment of a UK-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Dialogue

    Dhaka, 3 December 2020: The British High Commissioner, Robert Chatterton Dickson, met with the Honourable Commerce Minister, Mr Tipu Munshi, on Thursday 3 December to formally propose the establishment of a UK-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Dialogue on behalf of the UK Government. As a champion of free trade, the UK wants to deepen its already strong trading relationship ...

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Council launches emergency food appeal on behalf of local food banks

    Tower Hamlets Council has launched an emergency food appeal on behalf of 31 food banks in the borough amid the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The appeal, which is asking partners, business and residents for financial donations, is in response to the huge increase in the amount of people needing help with food over the course of ...

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Muslim Aid secures major funding for Bangladesh program

    International humanitarian charity, Muslim Aid, has secured $3.5 Million (£2.7 million) in institutional funding for a new livelihoods initiative titled ‘The Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Ultra-Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) in Bangladesh. The grant comes from the Islamic Development Bank ...

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Help shape the future of Tower Hamlets’ library service

Residents have the chance to shape the future of the borough’s library service by taking part in a consultation which starts from today (Monday 30 November). Continued government changes to council funding and the Covid-19 crisis mean the council has to save £30m by 2024. This is on top of £200m already saved since 2010 because of government austerity. To ...

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