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Tower Hamlets has lowest late HIV diagnoses in England

  Tower Hamlets has the lowest late HIV diagnosis rate in the country, according to the latest figures published by Public Health England. The council is once again supporting this year’s Do It London campaign, a London-wide initiative that aims to encourage people to get tested regularly and raise awareness of HIV prevention, including using condoms. Since the campaign began ...

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Volunteers rally together for Big Clean Up 8

Along the water, at night and throughout the parks – our volunteers went beyond the call of duty for Big Clean Up 8. The litter-picking campaign, which ran for three weeks in September, saw a range of events in locations including Regent’s Canal, the surroundings of the Royal London Hospital and Mile End Park. 118 bags of general rubbish and ...

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Man douses himself in liquid near UK Houses of Parliament

Police in London have detained a man near the Houses of Parliament after he doused himself in what appeared to be flammable liquid, reports AP. The Metropolitan Police say in a tweet Tuesday that the man was detained in Parliament Square at 10:45 a.m. (0945 GMT). No injuries were reported and London Ambulance Service personnel were at the scene.The man ...

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Hundreds of University of East London students participate in Welcome Convocation ceremonies

  Over 900 new students gathered at the University of East London’s SportsDock on Friday 27 September to participate in the institution’s inaugural Welcome Convocation ceremonies. Each student was given a phoenix pin – the phoenix is the University’s mascot and a representation of its rich heritage and future. Two ceremonies were held to give as many students as possible ...

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University of East London students celebrate New Beginnings

  Unique access to education at University of East London Mum of two Marianne Gibb has won the University of East London’s Pre-Entry Programmes Student of the Year award for excelling in the University’s unique New Beginnings course. Marianne, from Palmers Green, was one of 160 students, among them carers, builders, teachers and actors, who have just graduated from the ...

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Finnish Bengali writer draws on Bangladeshi success stories in a new book on Career Success

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   A Finland based Bengali writer has penned a book on career success by drawing on Finnish and other international success stories which has been published from the United Kingdom this week. Mojibur Doftori, a graduate of public administration department from Dhaka University and a PhD from Helsinki University, has published his book, Massive Career Success: How to ...

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Chartered Institute of Marketing gives accreditation to the University of East London

  The School of Business and Law at the University of East London has been successful in gaining Graduate Gateway accreditation for its newly validated BSc Marketing course from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The CIM Graduate Gateway programme gives students and graduates the opportunity to gain a professional qualification along with their marketing degree. The accreditation is an ...

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Thousands enjoy Car Free Day

  Families flocked to Roman Road Market as Tower Hamlets residents joined cities around the world in celebrating Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. People took to the streets for walking, cycling and a range of free fun activities to show the potential of traffic-free public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Housing estates in Bromley-by-Bow, Spitalfields and Poplar also ...

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Secretary of State for Education visits ‘inspiring’ Tower Hamlets alternative education provision

  The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, visited the London East Alternative Provision, (LEAP) on 18 September. Based in Bethnal Green, LEAP offers an educational programme for young people who for whatever reason, have not managed to succeed in mainstream schools. In 2019, 85 per cent of pupils at LEAP received a GCSE or equivalent in English and ...

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Tower Hamlets Council opposes London City Airport growth proposals

Tower Hamlets Council members have agreed a motion in opposition to London City Airport growth proposals. The motion was debated at a full council meeting on Wednesday 18th September. Members criticised the environmental damage that would be done through any increases in operations and highlighted the detrimental impact that the airport has on residents living in the East End, including Tower ...

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