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Tower Hamlets receives highest New Homes Bonus allocation in the country

  The Government has recently announced that Tower Hamlets has been provisionally allocated £19.2m, the highest allocation in the country, as part of the New Homes Bonus allocations – the grant paid by central government to local councils to reflect housing growth and fund infrastructure. Nearly £300,000 of this figure has been allocated as a result of the number of ...

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Mayor visits Hackney Wick and Fish Island to mark Creative Enterprise Zone boost

  Mayor John Biggs with community partners in Hackney Wick and Fish Island Mayor John Biggs with community partners in Hackney Wick and Fish Island Local businesses in Hackney Wick and Fish Island have welcomed the news that the area is to become one of London’s first Creative Enterprise Zones. Last month, Sadiq Khan announced that a joint bid submitted ...

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TfL turns to Tower Hamlets Council to find apprentices of the future

  Tower Hamlets Council has joined forces with Transport for London to give the borough’s residents a unique insight into apprenticeship opportunities opening in 2019. WorkPath, the council’s dedicated employment and training service, will be hosting an open day on 31 January 3pm – 7pm at the WorkPath offices in Poplar. TfL’s recruitment team will be delivering presentations on the ...

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Regents Park 10K welcomes 2019

Emdad Rahman: The Mornington Chasers started the new year as they finished – Running full pelt in pursuit of PBs and medals. Once again The Hub was the location for the latest Regent’s Park 10k, a race around the scenic surroundings of one of London’s most iconic parks and suitable for experienced runners as well as first-timers alike, using roads ...

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UK Nirmul Committee mourns death of Syed Ashraful Islam

Former Awami League General Secretary, current Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, died in a Bangkok hospital on 3 January 2010. He was 68 years old. He was born on 1 January 1952. He left a daughter, Reema Islam, many relatives and party workers. From the hospital, he was elected as the candidate for Kishoreganj in the recently ...

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New Years lunch for homeless guests as Orient see off Daggers

Emdad Rahman: Leyton Orient Kickstarted the new year with a community get together for 13 local homeless guests, along with a number of community stalwarts and young people. Former West Ham United starlet and Dagenham and Redbridge legend Anwar Uddin came up with the idea of a New Years Day get together for a diverse group of people and teamed ...

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The pace of development cannot be sustained without political stability

‘The pace of development cannot be sustained if there is no political stability. In the last 10 years, we have seen incredible development in the country but this has to also benefit the poorest of the poor’ said Khandaker Muniruzzaman, Editor-in-Charge of the Daily Sangbad. He was speaking at round table where editors and journalists were invited to speak on ...

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Robust diplomatic initiatives needed to resolve Rohingya crisis

Urgent diplomatic initiatives are essential for speedy resolution of the ongoing Rohingya issue. To achieve real results, diplomatic initiatives must be taken with great urgency and a clear strategy given Myanmar’s continued non-cooperation in this regard, said experts. Experts made the call at a round-table on the “Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh and Global Response,” organised by the Dhaka Tribune at Radisson ...

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Media dialogue between visiting UK team and Bengali press held at Dhaka Club

A visiting UK press & media team met with local press on 21 December at Dhaka Club. UK Coordinator Ansar Ahmed Ullah & Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, CEO of Ekushey TV jointly moderated the discussion. Ansar Ahmed Ullah introduced the UK team to say that the UK team has come to Bangladesh to attend ‘ Media Dialogue with Bangladesh Press’ aimed ...

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Introductory session for visiting UK press & media delegation

An Introductory session was held at Dhaka Radisson for visiting press & media team from the UK on 20 December at Dhaka Radisson hosted by Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka Tribune’s publisher Dr Anis Ahmed welcomed the UK team and said this was informal get together to get to know the delegates and local guests. Ansar Ahmed Ullah from the UK introduced ...

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