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Literary festival gets it write

Over the weekend, thousands flocked to Whitechapel Idea Store for the Writeidea literary festival. The free festival organised by Tower Hamlets Council celebrated all things to do with the written word. The busy venue drew crowds from all across London where a new-born baby rubbed shoulders with 100-year-old former borough councillor, Max Levitas. Visitors who had never attended Writeidea praised ...

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Fostering award for young girl from Bow

Ellie Davis, a young girl from Bow, was celebrating as she received a national award. Ellie was praised at the Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards. She won the prize for her extraordinary achievements at school in the last 12 months. Foster carers, children and young people, and people from the fostering community joined Ellie in attending the celebration. The awards ...

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Massive protest against Hindu fundamentalist Modi

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: A massive demonstration against the visiting Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi was held on 12 Nov outside 10 Downing Street where he was meeting British Prime Minister David Cameron. Demonstrators protested Modi’s visit with placards demanding ‘Modi go back’, ‘End attacks on Muslims, Christians & Dalits’, ‘Stop religious persecution’, ‘Modi not welcome’, ‘We will not forget ...

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Deep condolence from the Bengali community

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: International Forum for Secular Bangladesh, UK strongly condemn the barbaric mass killing in Paris by IS on November 13 and expressed solidarity with the government and people of France on their fight against terrorism in the name of Islam. We are deeply shocked, enraged and grief-stricken by IS’s barbaric and cowardly attack on innocent people of ...

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Seventies striking schoolteacher returns to Stepney

Local hero Chris Searle, a student teacher who was sacked for publishing a collection of his pupil’s poems returned to Stepney. Chris was joined by BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Alan Dein at the Local History Library on November 12 as part of the Globe Road Poetry Festival. In 1973 Chris was working as a teacher at Sir John Cass School ...

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Khandakar Shipar Ahmed participates UK-Bangladesh E-commerce Fair

The Chief Executive Officer of Shipar Air Services and general body member of FBCCI Mr Khandakar Shipar Ahmed has arrived in the UK to take part in the 2nd UK-Bangladesh E-commerce Fair. He will be representing Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in the fair before he returns to Bangladesh on the 22nd instant. Mr Khandakar Shipar ...

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UK Chhatradal demands Dr. Khandakar Musharraf Hussain’s release

Calling upon the Bangladesh government to restore the atmosphere of political coexistence in the country, UK Jatiyatabadi Chhatradal demanded the quick release of senior opposition leaders, including Dr. Khandakar Musharraf Hussain. The call was made in a meeting of UK Jatiyatabadi Chhatradal, which was held on the 3rd of November 2015 at a Bethnal Green restaurant in east London. Dr. ...

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Police clamp down on smokers

Metropolitan Police officers, part funded by the council, have been enforcing smoke free legislation across the borough in a series of initiatives. Partnership Task Force (PTF) officers joined the council’s smoke free and public health teams to remind residents that smoking in a car with a person under the age 18 is now an offence. Under the legislation that was ...

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Birangona discussion held

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: ‘Rising Silence’ a fundraising panel discussion on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Birangona Women of Bangladesh was held on 5 November, Kobi Nazrul Centre, East London as part of A Season of Bangla Drama festival. Birangona means ‘Brave Woman’ and this was the honorific granted to the hundreds of thousands of survivors of the campaign ...

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Meeting with Bangladesh’s Poribesh Bacchao Andolan

By Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: A meeting was organised by the ‘European Action Group on Climate Change in Bangladesh’ (EAG) on Monday 2nd   November 2015 at Montefiore Centre, Hanbury Street, East London to discuss issues relating to the environmental movement in Bangladesh and what might emerge in COP21 conference in Paris later this year. The principal guest speaker at the ...

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