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Tower Hamlets’ hard work around homelessness featured in Channel 4 documentary

An episode of the Channel 4 series “How to get a council house”, which showcased the work of Tower Hamlets Housing Options Service last year, will be repeated again tonight (Monday, July 27) at 9pm. The episode focuses on the work the council does around homelessness. The work of former Service Head of Housing Options, Colin Cormack, is featured in ...

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Advocate Shaki Shah Faridi is in UK

Founder Chairman of Shah Foundation, Moderator and Advisor of Sylhet Debate Federation and practising lawyer at Sylhet District Bar Advocate Shaki Shah Faridi has arrived in the UK for a brief visit.  After celebrating the Eid-Ul-Fitr, he is now meeting and visiting his family members and friends.  He is also attending seminars and workshops in the UK. He will also ...

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Eid Party in London at US ambassador’s residence

The US ambassador to the UK Mr. Matthew Winthrop Barzun has organized an Eid Party on 22 July 2015 at his Regents Park home in London. Mainly he has invited the UK Young Leaders along with the dignitaries from Muslim community and embassies in the UK. He also invited a female student group form the Mulberry School on London Tower ...

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Stepney Community Fair taking place this Sunday

It’s time for Stepney Community Fair again.  Like last time, it is taking place at Stepney Green Park this coming Sunday 26 July.  The fair will start at 12 o’clock noon and run until 7o’clock afternoon. Stifford Community Centre initiated this Community Fair in 2010 to reflect the diversity and cultural cohesion among the different ethnicities of the multicultural society ...

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Council of Mosques organises its annual gala dinner

Council of Mosques Tower Hamlets organised its annual gala dinner on Monday 20th July where a number of leading and important community members took part. The dinner represented an important opportunity for people of different faiths and backgrounds to come together, celebrate and renew commitments to each other and the wider community, to make it stronger and more cohesive. Chairman ...

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Crowds flock to Roman Road for the Summer Festival

More than 3,000 people celebrated the road’s culture, heritage and creativity at last year’s Winter Festival, organised by the Roman Road Resident and Business Association and Tower Hamlets Council. The rain held off and the sun came out for people to enjoy a whole array of events – including Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe, IMD Legion, who gave a lively, ...

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Re-union of former students of Moinpur High School

An emergency meeting was held to organise a reunion of former students of Moinpur High School. The organisers at the meeting decided that a re-union of the former students will be held on 17th August at Waterlily auditorium in East London. To discuss the action plan and other bits and bobs, a preparation meeting will be held on 27th July ...

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Awareness campaign for 20mph speed limit launches

A drawing by a school pupil from Tower Hamlets has been selected by the council for a 20mph speed limit introduction awareness campaign. The image of a sloth hanging from a 20mph roundel features on adverts that are being displayed on roadside banners, bus stops and on the back of London buses that serve the borough. The campaign will be ...

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Tower Hamlets Annual Residents’ Survey results announced

Results from the 2015 Annual Residents’ Survey show that 82 per cent have of residents have said they are satisfied with their local area as a place to live and 81 per cent of local people believe that Tower Hamlets is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. Between January and February 2015, independent researchers held ...

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Don’t get scammed

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau is warning residents about a new scam targeting people of Asian descent. Victims of the scam are cold called by people claiming to be from the Home Office UK Visa and Immigration department. The cold caller claims that a case has been received by the department against the victim, sometimes suggesting that the victim will ...

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