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Bangladesh and Indian restaurant sector in UK to benefit from new educational institute in Dhaka.

    The new Daffodil Oxford Centre for Excellence in Hospitality, based within Daffodil International University, Dhaka, is a collaborative project involving key figures from Bangladesh and UK hospitality and higher education.  As well as providing opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in Bangladesh, the intention is that many will find opportunities for further study and employment in the UK. ...

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Shuchishmita gets top grade at GCSEs

    Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Shuchishmita Maitra (Auhona), from Essex, achieved the top grade 9 (A**) in all her 10 subjects in her GCSEs. Shuchishmita travelled 70 miles every day, to and from, to attend Southend High Grammar School for Girls, and managed the remainder of her time efficiently, whilst participating in all different extra-curricular activities.  With the support ...

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Wapping bus gateway reduces rush-hour traffic

Traffic has reduced by a third in Wapping as a result of a bus gateway installed by Tower Hamlets Council to improve road safety and air quality. The gateway on Wapping High Street is enforced by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras. The drivers of motor vehicles passing through the gateway at peak times on weekdays, against the rules, receive ...

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Memorandum to Sheikh Hasina to extradite all war criminals from the UK

On 17 August 2020 a three member UK Nirmul Committee team comprising of Syed Enamul Islam, Vice Chair, Harmuz Ali, Vice Chair and Jamal Ahmed Khan, General Secretary went to see Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK, Saida Muna Tasneem at the Bangladesh High Commission in Kensington to hand over a memorandum addressed to Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of ...

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Time running out for private renters as eviction ban ends this week and Universal Credit claims soar

  The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has made a last-ditch appeal to the Government to bring in additional protections for private renters before the eviction ban is lifted at the end of this week (23rd August). Although the Scottish and Welsh governments have moved to increase protections for private renters, there have been no such plans from Westminster despite ...

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Mayor slams Government over plans to scrap Public Health England during a pandemic

  The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has branded the Government’s decision to scrap Public Health England (PHE) during the Covid-19 pandemic as ‘irresponsible and astonishing’. The Government’s plans, first announced in a Sunday newspaper, will see the ex-boss of the TalkTalk mobile phone company Dido Harding take control of a new agency called the ‘National Institute for Health Protection’ (NIHP). ...

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Pedestrian zones clear the way for outdoor dining on Brick Lane

  Parts of Brick Lane will be temporarily pedestrianised next week to provide safe spacing for walking and outdoor seating for restaurant customers. The temporary closure is being delivered by Tower Hamlets Council using funding from the Department for Transport. From Thursday 27 August, sections of the iconic street will be closed to vehicles to promote social distancing while providing a timely boost to restaurants facing some of the ...

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