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London Marathon Sunday 22 April: Muslim Aid’s Nine ‘On the Run’ for Myanmar!

For the first time ever, a running team of nine will be joining the London Virgin Marathon for Muslim Aid on Sunday 22 April. The¬†young men and women¬†will each run with a target to raise ¬£5,000 to support the charity’s work with communities living in dire conditions within Myanmar.¬†Muslim Aid is one of the few humanitarian charities permitted by the ...

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Good news for primary school places in Tower Hamlets

More children across Tower Hamlets got a place at the primary school they most wanted this year. More than 97 per cent of children across the borough will start their education in 2018 at one of their chosen primary schools.   And some 2,930 families have been offered their first preference school, which accounts for 89 per cent of all applications. ...

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MILLENNIALS ARE SAVING THE UK CURRY CRISIS

Up to 700 curry house owners from all over the UK will come together at the Business Conference 2018 and Restaurant Talent Show Awards on Wednesday 25th April at the Meridian Grand, Advent Way, London, N18 3AF from 5pm to 11pm. A growing group of Millennials who run and own curry houses will discuss solutions they have found to the curry crisis which has been affecting the industry over the last couple ...

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Caroline Lucas MP supports Jumma women’s human rights

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Caroline Lucas MP who met a delegation of Jumma women comprising of  Jumma Peoples Network International campaigner Joyoti Grech Cato, Amy Hall, and  founding member CHT Commission Jenneke Arens on Thursday 12th April pledged her support to seek justice for the young Marma sisters, raped & assaulted by military on 22 January, Rani Yan Yan, Queen of Chakma ...

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Learn & Live Foundation holds community festival

Emdad Rahman: The Learn & Live Foundation organised a community charity exhibition at the Lansbury Lodge in Poplar to support the vulnerable and needy. In attendance as chief guest was Councillor Sabina Akhtar – The official Speaker and First Citizen of Tower Hamlets. Activities on the day included stalls selling handicraft, art, traditional Bangladeshi wares, pottery, art canvasses, hot and ...

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Sheikh Mujib Lecture 2018 held

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The 7th March Foundation and SOAS South Asia Institute, University of London held the first ever Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Lecture 2018 on 10 April 2018. The inaugural lecture took place at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London celebrating the life and work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 7 March, timed to commemorate a momentous day in the ...

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Wave three of Operation Continuum underway

Dawn raids kick off the third phase of partnership activity between Tower Hamlets Council and Police in Operation Continuum. Raids last week in Bow saw large amounts of money and drugs seized by police officers. These raids were followed up by a weapons sweep in the area.   Prior to last week’s activity, over the previous 10 days arrests were made in ...

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BRTUK team complete Snowdon charity trek

Emdad Rahman: Bad weather and rain could not dampen the spirit of a group of local East London residents who have returned after climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales. The group have spent the best part of six weeks fundraising for dignity packs for stricken Rohingya women who have escaped severe persecution from their own people in Myanmar too seek refuge ...

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Council confirms ongoing partnership with local VCS groups

The crucial role played by Tower Hamlets’ voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations received a welcome boost as the council agreed a range of measures to further develop and support their work across the borough. Tower Hamlets has around 2,000 VCS organisations that work with thousands of residents providing a wide range of services including those relating to health and wellbeing, advice, leisure, employment and housing. The council’s Cabinet meeting on March 20 gave the green light to strengthen further the existing ...

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