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Labour to Make Climate Change Core Part of School Curriculum

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the announcement from the national Labour Party that climate change should be a core part of the school curriculum. Under plans set out by Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, the next Labour government will ensure all young people are educated about the ecological and social impact of climate change. A review of ...

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Lived Brutalism: Major new exhibition at Four Corners

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A photography exhibition has opened at Four Corners, Roman Road, Bethnal Green this month, chronicling the lives of Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, East London, residents in the estate’s last years before demolition. An iconic ‘Streets in the Sky’ housing scheme, Robin Hood Gardens had been celebrated as a masterpiece of modernism and reviled as a ‘concrete ...

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Liberal Democrats celebrate European election breakthrough

Labour and Conservative votes collapse across the capital Liberal Democrat campaigners in London and across the country were celebrating this week as the party enjoyed a surge in public support, electing 3 MEPs in London for the first time ever and making large gains across the country. The election was widely viewed as a final chance for voters to make ...

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Commonwealth leaders visit Children’s House Nursery School

Senior leaders from all over the Commonwealth visited Children’s House Nursery School in Tower Hamlets to see how the borough is narrowing the attainment gap and building resilience in children. The delegation of 15 senior figures from Ghana, Egypt, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, Singapore and Trinidad and Tobago visited the ‘outstanding’ nursery school in Bow. They saw the ...

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Sajid Javid joins race for UK prime minister

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid. File photo London, May 27 : British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May. Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore trust and create new opportunities. He says “first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,”noting the Conservative Party’s poor ...

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Ramadan charity event Celebration of Love, Peace & Harmony

A charity event during Ramadan, titled “Celebration of Love, Peace & Harmony” was held on Saturday 25th May at Beech Grove, Hainault, Ilford. The organiser of the event Pushpita Gupta of Secular Bangladesh Movement UK (SBMUK) said, ‘The recent attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka is driving divisions in the community. Which makes it even more important that we ...

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Mayor Biggs warns ‘choices are getting tougher’ as Fair Funding Review looms

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has written to the Prime Minister urging her to rethink the so-called ‘Fair Funding’ review which could see millions in council funding diverted away from disadvantaged areas like Tower Hamlets to more affluent shire areas. The ‘Fair Funding’ review, which will change the way local councils are funded, is planned to be introduced from 2020/21. ...

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Sense of Togetherness Shines At Iftar

Friends from all walks of life joined at an Iftar on Friday 17th May 2019 in east London. Among the buddies were newly elected Deputy Speaker of LBTH Cllr Ahbab Hussain, poet and journalist Shofi Ahmed, community activists Abdus Shahid, Sadequl Amin, Bodruzzaman Babul and many others. The sense of togetherness shined in limelight at Lime Grill in Tower Hamlets ...

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£10 million to improve roads and pavements

    Roads and pavements are being restored to their former glory thanks to a £10 million investment by Tower Hamlets Council. Despite cuts in central government funding, the council has surveyed the borough’s highways to identify a four year programme of priority projects including potholes, crumbling roads and uneven pavements. Recent projects include restoring cobbled streets like Raven Row ...

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Lib Dem sending clear message to stop Brexit

Liberal Democrats believe that Britain is better off in the EU. The Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit, and the Labour Leadership continue to support them. Lib Dem believe people should be able to choose whether the deal is the right deal for Britain’s future.  Nationwide they launch the Exit from Brexit campaign, which is moving faster with the ...

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