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 Plan new homes which meet communities’ housing needs

  As the Government this week announced that more of its new homes will be built in North England and the Midlands, in order to be “fair” to those regions, the Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) called for it also to consider the types of homes that local authorities are building, in order to be fair to the homeless and those ...

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British MPs, diplomats express solidarity with Bangabandhu’s secular, progressive values

Bangladesh’s socioeconomic progress lauded British lawmakers and diplomats stationed in London have paid their profound homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and expressed solidarity with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s commitment to upholding Bangabandhu’s secular, progressive and pluralistic values in sustaining Bangladesh’s growth and prosperity. They also paid deep homage to the martyrs, biranganas and the valiant ...

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British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad received Mayor of London Borough of Merton’s Covid- 19 Award

  British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad has been awarded the Mayor of Merton borough’s Covid-19 Award. Councillor Sally Kenny, Mayor of the London Borough of Merton, handed the Covid-19 Award to Mansoor Ahmad on Monday the 14th December 2020 at the award recipient’s residence. The Mayor’s Covid Award was awarded to Mansoor for his outstanding local contributions, and for the significant ...

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Festive market, lights and trees bring seasonal cheer to borough

A new makers market is set to bring some festive cheer to Tower Hamlets – and Father Christmas is even making an appearance. White Post Lane Makers Market will showcase unique gifts from some of the East End’s finest independent makers, designers and artists. As well as art, textile, jewellery, homeware, fashion, and vinyl stalls, there will be delicious street ...

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Mayor Biggs urges Chancellor to protect Universal Credit and Keep the Lifeline

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has hit out at the Chancellor for ploughing on with plans to cut Universal Credit (UC) in April next year, despite the enormous hardship facing many families across the country as the economic impact of Covid-19 bites. The government raised the standard UC allowance for 12 months earlier in the year as part ...

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Apsana Begum MP calls for reform of Universal Credit on UniversalDisCredit Day 

  Apsana Begum MP commenting on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report showing half a million children are experiencing extreme hardship, said “No child in our society should be experiencing extreme hardship, let alone half a million. And now the planned cut to Universal Credit will take £20 a week from 6 million families. For a decent standard of living, we ...

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A Christmas gift from Marcus Rashford – Covid Winter Grants will feed Newham’s children and the most vulnerable over the holidays

Children and Newham’s most vulnerable residents, who faced the threat of poverty and hunger over the holiday season and beyond, will get extra support. The ground-breaking campaign by England footballer Marcus Rashford, together with lobbying from councils like Newham, has seen the Government bow to public opinion and provide extra funding to keep people warm, fed and clothed this winter. ...

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Council launches emergency food appeal on behalf of local food banks

Tower Hamlets Council has launched an emergency food appeal on behalf of 31 food banks and food providers in the borough amid the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The appeal, which is asking partners, business and residents for financial donations, is in response to the huge increase in the amount of people needing help with food over the course ...

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Victoria Park is the ‘People’s Choice’ for a lucky seventh time

  In 2020, more people than ever have come to see the benefits of visiting our parks and green spaces, which have been at the heart of our lockdown lives. For millions of us, they have been a lifeline; a place to meet friends and family and exercise outside safely. It’s not surprising then, that tens of thousands of people ...

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