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Saida Tasneem joins Bangladesh mission in London as new envoy

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Mirror Desk : Saida Muna Tasneem on Friday joined the Bangladesh High Commission in London as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom. She succeeded Md Nazmul Quaunine as the first woman diplomat to assume responsibility of this important post in the UK. Tasneem reached London on Monday to take on her ...

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Muslim students raise a record-breaking £1m for charity in one week

Muslim students from around the UK set a new record by raising over £1 million during Charity Week (where student Islamic societies raise funds for Islamic Relief). The total was announced at the Charity Week International Annual Dinner that took place in the iconic Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Sunday, 25th November. Charity Week (from 22-28 October) saw Muslim students up ...

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Tory Government funding cuts are pushing councils across London to ‘breaking point’, London Labour council leaders have warned

London Labour council leaders have gathered to warn that cuts to local government funding are pushing councils in London to breaking point. The meeting took place ahead of a campaign event planned for this week (Thursday 29th November) in the constituency of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP. The event, part of the ‘Breaking Point’ campaign, ...

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Justice for knife attack on a Royal London Surgeon helped by council CCTV

Eagle eyed council CCTV officers helped capture five teenagers after they carried out two violent robberies within 15 minutes in Shadwell, causing one victim to suffer a broken arm. All five have now been sentenced. Tower Hamlets Council officers spotted the group wearing balaclavas on 5 August this year. They alerted the police to the suspicious behaviour not realising the group ...

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Partnership summit sets out vision for children and young people 

Tower Hamlets held its second partnership summit this week, bringing together the council and partners to look at how the council can increase safety, and raise aspiration and well-being for young people. The summit, held at the Spotlight Youth Centre in Poplar, will inform the new three year children and families plan ‘A Better Deal for Children and Young People’. ...

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Welcoming new arrivals to Tower Hamlets with support for language skills

Councillor Sirajul Islam, Statutory Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, yesterday welcomed Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to see an innovative new programme that supports new migrants and refugees in Tower Hamlets. The visit took place at the Sundial Centre, Bethnal Green, where 10 residents were busy learning ...

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Sussex BNP has demanded release of  Khaleda Zia and withdrawal of cases filed against Tarique Zia

Sussex BNP has demanded release of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and withdrawal of cases filed against Tarique Zia.  They demanded this in a discussion meeting held n Brighton on Monday to observe 7th November Biplob and Shanghati Dibosh. President of Sussex BNP Tofazzol Hossain presided over the meeting and Secretary Syed Shamim Ahmed conducted it.  Guests who addressed the audience ...

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Alcohol – time to make a change?

Tower Hamlets Council is highlighting issues surrounding alcohol use during Alcohol Awareness Week, running from November 19 – 25 2018. Led by national charity Alcohol Concern, this year’s campaign theme is: ‘Change.’ The campaign aims to encourage conversation around alcohol, raise awareness and signpost people to services as appropriate alongside calling for change on individuals, communities and policy makers. Although a ...

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Get tested your way during HIV testing week

Tower Hamlets Council is working alongside local organisations and partners during national HIV Testing Week from 17 – 24 November, in the run up to World AIDS day on 1 December, to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested. The week-long campaign promotes the numerous ways anyone can get a free, confidential test – a finger-prick test, an oral swab ...

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