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Conquering kerb crawling

The council is tackling kerb crawling by giving offenders one chance to avoid being prosecuted by attending an educational programme, “Stop and Think”, which aims to prevent reoffending. Kerb crawlers who are caught by council enforcement officers (THEOs) or the police must pay £200 to attend the programme, which has been hailed a success in reducing reoffending by community safety ...

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Don’t Bottle it Up; New online tool launched to advise on safe drinking levels

The Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) have commissioned an alcohol online tool called Don’t Bottle it Up (DBIU) which allows residents to assess how risky their drinking is through a free and confidential test. Don’t Bottle It Up (DBIU) is a web portal which allows those residents who consume alcohol to assess how risky their drinking is, access free ...

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Hundreds of people gather in London to express their solidarity with Nirapod Shorok Movement

UK living Bangladeshi expats has expressed their solidarity with the current people’s and student’s movement for safer roads in Bangladesh.  Nearly five hundred children and students gathered in Altab Ali Park to show their solidarity with the pupils and students of Bangladesh.  The protestors urged the government to accept the nine point demands of the students and formed a human chain.  Young students ...

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UK Nirapod Shorok Chai NISCHA organised discussion meeting and Duwa Mahfil

UK Nirapod Shorok Chai NISCHA organised a discussion meeting and Duwa Mahfil on 4th August in Micro Business Centre in East London.  The speakers demanded harsh punishment for the driver who killed the students of Ramij Uddin Cantonment School and College Ramiz and Meem.  The attendees also prayed for peace for the incorporeal souls of the deceased students. President of the organisation Abdul Helal Chowdhury ...

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‘Koh-i-Noor’ mountain of light at the Tower of London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A delegation of writers, researchers & journalists led by Shah Mustafizur Rahman Belal of Bisshobangla Foundation visited the famous Tower of London on 2 August. The visit was part of Bisshobangla’s experience & discovering heritage programme. The team comprised of Abdul Basir, Aminul Haque Jillu, Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Abdur Rashid, Ch i, Matiar Chowdhury, NNB correspondent, Batirul ...

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Careers fit for the future as WorkPath joins forces with leading broadband firm

Future engineers from across Tower Hamlets have been given the opportunity to get a hands-on insight into the role. Around 40 residents of the borough were able to handle equipment and try their hand at different wiring techniques thanks to a new partnership between leading broadband firm Hyperoptic and WorkPath, the council’s dedicated employment and training service. When Hyperoptic needed ...

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Mayor John Biggs responds to coroner consultation and calls for the greatest flexibility to restore trust in the service

  Mayor John Biggs and his Statutory Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam have today called for the greatest flexibility in dealing with cases to restore trust in the coroner service. They have responded to the consultation on how to prioritise cases by calling for residents to be supported during a time of bereavement, and welcomed the fact that the proposals include ...

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Hobiganj will soon see an agricultural University: Abu Zahir MP

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has given us independence.  There is no establishment in Habiganj that carries the name of Bangabandhu, to pay off the debt of our the Father of our Nation, we have established Sheikh Hasina Medical College in Habiganj, in his daughter’s name.  If your love is with us, we can do a lot for the welfare of Hobiganj.  MP of ...

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CPRMB meeting to protect minorities

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A meeting of Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) was held on 27 July in Essex to review activities and exchange views on future events in furtherance of their goals and objectives. With the CPRMB’s President Devasish Das in the chair, the interactive session appreciated of CPRMB’s recent participation in a meeting at ...

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All European Bangabandhu Porishad’s triennial meeting held

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: On 22 July the Triennial General Meeting and election of the All-European Bangabandhu Porishad (AEBP) was held in East London’s Microbusiness Centre. Outgoing Acting President Ahmad Hossain Joarder chaired and Joint Secretary S M Mustafizur Rahman conducted the meeting. Vice President of the UK Awami League Professor Abul Hashem was present as the chief guest and Dr ...

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