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Islam, Politics and Me

By Afzal Sayed Munna: Like others I always ask this question to myself, as a Muslim am I allowed getting involved in politics? After reading the history and the literature I always found the answer, YES. Let me go a little back to the history. The origins of Islam as a political movement are to be found in the life ...

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559 homes across Tower Hamlets left empty for years

Over 100 homes in Tower Hamlets have been sitting empty for two years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.  The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information requests, show that there are over 210,000 homes across the country that have been empty for six months or more. Of these, 61,251 had been empty for two years or more, ...

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1667 ambulance delays in Tower Hamlets so far this winter

  1667 patients in area have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 286faced waits of over an hour. In the week to 31st December, 1381 patients faced waits of over half an hour and 286 spent at least an hour waiting in ambulances outside A&E. Analysis also shows that local hospitals ...

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Leftley Sports Club become healthy lifestyle partner

    By Emdad Rahman: In association with Barking & Dagenham (LBBD) Community Health the Leftley Sports Club (LSC) are now an accredited Healthy Lifestyle Partner for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. As part of the partnership the Borough has formally invited LSC to nominate at least 3 people to become Community Health Champions (CHC’s). Chairman Muhammed Ali ...

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Warming to cooling – Climate change

Fatema Miah: In the recent year the  Changing Climate had warming effect of rising heat  continously up on the graph. It was warmer last seven years and every year has been a degree hotter and previous years. The raising heat has been a concern and threat of global warming in the climate change science. In  the concerning global warming, in ...

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Poplar Shahjalal Mosque volunteers feed homeless citizens

    By Emdad Rahman: Poplar Shahjalal Mosque worked in unison to deliver a hearty winter community meal for homeless citizens. Mahmud Choudhury co-ordinated the gathering as several volunteers from the Mosque prepared, cooked and served dinner to the guests. As part of an interfaith partnership Sister Christine Frost provided use of the facilities and the hall at St Matthias ...

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Ohid Ahmed for Mayor 2018 | Bringing Tower Hamlets Together

    30 December 2017:   Independent Mayoral Candidate Cllr Ohid Ahmed calls for ‘Tower Hamlets Acid Register’ Independent Mayoral candidate and the former statutory Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ohid Ahmed, is urging the Tower Hamlet Council to use existing regulatory powers to immediately create a ‘Tower Hamlets Acid Register’ on voluntary basis for shops and businesses to record who they sell ‘acid’ or ‘dangerous liquids’ to, ...

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Where Are the Bengalis in London’s Banglatown?

By Shakil Bin Mushtaq December 28, 2017 A small group of foreign tourists are standing in a street corner at London, carefully listening as their guide describes the area. One of the tourists stops the guide and asks, “Why are Bengalis not widely visible here, though you’re saying it’s Banglatown?” Unfortunately the tour guide didn’t have satisfactory answers. Brick Lane is ...

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School inspections must be free of political meddling and Islamophobia

Teachers have long complained about the amount of political meddling in Britain’s education system. “Political considerations are in my opinion too much suffered to influence the whole working of the system of public education in Britain,” said English poet and cultural critic, Matthew Arnold, who worked as an inspector of schools in 1858. Little seems to have changed since th ...

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Martelletti breaks own record at Barking Christmas Day parkrun

Emdad Rahman : The Barking & Dagenham parkrun on Christmas Day saw ultra marathoner Paul Martelletti break his own course record to add an extra touch of festive cheer to the fun group get together. The previous record attendance at Barking was 155 runners in 2015. Decked out in a Kenya shirt the Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC ...

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