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Amanda’s birthday and remembering the life of Pepe

Emdad Rahman: A homeless man died outside Parliament this week. Did you hear that? A homeless man died outside Parliament this week. At the entrance of Westminster tube station. If that isn’t tragic enough it’s now come to light that the deceased was a former model who had fallen on hard times and was being supported by homelessness charity The ...

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HRF Team Ghana complete charity tour

Muhammad Ismael: After having travelled back from Tamale the night before, HRF Team Ghana took a two hour drive to visit the Gilead International School in Agona Asafo and met with the headmistress, staff and pupils. The Gilead International School is situated in a remote area located about 90km outside of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. There are one ...

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Bangladesh High Commission honours high achieving students

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Once again, the Bangladesh High Commission in London conferred Outstanding Achievement Awards to 103 students of Bengali origin who had secured ten A/A* at the GCSE and three A/A* at the ‘A’-level examinations in 2017. The event took place on Saturday 17 February 2018 at the Kensington Town Hall in Central London. The Bangladesh High Commission has been offering these awards for a ...

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Young Lansbury Lawrence Artists brighten up the East End

Emdad Rahman: Young artists from Lansbury Lawrence Primary School in Poplar have added a touch of vibrancy and colour to the locality as their architectural designs to build a new school art room were put up for display at the historical Whitechapel Art Gallery, nested in London’s vibrant East End. Lansbury Lawrence Primary School was built as part of the ...

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Man and teenage boy killed in West Sussex level-crossing crash

Police confirm two fatalities after train strikes car in Horsham A 15-year-old boy and a 72-year-old man were killed when a train collided with a car in Horsham, West Sussex. Officers were called at 8.47am on Saturday to Barns Green level crossing in Horsham following reports of a collision, the British Transport Police (BTP) said. The pair, who are members ...

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Comment from Unmesh Desai AM

In response to Public Health England figures released today, showing that the highest rates of child obesity are concentrated in the capital, Labour London Assembly Member Unmesh Desai AM for City and East, said: “These figures offer a shameful dose of reality about the severe health problems that can be caused by social inequalities and poverty in our capital. “Government ...

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TOWER HAMLETS NEW TOWN HALL MAIN CONTRACTOR ANNOUNCED

  Bouygues UK Limited, one of the country’s leading construction companies, has been appointed to work on a new civic centre in Whitechapel for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The company has a strong track record in property development in all market sectors in the UK, with a focus on mixed-use developments, and urban regeneration delivering innovative schemes that ...

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British government urged to take legal action against Bangladesh mission attackers

  15th Feb, 2018:   Bangladesh High Commission in London has urged the British government to take necessary legal steps against the persons who defamed the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and attacked on the High Commission including those who ordered the attack. The High Commission in a statement on Thursday condemned the evil efforts ...

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Brick Lane book launched

Prominent community personality & Advisor to Udichi UK, Mahmud A Rouf’s latest book ‘Brick Lane, Banglatown & British Bangalee’ was launched on 10th February. A large number of community leaders, poets, journalists and cultural activists were present at the publication ceremony held at the Kabi Nazrul Centre, Banglatown, East London. Guest speakers at the event expressed their opinion that the ...

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Hounslow nominates Rakib Ruhel

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Hounslow Labour Party has nominated Bangladeshi-born British citizen journalist Rakib Ruhel to contest at the next general election as a councillor. Rakib Ruhel has been working for a long time for the welfare of people in Bangladesh and in London. In addition, he has long been involved in Labour’s politics in London. He has been living ...

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