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Introductory session for visiting UK press & media delegation

An Introductory session was held at Dhaka Radisson for visiting press & media team from the UK on 20 December at Dhaka Radisson hosted by Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka Tribune’s publisher Dr Anis Ahmed welcomed the UK team and said this was informal get together to get to know the delegates and local guests. Ansar Ahmed Ullah from the UK introduced ...

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Excel Awards Celebrate outstanding achievements

Emdad Rahman: The Excel Awards 2018 have celebrated the magical efforts of high achieving students and local residents who volunteer to make their communities better places to live in. The Awards at Care House, Watney Market, east London were hosted by Zoinul Abidin and chaired by Shibbir Kawsar. The Excel Awards are a community project and celebrate high achievers from ...

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Mayor warns that Government shake-up of council funding could badly hit Tower Hamlets

The Government has launched a consultation on proposed new funding arrangements for local councils. The so-called ‘Fair Funding Review’ will likely see funding moved away from areas of higher deprivation to more affluent areas, warns Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. Exact details of the impact are not yet known, leaving councils in a position of uncertainty as they plan ...

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Tower Hamlets stabbings: Three injured at health centres

Three people have been taken to hospital after stabbings at two health centres in east London. Two men, aged 24 and 33, were stabbed in Tredegar Practice on St Stephen’s Road in Tower Hamlets and a 77-year-old woman was stabbed at St Stephen’s Health Centre at about 11:00 GMT. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but they were ...

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Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards 2018

  Flowering tributes to those who help brighten the borough Individuals and organisations who help make the borough bright, green and beautiful have been recognised in this year’s Tower Hamlets in Bloom Awards on Wednesday 12 December at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End Park. The council launched the annual horticultural competition last spring in a bid to encourage more ...

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Council tackles loneliness this Christmas

Appeal to identify isolated elderly people LinkAge Plus service celebrates ten years Older residents facing the prospect of spending the festive season on their own are being offered a chance to get together for a meal and social activity with others in the community this Christmas. Tower Hamlets Council, alongside voluntary, health and community organisations are hosting Christmas and New Year celebrations ...

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Bangladesh High Commission UK celebrates Victory Day

Bangla Mirror Desk: THE Bangladesh High Commission in the UK celebrated 48th Victory Day on Sunday 16th December. High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem started the celebration by hoisting the national flag with national anthem at 11.00 am. After hoisting of the national flag of Bangladesh, special prayers were offered for salvation of the departed souls of ...

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First Sikh and Muslim padres join the military

Friday 14 December 2018: In a first for the British military, a Sikh and Muslim padre have become part of the Royal Air Force’s Chaplain’s branch. The two padres graduated at RAF College Cranwell on Thursday, after completing reservist officer training. Padres provide spiritual and welfare support to all soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and their families. They deploy on ...

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First school closed to cars

First road near a school is permanently closed to tackle air pollution Students plant a cherry tree to complete the works Children in Tower Hamlets have up to 10% less lung capacity than the national average Students from Sir William Burrough Primary School, Stepney, today grabbed the chance to plant a cherry tree with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets and ...

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Foster carers praised for opening their hearts and homes

Residents who give a loving home to vulnerable children were praised for their hard work at an annual glitzy awards ceremony organised by Tower Hamlets Council on 7 December at the Atrium Shoreditch. Hundreds of people attended the 2018 Foster Carers’ Awards Ceremony, which recognised and celebrated the achievements of the borough’s foster carers. Three couples: Helimun Nessa and Shafique Miah; ...

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