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Royal London nurse crowned Renal Nurse of the Year

Helen Rainey, Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Royal London Hospital, has been named Renal Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2018.  The award recognises Helen’s work in east London’s successful innovative approach to educating patients about chronic kidney disease, building on the health messages that they already receive in Primary Care. Helen and her colleagues ...

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Lib Dem Council Candidate visited Homeless Shelter

Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats Council Candidate Afzal Sayed Munna along with his fellow candidate Jack Gilbert has recently visited the wards one of its kind homeless shelter at Lansbury. They visited the centre with an invitation from one of its resident Mark Anthony who also attends his Higher National Diploma at a local college. They had a guided tour of ...

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Mayor John Biggs invests in new books and protects Idea Stores and Libraries

Mayor John Biggs visited Whitechapel Idea Store this week following his recent budget being approved, which protected and invested in the borough’s Idea Stores and Libraries. The Town Hall’s budget has been cut by £138m since 2010 and the Council needs to make £58m savings from 2017-18 to 2019-20 as a result of further cuts and increasing demand. While some ...

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United in protecting the Right to Vote in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Council today set out the plans in place to deliver a free and fair election in the borough on May 3, as it welcomed government minister Chloe Smith, MP, to the town hall. The Minister for the Constitution attended a partnership event with representatives of Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission to raise awareness of their new campaign. The ‘Your ...

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Ten women of three faiths visit Dunkirk refugees for Sadaqa Day.

We thought you might be interested to hear about a trip to Dunkirk to visit refugees on 18 March 2018, organised by Sadaqa Day, the day of social action in the Muslim community. Ten women of three faiths banded together, including Catriona Robertson, director of the Christian Muslim Forum, Michaela Youngson, Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church, Julie ...

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Consular service week launched at the High Commission

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Consular Service Week 2018 was inaugurated at the Bangladesh High Commission in London by the High commissioner Nazmul Quaunine at 10am on Tuesday 20 March with other officials of the High Commission being present at the event. At the inauguration ceremony, the High Commissioner said, ‘Bangladesh has now turned into a middle-income country. This is pride for the whole ...

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New service dedicated to supporting young people into employment

Young people in Tower Hamlets are set to be given a huge boost in their bid to secure the jobs and training opportunities of the future. The launch of Young WorkPath, a new council programme aimed specifically at those aged between 16 and 24. It will be the first of its kind in the borough. Tower Hamlets is home to one ...

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Thousands of families miss out on secondary school places.

By Ibrahim Khalil: Moving from primary to Secondary School is a big decision which parents make for their children. It’s important that this process is made simple with quality information advice and guidance for families. Most families want the high achieving school for their child, but is this the right school for them? State schools have mixed intake of students ...

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Jamal Ahmed Khan receives Tower Hamlets Civic Award

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Well known community activist Jamal Khan received Tower Hamlets Civic Award in a ceremony held on Friday 16 March at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place. He received the award from the Speaker Sabina Akhter and Mayor John Biggs. The award was given for his outstanding contributions to the Borough in the field of charitable & community work ...

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Children’s Day observed at London High Commission

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  The Bangladesh High Commission in London has observed the 98th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day with an elaborate programme on 17 March at the High Commission premises. The programme started with Bangladesh’s’ High Commissioner Md Nazmul Quaunine laying wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. At a brief ...

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