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Anti-racist activist Tharik Hussain dies

      One of the anti-racist community activists from the 1970s, Tharik Hussain has passed away following having a by- pass operation on 10 July. Tharik Hussain lived with his family in Flower & Dean estate just off Brick Lane. Tharik Hussain was an activist of Bangladesh Youth Movement, one of the youth organisations that led the anti-racist struggle ...

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Tower Hamlets Mayor responds to Baroness Lawrence’s review into the impact of Coronavirus on BAME communities

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has responded to the enquiry led by Baroness Doreen Lawrence examining the impact of Coronavirus on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. The enquiry, launched by Sir Keir Starmer in April, seeks to take evidence from the public, community groups, experts and those affected on why coronavirus is disproportionately affecting BAME communities, and to ...

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NCBD calls for Stopping all destructive projects

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A global online meeting of the ‘National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas and mineral Resources in Bangladesh’ (NCBD) was held on the 4th July 2020. Prof Anu Mohammad presided over the meeting and NCBD central leaders and organisers from the different parts of the globe took part. Organisers from the UK, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, the ...

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British-Bangladeshi physician doctor of the year in UK

London Office : Dr Farzana Hussain, a general physician (GP) partner at the Project Surgery in Newham, is one of 12 National Health Service (NHS) workers photographed by Rankin, who has previously taken portraits of the Rolling Stones and the Queen. It is a proud moment for Bangladesh as a Bangladesh-origin doctor has received this great honour by virtue of ...

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Bangladesh seeks fresh British FDI in green financing businesses, other sectors

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem has invited fresh British FDI in green financing businesses, clean technologies, renewable energy and IT-enabled services. “UK investors should specially focus on investing in green financing businesses, clean technologies, renewable energy and IT-enabled services in the post-pandemic trade and investment partnership between Bangladesh and the UK,” she said. She was addressing as ...

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Proposals to make streets safer for walking and cycling in Bow

    Tower Hamlets Council is consulting on proposals for a low-traffic neighbourhood in Bow to improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling as part of its Liveable Streets programme. The plans aim to reduce some of the 33,000 daily motor vehicle journeys in Bow. Almost half of these vehicles travel through the area without stopping, creating extra noise, ...

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Council warns rogue landlords to ‘get their house in order’

Tower Hamlets Council has helped tenants claim back more than £100,000 from rogue landlords in the past year. The money was recovered using rent repayment orders (RROs) that allow the council and tenants to get back up to 12 months’ rent from landlords who fail to license properties when they are required to do so. Landlords caught letting unlicensed properties ...

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Government must restore free travel for U18s and elderly Londoners

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has urged the Government to restore free travel for under-18s in London, and to remove the suspension of free travel at peak times for Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60-plus Oyster card holders. The suspension of free travel for the over-60s took effect last week, starting on Monday 15 June. Removing these free ...

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