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Idea Stores trialling new digital hubs

New technology will be trialled in Tower Hamlets Council’s Idea Stores to help more residents to access services and complete transactions online Increasingly more and more people are managing their lives online; be it browsing for information, shopping online or using internet banking, and council services should be no different. The council is working on moving more of its services ...

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Council and communities mark Altab Ali Day

Saturday 4 May 2019, Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel, 6 – 7pm Residents, community leaders, faith groups and voluntary organisations will come together at Altab Ali Park at 6pm this Saturday 4 May to commemorate the life and untimely death of Altab Ali in 1978. Tower Hamlets Council will host a ceremonial event, which will include wreath laying and speeches by ...

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Tower Hamlets Council’s spending power slashed

Council spending power per household in Tower Hamlets has reduced by £1,305.20 between 2010/11 and 2019/20 Nine of the ten most deprived councils in the country have seen cuts of almost three times the national average Eight out of the 10 areas seeing the smallest cuts to spending power per household are Conservative-controlled Tory cuts to local government are hitting ...

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In memory of the London Nail Bomb attacks 

The 20th anniversary of the Nail Bomb Attacks in Brick Lane was marked on Wednesday 24 April by a memorial ceremony for the victims of the bombs. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, unveiled a commemorative plaque to the victims with Mark Healey, founder of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of the council, elected members, local residents and ...

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 British Bangladesh Fashion  Awards 2019

  Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad and EastEnders & Bend it Like Beckham actor Ameet Chana hosted a lavish award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf, celebrating the achievements of the British Bangladeshi community in the Fashion & Lifestyle Industry held recently. The British Bangladeshi Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2019 saw 21 awards being handed out to individuals ...

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Essex Teacher Received Certificate of Appreciation from Director’s Guild

Afzal Sayed Munna, a business management lecturer from Essex recently received a certificate of appreciation from Director’s Guild for his community activities. Afzal is a lecturer and education researcher at University of Bath. Afzal is an executive member for Newham, Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality (LDCRE). Afzal recently elected as an Independent School ...

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Tower Hamlets Labour Group welcomes end of ‘no fault evictions’ but calls for government to give councils more powers to protect renters

Tower Hamlets Labour Group has welcomed the government’s announcement that so-called ‘no fault evictions’ or Section 21 notices will be banned. They allow landlords to evict renters without a reason at the end of their fixed-term tenancy. It has been Labour Party policy to scrap these evictions and following a successful campaign the government will now consult on changing the law to ...

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Tower Hamlets calls for InLink phone lines to be permanently switched off

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has today written to InLink UK, a subsidiary of BT, asking them to permanently switch off the free calls function on its units after they were repeatedly used for drug dealing. InLink UK had replaced 18 phone boxes with the new style units which combine private advertising with free wifi and calls. Since then ...

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