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Grand Union Orchestra to celebrate Mujib Borsho

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The London based Grand Union Orchestra(GUO)  plans to celebrate Mujib Year, 100th anniversary of the birth of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by working closely with its musical collaborators in East London’s Bengali community and from Bangladesh itself, to present a programme of its own. This begins in Spring 2020 with two very ...

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Granby Hall opens its doors for the community

Bethnal Green residents and Somali residents from across the borough, came together on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the fourth community hub to be delivered by Tower Hamlets Council. Granby Hall has undergone a full refurbishment to transform it into a high quality, accessible space to be enjoyed by residents in the local area and to be a hub ...

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Funding boost to help local businesses go green

  Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £350,000 from the Mayor of London’s Local Enterprise Panel to help businesses tackle air pollution in the borough. The funding will enable the council to help small businesses reduce harmful emissions that contribute to poor air quality in Tower Hamlets. The cash injection, which the council is matching pound for pound, forms part ...

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Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit launch

  A new unit at the University of East London will investigate young people’s pathways into cybercrime as part of a ground-breaking research centre that focusses on “human factors” behind cybercrime and online harms. The Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit will explore key emergent issues such as: The way in which young people become drawn into illegal online behaviour; child ...

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Policing degree students take a tea break for Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’

  Students studying to be police officers at the University of East London stopped for tea on Brew Monday to acknowledge the great work of the ‘Samaritans’, showing support for the charity’s bid to raise awareness of the need to chat. With the Samaritans answering a call every six seconds listening to someone who is struggling to cope, the University wanted to ...

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Tower Hamlets Council calls for universal credit to be scrapped

  Tower Hamlets councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion proposed by Labour councillors at a full council meeting last week (Wednesday 15th January) calling for universal credit to be scrapped and replaced. Councillors also agreed to campaign for emergency mitigation to be introduced, including scrapping the two-child limit and the benefit cap. The motion follows a report from the Child Poverty Action ...

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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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UK ‘generations away’ from equality in top roles: survey

Britain is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in top positions across the workplace, according to a survey by a leading women’s rights group published on Monday. “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of ...

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University of East London alumna is finalist at British Education Awards

  University of East London graduate Allison Vitalis has been chosen as one of three finalists for a top prize at the prestigious British Education Awards (BEA). Allison’s selection in the ‘Degree Category (England Zone 2)’ recognises her work as a curriculum ambassador with the University’s widening participation team and her work with a charity helping victims of knife crime. ...

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