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Class of 2018 achieve GCSE success

Students across Tower Hamlets achieved success under the new marking system for GCSE’s. With the exams working to a new marking system ranging from grades 1 to 9  (changed from the traditional A to E grades) for 2018, 82% of Tower Hamlets students achieved grades  9-4 in English, equivalent to the old A to C grades, while in maths 70% ...

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Anisha Rahim Get Amazing Results In GCSE Including Double Stars

 Anisha Begum Rahim received double stars in her GCSE examination results. Brilliant student Anisha  Begum Rahim from London Borough of Tower Hamlets Central Foundation Girls School has done outstandingly well in her results from taking  part in the GCSE 2018 Summer exams. Results released on 23 August 2018 of this year’s GCSE exam published in the UK showed that British ...

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Veteran community personality Alhaj Md Ashab Uddin passed away

A common face in Bengali media arena and community leader Alhaj Ashab Uddin passed away on 18th August at Royal London College Hospital in East London. He was 73.  He left behind his wife, two sons and two daughters, grandchildren and many well-wishers. His Namaje-janaja was held at East London Mosque on 21 August after Johor Prayer.  He was buried at Sidcup Muslim ...

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Emdad meets Mayor after Running Down Dementia

Emdad Rahman has completed 100 kilometres to raise awareness of Dementia The Barking & Dagenham resident finished his course record today and celebrated with tea and a selfie with the Honourable Mayor of Barking & Dagenham. Participants on Running Down Dementia are encouraged to lace up, raise £100 and defeat Dementia by running or walking 100km before the end of ...

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Brothers champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The two Bengali brothers from East London, have won the glory of being British, European and World Champion in Brazilian martial arts Jiu Jitsu. One of the brothers have been listed in Team Great Britain. He will be taking part on behalf of Team GB at the next Olympics. Abdur Rahman Miah started training at the age ...

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High-profile Bengalis are among finalists in the 18th Asian Achievers Awards 2018.

Several influential Bengali people are among the finalists at this year’s Asian Achievers Awards, which pays tribute to the best of British Asian talent across the arts, community service, the professions, uniformed services, sports and the world of business. They are: Poppy Jaman OBE, Programme Director for the City Mental Health Alliance which is focussed on helping people at all ...

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Royal Geographical Society launches Brick Lane walk

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The UK’s Royal Geographical Society with with The Institute of British Geographers, in partnership with the Swadhinata Trust, has launched a free, self-guided geographical walk that uncovers the hidden geographies of the area known as Banglatown in London and traces British Bengali history back over 400 years. The walk features free route maps, illuminating text, contemporary and historical ...

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New social value framework will deliver greater benefits for local businesses and community groups

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has approved the creation of a social value framework (SVF), which will increase the benefits local voluntary and community groups, residents and businesses receive from future services commissioned by the council. Currently, 47% of council contracts have delivered additional community benefits, such as employment opportunities. The new framework aims to build on this ...

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Bangladesh High Commission in London observed National Mourning Day

Bangladesh High Commission in London observed 15 August as “National Mourning Day” – the 43rd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with due reverence and solemnity. In the morning, the programme started with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast.  At 11.00 am a discussion meeting took place focusing on the importance of the day.  The High Commissioner ...

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