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Senior community leader Ahbab Hossain is no more

Former General Secretary of Bangladesh Welfare Association, Alhaj Ahbab Hossain, a senior community leader, is no longer (Inna Lillah Ew Inna Ilaihi Raziun). He left his last breath at a London hospital on Friday afternoon. At the time of his death, he was 81 years old. The late Ahbab Hossain, the son of Hasan Fatema Pur of Jagannathpur Upazila in ...

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University of East London staff member is nominated for a prestigious award

  Ms Clare Matysova, equality, diversity and inclusion manager (EDI) at the University of East London, has been shortlisted in this year’s Forward Ladies (FL) National Awards. Ms Matysova has been shortlisted in the ‘Public Sector/Academia/Not for Profit Leader’ category in the London and South region. Ms Matysova said, “I’m quite surprised by the nomination but really pleased at the ...

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Artist addresses Brexit with boats made of bank notes

A University of East London artist is addressing Brexit with an exhibition featuring boats made of bank notes from around the world, adrift on a sea of copper coins. Susan Stockwell’s ‘Trade Winds’ is running from now until 15 October at St Peter’s Church, Castle Hill, Cambridge, (next to Kettles Yard). ‘Trade Winds’ addresses questions that are relevant to today’s Brexit conundrum and ...

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Mayor Biggs backs ‘Cover the Cost’ campaign

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has backed a new campaign from the homelessness charity Crisis, calling for the government to urgently address the gap between Local Housing Allowance rates and private sector rents. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are set by the government and are used to calculate Housing Benefit for tenants renting from private landlords. LHA rates were created ...

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Ofsted rates Tower Hamlets summer holiday scheme as ‘good’

  Extra places available for affordable holiday scheme for October half term. Record attendance at summer holiday schemes. Ofsted has rated a Tower Hamlets summer holiday scheme as good following an unannounced inspection last month. On one of the busiest days of the summer programme, Ofsted visited as 230 children were attending the scheme, which also included two trips to ...

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Community projects welcome council’s Small Grants Fund

Projects to support future young leaders and transform a community garden among the successful bids. A total of 13 local community projects and thousands of residents are set to benefit from almost £45,000 funding announced as part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Small Grants Fund (SGF). The fund was agreed last year to support mainly small scale community projects with one ...

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CPRMB wants Anne Main MP to take up minority issue with Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: In a petition dated 10 September UK based Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) draws British Anne Main MP’s attention to the sufferings of the minorities in Bangladesh. The petition goes on to say Hindus are the minority in Bangladesh, and they are leaving Bangladesh in thousands according to the census of Bangladesh ...

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Conservative Friends of Bangladesh – Project Shapla 2019

On 13th September 2019, the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB) is leading its 5th social action project to Bangladesh. The team will be visiting Dhaka and Sylhet for one week until Friday 20th September 2019. Conservative parliamentarians Anne Main MP, Paul Scully MP and Bob Blackman MP will lead a team of 23 volunteers, including Conservative party activists and members ...

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University of East London pro vice-chancellor Charles Egbu welcomes new visa proposals for international students

Professor Charles Egbu, the University of East London’s pro vice-chancellor (education and experience) welcomes news of government proposals that international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation. Professor Egbu said the move will have the support of the UK higher education sector. “The new proposals clearly indicate the importance attached to international students and ...

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