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£7 million funding awarded for South Dock Bridge

Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £7 million of funding by London Councils towards the delivery of South Dock Bridge, as one of eight major projects that will benefit London’s businesses. South Dock Bridge is a proposed new footbridge to provide a fully accessible link between South Quay and Canary Wharf. The bridge will unlock new housing and commercial developments ...

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Locals unite for Tower Hamlets Peace Walk

Emdad Rahman: As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week locals alongside visitors from as far afield as New York along with community organisations have come together for a Peace Walk. The Tower Hamlets No Place For Hate Forum, ELOP, Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum, Real Disability Hate Crime Project and Local Voices Project also united to launch the #NoPlaceForHate ...

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London Enterprise Academy pupils take part in charity 5K

Maruf Ahmed: Whilst most school children are tucking into their well earned midday lunches a group of year 10 pupils from the London Enterprise Academy in Whitechapel joined volunteers from the UK charity Human Relief Foundation to raise awareness of issues affecting young people and school children whose lives are affected by poverty. The children joined locals Abdal Ahmed and ...

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Mayor announces new programmes to tackle poverty during visit to crisis support and food bank charity

  Support reaffirmed for £6.6 million Tackling Poverty Fund. £200,000 fund will provide support for local organisations looking to tackle poverty in innovative ways. New ‘tackling poverty dashboard’ will map poverty indictors to ensure money gets to where it is needed. Research to be commissioned to look at the impact of Universal Credit on households with children. The Mayor of ...

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Vigil at St Paul’s: Altab Ali remembered

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A Service of Hope and Remembrance was held at St Paul’s Cathedral to remember victims and all of those affected by hate crime hate crime on Sunday 14 October. The purpose of the event was to remember those whose lives have been taken away or abused by hate crime and to renew commitment to be vigilant and ...

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Mo Farah brings Olympic dream to Tower Hamlets children

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets joined Olympian hero Sir Mo Farah and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London today at Cubitt Town Primary School to support the participation of all London schools in The Daily Mile. The Daily Mile began in 2012, the year of the Olympics, as an idea to tackle children’s lack of physical fitness. Today Tower Hamlets leads ...

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Race and disability hate crime round table event

To mark Black History Month, Tower Hamlets based organisation for disable people ‘Real’ organised Race and Disability Hate Crime Round Table event on 11 October at Jack Dash House, Isle of Dogs. Speakers from race hate crime organisations informed disable people about their services and how they make themselves accessible to disabled people. Presentations were made were made by Andy ...

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Latest ‘Ask the Mayor’ event at Isle of Dogs drew lively debate

  Last night, Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, attended St Luke’s Primary School on the Isle of Dogs to answer questions and hear concerns from residents as part of his regular ‘Ask the Mayor’ events. The session was chaired by Councillor Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities, who welcomed attendees before Mayor John Biggs set ...

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First Guide to Archiving for Muslim organisations and 105-year-old Islamic Magazine launched

Emdad Rahman: Launch of first ever guide for archiving specifically aimed at Muslim institutes First conference to discuss archiving Muslim heritage Launch of one-off special edition of 105-year-old Islamic Magazine The Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative (EMHAI) in partnership with The National Archives have launched the first ever guide to archiving for Muslim institutes at the country’s very first ...

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London youngster Saqlain joins Bangladesh Premier League

Emdad Rahman: It’s a proud week for the Bangladeshi community in Britain as it is confirmed that British teenagers Saqlain Chowdhury and his friend Sadik have both been offered the opportunity to play in the Bangladesh Premier League. The two teenage prodigies have been signed up by crack outfit – Dhaka based Sheikh Jamal FC of Dhanmondi and have signed ...

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