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Tower Hamlets Council shares top tips for Scam Awareness Month

Tower Hamlets Council is committed to protecting its residents from scams and will be sharing some top tips throughout June for Scam Awareness Month. The Council is supporting the Don’t miss a trick, be scam aware campaign which was launched this month by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Citizen’s Advice and the Consumer Protection Partnership. The campaign aims to raise awareness of scams ...

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Crackdown on drugs in a series of dawn raids

150 police officers raid 30 east London addresses for drugs £20k, weapons and class A drugs seized “We will continue to do everything we can to fight drug dealing on our streets” says Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs Police in Tower Hamlets have today, Wednesday, 6 June carried out a series of dawn raids as part of an intelligence-led operation to ...

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Met Police Chief warns over Tory police cuts

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Cressida Dick has warned that it is “naive” to suggest that reducing the number of police officers hasn’t had an impact on crime. This is in stark contrast to the claims of the former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who had said there is no evidence that police cuts have had an impact on ...

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Tower Hamlets Care Association leaders meet newly elected council representatives

Leaders of Tower Hamlets Care Association organised a view exchanging meeting with newly elected councillors.  The meeting took place in the main hall of the council office on 4th of June where the Care Association leaders presented the past activities to the councillors and requested their co-operation in order to achieve the demands and ease off the difficulties that they ...

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Iftar Mahfil held by Feni Association UK

Feny Association UK organised its Iftar Party and discussion in a hall in Tooting on 31st may.  UK living ex-residents of Feni took part at the Iftar from different cities across the UK.   The speakers at the meeting emphasised on the importance and significance of Ramadan. General Secretary Jahangir Firoj conducted the Iftar Mahfil and meeting which was started with reciting ...

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Beanibazar Welfare Trust hold Ramadan Iftar

Emdad Rahman: A packed house at The Venue in Forest Gate broke their Ramadan fast together in an event organised by the Beanibazar Welfare Trust UK. Notables in attendance on the night included Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Rushanara Ali MP, and Labour London Assembly Member Unmesh Desai. Guests were welcomed by Delwar Hussain, President, Mahbub Ahmed, General Secretary, ...

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Iftar Mahfil held by Dashghar Union Progoti Trust

Bangla Mirror Desk: Dashghar Union Progoti Trust organised its Iftar Party and Duwa Mahfil on 29th of May in a restaurant in East London.  The UK living expats of Dashghar and a number of community leaders took part in the Iftar Mahfil. The organisation represents UK living ex-residents of Dashghar Union of Bishwanath Upozilla. The speakers at the event focused ...

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Croydon sworn in

Emdad Rahman: Improving equality, inclusion and supporting Croydon’s communities are the priorities of the borough’s new mayor and the deputy mayor as both were sworn in for their respective offices in the Croydon Council’s latest AGM. Liverpudlian Councillor Bernadette Khan, who represents West Thornton ward, and Councillor Humayun Kabir who represents Bensham Manor Ward have pledged to encourage local residents of all backgrounds, businesses and institutions to work more closely together and promote equal ...

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Ramadan card makers help end of life charity 

Emdad Rahman: The An Naba Network organised a fun Ramadan community event to bring people together whilst supporting a worthy charitable cause. A card making workshop was arranged for kids and big kids (Adults) to help bring smiles to the elderly and terminally sick. The popular event was hosted by Chapters Coffee Community Cafe in Goodmayes to support Eden Care ...

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Fasting 5K returns for Syrian Orphans

Emdad Rahman: The Fasting 5k, also known as the Thawb Trek, returned to Mile End Park for another year as fasting runners observing the month of Ramadan laced up their trainers to do a Ramadan run for charity. All the runners who had already been fasting 18 hours took to the tarmac to complete the charity run before sunset. As ...

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