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Bangladesh have introduced measures to limit the spread of Corona virus

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Biman Airlines has announced today that it was extending the temporary suspension of its flights from Dhaka to London until 14 April and to Manchester until 15 April. China Southern and US Bangla airlines are still operating flights to China, but these are for Chinese nationals only This latest development will be increasingly concerning for British ...

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European Diaspora leaders appeal to Bangladesh to protect rights of migrants amid coronavirus pandemic

  A group of diaspora leaders, social & development activists and media personalities based in Europe, in a joint statement issued yesterday, appealed to the Bangladeshi authorities to show humanitarian behaviour towards Bangladeshi returnee migrant workers & expats who are being targeted or harassed in the light of Corona virus outbreak in Bangladesh. They also appealed to the honourable Prime ...

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Council hits 1,000 apprenticeship target

    Tower Hamlets Council has now helped to create more than 1,000 apprenticeship opportunities across the borough, hitting the target set by Mayor John Biggs in his ‘apprenticeship commitment’. In 2017, the mayor pledged that WorkPath – the council’s employment and training service – would work with local businesses and training providers, as well as with the council’s own ...

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Working together to keep kids safe at the end of the school day

    Tower Hamlets Council has joined forces with local police as part of a new partnership operation aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour and deterring robberies against school children. On Wednesday, officers from the Met’s Central East BCU were joined by council enforcement officers as they carried out high visibility patrols, weapons sweeps and community engagement in the ...

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Bangladesh Mission in London postpones Independence, National Day reception

Bangladesh High Commission in London has decided to postpone the Bangladesh Independence and National Day Reception 2020 scheduled in the evening of March 30 at the Methodist Church Central Hall. The decision was taken in view of the rapid escalation of the highly contagious and infectious COVID -19 virus in London and the surrounding cities, and the acute risks that it ...

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2nd British-Bangladeshi dies from coronavirus in UK

Another British national of Bangladeshi origin succumbed to coronavirus infection on Friday morning at a hospital in London of UK, the 12th death from the disease in the country. The deceased, aged 36, breathed his last at Royal London Hospital in the British capital He went to UK from Sylhet few years back and was staying in Tower Hamlets. Earlier ...

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SEND Crisis: Tower Hamlets issues £12m invoice to Prime Minister

  Tower Hamlets parents, pupils, schools, the National Education Union and Tower Hamlets Council came together on Friday (28th February 2020) to issue a £12m invoice to the Prime Minister to cover the cost of the SEND crisis. The invoice, which has been signed by hundreds of parents and school staff across Tower Hamlets, was handed in to 10 Downing Street after campaigners ...

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Council set to plant more than 5,000 trees in two years

  The council is on track to plant more than 2,200 trees this year, taking the total number of trees delivered in the past two years to more than 5,000. A total of 2,217 trees are scheduled to be planted across the borough by the end of the current planting season which runs from October to April. They include 690 ...

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Residents get Sugar Smart during February half-term

  Tower Hamlets Council joined up with partners to deliver the borough’s first Sugar Smart Day during February half-term in Idea Store Whitechapel. The event saw the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Councillor Amina Ali join partners including Diabetes UK and Queen Mary University of London’s (Queen Mary) dental team to talk to residents about the health effects of eating ...

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