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Brexit-what’s next talk held at Sawmill Café, Stratford

Newham Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats organised Brexit talk at a local café at Stratford on Tuesday 30 April 2019. The local party organised the event to create awareness and also to discuss the future of Brexit and strategic planning for the party. Rob Blackie joined as a chief guest and lead speaker for the evening of Brexit debate and ...

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Mayor John Biggs unveils new community mosaic created by Whitechapel residents

On Saturday 27 April 2019, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs unveiled a new colourful community mosaic in the grounds outside the Christian Street Community Hub in Whitechapel. The mosaic is one of three artworks created by local residents as part of SocietyLinks’ Creative Communities project, supported by the council and funded through contributions from developments taking place in ...

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New flagship mixed secondary school in London Dock, Wapping 

Tower Hamlets Council, the Mulberry Schools Trust and the Department for Education, today announced plans for a pioneering new mixed secondary school in Wapping, the first new secondary school to be commissioned for the borough in almost twenty years. The Mulberry Academy London Dock, will be a non-selective, state funded, mixed school for 11–18 year olds located in the London ...

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Idea Stores trialling new digital hubs

New technology will be trialled in Tower Hamlets Council’s Idea Stores to help more residents to access services and complete transactions online Increasingly more and more people are managing their lives online; be it browsing for information, shopping online or using internet banking, and council services should be no different. The council is working on moving more of its services ...

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Council and communities mark Altab Ali Day

Saturday 4 May 2019, Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel, 6 – 7pm Residents, community leaders, faith groups and voluntary organisations will come together at Altab Ali Park at 6pm this Saturday 4 May to commemorate the life and untimely death of Altab Ali in 1978. Tower Hamlets Council will host a ceremonial event, which will include wreath laying and speeches by ...

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Tower Hamlets Council’s spending power slashed

Council spending power per household in Tower Hamlets has reduced by £1,305.20 between 2010/11 and 2019/20 Nine of the ten most deprived councils in the country have seen cuts of almost three times the national average Eight out of the 10 areas seeing the smallest cuts to spending power per household are Conservative-controlled Tory cuts to local government are hitting ...

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In memory of the London Nail Bomb attacks 

The 20th anniversary of the Nail Bomb Attacks in Brick Lane was marked on Wednesday 24 April by a memorial ceremony for the victims of the bombs. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, unveiled a commemorative plaque to the victims with Mark Healey, founder of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of the council, elected members, local residents and ...

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 British Bangladesh Fashion  Awards 2019

  Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad and EastEnders & Bend it Like Beckham actor Ameet Chana hosted a lavish award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf, celebrating the achievements of the British Bangladeshi community in the Fashion & Lifestyle Industry held recently. The British Bangladeshi Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2019 saw 21 awards being handed out to individuals ...

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Essex Teacher Received Certificate of Appreciation from Director’s Guild

Afzal Sayed Munna, a business management lecturer from Essex recently received a certificate of appreciation from Director’s Guild for his community activities. Afzal is a lecturer and education researcher at University of Bath. Afzal is an executive member for Newham, Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality (LDCRE). Afzal recently elected as an Independent School ...

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