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London’s first ‘recycled’ road is laid in Tower Hamlets

  Tower Hamlets has become the first borough in London to get a ‘recycled road’ made partly from old tyres that would once have been destined for a landfill site. The council has been working with Tarmac, the company behind the new technology that uses rubber crumb from the 40 million waste tyres produced every year mixed into asphalt. On ...

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Shamima Begum loses first stage of appeal against UK citizenship removal

Shamima Begum, the woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, has lost the initial stage of her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to revoke her UK citizenship. A unanimous judgment by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) found against Begum, now 20, on three preliminary grounds, including that she had not been improperly ...

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Bangladeshi man gets life term for killing wife, daughters in UK

A UK court has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life term imprisonment for killing his wife and two daughters in London in 2007. The convicted lifer is identified as Mohammed Abdul Shakur. London’s Old Bailey court delivered the judgment in the presence of the accused on Thursday.On January 1, 2007, police broke into Shakur’s family home in East London’s East ...

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Tower Hamlets celebrates LGBT History Month

February is officially LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month and Tower Hamlets will be celebrating with a number of exciting free events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The celebrations are funded by Tower Hamlets Council and kick off at a launch event at The Reach Community Hub, Poplar on Wednesday 5 February, 6 – 9pm. The ...

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Prize-winning study highlights how borders and migration affect everyone

Migrant workers who are being exploited by agencies forcing them into precarious work under the minimum wage can also affect everyone in the workplace, says a University of East London researcher in a new book on migration and borders. The book, ‘Bordering’, written by three academics from the University of East London, has put the spotlight on how immigration legislation ...

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Court hands down heavy fines after 33 people found crammed into single flat

  The owner and agent of a Whitechapel property have been ordered to pay more than £30,000 after Tower Hamlets Council officers found 33 people crammed into a two bedroom flat. The council’s environmental health team raided 5-7 Court Street after a tip off that it was being used as an illegal and dangerously overcrowded house in multiple occupation. In ...

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Mayor Biggs reassures EU residents ahead of Brexit day

Ahead of ‘exit day’ on 31st January – the day when the UK leaves the European Union – the Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has sought to reassure the 41,000 citizens from the remaining 27 EU countries who live in Tower Hamlets. During this period of great uncertainty the Mayor has reiterated his message that “this is their home too”. ...

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Grand Union Orchestra to celebrate Mujib Borsho

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The London based Grand Union Orchestra(GUO)  plans to celebrate Mujib Year, 100th anniversary of the birth of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by working closely with its musical collaborators in East London’s Bengali community and from Bangladesh itself, to present a programme of its own. This begins in Spring 2020 with two very ...

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Granby Hall opens its doors for the community

Bethnal Green residents and Somali residents from across the borough, came together on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the fourth community hub to be delivered by Tower Hamlets Council. Granby Hall has undergone a full refurbishment to transform it into a high quality, accessible space to be enjoyed by residents in the local area and to be a hub ...

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