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Major works to start on new Tower Hamlets Town Hall as Bouygues UK is appointed as main works contractor

Major works will begin to turn the former Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel into the borough’s new Town Hall after Bouygues UK was awarded the main works contract. The construction company has been carrying out preparatory work since August 2018 which has included soft strip of the building’s interior and asbestos removal. Bouygues UK will now remain on site ...

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Government Shelves Vital Council Funding Announcement Because Of Brexit Mess

A vital announcement on the level of cuts that cash-strapped councils will receive next year has been shelved because of the Tory Brexit mess. Conservative Communities secretary James Brokenshire had been due to announce the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement on Thursday 6th December. But less than 24 hours before the much-anticipated announcement the government cancelled the statement and told local ...

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Tower Hamlets launches new social work academy

Unique support given to newly qualified social workers Training programme delivered with university partners Innovative practice Tower Hamlets Council launched its new social work academy this week, announcing what will be a step change in the way that the council recruits, trains and retains social workers. There are currently major challenges in recruitment into the profession and the academy represents ...

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Huge protest meeting organized by Justice for Bangladesh, UK in East London.

A protest meeting was organized by Justice for Bangladesh, UK at a Restaurant in East London yesterday in the Protest of violation of human rights and extrajudicial killings in Bangladesh. The meeting was presided by the president of Justice for Bangladesh Advocate Mohammed Mohibullah, directed by the Secretary Mohammed Sohidul Islam and chief of the meeting organising committee Mohammed Alauddin. ...

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Second Award Ceremony of London Cricket League held

  London Cricket League’s (LCL) second award ceremony 2018 was held in an jubilant atmosphere on 7th of December at Regent Hall in East London.  28 teams took part in this year’s three tournaments organised by LCL which were JMG Mahbub & Co Gold Cup, UK Bangla T10 Media Cup and City Lord LCL T20 league.  The award ceremony was held ...

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‘Shelet’ (Sylhet) Found In The Bible

By Shofi Ahmed: Shelet a word phonetically resembles Sylhet and the meaning is consistent found in the Bible. It appeared in Daniel 2:48 of Hebrew Bible. Then the king promoted [rebah] Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him [Shelet שלט] ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief [rab] administrator [cagan] over all the wise ...

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Barking celebrates International Men’s day with pride

MenSpeak and the All Women’s Network organised an event to celebrate the International Men’s Day with a conference and discussion on various social issues, including: mental health, depression, stress and wellbeing. On 30 November the group organised the event at the Barking Town Hall to honour societies men’s who often remain quite on social and family issues. The event convenor ...

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UCL Bangla Society event Reflections on 1971

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: An event titled ‘Reflections on 1971’ was held on 4 December at the University College London (UCL) organised by the UCL Bangla Society to coincide with the month of Victory of Bangladesh. The event was held in Chadwick Building G08, UCL that included a documentary film screening of ‘Birth Pangs of a Nation’ and a photo exhibition ...

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Seminar to be held in Brussels on Bangladesh genocide

Bangla Mirror Desk: A delegation from the Europe based Bengali diaspora organisation European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) recently met up with officers of South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) in Belgium to highlight and draw attention of European community to Bangladesh’s genocide of 1971. The meeting took place in a Brussels venue on 28 November where EBF’s President Ansar Ahmed Ullah & ...

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Friend of Bangladesh Nara Shariff’s 5th death anniversary observed

Ansar Ahmad Ullah: On December 2, A memorial meeting organised by the UK Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, was held on 2 December at a College in Commercial Road, East London on the occasion of the 5th death anniversary of Bangladesh’s noble friend Barrister Nora Shariff. The Bangladesh High Commission to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem was present as the ...

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