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Local imams learn of need for organ donation in BAME community

  300 adults from a BAME background in east London are waiting for a kidney transplant Someone from a BAME background with wait twice as long as a white person for an organ donation Imams and local scholars came together on Tuesday 19 February at the East London Mosque to hear from experts about the great need for organ donation ...

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London Times seminar held on International Mother Language: Parents too have to take responsibility for teaching Bengali to next generation

A seminar was held to mark and celebrate International Mother Language Day organised by London times news in association with Italian Family Welfare Association in Tower Hamlets on 24 February at a restaurant in East London. Presided by London Times Director Md Abdul Hannan Cllr John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets presented key note speech. Special guest Cllr Sirajul Islam, ...

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Council officers inspire uprising at the Town Hall

The council chamber at the Town Hall played host to an uprising last week – or at least a group of future leaders from the UpRising youth development organisation.  UpRising describes its mission as “breaking the cycle of unrepresentative power in the UK by developing new, community-minded and socially-conscious leaders.” Young men and women on the organisation’s Fastlaners programme take ...

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Half term fun for the whole family

  There’s  no need to book a holiday to keep youngsters entertained during half term. Tower Hamlets Council is making it easier for parents by offering a range of free activities for children and young people to enjoy throughout the week-long break in February. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “It can be hard for families to keep youngsters ...

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Farooq appointed Sawbridgeworth Chairman

Emdad Rahman; Cricketer Qamar Farooq has been appointed Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Chairman. The appointment of the all rounder was confirmed last week and Farooq becomes the first Asian in the clubs 156 years history to be appointed to the prestigious role at the traditional landmark cricket outfit. In fact Farooq who also plays for the first XI at Sawbridgeworth becomes ...

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Bangladeshi-origin Anisha Faruk elected Oxford University SU president

Anisha Faruk, a Bangladeshi-origin student and former co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, has been elected president of the Oxford University Student Union. She clinched the victory in a tough election for President of the Oxford SU. The results were announced at an event at the Weston Library, and show significant victories for Faruk’s Impact: Oxford slate, according to ...

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London unites in zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Public organisations across east London united this week at Whipps Cross Hospital to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), marking the international day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. On 7th February 2019, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden was joined by clinicians, members of Waltham Forest Council and others where they heard from ...

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British Muslim Women Love Valentines!

  A poll by the UK’s leading Muslim matchmaking website, SingleMuslim.com has revealed 89%, almost 9 out of every 10 British Muslimscelebrate Valentine’s Day in some way of form. The snap survey, thought to be the largest of its kind, found that of the 6596 respondents, 92% of Muslim women mark the date as special with two thirds of Muslim men reporting that ...

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