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£180,000 available giving massive boost to community groups

  Tower Hamlets Council’s support for the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) has been further boosted with £180,000 available annually for the next four years as part of a new small grants programme. The programme will have a special focus on the borough’s small organisations where their local expertise and innovation improve the lives of residents and communities. The ...

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Marine engineer Masud Karim’s mother passed away

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Chapai Nawabganj, 15 May: The wife of noted lawyer of Chapai Nawabganj Md Serajul Huq and mother of UK based marine engineer A K M Masud Karim Motiara Begum passed away on Tuesday in her residence in Arambag (Inna Lillahi Wainna Ilaihi Rajiun). She was 72. She had been suffering from kidney failure and diabetes since long. ...

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Bow to get new multi-million pound health centre

Building work has started on a council-funded project that will turn two Bow GP practices into a fully revamped and modernised health centre. The new Wellington Way facility will bring together existing practices at Merchant Street and Stroudley Walk when it opens in the autumn. It is the result of a collaboration between Tower Hamlets Council and the NHS, with ...

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The University of East London recognised with Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award

The University of East London (UEL) has been recognised with the Race Equality Charter  (REC) Bronze Award, affirming the University’s commitment to supporting race equality. UEL achieved the award by completing an in-depth assessment and developing a robust action plan to ensure that race equality is embedded across the institution. The actions and initiatives in the plan were created in ...

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s ‘Big Iftar’

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Hundreds of  people came together at  Britain’s biggest mosque Baitul Futuh in Croydon on Wed 15 May to break fast, share food and learn more about Ramadan as part of the ‘The Big Iftar’ an event organised and hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslims, a community who live by the motto, ‘Love for All, Hatred for none.’ The event, presided by Mr. ...

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Recruiting the next generation of foster carers to change futures

Tower Hamlets has launched a bid to find foster carers to provide homes for vulnerable children across the borough. Every year the borough needs to recruit 15 foster carers to give a loving home to children who for whatever reason cannot live with their birth parents. Foster care fortnight, running between May 13 and 26 will focus on the incredible ...

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UK Awami League hosted Iftar

Ansar Ahmef Ullah: The UK Awami League organised an Iftar on Monday 13th of May at the Atrium Hall. East London. Attended by hundreds of party workers and guests prior to Iftar gathering a brief address was Chaired by President Sultan Sharif and conducted by General Secretary Syed Shazidur Rahman Faruk. The said Awami League hosted the Iftar, at the ...

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London set for world’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker bus

London will have the world’s first hydrogen-powered doubledecker transports on its streets one year from now, as the capital strides up endeavors to handle its polluted air. Transport for London (TfL) has requested 20 of the transports, which cost around £500,000 each and just transmit water as exhaust. Just as cutting pollution fumes emission, the transports will keep running on ...

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Tower Hamlets marks IDAHOBIT with celebration and solidarity

  Vigil and free events to help tackle anti LGBT+ prejudice. People who live, work or visit Tower Hamlets are invited to take part in a number of free council events next week to mark international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (IDAHOBIT). The official celebratory day is Friday 17 May, when there will be a LGBT+ rally and peace ...

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Community volunteers win 2019 Civic Awards

  The winners received certificates and plaques with invited guests including Mayor John Biggs, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Unmesh Desai AM and Honorary Freeman of the Borough, Commander John Ludgate. Councillor Ayas Miah, Speaker of the Council said: “It was an honour to meet so many great servants of our community. “It is a small token of appreciation for the tireless work ...

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