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President of Sylhet Chamber Khandokar Shipar Ahmed is coming to London for brief visit

President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry and prominent businessman Khandakar Shipar Ahmed is coming to London for a brief visit on Wednesday 2nd of May.  During his visit, he will meet representatives from different business and community organisation.  He will also attend a press conference on February 4th of May at Feast restaurant at Whitechapel in East London. Prominent Businessman ...

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Barking and Dagenham School fighting for funding cut

An astonishing 49 out of 53 schools in Barking and Dagenham are still grappling with precarious financial futures – which is why activists are campaigning for sensible funding to be restored. To mark the fight for funded education, the National Education Union with their local representative sponsored a banner drop at Village Infants School on Ford Road, Dagenham, today. Members ...

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Just under a week to go – Use don’t lose your vote on May 3

With just under a week to go until the mayoral and council elections in Tower Hamlets, the borough’s eligible voters are being urged to use, and not lose their votes on May 3. The polls will open at 75 locations across the whole of the borough next Thursday from 7am until they close at 10pm. The counts will then take place at the Excel Centre. It ...

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AGM re elects young blood to lead BRTUK

  Emdad Rahman: At the recent Bangladesh Regeneration Trust UK elections Nazir Ali was elected chairman for another term alongside Yahya Alkasmeah (Secretary) and Aros Ali (Treasurer). The Bangladesh Regeneration Trust UK (BRTUK) is a UK registered charity established to carry out various forms of regeneration work in the areas of education, health & livelihood within Bangladesh. BRTUK provides a ...

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UWT charity evening to support the needy

Emdad Rahman: An emergency appeal has been launched by Ummah Welfare Trust to support the people of Syria, the Yemen and the Rohingya. A Child’s Cry For Help presents A Silent Refugee, an event which will be hosted by Na’eem Raza. The guest speaker for the evening will be Shaikh Mujahid Ali – Ustadh of Hadith at Ebrahim College and ...

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Health on the agenda at EEHN Fair

Emdad Rahman: The 2018 East End Health Network Health Fair at the Idea Store Whitechapel was an even bigger success than the previous year as large crowds of local residents and visitors to the borough participated in a host of health workshops, massage and advice from stalls promoting services by organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society. Diabetes was on the agenda ...

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A statement on IPSO’s decision to uphold a complaint against the Times fostering story

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has today published its decision to uphold a complaint by Tower Hamlets Council against The Times’ coverage of a foster case last summer. The decision by IPSO can be found here. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council, said: “We are pleased that IPSO has upheld our complaint that the Times article was misleading and ...

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Environmental groups join ranks to tackle climate change in Bangladesh

  An event titled ‘Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected.’ focused on developing links between environmental campaign groups and the local Bengali community in Newham and Tower Hamlets. The event was held on 21 April at the Canvas Café & Creative Venue, Hanbury Street, Banglatown organised by the Fossil Free Newham and Tower Hamlets Divest. A film ’30 ...

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UK BNP accused of communalism

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: In an urgent press conference called on 23 April at the Café Grill, Brick Lane by Secular Bangladesh Movement UK (SBM) & Campaign for Protection of Religious minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) accused the UK BNP of inciting sectarian violence. The representatives of SBM & CPRMB said BNP Jamaat activists used the slogan “Hare Krishna, Hare Ram, ...

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Muslim Aid’s ‘On the Run’ marathon team survived hottest marathon ever recorded!

Although temperatures climbed to 24°C degrees in central London on Sunday, all eight members of Muslim Aid’s first-ever team finished the London Virgin marathon. The young men and women, who joined 40,000 marathon runners, each ran with a target to raise £5,000 to support the charity’s work with communities living in dire conditions within Myanmar. Muslim Aid is one of the few humanitarian charities ...

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