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New service dedicated to supporting young people into employment

Young people in Tower Hamlets are set to be given a huge boost in their bid to secure the jobs and training opportunities of the future. The launch of Young WorkPath, a new council programme aimed specifically at those aged between 16 and 24. It will be the first of its kind in the borough. Tower Hamlets is home to one ...

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Thousands of families miss out on secondary school places.

By Ibrahim Khalil: Moving from primary to Secondary School is a big decision which parents make for their children. It’s important that this process is made simple with quality information advice and guidance for families. Most families want the high achieving school for their child, but is this the right school for them? State schools have mixed intake of students ...

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Jamal Ahmed Khan receives Tower Hamlets Civic Award

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Well known community activist Jamal Khan received Tower Hamlets Civic Award in a ceremony held on Friday 16 March at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place. He received the award from the Speaker Sabina Akhter and Mayor John Biggs. The award was given for his outstanding contributions to the Borough in the field of charitable & community work ...

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Children’s Day observed at London High Commission

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  The Bangladesh High Commission in London has observed the 98th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day with an elaborate programme on 17 March at the High Commission premises. The programme started with Bangladesh’s’ High Commissioner Md Nazmul Quaunine laying wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. At a brief ...

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Protest against attack on Chakma Queen & Marma sisters

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The UK based human rights organisation Jumma Peoples Network UK in association with Survival International organised a peaceful demonstration outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London on 15 March 2018. The protest was organised to condemn the physical assault on Chakma Queen Rani Yan Yan committed on 15 February 2018 at the Rangamati General Hospital and rape & sexual assault on two ...

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Bangladeshi-born ex-British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury’s father dies in London

Former British high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury’s father Afruz Bakht Choudhury has passed away in London at the age of over 90. Anwar Choudhury, now the British ambassador to Peru, told Reporter  Afruz Bakht died in London at 2am on Saturday. His Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at East London Mosque after Juhr prayers on Sunday, Anwar Choudhury said. Afruz Bakht, ...

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New home for the Spital Square mosaic

Much loved landmark repaired, relocated and reopened. A colourful landmark and much loved feature of the Borough that fell into disrepair has been brought back to life. The ‘Spital Square mosaic’ was produced in 1995 by two schools, Thomas Buxton and St Anne’s  situated opposite each other on Buxton Street near Brick Lane. Pupils from the schools worked together to produce ...

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Cracking the nut of illegal trading

Illegal traders, linked to organised crime, closed down in Tower Hamlets   Food, thought to be bird seed and sold as caramelised nuts, was cooked using electricity illegally sourced from a nearby car repair shop  Pollution from the illegal traders could be affecting the brickwork of Grade I and II listed bridges in London A lock-up being used to store nuts sold by illegal street ...

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Mayor John Biggs backs Fairtrade Fortnight

Over 30 people attended the event at Care House in Whitechapel on Saturday 3rd March. The free event was supported by Darul Ummah Mosque, E1 Community Church, St Mary’s Church, St George’s in the East, Salvation Army Stepney, St Paul’s Shadwell, local co-operatives and Tower Hamlets Council. It brought people together over Fairtrade food to discuss how to promote Fairtrade products ...

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Tower Hamlets Council marks International Women’s Day 

Tower Hamlets is very proud of its long history of ground-breaking women, and on International Women’s Day has focused its attention on the amazing roles that women have played and will play in our borough.  130 years ago, a strike at the Bryant & May match making factory that was led by the women in the factory marked the first decisive chapter ...

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