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Improved GCSE results across Tower Hamlets

  Students in Tower Hamlets achieved great success in their GCSE results with improvements across all the key measures. 85 per cent of Tower Hamlets students achieved grades 9-4 in English, equivalent to the old A to C grades, (an improvement of three per cent on 2018), while in maths 74 per cent of students achieved grades 9-4, up four ...

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National Mourning Day observed by All European Bangabandhu Porisad

Bangladesh’s National Mourning Day (Jatiyo Shok Dibash) was observed by the All European Bangabandhu Porisad (AEBP) on 17 August 2019 at Harkness House Community Hall, Christian St, East London. The meeting was presided by AEBP’s Chairman Dr. Faizul Islam and conducted by AEBP’s General Secretary S M Mustafizur Rahman with the former General Secretary of UK Awami League Prof. Abul ...

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UEL architecture students shortlisted in Architects’ Journal contest

    Two architecture students from the University of East London (UEL) have been shortlisted for the prestigious Architects’ Journal Student Prize. Undergraduate Nisha Anwar and postgraduate Ze Rou Yong were selected from a pool of their peers representing 51 architecture schools accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition will name its top three winners in ...

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Shop fined for selling cigarettes to 13-year-old

  A shop has been fined after a packet of cigarettes was sold to a 13-year-old boy following an operation by the Tower Hamlets Council trading standards team. All three defendants from All in One Bazar on Roman Road pleaded guilty to the charges at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow on August 1. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Selling ...

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Brick Lane 1978: A major new project being launched in October

  Four Corners and partner Swadhinata Trust are delighted to announce a major new project which has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’ will share the stories of the local community of Brick Lane, East London, during a pivotal year in race relations. The largely Bengali community mobilised ...

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Class of 2019 achieve A level success across the borough

Students across Tower Hamlets have achieved great success in their A levels this year Nearly three quarters of students gained A*-C grade in their A levels and,  in Tower Hamlets 98.9% of students entered for A Levels achieved at least 1 A*-E grade, an increase of 0.3% points from 2018. Mayor John Biggs met students at Sir John Cass school in Limehouse and said: ...

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Mayor Biggs attacks government ‘obsessed with no-deal Brexit’

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has criticised the government for driving the country towards a no-deal Brexit while at the same time leaving councils out of crucial work to prepare their residents for the possible outcome. New figures show the government is ploughing five times more money into ‘propaganda’ on a no deal Brexit than helping councils prepare. While ...

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New ‘hub’ to help people in Tower Hamlets stay well

  A new Wellbeing Hub has been launched this week by Tower Hamlets Council to help people in the borough look after their health and wellbeing. The interactive service will make it easier for people to connect with the resources available in Tower Hamlets that will help them stay well. This includes access to information, referrals to services and support ...

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