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Gold Awards for young people in Tower Hamlets

Twelve young people from Tower Hamlets mingled with members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace during the annual Duke of Edinburgh gold awards ceremony,  last week. The event on 24 May was hosted by Prince Edward, trustee of the DofE awards, and he was joined by the Duke of Cambridge and his cousin, Princess Eugenie, to celebrate the achievements ...

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Emdad is lacing up to run 100k and beat Dementia 

  Muhammad Ismael: Emdad Rahman MBE has signed up to run 100 kilometres for Running Down Dementia. The community volunteer is also a Dementia Friends Champion and  is lacing up to defeat Dementia. For the second year running the Freeman of the City of London will run 100km to power life-changing dementia research. Emdad was invited to the Neighbours in ...

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Fourth community-wide Big Clean Up set to take place

Tower Hamlets Council is running its fourth borough-wide Big Clean Up next week, as part of its ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ campaign. With the good weather on its way, the fourth #TheBigCleanUp running from from Monday 4 – Friday 8 June promises to be bigger than ever before, spread across parks, estates and streets while working with a wide variety of partners. In ...

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Thousands of pounds worth of illegal tobacco seized in Tower Hamlets

£8000 of illegal tobacco seized in two-day operation 56% of businesses visited in Tower Hamlets were caught selling illegal tobacco Tower Hamlets Council’s Trading Standards Officers and detection dogs found £8,000 worth of illegal tobacco hidden inside cereal boxes, coat pockets and behind display panels during a recent two-day operation. Officers found illegal products in 10 of the 18 premises ...

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Iftar Mahfil held by British-Bangladeshi Cargo Agent Association

British-Bangladeshi Cargo Agent Association organised its Iftar Mahfil in a restaurant in East London on 28th May.  Chairman of the organisation and Proprietor of JMG Cargo, Monir Ahmed presided over the discussion the Iftar Mahfil and General Secretary Dewan Rob conducted it. Speakers at the Iftar Mahfil emphasised that cargo business has turned into a goodwill business these days.  They ...

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Ofsted monitoring visit finds Children’s Service progress ‘extremely encouraging’

Third positive report in a row as council targets ‘good’ rating The latest monitoring visit by Ofsted has endorsed the steps Tower Hamlets continues to take to significantly improve its services for children, families and young people. Inspectors published their latest report today following their most recent visit in early May to review council’s arrangements for the help and protection ...

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Tower Hamlets welcomes extra measures to tackle rogue landlords

Tower Hamlets council’s proactive policies to safeguard private renters and tackle rogue landlords have been further strengthened as it becomes one of the first London boroughs to contribute to the Mayor of London’s rogue landlord checker. The new checker is a London-wide database which will eventually include details of successful prosecutions and fines against landlords or letting agents convicted of housing offences. ...

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Freedom of the Borough awarded to dedicated volunteer

The prestigious Freedom of the Borough was awarded to Commander John Ludgate at the Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night (23 May 2018). Serving as the county’s Deputy Lieutenant for 22 years, he has escorted the royal family during their visits to the borough. Commander Ludgate is also Vice Chairman of the Cadet Committee at the Greater London Reserve ...

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Discussion meeting and Iftar Mahfil held by South Sunamganj Upozilla Probashi Association

South Sunamganj Upozilla Probashi Association organised an Iftar Mahfil and Discussion meeting on 28th May in a restaurant in East London.  Distinguished members from the community and UK living residents of South Sunamganj took part in the discussion meeting and Iftar Mahfil. Speakers at the meeting discussed the activities of the organisation.  They also discussed the importance of Ramadan.  A Muanajat ...

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