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Mayor Biggs calls for greater freedom to spend Right to Buy money

Figures show that 1,045 council homes have been lost in Tower Hamlets through Right to Buy sales since 2013. The Mayor has called for greater freedom to spend Right to Buy money on new council homes, as currently the council can only use 30% of this money when delivering any replacement council homes. Government rules mean council tenants can purchase ...

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Newham, Barking & Dagenham Lib Dem 2018 AGM held

On Thursday 29th of November the Newham, Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats hold their annual general meeting at a eco-friendly venue Husk Brewing, East London. The AGM had Brexit talks, which was addressed by Baroness Sarah Ludford, the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Europe in the House of Lords. On her speech Baroness Sarah mentioned that ‘’we are facing a historical ...

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Poet Abul Boshor Ansari buried in Sylhet

Bangla Mirror Desk: Poet Abul Boshor Ansari, renowned as ‘Bosbor Miah of Bongaon’ has been buried in a cemetery adjacent to Hazrat Nasir Uddin Sipahsalar (Rahmutallah e Alaihi) Mazar at Chowkidight in Sylhet. Anti-British Indian Independence activist and Independence organiser of Bangladesh, Boshor Miah was buried on Saturday Bad Asor local time 4.00pm in the afternoon. Before the Janaza, a ...

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First ever Gender and Faith Conference unites Muslim and Jewish students to explore women’s leadership

Thirty Jewish and Muslim women students from across the UK came together to discuss what it means to be leaders in their faith communities Event celebrated unity over division, as the students shared their struggles and vowed to overcome polarisation and prejudice on campus Thirty young women gathered at Bristol University for the Gender and Faith Conference: Women Leading the ...

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Hangman Hill visited as Team MC complete Epping Forest charity night trek

Emdad Rahman: Brave Team MC staff and volunteers have completed a 10k night walk through the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest in aid of Indonesian earthquake, Tsunami victims and the Rohingya. Over 600,000 children have been affected and 200,000 families have been displaced. Urgent emergency aid is needed for food, water and shelter. The trek was organised by renowned Shadwell ...

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Belgium exhibition and seminar on the success stories of Bangladesh

By Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  As part of the Belgian Awami League’s continuous programme to showcase the achievements of Bangladesh an exhibition, film screening and a seminar titled ‘Bangladesh on the way to development & the challenges of democracy’ was held at the International Press Center, Residence Palace in the Capital of Brussels on 28 November. At the beginning of the ...

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Saida Tasneem joins Bangladesh mission in London as new envoy

Saida Muna Tasneem. File photo Mirror Desk : Saida Muna Tasneem on Friday joined the Bangladesh High Commission in London as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom. She succeeded Md Nazmul Quaunine as the first woman diplomat to assume responsibility of this important post in the UK. Tasneem reached London on Monday to take on her ...

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Muslim students raise a record-breaking £1m for charity in one week

Muslim students from around the UK set a new record by raising over £1 million during Charity Week (where student Islamic societies raise funds for Islamic Relief). The total was announced at the Charity Week International Annual Dinner that took place in the iconic Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Sunday, 25th November. Charity Week (from 22-28 October) saw Muslim students up ...

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Tory Government funding cuts are pushing councils across London to ‘breaking point’, London Labour council leaders have warned

London Labour council leaders have gathered to warn that cuts to local government funding are pushing councils in London to breaking point. The meeting took place ahead of a campaign event planned for this week (Thursday 29th November) in the constituency of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP. The event, part of the ‘Breaking Point’ campaign, ...

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Justice for knife attack on a Royal London Surgeon helped by council CCTV

Eagle eyed council CCTV officers helped capture five teenagers after they carried out two violent robberies within 15 minutes in Shadwell, causing one victim to suffer a broken arm. All five have now been sentenced. Tower Hamlets Council officers spotted the group wearing balaclavas on 5 August this year. They alerted the police to the suspicious behaviour not realising the group ...

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