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Funding boost to help local businesses go green

  Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £350,000 from the Mayor of London’s Local Enterprise Panel to help businesses tackle air pollution in the borough. The funding will enable the council to help small businesses reduce harmful emissions that contribute to poor air quality in Tower Hamlets. The cash injection, which the council is matching pound for pound, forms part ...

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Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit launch

  A new unit at the University of East London will investigate young people’s pathways into cybercrime as part of a ground-breaking research centre that focusses on “human factors” behind cybercrime and online harms. The Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit will explore key emergent issues such as: The way in which young people become drawn into illegal online behaviour; child ...

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Policing degree students take a tea break for Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’

  Students studying to be police officers at the University of East London stopped for tea on Brew Monday to acknowledge the great work of the ‘Samaritans’, showing support for the charity’s bid to raise awareness of the need to chat. With the Samaritans answering a call every six seconds listening to someone who is struggling to cope, the University wanted to ...

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Tower Hamlets Council calls for universal credit to be scrapped

  Tower Hamlets councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion proposed by Labour councillors at a full council meeting last week (Wednesday 15th January) calling for universal credit to be scrapped and replaced. Councillors also agreed to campaign for emergency mitigation to be introduced, including scrapping the two-child limit and the benefit cap. The motion follows a report from the Child Poverty Action ...

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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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UK ‘generations away’ from equality in top roles: survey

Britain is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in top positions across the workplace, according to a survey by a leading women’s rights group published on Monday. “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of ...

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University of East London alumna is finalist at British Education Awards

  University of East London graduate Allison Vitalis has been chosen as one of three finalists for a top prize at the prestigious British Education Awards (BEA). Allison’s selection in the ‘Degree Category (England Zone 2)’ recognises her work as a curriculum ambassador with the University’s widening participation team and her work with a charity helping victims of knife crime. ...

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University students work with police and local schools to help tackle key issues

Knife crime in London, how people see the police and new technology used in policing were some of the key topics addressed by students at a mini conference at the University of East London examining criminology and policing issues. The recent conference was part of the University’s increased focus on creating greater cooperation and dialogue between the University, communities across London ...

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A Champion of Excellence in Northamptonshire

By Imran A. Chowdhury: The eclectic cosmopolitan British society in Northamptonshire is an excellent reflection of interfaith cohesion, multicultural integration and a bridging of all the communities together in the country, to say the least. Living in the country for well over 16 years has allowed me to gain significant knowledge surrounding the intricacies of the diverse communities and their ...

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