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Muslim Aid secures major funding for Bangladesh program

    International humanitarian charity, Muslim Aid, has secured $3.5 Million (£2.7 million) in institutional funding for a new livelihoods initiative titled ‘The Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Ultra-Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) in Bangladesh. The grant comes from the Islamic Development Bank ...

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Help shape the future of Tower Hamlets’ library service

Residents have the chance to shape the future of the borough’s library service by taking part in a consultation which starts from today (Monday 30 November). Continued government changes to council funding and the Covid-19 crisis mean the council has to save £30m by 2024. This is on top of £200m already saved since 2010 because of government austerity. To ...

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Residents back Liveable Streets in Bow

  Traffic calming measures will be introduced in Bow next year as part of Tower Hamlets’ Liveable Streets programme. 70 per cent of respondents in Bow backed plans for timed restrictions for motor vehicles around Roman Road Market, schools and residential roads to reduce the 16,000 vehicles cutting through the area each day without stopping. More than 3,800 people responded ...

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Council deploys Covid-19 teams to support residents and help keep Tower Hamlets safe

Tower Hamlets Council has deployed roving teams across the borough to help residents understand and follow guidance around Covid-19 and keep themselves and the community safe. Two teams of five will be located in high footfall areas to engage safely with residents, providing advice and support around Covid-19 restrictions and answering questions residents may have. The teams will be out ...

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Mamun Rahman passed away

  Bangladesh Centre announced with sorrow & grief that one of its founder members of the Centre, Mr. Mamun Rahman FCA, an eminent accountant and a community personality died on Monday, 23 November 2020. Inna Lillahi wa inna Ilaihi rajiun. He was undergoing treatment at Tooting Hospital affected by COVID-19 and was in ventilation for couple of days. Bangladesh Centre ...

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Tower Hamlets primary school named State Primary School of the Year 2021

Mayflower Primary School has been named The Sunday Times State Primary School of the Year 2021 by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online on Sunday 22 November. The 28th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their most recently published exam results. John Biggs, Mayor ...

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Local voters to decide how the borough is governed in the future

Tower Hamlets voters will have their say on how the borough is governed in the future following a decision made by councillors at the full Council meeting on Wednesday 18 November. Councillors voted in favour of a referendum to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, the same day as the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Mayor of London elections, ...

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Muslim Professionals Forum calls on Keir Starmer to take action over Islamophobia within the Party

The Muslim Professionals Forum has welcomed the report “Islamophobia and the Muslim Experience” which has been produced by the Labour Muslim Network and issued by the Labour Party. The MPF is committed to resolving problems by dialogue, not conflict, and it is important that Islamophobia is tackled by discussion, education and training. As the report recognises, “Muslims” are “not a ...

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All European Nirmul Committee Seminar on Bangabandhu’s ideals

  Bangla Mirror Desk: In commemoration of ‘Mujib Borsho’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary, All European Nirmul arranged an online seminar on 17 November titled “Bangabandhu: Relevance to the Young Bengali Diaspora in Europe”. Hosted by the President of Finland Nirmul Committee Dr Mojibur Doftori, the seminar was presided over by All European Nirmul Committee President Tarun Kanti Chowdhury. ...

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