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Tower Hamlets Labour Group welcomes end of ‘no fault evictions’ but calls for government to give councils more powers to protect renters

Tower Hamlets Labour Group has welcomed the government’s announcement that so-called ‘no fault evictions’ or Section 21 notices will be banned. They allow landlords to evict renters without a reason at the end of their fixed-term tenancy. It has been Labour Party policy to scrap these evictions and following a successful campaign the government will now consult on changing the law to ...

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Tower Hamlets calls for InLink phone lines to be permanently switched off

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has today written to InLink UK, a subsidiary of BT, asking them to permanently switch off the free calls function on its units after they were repeatedly used for drug dealing. InLink UK had replaced 18 phone boxes with the new style units which combine private advertising with free wifi and calls. Since then ...

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The search for future firefighters sets its sights on Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets residents are being encouraged to consider whether they’ve got what it takes to become a London firefighter. The council’s WorkPath employment and training service has launched a new campaign, in partnership with the London Fire Brigade, to find the next generation of recruits to keep the capital safe and informed. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is ...

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Litter picking champions star in Big Clean Up 7

  An army of litter pickers took to the streets of Tower Hamlets last week for the council’s seventh Big Clean Up in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. Kicking off with a spring clean in the Isle of Dogs on 8 April, there was also a spruce up of the area surrounding Chrisp Street Market in ...

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MANORFIELD PRIMARY RECOGNISED AS INNOVATOR IN EDUCATION AT LONDON SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES SHOW

  Head Teacher Paul Jackson invited to deliver two talks on working creatively to transform schools and pioneering partnerships within the community at London conference On April 4th Manorfield’s Head Teacher, Paul Jackson, delivered a talk at the Schools and Academies Show in London, where he offered information and guidance on the kinds of creative and ambitious work that has ...

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Eastbourne celebrates UN Diversity & Tolerance Day

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: In the true spirit of United Nations, people representing different races and religions joined as one to celebrate the diverse nature of Eastbourne’s community in the Town Hall this week.   The event, organised by the United Nations Association (UNA) Eastbourne on 10 April, came about in response to the murder of 51 innocent civilians in Christchurch, New ...

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General Meeting of UK Biman Approved Travel Agents Association was held on 6th April 2019 in East London

Members present were Proprietor and director of Hillside travels, Hussain Travel, Kushiara Travels, Imran Travels, Milfa Travel, Surma travels ,Aerolex travels and Sonar Bangla travels Chair Opened the meeting with thanks to all members and every members present took part in the discussion regarding BGM and current Market situation. Chair thanked for attending  general meeting which was very fruitful. As it ...

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Afzal elected to National Education Union

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Afzal Sayed Munna, a prominent young business management lecturer from Essex has been elected as an Independent Schools Representative for National Education Union (NEU) for Barking and Dagenham District. Afzal is also an executive member for Liberal Democrats for Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality and a potential parliamentary candidate for Dagenham ...

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Tower Hamlets launches new academy to train and support unpaid carers

Tower Hamlets Council launched a Carers’ Academy based at the Carers’ Centre in Stepney offering bespoke skills training and courses to thousands of unpaid adult carers in the borough. There are an estimated 25,200 unpaid carers in the borough, providing support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help, ...

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