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Speakers for research and English publication on Bangamata’s life for new generation

Eminent speakers from the UK and Bangladesh at a memorial programme has underscored the need for doing research and publishing information in English through international publications on the life and works of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib for the new generation people. They came up with the remarks at a commemorative programme titled ‘Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib: A Symbol of Sacrifice, ...

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Conservative Friends of Bangladesh meet Amanda Milling MP

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   On 4 August, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Ms Amanda Milling MP met members of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB) in a virtual online meeting. Mr Mehfuz Ahmed, Chairman of the CFOB welcomed Ms Milling and highlighted the activities of CFOB. Members from across the country joined the meeting and shared their thoughts on ...

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Council pleads with government to honour its Covid-19 funding promise

  The high and ongoing cost of dealing with Covid-19, as well as future uncertainty around local government funding, is placing a heavy financial burden on Tower Hamlets Council. This has led to John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, issuing a stark warning that unless the government sticks to its promise to do “whatever it takes” to support local councils, ...

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Haroon Danis is the finalist at 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

  The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, has shortlisted 550 entrepreneurs and 433 businesses across eight regions in 15 categories, including Creative Industries, Disruptor, Scale-Up and Young. 2020 has been an incredibly tough year for many businesses due to Covid-19. As a response, we created the Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year category to recognise excellent entrepreneurs ...

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Car park makes way for more new council homes

  A former car park that was once a magnet for antisocial behaviour has been transformed into 24 new council homes in Stepney Green. Levitas House, in Jubilee Street, is the latest development to be completed as part of Tower Hamlets Council’s pledge to deliver 2,000 new council homes. It is the first of three sites due to be completed ...

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Bangladeshis denied boarding pass from misconception

Qatar Airways had a misconception that Bangladeshis need Covid-19 negative certificate for travelling abroad. So, they denied to give boarding pass to British-Bangladesh citizens at Heathrow Airport in London. When Bangladesh High Commission in London asked reasons over denial of boarding pass, the authorities of Qatar Airways mentioned the misconception. Later, the High Commission made contact with Civil Aviation Authority, ...

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Community coming together on racial inequality

      John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Councillor Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Youth and Equalities, have brought together a wide range of key local partners from the voluntary sector, businesses, young mayors and public services including health, police, education and employment to discuss how to address the impact of racial inequality ...

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Tower Hamlets takes safety first, phased approach to re-opening leisure centres

  As leisure centres across England began re-opening last weekend, Tower Hamlets council has agreed plans to support the borough’s main leisure contractor GLL, in a bid to keep leisure facilities in the borough running in a safe and viable way. Plans approved by the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 29 July, include a three phased approach to re-opening leisure centres and a ...

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A new report warns Covid-19 could be devasting for Banglatown

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Brick Lane’s curry restaurants are facing a ‘devastating’ impact as a result of Covid-19, with one restaurateur describing Brick Lane as a ‘ghost town’, as a new report highlights that the pandemic has exacerbated serious challenges faced by the UK’s world-renowned Curry Capital of Europe, in Banglatown, East London. The report, ‘Beyond Banglatown – Continuity, ...

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7000 food pack delivered by Island Networks Covid19 support team

THERE WAS A light drizzle on the Isle of Dogs yesterday, 27th July – but still the volunteers from the Island Network were out and about, delivering food supplies to elderly and vulnerable residents. Seventeen volunteers Led by Maium Miah Talukdar Network Chair, braved the unseasonal weather and handed out 70 food pack and meals out to local elderly and ...

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