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London High Commission commemorates Mujib Year International Mother Language Day proposing ‘Greater London Multilingualism and Diversity Day on 21 February’

Bangladesh High Commission, London in partnership with UK National Commission for UNESCO commemorated the Mujib Year Bangla Language Martyrs’ Day’ and the ‘International Mother Language Day’ proposing that “Bangla Language Martyrs Day 21 February be declared by the Greater London Authority as the Greater London Multilingualism and Diversity Day”. British Ministers, MPs. senior UN and Commonwealth officials and ambassadors of ...

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200 join council webinar on Covid-19 vaccine as 28,000 people in the borough have now had jab

Over 200 residents joined an online webinar last night (Wednesday 17 February) to ask the Mayor and local health leaders questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. Held virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the webinar was set up to inform residents about the vaccine. The Mayor organised the event so residents could get answers to questions about the vaccine programme, ...

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Every Child Online launches to ‘level up’ learning and end digital disadvantage in Tower Hamlets

  One-in-four school children in Tower Hamlets (approx. 10,000 students) are still unable to access online learning Fear that this digital disadvantage could translate to an education and opportunity gap between those with access and those without Every Child Online has launched in Tower Hamlets with the hope of ending digital disadvantage. A coalition of the council, broadband provider Community ...

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“SIR KEIR STARMER MEETS WITH BANGLAEDSHI CATERING ASSOCIATION AND LORD KARAN BILIMORIA”

    Held on February 16, 2021 The Bangladeshi Catering Association hosted a virtual meeting addressing issues within the hospitality industry due to the pandemic. Chief guests in attendance were Sir Keir Starmer MP and Lord Bilimoria CBE – founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer and President of The Confederation of British Industry. BCA President MA Munim; Secretary General Mithu ...

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After a few weeks battling Covid whilst on ventilation, Enam-Ul Haque Chowdhury  has passed away.

  Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Caterers Association UK  Enam-Ul Haque Chowdhury  has passed away on the 19th of February 2021- Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un- he was 59. He was so passionate about mainstream politics in the UK and Business politics. he was always giving back to charity. Enam-Ul Haque Chowdhury was born and studied in Bangladesh before ...

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 Lord Simon Wooley tells MPF members, “We’re fighting the pandemic of instutitonal racism.”

  The Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) held a virtual meeting last weekend to discuss whether racism, and particularly Islamophobia, still militate against BAME and Muslim communities becoming engaged in the democratic process. It was addressed by Lord Simon Woolley, founder of Operation Black Vote. A recording of the meeting is available on the MPF Facebook page. Lord Simon Woolley set ...

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Holiday childcare scheme celebrates national award recognising its commitment to safety

The Tower Hamlets’ Holiday Childcare Scheme has been awarded Millie’s Mark – a national recognition that demonstrates commitment ‘above and beyond’ the minimum requirement for children’s first aid – making it the first holiday childcare scheme in the country to have been recognised in this way. Cllr Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children, Youth Services and Education ...

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Mayor responds to government’s funding announcement on cladding

  The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has responded to the announcement of additional funding to remove unsafe cladding and called for the government to move quicker and go further to protect residents and ensure they are not picking up the burden of costs. Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP announced this week that a ...

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CONSULTATION BEGINS ON TRAFFIC SCHEMES TO CREATE PEOPLE FRIENDLY NEWHAM STREETS

  Following the successful introduction of two Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) schemes in Maryland and Forest Gate, consultation has begun on the next three schemes in the borough. LTNs aim to improve local air quality and road safety by reducing traffic in targeted areas using ‘modal filters’ such as planters, bollards or cameras to make it easier, safer and more ...

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