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Partnership summit sets out vision for children and young people 

Tower Hamlets held its second partnership summit this week, bringing together the council and partners to look at how the council can increase safety, and raise aspiration and well-being for young people. The summit, held at the Spotlight Youth Centre in Poplar, will inform the new three year children and families plan ‘A Better Deal for Children and Young People’. ...

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Welcoming new arrivals to Tower Hamlets with support for language skills

Councillor Sirajul Islam, Statutory Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, yesterday welcomed Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to see an innovative new programme that supports new migrants and refugees in Tower Hamlets. The visit took place at the Sundial Centre, Bethnal Green, where 10 residents were busy learning ...

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Sussex BNP has demanded release of  Khaleda Zia and withdrawal of cases filed against Tarique Zia

Sussex BNP has demanded release of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and withdrawal of cases filed against Tarique Zia.  They demanded this in a discussion meeting held n Brighton on Monday to observe 7th November Biplob and Shanghati Dibosh. President of Sussex BNP Tofazzol Hossain presided over the meeting and Secretary Syed Shamim Ahmed conducted it.  Guests who addressed the audience ...

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Alcohol – time to make a change?

Tower Hamlets Council is highlighting issues surrounding alcohol use during Alcohol Awareness Week, running from November 19 – 25 2018. Led by national charity Alcohol Concern, this year’s campaign theme is: ‘Change.’ The campaign aims to encourage conversation around alcohol, raise awareness and signpost people to services as appropriate alongside calling for change on individuals, communities and policy makers. Although a ...

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Get tested your way during HIV testing week

Tower Hamlets Council is working alongside local organisations and partners during national HIV Testing Week from 17 – 24 November, in the run up to World AIDS day on 1 December, to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested. The week-long campaign promotes the numerous ways anyone can get a free, confidential test – a finger-prick test, an oral swab ...

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Tower Hamlets Council commits to taking additional child refugees

Tower Hamlets Council is marking the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport initiative by pledging to welcome an additional 10 unaccompanied refugee children into the borough and calling on Government to release the necessary funding. The Kindertransport was a remarkable British rescue effort that saved 10,000 predominately Jewish children from Nazi persecution in the nine months before the Second World War. Individuals, ...

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London Bangla Press Club inaugurates its new office

Bangla Mirror Desk: London Bangla Press Club, the organisation represents Bangladeshi journalist and media professionals in the UK, has inaugurated its new office on Friday 16th November.   Senior journalists have portrayed this occasion as the new ere for the LBPC which started its journey in 1993 with few journalists. President of the Organisation Syed Nahash Pasha inaugurated the office which is ...

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The Plogolution reaches East London

Emdad Rahman: A group of diverse volunteers both young and old joined up for a 2 mile trot and a 5K run around East London as a get together to clean up the local community and have some fun at the same time. The event started at Victoria Park and finished at the Hackney Council Sustainability Day at Hackney Town ...

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Parkrunners Leo & Rafi on a homeless mission

Emdad Rahman: Primary school friends Leo and Rafi are running all 53 Parkruns within the M25 for Together in Barnet because they want to make a difference in their community. The pair recently visited East London to take park in Barking Parkrun. Both Leo and Rafi will be 13 years old in 2019. As Jews, this is seen as the ...

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