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Ofsted inspectors recognise ongoi ng improvement in Children’s Services

  Ofsted’s latest visit to Tower Hamlets has praised the ongoing improvement in the council’s Children’s Services. Overall they felt that effective action taken by leaders and managers following the August monitoring visit has led to considerable improvements in the quality of social work practice for children in care. Ofsted noted the “positive culture change” in the organisation since their ...

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Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury gets Lifetime Achievement Award

 Renowned journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury has been given “Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to journalism profession.   Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) of Dhaka University (DU) gave the award at a function on Sunday in Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium of the university.  Five other students of the university have received ‘Ataus Samad Memorial Scholarship’. ...

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Condolence book for Syed Ashraful Islam

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A Condolence book was opened for former Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam who passed away on 3 January 2019 in Bangkok while receiving medical treatment. The book was formally opened to public by members of Altab Ali Foundation (AAF) on Friday 11 January at Bangladesh Youth Movement’s (BYM) office in East London. The book was signed by ...

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Tower Hamlets receives highest New Homes Bonus allocation in the country

  The Government has recently announced that Tower Hamlets has been provisionally allocated £19.2m, the highest allocation in the country, as part of the New Homes Bonus allocations – the grant paid by central government to local councils to reflect housing growth and fund infrastructure. Nearly £300,000 of this figure has been allocated as a result of the number of ...

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Mayor visits Hackney Wick and Fish Island to mark Creative Enterprise Zone boost

  Mayor John Biggs with community partners in Hackney Wick and Fish Island Mayor John Biggs with community partners in Hackney Wick and Fish Island Local businesses in Hackney Wick and Fish Island have welcomed the news that the area is to become one of London’s first Creative Enterprise Zones. Last month, Sadiq Khan announced that a joint bid submitted ...

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TfL turns to Tower Hamlets Council to find apprentices of the future

  Tower Hamlets Council has joined forces with Transport for London to give the borough’s residents a unique insight into apprenticeship opportunities opening in 2019. WorkPath, the council’s dedicated employment and training service, will be hosting an open day on 31 January 3pm – 7pm at the WorkPath offices in Poplar. TfL’s recruitment team will be delivering presentations on the ...

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Regents Park 10K welcomes 2019

Emdad Rahman: The Mornington Chasers started the new year as they finished – Running full pelt in pursuit of PBs and medals. Once again The Hub was the location for the latest Regent’s Park 10k, a race around the scenic surroundings of one of London’s most iconic parks and suitable for experienced runners as well as first-timers alike, using roads ...

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UK Nirmul Committee mourns death of Syed Ashraful Islam

Former Awami League General Secretary, current Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, died in a Bangkok hospital on 3 January 2010. He was 68 years old. He was born on 1 January 1952. He left a daughter, Reema Islam, many relatives and party workers. From the hospital, he was elected as the candidate for Kishoreganj in the recently ...

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New Years lunch for homeless guests as Orient see off Daggers

Emdad Rahman: Leyton Orient Kickstarted the new year with a community get together for 13 local homeless guests, along with a number of community stalwarts and young people. Former West Ham United starlet and Dagenham and Redbridge legend Anwar Uddin came up with the idea of a New Years Day get together for a diverse group of people and teamed ...

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The pace of development cannot be sustained without political stability

‘The pace of development cannot be sustained if there is no political stability. In the last 10 years, we have seen incredible development in the country but this has to also benefit the poorest of the poor’ said Khandaker Muniruzzaman, Editor-in-Charge of the Daily Sangbad. He was speaking at round table where editors and journalists were invited to speak on ...

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