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London Bangla Press Club enjoys annual picnic party

Bangla Mirror Desk: Members of London Bangla Press club enjoyed their annual picnic party at Fairlop Water Country Park.  Event though there were occasional rain and shower, but it could not stop the members to enjoy the day.   Members of the organisation joined the party with their family and friends. There were marriage anniversary, farewell, gossips, photo sessions and raffle draw among ...

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Financial Health Centre open to all Tower Hamlets Residents

Tower Hamlets Homes  opened a new service on Monday the 17th of September  to help Tower Hamlets residents get accurate and easily accessible advice and assistance on debt management, welfare benefits  including universal credit, housing, employment and training. The event was  hosted by Fokrul Hoque Community Partnerships Manager Tower Hamlets Homes. Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs opened the centre, along with ...

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Ofsted inspectors find continued progress in latest visit

Council committed to providing extra focus on areas for improvement The latest visit to Tower Hamlets by Ofsted has found continued improvement in Children’s Services with more work to be done in key areas. Inspectors published their report today following their fourth visit to the council on 15 and 16 August which looked at the quality of care planning for ...

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Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission launched as expert panel announced

L-R: Professor Tony Travers, Mayor John Biggs, Cllr Amina Ali, Howard Dawber L-R: Professor Tony Travers, Mayor John Biggs, Cllr Amina Ali, Howard Dawber A commission tasked with examining the likely impact of Brexit on Tower Hamlets was officially launched earlier today. Mayor John Biggs first announced plans for a Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission at a meeting of his cabinet ...

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London Labour Housing Leads demand end to letting fees and extortionate deposits

    Housing cabinet members from 19 London boroughs have joined forces to call for an end to letting fees and extortionate deposits that private renters are currently forced to pay. Councillor Sirajul Islam signed the letter on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council. The councillors have echoed the Mayor of London’s calls for the Government to strengthen the Tenant Fees ...

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UK Bangla T10 Cricket Tournament to start on 8th September

UK Bangla T10 Cricket Tournament is taking place in London on Saturday 8th September which will feature media professionals from Bengali media in Britain for the first time. The tournament is taking place with the financial assistance of Canary Wharf Group under the supervision of London Cricket League. Eight teams will be taking place in this year’s tournament. The tournament will ...

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If you knew you could save a life, would you?

Tower Hamlets Council is supporting National Organ Donation Week which aims to increase family conversations around donation and encourage residents to register to become a donor, particularly those from the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. Running from 3-9 September, the campaign aims to highlight the difference that organ donation can make. NHS Blood and Transplant research shows that people from BAME ...

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Interview with Catherine Spencer from icddr,b

  by Sabia Kamali: In 2017, on behalf of icddr,b the Director of Communications and Change Management Catherine Spencer was part of a team who accepted the Hilton Humanitarian Prize –the worlds largest annual humanitarian award, which is presented to non-profit organisations who have made tremendous contribution towards alleviating human suffering. Catherine is originally from Hertfordshire, she moved to Bangladesh ...

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Class of 2018 achieve GCSE success

Students across Tower Hamlets achieved success under the new marking system for GCSE’s. With the exams working to a new marking system ranging from grades 1 to 9  (changed from the traditional A to E grades) for 2018, 82% of Tower Hamlets students achieved grades  9-4 in English, equivalent to the old A to C grades, while in maths 70% ...

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