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Biman Bangladesh Airlines launches Manchester services as new partnerships with Bangladeshi cities are announced

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate from Manchester Airport to Dhaka and Sylhet three times per week. Service will cater for more than 70,000 people of Bangladeshi origin in the North. New link is announced between Manchester and the two Bangladeshi cities, with delegations to travel in each direction.  Partnership will promote commercial ties and knowledge sharing. Route welcomed by civic ...

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2,000 local voices heard in council budget consultation

Almost 2,000 local residents, businesses and community organisations have given their views as part of a six week ‘Your Borough, Your Future’ public consultation to help Tower Hamlets Council shape its budget for the next financial year. Children’s services and education, protecting and supporting vulnerable children, and services for older and vulnerable adults are seen as the most valued public ...

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New multi-agency operation clamps down on crime and antisocial behaviour in Whitechapel

An afternoon of enforcement kicked off a new series of multi-agency operations led by Tower Hamlets Council and the police. Continuum Plus targets known people, public places and premises that intelligence suggests are involved in anti-social behaviour (ASB), drugs and organised crime gangs. It also provides support to vulnerable people such as the homeless and people with substance misuse issues, ...

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Love pulls British youth to Bangladesh

Graham Stuart and Ferdousi Kabir Mukta knew it was love when they came across each other in the UK. Mukta had gone there for studies at Nottingham University in 2017 where the couple met and fell in love. They eventually decided to tie the knot but the issue of religions popped up. Stuart finally came to Chattogram on December 14 ...

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Swedish man shot in front of family in UK

A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out, police said, reports BBC. Flamur Beqiri, a Swedish national, was killed in Battersea Church Road in south-west London at about 21:00 GMT.Neighbours described hearing multiple gunshots followed by a woman screaming “desperately” for help. A spokesperson for the Met Police said the ...

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Walking and cycling at heart of new Tower Hamlets transport strategy

  Encouraging walking and cycling to relieve traffic congestion and reduce overcrowding on public transport is at the heart of Tower Hamlets Council’s new transport strategy. The ambitious 20 year plan was formally adopted by the mayor at last week’s meeting of the cabinet. It aims to make the borough one of the best places in London to walk and ...

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Council tackling sale of counterfeit goods in Whitechapel

Stamping out counterfeit goods has been the name of the game for Tower Hamlets Council’s trading standards officers on the beat in Whitechapel this month.   Operation Real Deal saw officers targeting shops and market stalls in the area, confiscating more than 400 fake goods imitating brands including Apple and Samsung. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “As a council we ...

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Fashion label SyedaC celebrated its second anniversary

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: SyedaC fashion label celebrated its second anniversary with a bang on Monday, 23 Dec at the Business Development Centre in Greatorex Street, Banglatown, East London. SyedaC’s founder & designer Syeda Choudhury said her main aim is to promote Bangladeshi fabrics, such as muslin, jamdani, silk, khadi, cotton, thath, banarasi and katan in western countries, empowering skills of ...

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New Executive Committee of UK Biman Approved Travel Agents Association

  The Bienial General Meeting of UK Biman Approved Travel Agents Association was held on 23rd November 2019 in Whitechapel and new Executive Committee was elected. The Election Commissioner was the Biman Bangladesh Airline’s Country Manager Mr Md Harun Khan. Present was the Finance Manager  Mr Arifur Rahman of Biman and Tuhin Bhai of Reservation & Ticketing. . The members ...

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Experts at UEL conference focus on handling water emergencies

      How to deal with major reservoir incidents such as the one in Derbyshire in August this year, holding 1.2m tonnes of water, which flooded following heavy rains at Toddbrook Reservoir, was among the key topics discussed by over 40 experts from the water industry, gathered at the University of East London last week. The experts focused on ...

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