Home / Local news (page 71)

Local news

Tower Hamlets in top five for primary school admissions success

Ninety-six per cent of Tower Hamlets children starting reception in September have gained a place at one of their top three preference schools, which is well above the London average. The figure, obtained through the Pan London Admissions Scheme, puts Tower Hamlets in the top five London boroughs for primary admissions success. The borough also comes ahead of four out ...

Read More »

May Day celebrated at Altab Ali Park

Ansar Ahmed Ullah  May Day was celebrated on 1 May at Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel by the newly formed Bangladeshi Workers’ Council, UK. The Rally was addressed by Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor Rachel Saunders, Andrew Murray, Unite the Union), Dr Ahmed Zaman, President, CPB-UK, Unmesh Desai, GLA candidate, Labour Party,  Alex Gordon, Former President, RMT union, David Rosenberg, Mary Davies ...

Read More »

Boishakhi Mela celebrated in Crowley

Crowley Bangladesh Association in Sussex recently organised Boishakhi Mela at Bewbush Centre. Bengali communities from Horly, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Sussex took part in the Mela. The Mela was jointly conducted by Tareque Miah and Towhid Miah, where M Qayum Miah addressed the audience as the President. Sadeque Miah delivered his speech as the Chief Guest. Famous performer ...

Read More »

London city Jubdol has organized a protest meeting

London city Jubdol has organized a protest meeting demanding the withdrawal of Chairman of BNP Khaleda Zia and her son Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman’ false cases, immediate release of prominent journalist Shafik Rehman and release of all political prisoners. The meeting was presided over by President of London city Jubo Dol Sheikh Mansur Rahman and conducted by General Secretary Mujahid ...

Read More »

Bangladesh High Commission London celebrates Bengali New Year

Bangladesh High Commission in London celebrated Bengali New Year 1423 with festive inspiration and jovial mood. To observe this day, the High Commission organised a colourful cultural performance on 1st of May at Baden Powel Hall in Central London. High Commissioner Md Abdul Mannan wished everyone a happy and prosperous new year in the beginning of the event. This was ...

Read More »

St George’s Day party raises almost £200 for charity

Residents at Tower Hamlets Community Housing’s (THCH’s) St George’s Day party raised a fantastic £185 during a charity raffle supporting THCH Estate Cleaner, Peter Harrison, who was running the London Marathon on 24 April in aid of St Joseph’s Hospice. The party, held on the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21 April, sponsored by local contractor J C Coster (Metal Works) Ltd, ...

Read More »

Double the fun in Tower Hamlets for St George’s Day and Queen’s birthday

The council hosted two popular events to celebrate both St George’s Day, and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Wednesday (20 April) saw an over-50s tea dance, staged at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End Park, and compered by dance leader Tony Lane. Suitably upbeat music was provided by Dixieland-style jazz and swing band The Sunshine Kings, who had residents stepping out ...

Read More »

Mela preparations in full swing!

  Plans are underway to stage the largest celebration of the Bengali New Year in Europe with preparations for Tower Hamlets’ Baishakhi Mela in full swing. This year’s mela will be take place on Sunday 31 July at Weavers Field in Bethnal Green. Following the termination of the contract with the Boishakhi Mela Community Trust (BMCT) the council has stepped in to ensure the ...

Read More »

Altab Ali Day launched in Tower Hamlets

A series of events will take place in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday 4 May as part of a poignant and important commemoration of the life, and untimely death of Altab Ali in 1978. His tragic, senseless and racially motivated murder in a park in Whitechapel that now bears his name, helped mobilise a profound, heartfelt and energetic anti-racism movement. The anti-racism movement ...

Read More »

Community leaders urge Boishakhi Mela to be held in Brick Lane

Bangla Town Business Association leaders and the residents of Brick lane demanded the Boishakhi Mela to be held in Bangla Town. The articulated their demand in a press conference held on 9th April in a local restaurant. The business leaders urged the council not to change their decision. The said Boishakhi Mela is part of Bengali culture and heritage. They ...

Read More »