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Tower Hamlets holds housing amnesty

Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Homes and local housing associations today launched a housing amnesty across the borough. The initiative will help recover illegally sublet social housing and stamp out fraud, costing residents and the council an estimated £13m per year. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “It is wrong for people to make a quick buck at the ...

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Chatok-Dowara Surma Jubo Parishad distributes Rickshaw among poor people

Chatok-Dowara Surma Jubo Parishad recently distributed rickshaws to the poor and deprived local people to help them with employment.  UK living representatives of the organisation organised a meeting to mark the cheque giving of this benevolent initiative. The meeting took place in a restaurant in East London on 5th January.  Organisation’s President Fajrul Haque Enam presided over  the meeting and ...

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Bangla Shur celebrated the English New Year

North London’s renowned cultural and community organisation Bangla Shur organised a lively discussion and cultural performance to celebrate the English New Year 2016.  The celebration took place on 11th January in Surma Centre in East London. Co-ordinator of Bangla Shur Syed Rafiqul Islam Sohel presided over the meeting and Sheikh and Drama Activist Iqbal Bahar jointly conducted it. Mayor Councillor ...

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Duwa Mahfil organised by Syedpur Shamsia Shomity

Syedpur Shamsia Shomity organised a discussion meeting and Duwa Mahfil on 3rd January in Micro Business Centre in East London.  Association’s President Pir Ahmed Qutub presided over the meeting where Maolana Sheikh Jakaria recited from the Quran in the beginning. Maolana Syed Saleh Ahmed gave the welcoming speech.  The Duwa Mahfil was conducted by Khelfot Majlish UK’s President Maolana Abdul ...

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BNP banned from election

Ansar Ahmed Ullah The UK Electoral Commission has   struck off the far right racist British National Party (BNP) as a political party after it failed to renew its registration. Under UK law, all political parties are required to make submission every year detailing their structure, registered address, along with fee to the Electoral Commission. Failure to do that means that ...

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Changes to council tax proposed

Tower Hamlets council’s Cabinet has set out plans for an increase in council tax to help balance the council’s budget. An increase of 3.99 per cent is proposed from April 2016. This will be made up of a 1.99 per cent increase on the current council tax charge, plus 2 per cent specifically to help fund social care which the ...

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BNP banned from election

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: The UK Electoral Commission has   struck off the far right racist British National Party (BNP) as a political party after it failed to renew its registration. Under UK law, all political parties are required to make submission every year detailing their structure, registered address, along with fee to the Electoral Commission. Failure to do that means ...

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New cash injection of over £5 million to redesign GP practices in Tower Hamlets

A fund of over £2.5 million to modernise 11 GP practices has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council. The money will fund extensive renovations to create additional space that will allow surgeries to offer extra services, treat more patients and provide more appointments. The 11 practices which will be benefiting from the cash boost include: Aberfeldy Practice, Barkantine Health Centre, ...

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UK Minister Priti Patel MP launches Roadmap to Climate Resilient Kolkata

nsar Ahmed Ullah ::   The UK Minister Priti Patel met with the Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee on 8 Jan launching a roadmap to create a low-carbon and climate resilient city in West Bengal. During the launch, Priti Patel spoke about Britain and India’s joint partnership that is leading the world in the fight against climate change, working to ...

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NHS URGES PEOPLE TO ONLY USE A&E IN AN EMERGENCY AND AVOID POST-CHRISTMAS SURGE

NHS England today (Saturday) joins forces with the nation’s top A&E doctors to urge those patients who can to avoid the post-Christmas and New Year rush to hospital. With the festive season in full swing, they are reminding people to keep A&E for emergencies only between Boxing Day and December 29 when demand traditionally peaks. The advice from NHS England ...

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