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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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Council warning about drink driving

Tower Hamlets Council has launched a poster campaign to remind drivers that even one alcoholic drink can put you over the legal limit to drive. These adverts have been installed at different locations across the borough for the duration of the festive holiday period. The campaign aims to reduce the number of people who drink alcohol and drive over Christmas. ...

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Tower Hamlets Council nominated for awards

Tower Hamlets Council’s unique Find it, Fix it, Love it (FiFiLi) app and Assistive Technology (AT) Strategy Team have been nominated for prestigious awards. The FiFiLi app and AT Strategy Team have both been shortlisted in the Innovation category. FiFiLi is also nominated in the Environment category of the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2016, the 20th year since the ...

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Victory Day reception

Ansar Ahmed Ullah ::   A reception on the occasion of Bangladesh’s Victory Day and Christmas was hosted by Nadeem Qadir, Minister (Press), Bangladesh High Commission on the evening of 15 Dec at Kiplings restaurant, North London. Nadeem Qadir shared his memory of Bangladesh War of Liberation. He said while the Victory Day is a joyous occasion it also brings ...

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Demo in London to save Phulbari

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: A demo was held against Global Coal Resources Management (GCM) during its Annual General Meeting on 18 Dec London time 10:30am outside Hamilton Place, Central London to protest against open pit mine project. The London-based AIM-listed multinational company GCM announced its AGM to discuss implementing a massive open-pit coal mine by forcibly displacing 130,000 families of ...

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