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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Liverpool Bangla Press Club celebrates Boishakhi Mela

Liverpool Bangla Press Club UK celebrated Pohela Boishakh in accordance with Bangladesh. President of the press club Surot Ali inaugurated the Boishakhi Mela in a hall in Liverpool. The Mela was featured by a rally, dance, music, Panta-Ilish and other cultural acitiviites. The audience hugely enjoyed dance performance by the children. There were other cultural activities. The performers included Shotabdi ...

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Mahmudur Rahman is Titumir of these days

Speakers attending in a protest meeting held in protest of three years of imprisonment of Mahmudur Rahman, Acting Editor of Doinik Amar Desh, said that Mahmudur Rahman is a national Hero who can only be compared with Titumir. The country needs this type of fearless and courageous persons to uphold the independence and democracy. They also emphasised that Mahmudur Rahman ...

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Council is recognised for service excellence

Tower Hamlets Council has been shortlisted for four prestigious, national awards from the MJ, a leading UK trade publication. The clean and green team is shortlisted for ‘best council services’ and was commended in the ‘reinventing public services’ category; the adopt a garden team is shortlisted for ‘excellence in community engagement’, the legal services team is shortlisted for their expertise ...

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BAISHAKHI MELA in Luton on 14 April

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Luton based Batighor is organising Baishakhi Mela 2016 on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at St. George’s Square, Luton  from 12.00pm to 20.00pm. This year Baishakhi Mela will be a daylong mega event that will include multi-cultural music, folk dances, parade, stalls and much more. . It will be an opportunity for everybody to be part of ...

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Kids have a blast at Urban Wheelers Jam!

BMX bikers and skateboarding enthusiasts put on a fantastic display of stunts, flips and air tricks at the Urban Wheelers Jam in Victoria Park on 6 April. The fun day attracted more than 200 residents and was organised by Tower Hamlets Council during the Easter break to encourage more young people to get active. Victoria Park boasts of the only ...

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Amnesty condemns killing of blogger Nazimuddin Samad

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : The vicious killing of another secular activist in Bangladesh is a grave reminder that the authorities are failing to protect people exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said in a statement issued on 7 April. Four masked men attacked Nazimuddin Samad, 28, with a machete in Dhaka late night on Wed 6 April ...

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