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UK security services ‘failed’ over Syria girls

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join Islamic State say officials “failed” to stop them leaving the UK. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who went to Syria to be a “jihadi bride” in 2013, reportedly had online contact with one of the girls who flew to Turkey last week. It is feared that Kadiza ...

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LBPC organises meeting to condole the death of journlist Aminul Haque Badsha

London Bangla Press Club has organised a condolence meeting to condole the death of prominent journalist Aminul Haque Badsha.  The meeting was held in Montefiore Centre in East London on 13 February.  A huge number of journalists, political leaders, activists and community members took part in the meeting to pay their tribute to the deceased journalist.  LBPC President Nobab Uddin ...

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Climbing The Walls To Reduce Heating Loss

Tower Hamlets Homes has taken an imaginative approach to improving the energy efficiency of 17 high and medium rise blocks. A novel technique was used to insert cavity wall insulation into more than 480 homes quickly and without disrupting residents. Instead of erecting scaffolding, THH used specialist engineers commissioned by Keepmoat contractors, to abseil down the sides of the buildings. ...

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Tower Hamlets Council backs smokefree cars with children

Following on from the recent announcement of new legislation of banning smoking in cars when children are present, Tower Hamlets Council is strongly supporting Public Health England’s campaign for smokefree homes and cars. The ban to end smoking in cars in England will come into effect on October 1 with fines up to £50 for those caught not following regulations. ...

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Tower Hamlets supports ‘Fair Pay Fortnight’

From February 16 to March 1, 2015 Tower Hamlets is supporting ‘Fair Pay Fortnight’ – a campaign run by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to raise awareness about Britain’s cost of living crisis. The TUC say that working people in the UK are seeing their living standards squeezed harder every year. The cost of energy, food and housing is soaring ...

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5000 homes made decent in Tower Hamlets programme

One of London’s largest Decent Homes programme sails past another milestone, as the 5,000th home is made decent, with new kitchens, bathrooms and other improvements. Tower Hamlets Homes have come a long way since the programme began in 2010.  When they started the vast majority of homes managed by Tower Hamlets Homes (77%) were not up to the decent standard. ...

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Time to Talk about mental health

Tower Hamlets Council will be encouraging everyone to take ‘Time to Talk’ on 5 February to get more people talking about mental health than ever before. The campaign, led by national charity Time to Change, aims to show that “It’s the little things which make a big difference” and could be as simple as having a cup of tea and a chat with ...

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Mayor praises the proportion of students who go to university

The future is bright for students from Tower Hamlets after Government figures showed an impressive proportion of the borough’s sixth-form leavers go on to university.The Department for Education released figures on Tuesday (January 27) showing the destination of Key Stage 5 students from across the country for the 2012/13 academic year.Tower Hamlets performed strongly. Its percentage of 65 per cent ...

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Kidnapped BNP leader Mujib returns to the UK

Bangladesh Nationalist Party BNP UK branch Advisor and UK Jubo Dal’s founder and former President Mujibur Rahman Mujib returned to the UK after being kidnapped for a long period.When Mujib returned to the UK, UK BNP, Jubo Dol, Shechchashebok Dol, JASAS and Lawyer’s forum leaders welcomed him with flowers at Heathrow Airport.  At that point, emotional Mujib expressed his deepest ...

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