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Locals unite for Tower Hamlets Peace Walk

Emdad Rahman: As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week locals alongside visitors from as far afield as New York along with community organisations have come together for a Peace Walk. The Tower Hamlets No Place For Hate Forum, ELOP, Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum, Real Disability Hate Crime Project and Local Voices Project also united to launch the #NoPlaceForHate ...

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Climate science and physics connection.

Fatema Miah: Earlier I wrote in an article that climate science Is interlinking to every subject from physics to society and faith. Also it is justice matter too.  Now, eventually our climate concern beings have managed to encourage and drew the attention of our  physics specialists to climate science and come with acknowledgement of co2  contribution from radioactivity,  power emission ...

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London Enterprise Academy pupils take part in charity 5K

Maruf Ahmed: Whilst most school children are tucking into their well earned midday lunches a group of year 10 pupils from the London Enterprise Academy in Whitechapel joined volunteers from the UK charity Human Relief Foundation to raise awareness of issues affecting young people and school children whose lives are affected by poverty. The children joined locals Abdal Ahmed and ...

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Mayor announces new programmes to tackle poverty during visit to crisis support and food bank charity

  Support reaffirmed for £6.6 million Tackling Poverty Fund. £200,000 fund will provide support for local organisations looking to tackle poverty in innovative ways. New ‘tackling poverty dashboard’ will map poverty indictors to ensure money gets to where it is needed. Research to be commissioned to look at the impact of Universal Credit on households with children. The Mayor of ...

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Exhibition supports jailed Bangladeshi photographer

A FORMER lecturer is returning to the University of Salford to open an exhibition in support of his friend, the jailed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam. Dr Jacques Rangasamy MBE is coming to the University’s New Adelphi building on Monday October 22 to open the exhibition of work by the incarcerated photographer and social justice campaigner. The work will be displayed ...

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Vigil at St Paul’s: Altab Ali remembered

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A Service of Hope and Remembrance was held at St Paul’s Cathedral to remember victims and all of those affected by hate crime hate crime on Sunday 14 October. The purpose of the event was to remember those whose lives have been taken away or abused by hate crime and to renew commitment to be vigilant and ...

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Mo Farah brings Olympic dream to Tower Hamlets children

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets joined Olympian hero Sir Mo Farah and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London today at Cubitt Town Primary School to support the participation of all London schools in The Daily Mile. The Daily Mile began in 2012, the year of the Olympics, as an idea to tackle children’s lack of physical fitness. Today Tower Hamlets leads ...

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Race and disability hate crime round table event

To mark Black History Month, Tower Hamlets based organisation for disable people ‘Real’ organised Race and Disability Hate Crime Round Table event on 11 October at Jack Dash House, Isle of Dogs. Speakers from race hate crime organisations informed disable people about their services and how they make themselves accessible to disabled people. Presentations were made were made by Andy ...

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Latest ‘Ask the Mayor’ event at Isle of Dogs drew lively debate

  Last night, Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, attended St Luke’s Primary School on the Isle of Dogs to answer questions and hear concerns from residents as part of his regular ‘Ask the Mayor’ events. The session was chaired by Councillor Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities, who welcomed attendees before Mayor John Biggs set ...

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First Guide to Archiving for Muslim organisations and 105-year-old Islamic Magazine launched

Emdad Rahman: Launch of first ever guide for archiving specifically aimed at Muslim institutes First conference to discuss archiving Muslim heritage Launch of one-off special edition of 105-year-old Islamic Magazine The Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative (EMHAI) in partnership with The National Archives have launched the first ever guide to archiving for Muslim institutes at the country’s very first ...

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