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UWT charity evening to support the needy

Emdad Rahman: An emergency appeal has been launched by Ummah Welfare Trust to support the people of Syria, the Yemen and the Rohingya. A Child’s Cry For Help presents A Silent Refugee, an event which will be hosted by Na’eem Raza. The guest speaker for the evening will be Shaikh Mujahid Ali – Ustadh of Hadith at Ebrahim College and ...

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Leyton Wicketz announce activities for youngsters

Emdad Rahman: Leyton Wicketz Cricket Club are offering activities for young people: Under 11s Cricket Competitive games in the Metropolitan Essex Cricket League on Sunday mornings. Women & Girls Cricket – Mondays 4:00pm to 5:30pm Sessions where women can participate by playing while girls from 6 years to 16 years have their own session with a coach. Club Sessions – 6 to 16 ...

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Health on the agenda at EEHN Fair

Emdad Rahman: The 2018 East End Health Network Health Fair at the Idea Store Whitechapel was an even bigger success than the previous year as large crowds of local residents and visitors to the borough participated in a host of health workshops, massage and advice from stalls promoting services by organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society. Diabetes was on the agenda ...

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Amber Rudd urged to resign over immigrant removal targets

Labour calls on home secretary to quit after she admits existence of targets, having previously said her department did not set them Amber Rudd faced fresh calls to resign after admitting the Home Office set strict local targets for removing migrants who were in the UK illegally, having previously told MPs her department did not set targets. The home secretary ...

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Surge in knife and gun crime in England and Wales

Nearly 40,000 offences involve knife or sharp instrument, and homicides rise 15% to 688 Violent crime in England and Wales is rising at an accelerating pace, according to police figures showing a 22% increase in knife crime and 11% rise in gun crime. The figures for 2017 from the Office for National Statistics show overall crime has fallen owing in ...

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UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account. Reporters Without Borders, which ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Amber Rudd to resign over Windrush scandal

Labour leader lambasts Theresa May and ministers for failure to realise ‘hostile environment’ led to crisis Jeremy Corbyn has called for the home secretary, Amber Rudd, to resign over a “cruel and misdirected” immigration policy that the Labour leader said was responsible for the hardships faced by the Windrush generation. Using all of his time at prime minister’s questions to ...

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Diplomat sipped tea as BNP dishonored Bangabandhu

  By Nadeem Qadir: A probe and its findings into the attack by the BNP on the Bangladesh High Commission in London has been long overdue and the issue came back into the limelight when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina angrily questioned what those responsible did when the unprecedented vandalism as well as dishonour to the portrait of the Father of ...

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What future for the European Union

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: A necessary and valuable debate on the future has started in the EU. Although much works well at EU level, there is reason for soul-searching. The more people who are involved in the discussions on the future of Europe, the better the prospects of strengthening our citizens’ trust in the European project.As a part of the discussions ...

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A statement on IPSO’s decision to uphold a complaint against the Times fostering story

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has today published its decision to uphold a complaint by Tower Hamlets Council against The Times’ coverage of a foster case last summer. The decision by IPSO can be found here. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council, said: “We are pleased that IPSO has upheld our complaint that the Times article was misleading and ...

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