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Benefit freeze pricing families out of a home

New research from the National Housing Federation (NHF) shows that more than nine in ten homes for private rent (94%) in England are too expensive for those on housing benefit. The NHF analysed 75,000 rental homes advertised on Zoopla and compared the cost of rent for each property with the rate of Local Housing Allowance that a family requiring that ...

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Global diplomatic influence.of Saudi Arabia

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major actor in Middle Eastern as well as global politics. The kingdom has justified this proactive foreign policy approach as a necessary response to force Shiʿa powerhouse Iran to scale back its presence in Arab countries and to keep Iranian power under check. Lately, the kingdom is pursuing policies ...

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Commonwealth Journalists Association member won House of Lords British Community Honour Award 2019

Mansoor Ahmad, a member of Commonwealth Journalists Association UK won British Community Honours Award 2019. He received this award in an award giving ceremony organised by British Community Honours Award – BCHA held on Friday, the 18th October, 2019 at The House of Lords, the second chamber of the UK Parliament for his outstanding contribution towards British Society. Expressing his ...

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Solihull Muslims; the Pakistanis and execising disgraceful  haram forbidden nature Infected into Bengalis too 

  Fatema Miah:   When some UK people are showing phobia symptoms of disliking  Islam, what is said to be islamophobia, already by then I have devastatingly broken down, destructed, my huge and vast  andurance capacity smashed down,  crushed  up to minuet atomic dust pieces, my tolerance and it’s engine mechanism blown off,  and made to clasp down by Pakistani ...

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Brexit: What to expect from Parliament’s Saturday sitting

Parliament is sitting on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate and vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – here is what to expect. What time is Parliament sitting? MPs will gather in the House of Commons at 09:30 BST – we don’t know what time they will finish. Peers sit a little later at 10:00 ...

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Penny Appeal’s Mini-CEO to Launch MY Helpline 

October 10th sees Penny Appeal’s Mini CEO (11-year-old Shakira Rahman) launch the MY (Muslim Youth) Helpline, providing listening and mental health support for young people between the ages of 11 to 24. The MY Helpline is a confidential and non-judgemental service for young Muslims across the UK. It will provide faith and culturally sensitive support for any young Muslim facing challenges ...

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Climate activists in London protest against Rampal power plant to save the Sundarbans

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   On 17 October climate justice protesters gathered outside the Bangladesh High Commission, London demanding the scraping of India Bangladesh joint venture coal fired Rampal power plant, close to the Sundarbans. Protesters claimed that the plant would destroy the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Huge carbon emission, air, river and land pollution will cause destruction of ...

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New books capturing the journey of Bengali community of the 90s

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   While many are aware of Altab Ali’s tragic, senseless and racially motivated murder in 1978 in a park that now bears his name and observes annual Altab Ali Day on 4 May in Whitechapel, East London, many aren’t aware of the long struggle the Bengali community faced. It should be mentioned here that from the mid-1970s ...

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Council launches biodiversity blueprint

  A Local Biodiversity Action Plan (2019-24) has been launched in a bid to protect and enhance the variety of plant and animal life in Tower Hamlets. The blueprint sets out what the council, registered housing providers, developers, community groups and residents can do to help conserve the borough’s important habitats and species. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: ...

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Grand Union presented Mahamaya Shil at Rich Mix

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   A concert titled ‘Bengal to Bethnal Green’ featured Bengali classical singer Mahamaya Shil and Grand Union Orchestra All-Stars, at the Rich Mix, Bethnal Green on 13 October Mahamaya Shil performed ragas, Lalon and ballads arranged by Tony Hanes of Grand Union Orchestra. Shil was accompanied by, renowned tabla player & director of Bengal to Bethnal Green, Yousuf ...

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