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First Sikh and Muslim padres join the military

Friday 14 December 2018: In a first for the British military, a Sikh and Muslim padre have become part of the Royal Air Force’s Chaplain’s branch. The two padres graduated at RAF College Cranwell on Thursday, after completing reservist officer training. Padres provide spiritual and welfare support to all soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and their families. They deploy on ...

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Question why I don’t write about Bangladesh election

Fatema Miah: Warmest regards to every Bengali in Victorious December. In Bangla; Bojoyer ushno shuvecha People asked question why I don’t write about Bangladesh politics and specially about the approaching election in Bangladesh?. Bangladesh is in a might of right exercising political state and there is rivalry between two antagonistic political parties what is understood from the scenario of political ...

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

By F R Chowdhury: It was on the 28th of November, 2018 BBC news broadcast about a fine of about £2.2 million imposed on a bus operator for failure to carry out their corporate responsibility as evidenced from their corporate negligence and poor performance. The regulator did not mention the corporate negligence as the main reason for the accident in ...

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Police funding: Government pledges extra £300m

Police forces in England and Wales are set to receive an extra £300m to help pay for pension expenses and other costs, ministers have announced. Since 2010, central government funding to police forces has been cut by almost a third, in real terms, leading the number of officers to fall by 21,000. Police and Crime Commissioners, who represent the public, ...

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Brexit: Theresa May won’t lead Conservatives into next election

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will not lead the Conservative Party into the next general election. She said the party would prefer to “to go into that election with another leader”, as she arrived in Brussels for an EU summit. It confirms what she told MPs ahead of a confidence vote triggered by MPs angry at her Brexit ...

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First school closed to cars

First road near a school is permanently closed to tackle air pollution Students plant a cherry tree to complete the works Children in Tower Hamlets have up to 10% less lung capacity than the national average Students from Sir William Burrough Primary School, Stepney, today grabbed the chance to plant a cherry tree with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets and ...

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Foster carers praised for opening their hearts and homes

Residents who give a loving home to vulnerable children were praised for their hard work at an annual glitzy awards ceremony organised by Tower Hamlets Council on 7 December at the Atrium Shoreditch. Hundreds of people attended the 2018 Foster Carers’ Awards Ceremony, which recognised and celebrated the achievements of the borough’s foster carers. Three couples: Helimun Nessa and Shafique Miah; ...

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Major works to start on new Tower Hamlets Town Hall as Bouygues UK is appointed as main works contractor

Major works will begin to turn the former Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel into the borough’s new Town Hall after Bouygues UK was awarded the main works contract. The construction company has been carrying out preparatory work since August 2018 which has included soft strip of the building’s interior and asbestos removal. Bouygues UK will now remain on site ...

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Government Shelves Vital Council Funding Announcement Because Of Brexit Mess

A vital announcement on the level of cuts that cash-strapped councils will receive next year has been shelved because of the Tory Brexit mess. Conservative Communities secretary James Brokenshire had been due to announce the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement on Thursday 6th December. But less than 24 hours before the much-anticipated announcement the government cancelled the statement and told local ...

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Tower Hamlets launches new social work academy

Unique support given to newly qualified social workers Training programme delivered with university partners Innovative practice Tower Hamlets Council launched its new social work academy this week, announcing what will be a step change in the way that the council recruits, trains and retains social workers. There are currently major challenges in recruitment into the profession and the academy represents ...

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