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Schools to be ‘car-free zones’

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has announced that schools can pilot trials where streets around them are closed to cars for a few hours if  parents are concerned about their children’s health. Play Streets, where some roads are closed off at weekends where there is demand, are also being proposed as part of the council’s campaign to improve air ...

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EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals

Fears in Europe that party’s goal of unseating PM could lead to chaos of ‘cliff-edge’ exit The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals. Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for election if MPs vote down May’s Brexit deal

Labour leader adds to pressure on PM in conference speech that skewered Chequers plan Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May that Labour MPs will vote against her Chequers plan unless she is willing to accept his proposal to keep Britain in a customs union and protect consumer standards and workers’ rights after Brexit. The conditional offer came near the end ...

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Young WorkPath opens its doors in Watney Market

    Advice and support for young people looking to find jobs, training, courses and apprenticeships is now available at the heart of the community. What was once a vacant Santander bank branch in Watney Market has been transformed into the home of Young WorkPath, the council’s new and innovative employment and careers service with a focus on residents aged ...

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Tower Hamlets Council tackles loneliness and isolation in a week of celebratory events for older people

A week of activities, talks, workshops and other events will take place across the borough, as Tower Hamlets Council alongside voluntary, health and community organisations mark United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) on 1 October. In 2015, there were an estimated 16,700 people aged 65 or over living in Tower Hamlets. It is expected that this number will increase ...

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GET THE RIGHT SUPPORT THIS STOPTOBER

Stop smoking advisors were on hand at the Royal London Hospital yesterday (Thursday 20 September) to launch the national Stoptober campaign. Joined by John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Ian Basnett, Associate Director for Public Health at Barts Health NHS Trust and Chris Lovitt, Associate Director for Public Health at the council, advisors were engaging residents to take part and ...

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President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce visits UK to attract investors for High-tech Park in Companyganj

Bangladesh High-tech Park Authority organised a seminar in London on 30th September to attract the investors for the newly built High-tech Park in Companyganj in Sylhet.  President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khandakar Shiper Ahmed will arrive in the UK to promote this park.  He will be attending the seminar as well as talking to NRB businesspersons and investors on bilateral ...

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Tower Hamlets Council endorses campaign against Government’s school cuts

Tower Hamlets Council has formally endorsed the campaign against cuts to education funding. Councillors made the decision at a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 19th September, after a motion was put forward by Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Danny Hassell. Councillors highlighted the fact that school across Tower Hamlets will see their budgets cuts by at least £16m – ...

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The UK to help the Government of Bangladesh in tackling child labour

The UK’s support to tackle forced labour goes above and beyond the Prime Minister’s £150 million commitment last year. The Prime Minister’s Call to Action to end forced labour is now endorsed by 75 UN member states. The UK and other donor countries launch new principles to eradicate human trafficking and forced labour from global supply chains. Announcement of a ...

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Inaugural Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (ARTA) To pay homage to the UK’s finest Curry Houses

The inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), the most prestigious celebration of South Asian cuisine in the UK, will be taking place on 30th September 2018 at InterContinental London – The O2. ARTA 2018 will welcome a guest list of the nation’s most respected curry restaurateurs alongside MP’s, dignitaries and celebrities as they collectively honour the achievements of the industry. The ceremony will behosted by television ...

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