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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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UK ‘generations away’ from equality in top roles: survey

Britain is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in top positions across the workplace, according to a survey by a leading women’s rights group published on Monday. “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of ...

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University of East London alumna is finalist at British Education Awards

  University of East London graduate Allison Vitalis has been chosen as one of three finalists for a top prize at the prestigious British Education Awards (BEA). Allison’s selection in the ‘Degree Category (England Zone 2)’ recognises her work as a curriculum ambassador with the University’s widening participation team and her work with a charity helping victims of knife crime. ...

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University students work with police and local schools to help tackle key issues

Knife crime in London, how people see the police and new technology used in policing were some of the key topics addressed by students at a mini conference at the University of East London examining criminology and policing issues. The recent conference was part of the University’s increased focus on creating greater cooperation and dialogue between the University, communities across London ...

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A Champion of Excellence in Northamptonshire

By Imran A. Chowdhury: The eclectic cosmopolitan British society in Northamptonshire is an excellent reflection of interfaith cohesion, multicultural integration and a bridging of all the communities together in the country, to say the least. Living in the country for well over 16 years has allowed me to gain significant knowledge surrounding the intricacies of the diverse communities and their ...

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines launches Manchester services as new partnerships with Bangladeshi cities are announced

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate from Manchester Airport to Dhaka and Sylhet three times per week. Service will cater for more than 70,000 people of Bangladeshi origin in the North. New link is announced between Manchester and the two Bangladeshi cities, with delegations to travel in each direction.  Partnership will promote commercial ties and knowledge sharing. Route welcomed by civic ...

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2,000 local voices heard in council budget consultation

Almost 2,000 local residents, businesses and community organisations have given their views as part of a six week ‘Your Borough, Your Future’ public consultation to help Tower Hamlets Council shape its budget for the next financial year. Children’s services and education, protecting and supporting vulnerable children, and services for older and vulnerable adults are seen as the most valued public ...

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New multi-agency operation clamps down on crime and antisocial behaviour in Whitechapel

An afternoon of enforcement kicked off a new series of multi-agency operations led by Tower Hamlets Council and the police. Continuum Plus targets known people, public places and premises that intelligence suggests are involved in anti-social behaviour (ASB), drugs and organised crime gangs. It also provides support to vulnerable people such as the homeless and people with substance misuse issues, ...

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Love pulls British youth to Bangladesh

Graham Stuart and Ferdousi Kabir Mukta knew it was love when they came across each other in the UK. Mukta had gone there for studies at Nottingham University in 2017 where the couple met and fell in love. They eventually decided to tie the knot but the issue of religions popped up. Stuart finally came to Chattogram on December 14 ...

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