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Funding boost to tackle substance misuse

    Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded nearly £1million in a bid to tackle substance misuse in the borough through a targeted one-year intervention programme. The funding package is part of Project ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery), a joint Home Office, Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England programme which is testing an intense whole-system approach to ...

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Government put under pressure to set cladding removal deadline

    The Government was today (22 July) called upon to set a deadline for when all Grenfell-style cladding on high-rise developments must be removed. Tower Hamlets Council called upon the government to set a nationwide deadline to remove Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, as part of a new Building Safety Pledge which also calls for the costs of this ...

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Have your say on new Brick Lane artwork to mark Bangladesh@50

  Members of the public, including residents, businesses and visitors are being called on to have their say on a new piece of public artwork to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladeshi Independence. Artists Mohammed Ali, Abu Jafar and Karimah Hassan have all been invited to submit a concept design for the artwork – with feedback from the public consultation and a review by a jury panel deciding which ...

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UK Awami League organised a civic reception in honour of Sajjad Miah MBE

By Muhammed Shahed Rahman: Prominent social worker Sajjad Miah MBE was greeted by the community in London. Speakers on the occasion lauded Sajjad Mia MBE for his contribution in community work. They said that his contribution in the field of community work and education is remarkable. Sajjad Miah MBE is a role model for the younger generation.They were speaking at a civic ...

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London hospital cancels operations after flooding

All planned outpatient appointments and surgery have been cancelled at a hospital in east London after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the British capital, local media reported Monday. Officials said ambulances were being diverted away from Whipps Cross hospital while a cleanup operation was carried out, according to The Guardian newspaper. Heavy rainfall flooded parts of London on ...

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BD priorities to be highlighted at ‘COP26 July Ministerial’

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin is leading the Bangladesh delegation at the two-day “COP26 July Ministerial” that began on Sunday in the United Kingdom (UK). Shahab Uddin is expected to highlight Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s priorities at the COP26 as a state party to the UNFCCC and also as the President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum ...

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Bangla Sanglap receives SME News Greater London Enterprise Award 2021

By Muhammed Shahed Rahman :   Bangla Sanglap received the 2021 award for the best emerging ethnic news media publication in Britain from London. The award given to Bangla Sanglap was considered because it had inspired the nation by publishing mainstream news, investigative reports on the coronavirus epidemic, and covering the latest news. The award organisation AI Global Media said ...

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Mansoor Ahmad Honoured with Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London recognition for contribution to the British Community

Commonwealth Journalists Association Britain (UK) Member British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad has been honoured with Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London recognition for exceptional contribution to the British Community. In his statement Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Her Majesty The Queen’s personal representative in Greater London, charged with upholding the dignity of the Crown, has recognised and thanked Mansoor Ahmad for his exceptional ...

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Call for evidence launched on new technologies in law enforcement 

  The House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee today invites written contributions to its inquiry into new technologies in law enforcement. The committee seeks to explore the use of advanced algorithmic tools in activities to discover, deter, rehabilitate, or punish people who breach the law in England and Wales. The committee will be focusing on the existing legal framework around the ...

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PLAN TO END HOLIDAY HUNGER AND CHILD FOOD POVERTY LAUNCHED BY NEWHAM COUNCIL

A bold and broad plan to tackle food poverty and holiday hunger faced by almost one third (32%) of Newham’s children has been launched today (21 July) by the borough’s Mayor. Families in Newham, where 50% of children are living in poverty, have been hit hard by the pandemic and struggled to afford to put food on the table. To end food ...

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