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Marking Martyrs’ Day at home and online

Due to the Covid-19, public gatherings to mark Martyrs’ Day in Tower Hamlets have been cancelled. The council is asking residents to mark the day in a way that protects the community, the NHS, and adheres to the latest government guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19) – by observing it from home and online. Martyrs’ Day falls on a day known as ...

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Annual Residents’ Survey 2021

More than 1,000 people are being invited to take part in Tower Hamlets Council’s Annual Residents’ Survey to find out what services matter most to them and how well the council is doing in delivering them. The residents, who have been picked at random, will be asked for their views on everything from their local area, bin collections, how easy ...

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First British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad honoured with British Citizen Awards

Mansoor Ahmad, the first British Bangladeshi, has been honoured with the British Citizen Awards (BCA) Roll of Honour January 2021, receiving the BCAv – Medal of Honour for his extraordinary endeavours and incredible inspirational and voluntary contribution to the British Community. The BCA Medal Presentation Ceremony was scheduled to take place on the 28th January 2021, but due to the Coronavirus ...

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Healthy Lifestyle Workshop by Knowledge Harbour School : We need to change our diet and lifestyle : Sharif Islam

An exceptional workshop on healthy lifestyle was held today (27.01.21) at The Knowledge Harbour School and College in Upashahar, Sylhet. The workshop was trained by British fitness trainer and popular TV One presenter Sharif Islam, director of NHSC, UK. The main guest at the event was Monir Ahmad, Chairman of the Knowledge Harbor School and College and JMG Air Cargo. ...

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COVID CASH BOOST FOR NEWHAM BUSINESSES

  £10.1 million Additional Restrictions Grants to support businesses in lockdown On Tuesday 19 January Newham Council approved the new strategy to help local businesses adapt and recover to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with Mayor Fiaz’s Towards a Better Newham plan, the paper approved by Cabinet shows how Newham Council will be giving away £10.1 million of grants in ...

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Tower Hamlets resident and local hero Dabirul Choudhury has received his fist dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  

The 101-year old made headlines last year when he took on the challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden while he was fasting for Ramadan. His incredible efforts saw him fundraise more than £229,000 for coronavirus charities. Now, as the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out is underway in Tower Hamlets, Mr Choudhury wants to encourage everyone to take up the vaccine when ...

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Labour MP challenges Prime Minister on structural racism on the impact of COVID on BAME communities

Apsana Begum, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, challenging the Prime Minister at PMQs on the number of Covid-19 fatalities from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, said: “Doctors, researchers, experts, campaigners and my constituents (of whom just under two thirds are from BAME backgrounds, including a large Bangladeshi population) – have all observed the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting BAME communities. ...

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10,000 extra devices needed in Tower Hamlets for home schooling

  A Tower Hamlets Council survey of local headteachers has found that an estimated 10,000 additional devices are required in the borough to ensure that every child has the IT equipment they require to access schooling from home. The Prime Minister made the decision to shut schools in England last week for many children, a day after many primary school ...

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NEWHAM’S FLAGSHIP EAT FOR FREE SCHEME GUARANTEED BY THE MAYOR

    Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham, said: “Newham Council is committed to Eat For Free, which saves the average family £500 per child while providing up to 14,000 children a healthy and nutritious meal every school day. “We want every child to have the best possible start to life, and Eat for Free makes a positive difference in ...

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