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Tower Hamlets takes safety first, phased approach to re-opening leisure centres

  As leisure centres across England began re-opening last weekend, Tower Hamlets council has agreed plans to support the borough’s main leisure contractor GLL, in a bid to keep leisure facilities in the borough running in a safe and viable way. Plans approved by the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 29 July, include a three phased approach to re-opening leisure centres and a ...

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A new report warns Covid-19 could be devasting for Banglatown

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Brick Lane’s curry restaurants are facing a ‘devastating’ impact as a result of Covid-19, with one restaurateur describing Brick Lane as a ‘ghost town’, as a new report highlights that the pandemic has exacerbated serious challenges faced by the UK’s world-renowned Curry Capital of Europe, in Banglatown, East London. The report, ‘Beyond Banglatown – Continuity, ...

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7000 food pack delivered by Island Networks Covid19 support team

THERE WAS A light drizzle on the Isle of Dogs yesterday, 27th July – but still the volunteers from the Island Network were out and about, delivering food supplies to elderly and vulnerable residents. Seventeen volunteers Led by Maium Miah Talukdar Network Chair, braved the unseasonal weather and handed out 70 food pack and meals out to local elderly and ...

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Bangladesh London mission bins report on issuing health certificate

Bangladesh High Commission in London, UK has described as ‘incorrect’ some media reports that said the mission issued ‘health certificate’ regarding COVID-19 to Bangladesh bound passengers. No such ‘health certificate’ has been issued from the Bangladesh high commission to any passenger rather it only attest to personal ‘health declaration form’ of the travel intending passengers to Bangladesh amid the pandemic, ...

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The chef-driven new food publication CURRY CHEF launched in London

Bangla Mirror Desk : The London based Curry Life Media Group has launched a new publication dedicated to Curry Chef. This will be the fourth food, hospitality, travel and leisure industry publication to the group. The media group founded Curry Life Magazine, Oriental Food Life, Travel Life and latest addition to the group is the Curry Chef Magazine. The first ...

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Rosna Mortuza Joins NHS As Chief Diversity Officer

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: London: The NHS has announced the appointment of Rosna Mortuza who will be joining as the new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer on 27 July for the blood and transplantation service of NHS (NHSBT). This is an important new role, designed to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of NHSBT. In it, ...

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Abdul Hafiz of Sylhet elected mayor of the Council of UK

Abdul Hafiz Jewel of Balaganj district in Sylhet has been elected Mayor of Maldon Town Council in Essex County, UK. He was elected mayor on Monday (July 21st) at the council’s annual general meeting. He had previously served as Deputy Mayor in 2017-18. Abdul Hafiz Jewel is a descendant of Sirajpur village in Dewan Bazar union of Balaganj upazila.. His ...

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Chancellor’s summer statement fails to deliver for Tower Hamlets

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has said that the Chancellor’s summer statement failed to deliver for Tower Hamlets, and warns that London faces a looming jobs crisis as the furlough scheme unwinds. Stats compiled by the Labour Party reveal that across London: 1,074,900 number of people are furloughed, equivalent to around 22% of the workforce 433,000 people are using the ...

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Court allows widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker to sue UK firm

A Bangladeshi woman whose husband lost his life while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018, can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel’s sale, according to London’s High Court. The worker died while working on a tanker called the EKTA in the port city of Chattogram. British lawyers representing his widow, ...

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