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Public Spaces Protection Order to tackle use of nitrous oxide linked to antisocial behaviour approved in Cabinet

  On Wednesday 28 April the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Cabinet approved the introduction of a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deal with the use of nitrous oxide linked to antisocial behaviour. A PSPO is an order that prevents certain behaviours or actions being carried out in a specified area. Tower Hamlets already has two PSPOs in ...

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New strategy aims to drive down violence, vulnerability and exploitation experienced by young people even further

A new strategy has launched on Wednesday 19 May) to reduce violence, vulnerability, and exploitation (VVE) affecting children and young people in Tower Hamlets. This follows new statistics which reveal a promising starting point for the new strategy: Knife crime injury has fallen 25 per cent (120 to 90) in three years Serious youth violence has fallen 7.7 per cent ...

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Mayor welcomes the reopening of the borough’s arts and cultural businesses

  Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs joined Rich Mix CEO Judith Kilvington, staff and customers for the long-awaited re-opening of their cinema. After a year like no other for the arts and cultural industries, everyone at Rich Mix was incredibly excited to welcome their audiences back and to share in culture and creativity once again. To celebrate the return ...

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Bangladeshi entrepreneur gets technology innovator award in UK

Shadman Sakib, a Bangladeshi born entrepreneur in Britain, has won the Sixth Annual Technology Innovator Awards under the “Best Interactive Short Video Platform – California, USA” category. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of WhadaTime, an interactive short video platform. Corporate Vision, a United Kingdom (UK) based digital platform to support and guide better business practices, selected WhadaTime for ...

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Thousands protest in London over Israel-Gaza violence

Thousands of people have marched through central London in support of the Palestinians amid ongoing fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza. The organisers of the protest called on the UK government to stop allowing what they described as “Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people”. Demonstrators marched to the Israeli embassy chanting “free Palestine”. It comes ...

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100,000 people vaccinated in Tower Hamlets

100,000 residents in Tower Hamlets have now received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a landmark achievement for the council and its health partners in the borough.  The milestone was met on 9 May and more than 80 per cent of residents in vaccine priority groups one to five have now had their first dose. More than 30,000 ...

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NEWHAM DECIDES: THE RESULTS MAY 6 2021 ELECTION GOVERNANCE REFERENDUM

  In the referendum on the future governance of Newham, voters have elected to retain the Directly Elected Mayor model. Newham residents had been offered a straight choice between the current model, where the Mayor is elected directly by the people and the Committee Model, where councillors elect the Mayor. The votes were as follows: Directly Elected Mayor model – ...

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Sadiq Khan re-elected London mayor

Sadiq Khan was re-elected London Mayor on Saturday as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections. Khan, who became the first Muslim to head a major Western capital after his victory in 2016, saw off his main challenger, Shaun Bailey, the candidate from ...

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British-Muslim man performs adhan on London’s Tower Bridge

Just as the sun set over the horizon on the last Friday of Ramadan, a British-Muslim delivered the adhan on London’s Tower Bridge. Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, who was part of an interfaith virtual iftar on Friday, delivered the adhan in a style akin to Sheikh Ali Ahmad Mulla, head muezzin of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. “I am just an ...

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