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More than 335 free activity events for people of all ages across the summer

Free summer activities brochure available at Idea Stores, schools, youth centres, council buildings and online. This week, pupils from Smithy Street Primary School in Stepney joined Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Sabina Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts and Brexit to launch this year’s free summer events programme for the borough. The school children took part in activities at Urban Adventure Base ...

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Tower Hamlets leads from the front on sustainability

A council scheme to offer boiler replacements to low income households in Tower Hamlets has been named as the best in the capital. The popular initiative was awarded Best Small Scale Project at the 2019 Greater London Energy Efficiency Awards. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “This scheme supports our residents to lower their energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and ...

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Tower Hamlets receives hate crime champions award with pride

Tower Hamlets’ No Place for Hate Champions Project has once again been recognised with an #EndHateTogether award from the London-wideHEAR Network, an equality and human rights organisation. The award was presented on 2 July to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs and the Tower Hamlets hate crime team by Mhairi McGhee from the HEAR Network at an event which also included the ...

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Bow Community Hub: a new space for the local community to connect and grow

Residents and community groups came together in Bow this afternoon to celebrate the launch of a new space for activities, classes and events. The Bow Community Hub in Twelvetrees Crescent is the latest in a series of ‘community hubs’ to be built by Tower Hamlets Council. It will be managed by Poplar HARCA. Councillor Rachel Blake, Deputy Mayor for Planning, ...

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Green light for 17 more council homes in Bow

  Proposals to build 17 new council homes on the site of a former children’s home have been given the go ahead. Permission for the four townhouses and 13 flats in Norman Grove, Bow, was granted at a meeting of the council’s development committee on Thursday. The properties will have a mixture of one to four bedrooms. They will all ...

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Letter from Boris Johnson

  Dear Mehfuz and Conservative Friends of Bangladesh members, Thank you so much for coming to my ‘Friends of’ reception last week. ‘Friends of’ groups provide our Party with magnificent support in a number of ways, from campaigning and supporting our Councillors, MPs and candidates, to raising important issues and making sure that matters which disproportionately affect communities are at ...

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Letter from Jeremy Hunt

    Chair Conservative Friends of Bangladesh Thursday 4th July 2019:   Dear Conservative Friends of Bangladesh, It is my pleasure to write to you at this time, as a strong supporter of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a key partner for the UK. Most recently, our countries had the opportunity to highlight the deep historic ties that ...

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University of East London collaborates with AWS to become the leading careers-focused University in the UK

  London, UK – 10 July 2019 – The University of East London (UEL) has announced a ground-breaking collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This includes the creation of a UEL Career Zone and Innovation Loft at the University; establishment of a UEL industry research institute; and support for UEL’s flagship Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme. See below for more details. As ...

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Aberfeldy Estate Arrest Video- Mayor Statement

Mayor John Biggs said: “I am deeply concerned to see videos of the arrest on Aberfeldy yesterday. “Although social media doesn’t always show everything the videos are clearly disturbing. I have spoken to the police this morning and told them the incident should immediately be referred to the independent IOPC for investigation. “While we should avoid jumping to conclusions, everyone ...

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Bangladesh not a victim of climate change but has much to offer

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Bangladesh is not a victim of climate change, but a country which has much to offer the rest of the world around adaptation and mitigation said Saber Hussain Chowdhury MP who was speaking at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London on 1 July. He further added that in Bangladesh women were the agents of change and the world can ...

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