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Council joins with construction industry to bust the gender gap

Women in Tower Hamlets have spent the last week breaking down barriers and laying foundations for a career in construction. Fourteen female residents of the borough came together for a five-day construction skills course, providing them with an insight into the many exciting roles available in one of London’s most dynamic sectors. Women only make up around 14 per cent ...

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Closing roads to protect young lungs

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has announced that 50 primary schools in the borough will benefit from School Streets, an initiative to close roads to traffic or restrict the volume of cars passing by schools. £200,000 has been allocated for works to start on fifteen schools this year and next (2019/2020). Each school will get a tailored programme of ...

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Change of British High Commissioner to Bangladesh – March 2019

Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in succession to Ms Alison Blake CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Chatterton Dickson will take up his appointment in March 2019. the High Commissioner designate Robert Chattarton Dickson is going to present his credential to the Honourable President ...

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SOAS Bangabandhu Lecture: Progress on women empowerment at amazing pace

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Prof Sohela Nazneen said Bangladesh has made remarkable progress at an amazing pace on women empowerment. She was speaking at the Second Annual Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Lecture 2019 on 7 March at the Wolfson Theatre, SOAS University of London organised by the 7th March Foundation and SOAS South Asia Institute, University of London The Lecture titled ‘Contentious Empowerment?: Women as ...

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Seminar on ‘Journalism in today’s world’ to be held in UK

Mirror Desk : A seminar on the current state of journalism will be held at the Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday afternoon. Syed Badrul Ahasan, editor-in-charge of The Asian Age, will attend the seminar – Journalism in today’s world – as the keynote speaker. It is scheduled to start from 5pm local time. Duncan Bartlett, former BBC journalist ...

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Persistent anti-social behaviour offender is imprisoned

A Hackney resident who carried out persistent anti-social behaviour has been put behind bars, thanks to the work of the council. Samantha Lawrence, 41, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at Central London County Court on 26 February. The council’s work collecting evidence about her helped secure a more substantial sentence than the 21 days she had received previously. The ...

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Major £3.3 million transformation for Bow

Traffic management in the town centre New outdoor spaces More cycle and public transport facilities Parts of Bow including the town centre on the historic Roman Road are set to be transformed, as part of a successful, £3.3 million funding bid announced today by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL). The bid by Tower Hamlets council was part of a ...

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