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Barking celebrates International Men’s day with pride

MenSpeak and the All Women’s Network organised an event to celebrate the International Men’s Day with a conference and discussion on various social issues, including: mental health, depression, stress and wellbeing. On 30 November the group organised the event at the Barking Town Hall to honour societies men’s who often remain quite on social and family issues. The event convenor ...

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UCL Bangla Society event Reflections on 1971

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: An event titled ‘Reflections on 1971’ was held on 4 December at the University College London (UCL) organised by the UCL Bangla Society to coincide with the month of Victory of Bangladesh. The event was held in Chadwick Building G08, UCL that included a documentary film screening of ‘Birth Pangs of a Nation’ and a photo exhibition ...

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Seminar to be held in Brussels on Bangladesh genocide

Bangla Mirror Desk: A delegation from the Europe based Bengali diaspora organisation European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) recently met up with officers of South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) in Belgium to highlight and draw attention of European community to Bangladesh’s genocide of 1971. The meeting took place in a Brussels venue on 28 November where EBF’s President Ansar Ahmed Ullah & ...

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Philip Hammond: renegotiation of May’s Brexit deal ‘a delusion’

Ministers called in to Downing Street as chancellor rules out hope for 11th-hour changes to ‘compromise’ deal with EU The idea of a last-ditch negotiation of the Brexit deal to secure a better offer from the EU is a delusion, the chancellor has told MPs, saying there was no alternative offer that could be reached. His warning came as cabinet ...

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Culinary world cup 2018 in Luxembourg

UK Curry Connect (UKCC), a small campaign group that is trying to make its voice heard on behalf of the Asian catering industry to various government and industry bodies to deal with staff and skills shortages that are blighting the industry. UKCC has a number of viable proposals that have already been presented and one of its long term proposals ...

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December:  Principles, values and festival -West – Bengalis

Fatema Miah: The Christmas vibe began with December.  Everywhere we see Christmas lighting, banners, decors, and presents reawakens the festive vibes in hearts and minds of people. Santa Grottos mythical legacy drives at forefront.  Shops and leisure centres been playing the 80s popular Christmas songs. Christmas is a seasonal traditional customery festivity celebrated by people due to being accustomed to. ...

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Friend of Bangladesh Nara Shariff’s 5th death anniversary observed

Ansar Ahmad Ullah: On December 2, A memorial meeting organised by the UK Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, was held on 2 December at a College in Commercial Road, East London on the occasion of the 5th death anniversary of Bangladesh’s noble friend Barrister Nora Shariff. The Bangladesh High Commission to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem was present as the ...

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Mayor Biggs calls for greater freedom to spend Right to Buy money

Figures show that 1,045 council homes have been lost in Tower Hamlets through Right to Buy sales since 2013. The Mayor has called for greater freedom to spend Right to Buy money on new council homes, as currently the council can only use 30% of this money when delivering any replacement council homes. Government rules mean council tenants can purchase ...

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Newham, Barking & Dagenham Lib Dem 2018 AGM held

On Thursday 29th of November the Newham, Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats hold their annual general meeting at a eco-friendly venue Husk Brewing, East London. The AGM had Brexit talks, which was addressed by Baroness Sarah Ludford, the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Europe in the House of Lords. On her speech Baroness Sarah mentioned that ‘’we are facing a historical ...

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THE SECRETIVE DEALS

By F R Chowdhury: In the lands of absolute monarchs, people rarely get to know anything in advance. It is all decided within the royal family. However, even in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, things are now changing. These changes are inevitable for the continuity of the regime. What they now have cannot be compared with democratic principle ...

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