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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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Her Majesty The Queen recognises Bangladeshi volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, has today recognised Korvi Rakshand, representing Bangladesh, as the 181st Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service helping young people take part in volunteering. Korvi, aged 35, launched ‘Volunteer for Bangladesh’, the country’s largest volunteer platform with over 35,000 young people taking part in voluntary ...

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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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Ensure Justice for Migrant Workers

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Bangladesh is one of the top labour sending countries of the world. In the last decade, the number of Bangladeshis migrating abroad for employment has increased almost 100 times since the mid-1970s, when labour migration to the Gulf region commenced. Migrant workers have not only been contributing to the country’s foreign exchange reserves, they alleviate ...

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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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Islamic Relief UK and Newham community project distribute 500 food packs to international students in London who are struggling financially during Covid-19

On Saturday 8 May, Islamic Relief UK partnered with Newham Community Project food bank to provide 500 food packs to international students and their families in London, who have been struggling financially during Covid-19. Food packs with big portions of items such as tinned tomatoes, chickpeas, lentils, tea bags and biscuits were given to over 700 students and nearly 70 ...

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ISLAMIC RELIEF WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES WASEEM AHMAD AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  Waseem Ahmad has been appointed as the new CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW).  Waseem is currently the Director of IRW’s International Programmes Division, managing the design and delivery of the organisation’s global humanitarian and development work. Last year this work provided vital support to 9.5 million people in more than 40 countries – including life-saving aid for people affected by humanitarian crises; transformative water and ...

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“The Fast of Ramadan, Covid-19 pandemic: A Reflection

By Khaled Noor:     The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting during Ramadan is obligatory for every Muslim of full age who is mentally and physically fit. There are some exceptions, such as those who are travelling. The month of Ramadan has special significant in the Islamic calendar, as it is the month ...

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