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Tower of London welcomes first black Beefeater in history

Emdad Rahman: The Tower of London has just welcomed the latest Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeater.’ Yeoman Warder Lawrence Watts recently started at the Tower in this iconic role. He becomes the newest Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, taking up the unique role after 23 years of distinguished service in the Army and is also the first black Beefeater ...

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Funding for a royal knees up in honour of the Queen!

The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday in April with festivities taking place until June and residents in Tower Hamlets are invited to join in! The council is offering grants of up to £250 to community groups to organise a series of events to mark the milestone in June. Celebrations will be staged up and down the country to ...

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Young people celebrate completing a Duke of Edinburgh Award

More than 100 young people from the borough picked up their certificates at an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements for undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The awards ceremony took place at Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow on 22 March and was hosted by the Young Mayor of Tower Hamets Deng Yan San and Deputy Young Mayor ...

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Council apprentice scoops top prize

An apprentice has been awarded a top prize at an industry awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the council. Alima Khatun has worked for the council for the past year and was handed the Best Social Media for Business Apprentice of the Year title by Just IT. The award ceremony took place on Friday 18 March during National Apprenticeship ...

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Community Awards celebrate youth achievement

By Emdad Rahman : The Hotel Prince Regent in Chigwell was the venue as husband and wife team Kamru (Kam) Ali and Rina Begum of Stratford-based Apex Accountancy Services hosted a glitzy evening of dinner, entertainment and awards. The Apex Community Awards 2016 were held to celebrate the achievements of shortlisted winners. Excellence in the community awards were handed out ...

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Brady Garden’s new Mosaic artwork is revealed

Volunteers and the Members from the Brady Garden have put up a new mosaic board with artwork inspired by William Morris’s designs from nature (English textile designer, 1834-1896) as well as Moorish patterns which incorporated geometric shapes into garden designs. Shara Ismail, Garden Coordinator: “It has taken many hands to create the mosaic piece and a big shout goes out ...

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The raise of Bengali nation in the mainstream of United Kingdom

By Shahadate Hossain : United Kingdom is renowned for its multiculturalism. The early story of colonisation in British Isles was started by Celtic and Pict tribes. Then the Roman came in 250AD. After the Roman left, other tribe like Germanic tribe, jutes, angles and Saxons colonised modern day of southern England. The Vikings arrived and brought a distinctive influence to ...

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Judgment of Honourable Mr Justice McCloskey, President in LEAD TOEIC/ETS Case

Sharif Ahmed Majumder1 v. Secretary of State for the Home Department       (IA/31380/2014) Judgment Date: 23 March 2016   We act for the appellant, Mr Sharif Ahmed Majumder, in this appeal. Mr Majumder was represented by Counsel, Mr Michael Biggs of 12 Old Square instructed by Universal Solicitors at the hearing before the Presidential Panel. Background BBC Television ...

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Junior Citizens get lessons in safety

School children were taught about a range of subjects to help keep them and others safe at a Junior Citizen event supported by the council. The Junior Citizen event for Year 6 (10 to 11 year-old) pupils was held from 14-24 April and is designed to educate children about the dangers they might face as they prepare to move to secondary school. ...

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Muslims and non Muslims unite for community peace vigil : Respects paid for Istanbul and Brussels

Emdad Rahman : In light of the atrocities committed in Istanbul and Belgium, Citizens UK, Darul Ummah, St Georges in the East and St Mary’s Cable Street joined other community groups and individuals to hold a peace vigil. The short service, which included different faiths took place at Watney Market Square during lunchtime and included speeches from community representatives and ...

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