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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bangladeshi girl wins place at top uni


TAFSIA SHIKDAR is an ordinary school pupil at an ordinary school in Newham, nervous about her “A”-level exams that are coming up in the summer. From September, though, she will be doing something quite extraordinary – studying engineering at the ...

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Brexit begins!


THERESA MAY has signed the letter, a man called Sir Tim Barrow – the UK’s ambassador to the EU – has taken it over to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Britain is on our way. We’re not sure ...

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Khoyrul Shaheed honoured by Brent Mayor

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Emdad Rahman THE RENOWNED community activist Khoyrul Shaheed was recently honoured by Councillor Parvez Ahmed, the Mayor of the London Mayor of Brent. Shaheed joined other community leaders at the well attended civic reception to celebrate his outstanding achievements in community ...

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East London Mosque seeks CEO


The East London Mosque is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to take charge of the newly created East London Mosque Trust. The Trust has been established to guide the Mosque – and its charity and community facilities ...

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Council consults on autism strategy


WORLD AUTISM Awareness Week runs from 27th March to 2nd April. Estimates suggest that some 1% of the population suffers from autism to some degree. It is thought that 2,300 adults live with autism in Tower Hamlets and the Council ...

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MPs say wife-beater deserved jail

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TWO MPs ARE calling for a review of the light sentence given to a man who beat his wife with a cricket bat and forced bleach into her mouth. Manchester resident Mustafa Bashir, 34, admitted two counts of occasioning Actual ...

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Labour to announce Brexit tests


THE LABOUR PARTY has warned that the Government’s Brexit deal must meet its six tests to win support from Labour MPs. The Party’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, promised to reveal what the six tests are on Monday. Starmer was ...

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