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Mayor visits Barking soup kitchen 

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Md Ismael THE ENERGETIC TEAM at the Barking & Dagenham Volunteer Bureau have been supporting a considerable number of local causes. Now, thanks to member Jon Gildersleeve, the Bureau has joined with local partners to support homeless residents in the borough ...

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East London Mosque Trust has new CEO

New Chief Executive Nozmul Hussain

THE EAST LONDON MOSQUE Trust (ELMT) has announced that it is has appointed Nozmul Hussain as its Chief Executive Officer. Nozmul will commence his duties on 2nd October. He will play a key role in the organisation’s continued development and growth. ...

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The rise of the modern day baker

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WE’RE IN THE MIDST midst of a baking resurgence with homemade marvels whetting our appetites everywhere we turn. From bragging rights on social media to the mass of cooking shows battling it out on the box, it would appear that dusting ...

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By Faiz Akbor, aged 15 The majority of our people here are made of clear glass. Not a single spec of dust on their smooth skin. You can see right through them for they have no hidden stories or secrets ...

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ILFL 40+ Vets League makes debut

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Emdad Rahman THE INNER LONDON Football League (ILFL) has once again set the veterans scene buzzing with the launch of the 40+ League at Stepney Green Astroturf.  The league is played in Stepney Green every Monday from 9-10 pm. The ...

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Stepney FC off to a winning start

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Emdad Rahman A TUMULTUOUS summer saw Stepney Football Club relegated from the BFA Summer League for the first time – yet finish the season as Cup Champions after a heroic comeback victory over BYM. This led to a major overhaul in ...

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Isle of Dogs gets another three homes

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THREE HOUSES in the Coldharbour Conservation Area were demolished last June – and Tower Hamlets Council has now ordered the owners to rebuild them as they were knocked down without permission. Tower Hamlets Council has been investigating the demolition since ...

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Man charged after mosque stabbing

Locals gather raound Dr Kurdy, trying to assess his wound as they wait for the paramedics.

HAVE charged Ian Anthony Rook, of no fixed address, with grievous bodily harm and possession of a lethal weapon. This follows an incident on Sunday evening, when Dr Nasser Kurdy was stabbed outside Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association. Dr Kurdy, ...

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Council consults on new development

Former Mayor Lutfur Rahman increased the number of homes through development - but is the borough full now?

TOWER HAMLETS Council has announced that it is preparing a Brownfield Land Register – and members of the public are invited to nominate sites to the new system of record keeping. It all began in April, when the Government instructed Local ...

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