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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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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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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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EDL demo over before it began


The ultra-right wing English Defence League (EDL) called a demonstration in Chelmsford today, Sunday, 24th September – but the protest was over before it began. The extremists had announced they were going to protest about gangs grooming under-age girls, terrorism ...

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PC shortlisted for Diversity Award

PC Ben Forbes

“I’M INCREDIBLY honoured to be nominated, let alone be shortlisted,” said PC Ben Forbes in response to the news that he is one of eight people from across the UK to have been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award. PC ...

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