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Extraordinary Rofikul receives BCA accolade

Emdad Rahman ROFIKUL ISLAM BCAc is among the 27 extraordinary people selected to receive the distinguished British Citizen Award – a nationally recognised award for individuals in the UK who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and social activism within in their ...

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Hedgecock Fun Day marks the end of summer

Nazir Ali THE HEDGECOCK Community Centre (HCC) delivered another impressive “End of Summer” Community Fun Day on Sunday, 5th September. On this blazing hot day, more than 300 people packed out HCC and the surrounding areas. Also in attendance was ...

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Bookbike London reaches 4,000 shares

Hamza Mikael #bookbikelondon WAS BORN in Barking & Dagenham and is the brainchild of resident and community volunteer Emdad Rahman, who wanted to combine his passion for books and cycling.  Zoinul Abidin, Head of Universal Services at Barking & Dagenham, ...

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Humdum Foodbank Team goes digital

Muhammad Talha HUMDUM UK – based in Barking & Dagenham – came about as a result of the passion of Nighat and Kishwar Bhola to serve those facing food poverty and hardship.  Both mother and daughter became concerned by the ...

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The Thames today

TODAY WE continue with our occasional series The Thames today. The Thames forms the southern boundary of four East London boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. In one way it is a barrier, sealing off one direction ...

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