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Is it safe to give to charity?

TWO REGULATORS – the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator – have joined forces to warn donors to check up very carefully on the organisations they are giving Zakat donations to during Ramadan. The regulators quoted the Muslim Charities Forum ...

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Splash Lifeskills Youth feed the elderly

Emdad Rahman SPLASH LIFESKILLS youngsters from Poplar have been using the month of Ramadan to increase their community activities. A small group of young people led by youth worker Amrana Begum visited Sonali Gardens community care centre and old people’s ...

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Police celebrate maiden century

NEARLY 8,000 women are serving officers with the Metropolitan Police at all levels, from the humblest new recruit to the Commissioner herself – but it wasn’t like that in the early days. It’s just over 100 years since the Metropolitan ...

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Women hold Iftar for Rohingya

Women will be breaking the fast together on Friday, at a gathering at the Brady Centre which aims to raise money for Rohingya women and girls. All women, of all faiths, are welcome. There will be refreshments, talks and stalls. ...

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Dance the afternoon away in Bow

A DANCE TASTER afternoon is taking place today, 11th May, from 2.30-5.15pm at Bow Church. Dance-wise, there will be a free taster rueda class (please bring trainers to wear) which is suitable for beginners and improvers. If you enjoy the ...

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Chicksand community drives its own change

FAMILIES, CHILDREN and local residents from the Chicksand Estate in Tower Hamlets have taken part in an Easter celebration which culminated in the installation of a large community mural. The event – organised by The Young Foundation, a charity whose ...

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Islamic Relief backs south London Eco-Ramadan

While the UK Parliament wonders how to respond to the Extinction Rebellion and other protests over climate change, the Balham Mosque and Tooting Islamic Centre were taking a quiet step forward – by launching an Eco-Ramadan. The Eco-Ramadan was planned ...

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How tweet!

THERE’S MANY AN East End resident that’s found fame in front of the cameras – but the latest East Ender making a name for themselves has done so in a rather unusual way. A seagull seems to have stopped off ...

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