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Beanibazar Welfare Trust UK hosts glittering awards night

Emdad Rahman The Beanibazar Welfare Trust held its annual awards night and joint fundraiser at the Royal Regency in Newham. Guests included Stephen Timms MP, Cllr Unmesh Desai (Labour GLA Candidate for City & East), and Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council ...

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Still Alice – a unique experience

The original score to the Academy Award® winning film, Still Alice, is set to be performed at a Shoreditch church next week. The film, which is about a renowned linguistics professor who develops early onset dementia, shines a light on ...

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Support on hand for young adult dementia carers

Reseach carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia – with one new person being diagnosed with the condition every three minutes. The Society champions the rights of people living ...

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Council staff and Play on Sports raise money for Syrian refugees

Emdad Rahman Tower Hamlets Council staff and Play On Sports have organised a 5-a-side indoor football tournament to raise money and awareness for Syrian refugee children. Tournament organiser Akbal Ahmed said: “After seeing that photo of little Aylan Kurdi washed ashore – and having ...

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Campaign and cultivate!

The November issue of the Voice, newsletter of the East London Garden Society (ELGS) is out – bringing readers the usual mix of campaigning issues and horticultural know-how. The important local news is that ELGS is bringing together the community ...

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Commissioners efforts leave areas “under-represented for funding”

Anti-under-representation Czars correct their own under-representation gaffe Some months ago, Eric Pickles said that under Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Administration, Tower Hamlets Council handed out grants unevenly across the borough. He sent in “commissioners” to run the borough better – who ...

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“Be Halal” lobbies Defra on halal and welfare

Dear Minister, Behalal.org is a non political and non profit voluntary organisation set up to safeguard the halal diet. We advocate the safeguarding and improvement of animal welfare. Animal welfare in the Islamic faith is an obligation and part of ...

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Everest climber Mollie Hughes welcomes 02 climbers

Emdad Rahman For one day only Mollie Hughes held a series of Summit Talks on the viewing platform of Up at The 02, 52m above ground level. Harnesses and carabiner clips are no stranger to Mollie who, in 2012 and ...

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Creative funding for B&D

The Arts Council England has announced that it will be funding Creative Barking and Dagenham for a further three years. The funding comes through the national Creative People and Places Programme. Creative Barking and Dagenham will now go ahead and ...

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Celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community

The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication, held a press conference on Thursday, 22nd October at the London Muslim Centre to announce the launch of the much anticipated 2015 publication. The official launch of the ...

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