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Day: March 29, 2017

This London Underground advert is causing a massive sexism row
ENGLISH, London

This London Underground advert is causing a massive sexism row

    Sexist tube adverts are a guaranteed way to get your brand talked about, provided it can weather the negative publicity. It worked for Protein World, who made £1 million immediately following their beach body ready campaign, which enraged many. Marsh & Parsons, the London estate agents, have taken a leaf out of their book, with a provocative advert. The poster has gathered an instant negative reaction on social media: People pointed out if they were aiming for edgy, they could've been more clever: The ad is one in a series which describes people as if they are property: According to the Evening Standard, David Brown, CEO of Marsh & Parsons, said: Marsh & Parsons has a recent history of tongue-in-cheek advertisements that compare people to property and reflect t...
No turning back as Theresa May triggers Brexit in historic moment
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No turning back as Theresa May triggers Brexit in historic moment

    Prime Minister Theresa May has kicked off the two-year process of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in what she said was an historic moment from which there can be no turning back. Minutes after a letter informing the European Council of the UK's intention to leave, Mrs May told the House of Commons that the Government was acting on "the democratic will of the British people" expressed in last year's referendum vote for Brexit. EU Brexit The historic declaration under Article 50 of the EU treaties signed by Mrs May on Tuesday - was personally hand-delivered to EC president Donald Tusk in Brussels by the UK's permanent representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow. Describing EU withdrawal as one of the "great turning points in our national story", Mrs May told MPs: "...
Autism Awareness Week
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Autism Awareness Week

To mark World Autism Awareness Week from March 27-April 2, the council and partner organisations have unveiled plans to improve services for people with autism. Residents are being invited to take part in a survey and give their views about the information, advice and services available to people with autism, and suggest how to make the plans even better. It is estimated that around one per cent of the adult population have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that is characterised by impairments in social interaction, social imagination and communication. Latest figures for Tower Hamlets show that there are an estimated 2,300 adults with ASD in the borough. Autistic adults often experience difficulties in life, and can encounter problems related to things like health, housing, educ...
Old Flo is coming home! Multi-million pound sculpture to return to Tower Hamlets
ENGLISH, London

Old Flo is coming home! Multi-million pound sculpture to return to Tower Hamlets

The highly anticipated return of Henry Moore's bronze sculpture Draped Seated Woman known locally as "Old Flo" moved a step closer today after it was announced she is to be hosted in Cabot Square in Canary Wharf. The sculpture which was nearly sold off will finally make her way back home to Tower Hamlets this Autumn. Old Flo was originally housed on the Stifford Estate in Stepney and remained there from 1962-1997 after her creator, Henry Moore gifted the artwork to the borough. For the last 20 years, Old Flo has been on loan to Yorkshire Sculpture Park meaning residents have been unable to easily view her. Three organisations put in bids to provide a home to the valuable artwork, for up to five years. Following a detailed and independent scoring process, including representatives of the He...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
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News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangabandhu had sacrificed his life for bringing freedom of the people and now it's the responsibility of the countrymen to protect this freedom. The Prime Minister was addressing at the publication ceremony of Karagarer Rojnamcha (Diary in Jail), the second autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh auditorium at Farmgate in the capital yesterday afternoon. In the book, Bangabandhu particularly described events and experiences of his imprisonment from 1966 to 1968. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the main aim of the government is to improve the living condition of the down-trodden people. The Prime Minister made the remarks when a delegation of the European Parliament calle...
Night Czar to review Tower Hamlets nightlife
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Night Czar to review Tower Hamlets nightlife

London's first night czar Amy Lamé is asking residents to give their views on the benefits and impacts of Tower Hamlets' night time economy. Ms Lamé will be a guest speaker alongside Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs at a public meeting on 6 April from 6.30pm- 8.30pm at St Hilda's East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, London E2 7EY. Ms Lamé will present her vision of a thriving night time economy and Mayor Biggs will be on hand to listen to concerns from residents. Members from Tower Hamlets Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) will facilitate. The meeting is part of an ongoing review by OSC on how to minimise antisocial behaviour and maximise benefits such as employment or entrepreneurial opportunities and the value of local and cultural entertainment. Mayor Biggs said: "The vibrant night...
Workshops to help communities access funding
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Workshops to help communities access funding

A workshop is being run by the Mayor of London's office on 27 March to help community groups get funding from a new £400k initiative, 'Crowdfund London.' Crowdfund will give communities up to £50k for every project that makes neighbourhoods special, builds on local character and brings people together. Residents can register online for a free place, where they will: • find out what the Mayor of London is offering and what needs to be done to get involved • learn from successful projects and access key advice / lessons to ensure ideas succeed • get insight into what you can expect from running a crowdfunding campaign and delivering a local project The funding can be used for large or small projects. Ideas to deliver new community gardens, elevate parks and re-establish historic markets have...
Flowers and candles for the victims of the Westminster attack
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Flowers and candles for the victims of the Westminster attack

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, elected members, a representative from the police and dozens of Tower Hamlets residents paid their respects at a vigil last night in support of the victims of the attack in Westminster. Attendees laid spring flowers to express solidarity with those who lost their lives or were injured at a memorial service in St John on Bethnal Green church. Written condolences and messages of peace were also shared with The Rt Revd. Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, who led the service. He said hate would not divide the people of Tower Hamlets and urged neighbours to look after each other. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, who lit a candle for the victims said: "Last night's interfaith vigil at St John's on Bethnal Green was a moving tribute to those who tragically lo...