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ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets council candidates ‘hadn’t a clue’ about major Isle of Dogs development plans 

20 Apr

Richard Horwood is hoping the open election meeting he is chairing on Tuesday for candidates running for Tower Hamlets mayor doesn’t turn into a disaster where they can’t answer questions about the vital Isle of Dogs’ upcoming Neighbourhood ...


Teenage girls missing from seaside village could be in Tower Hamlets 

20 Apr

Two teenage girls who have been missing from a seaside village for a week could be in Tower Hamlets, police believe.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Get your sunglasses on! 

20 Apr

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Eastern folk festival returns to Tower Hamlets 

20 Apr

A four-day festival of baul and vaishnav music returns to Tower Hamlets.


What a nerve! New ‘neuron pod’ centre being built in Whitechapel aims to let your imagination ‘run riot’ 

20 Apr

Work has started on a ‘neuron pod’ science learning centre on Queen Mary University’s Whitechapel campus.


Police issue safety advice ahead of London Marathon 

20 Apr

Met Police have issued advice for spectators ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.


Tower Hamlets cadets win police award for online safety work following teen’s murder 

20 Apr

A group of voluntary cadets from Tower Hamlets won a police award this week for their work on promoting online safety.


ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets political leaders condemn anti-Semitic tweet by Labour activists turning up in Isle of Dogs 

20 Apr

Political leaders campaigning in the Tower Hamlets council election campaign have come out in condemnation against an ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet by Labour party activists in the name of the Momentum group.


Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal 

20 Apr

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, which will end an association of more than two decades with the North London giants.


Four-day rail strike on London’s DLR suspended 

19 Apr

The walk-out would have affected thousands of commuters as well as London Marathon runners.


Woman injured after being hit by car in Mile End 

19 Apr

A female pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after she was hit by a car outside Mile End station this evening.


DLR strike: Planned four-day industrial action is called off 

19 Apr

A four-day strike planned on the DLR from tomorrow has been called off.


ELECTIONS: Fury over ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet to ‘kick out’ Tower Hamlets Tory group’s Jewish leader 

19 Apr

A campaign tweet by Labour party activists deemed by a Tower Hamlets Tory leader election candidate as “anti-Semitic” has been withdrawn after pressure from a party election agent.


ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets council candidate in ‘assault’ incident in Canary Wharf 

19 Apr

Another candidate in the Tower Hamlets election campaign has been involved in a violent incident while out canvassing on the doorstep.


DLR strike: TfL releases details of limited service for London Marathon weekend 

19 Apr

Details of the limited Docklands Light Railway services set to operate during the four-day strike this weekend have been released.


Millwall v Fulham 

19 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Millwall and Fulham.


A ‘Made in London’ craft show returns to Canary Wharf for five days 

19 Apr

A five-day craft fair opens at Canary Wharf next week with 90 designers showing what they’ve done that’s ‘Made In London’.


Secondary school in Bow Common could lose £1.4m in funding under new government plans 

19 Apr

Tower Hamlets schools are “at risk” of losing more than £5million in the government’s National Funding Formula, according to predicted data.


Steve Morison says lack of egos is behind Millwall’s Championship success 

19 Apr

Millwall striker Steve Morison thinks a lack of egos and an egalitarian atmosphere is behind their success this season.


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Hyperlocal »

This Weekend’s Events in Bow 

20 Apr

This weekend sees a medley of events in our area: Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun 11-5) Breath Clean Workshops (2.30-4.30) Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum AGM (3-5) Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun 11-5, Ecology Pavilion, Mile End ...


Sisters Uncut: A local campaign group saving women’s lives 

19 Apr

East End Sister’s Uncut Campaign.


News Roundup London E3 and Nearby 

18 Apr

The first AGM of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum is this Saturday, 21st April 2018.


Domestic violence – what if it was you? 

18 Apr

One in 50 local women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.


A local hostel facing closure: A documentary 

18 Apr

Eastlondonlines investigates the impact of a local hostel closure in a short documentary, as part of our #RighttoRefuge series The post A local hostel facing closure: A documentary appeared first on Eastlondonlines .


Aware Parenting 

17 Apr

Aware Parenting Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle sometimes with your children? Do you wish for a way to gain their cooperation and live a more peaceful life? Do you long for deep connections that last through the teenage years? If ...


How women put domestic violence on the map: timeline 

17 Apr

Click on the arrow at the right-hand side of the picture to move through the timeline.


Hustings on the Isle of Dogs 

17 Apr

An unprecedented number of people across Tower Hamlets are attempting to become local councillors.


‘There weren’t enough already’: a domestic violence survivor questions council cuts 

17 Apr

Kio Sapeye.


Eco Pavilion – Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun, 21-22nd April, 11-5PM) 

16 Apr

Urban Makers East are continuing their run of seasonal makers’ markets at our Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park.


The complex reality behind local refuge cuts 

16 Apr

By Poppy Noor and Ellie Fry When we decided to investigate local domestic violence cuts, we wanted answers.


Election of the Tower Hamlets Mayor 

16 Apr

Tower Hamlets Local Elections Voters go to the polls between 7am and 10 pm on Thurs 3rd May 2018.


Right to Refuge: our series on domestic violence 

16 Apr

 The Eastlondonlines areas have seen cuts of more than a fifth to funding for domestic violence services since 2010.


Beer Barrels & Brewhouses – Exploring the Brewing Heritage of the East End 

15 Apr

Over 200 breweries - including household names such as Truman's, Charrington's and Taylor Walker - have brewed beer in London's East End.


Protected: Symposium Review 

14 Apr

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Are we winning the battle for affordable housing? 

13 Apr

The Viability Loophole.


Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum AGM (April 21st, 3PM) 

13 Apr

On Saturday 21st April the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum are holding their first Annual General Meeting.


Meet the Londoners fighting for more affordable housing 

13 Apr

Our Chrisp Street campaigners protesting against Poplar HARCA’s plans for the redevelopment.


Pollution Focus – Letter to election candidates 

12 Apr

Extract from Meotra'sLetter The MEOTRAcommittee has written to all the Bow West local election candidates ( see here for a copy of the full letter ) highlighting some of the key issues around pollution and rat-running that we experience.


The revolving door: the links between local government and developers 

12 Apr

The Viability Loophole.


Mapping London’s lost homes 

11 Apr

Just 24 per cent of new homes built in Lewisham, Croydon, Tower Hamlets and Hackney last year were affordable.


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Features »

Wonderland At Whitechapel 

21 Apr

The people of East London were certainly not short of entertainment help them while away their leisure time in the late 19th century.


Thames21 welcomes potential ban on cotton buds, plastic straws and other disposables 

20 Apr

Plastic straws, cotton buds and other disposables could be banned from sale in England under plans being set out by Theresa May this week.


Photography Exhibition 

20 Apr

I am going to break into posting on Portugal to tell you why I have been so slow.


London’s weekly railway news #249 

20 Apr

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system London Underground Witness describes Loughton Station fire that brought Central Line services to a halt EssexLive Crossrail / Elizabeth line ...


May Day Festival 2018 

19 Apr

On the Monday 7 th May we will be welcoming you to join in with our May Day celebrations.


A History of South Cubitt Town 

19 Apr

I started this article with the idea of making a short, potted history of a small area on the Isle of Dogs – the area in which I grew up, so it has a special significance to me – but there turned out to be so much to say that it was impossible to...


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Comment »

Book a pitch at Cheshire Street Market by 26th April to have your portrait taken by Jeremy Freedman 

19 Apr

We’re working with our members to revive Cheshire Street Market over spring and summer from Sunday 6th May.


Ex-Lutfur Rahman spin chief Takki Sulaiman walks away with £63k golden goodbye from council job 

18 Apr

Well, here’s a blast from the past.


Blacklisting, protest, ‘domestic extremism’ and the London Olympics 

12 Apr

Finally the Metropolitan Police have come clean and admitted their role in the blacklisting of construction workers .


The mayoral candidates’ views on cycling policies in Tower Hamlets (a guest post) 

12 Apr

The following is a guest post by Alex Jenkins of the Tower Hamlets Wheelers , which represents a number of cyclists in the borough and which held a hustings for the mayoral candidates last week.


Rabina Khan’s promises for a ‘fresh start’ and a referendum on the mayoral system 

11 Apr

OK, it’s been a while and I won’t promise anything regular, but as it’s election time I thought this site could do with a little activity.


Albert Bridge And Rotherhithe Tunnel Restrictions …. Putting To Bed The Rumours… By Jim Thomas. 

27 Feb

Recent email updates from TfL have been unclear (there's a surprise).


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Politicians »

“Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected” (Pension Carbon divestment) 

17 Apr

(I am due to speak at this seminar as a Councillor trade union pension activist).


Labour Link, Diversity & the Housing Crisis: Waltham Forest LG UNISON AGM 

3 Mar

Last week I was honoured to be invited to be a guest speaker at Waltham Forest Local Government branch AGM.


Rokhsana Fiaz Interview: On Newham’s ‘Unhealthy’ Mayoral Model, Dog Whistle Politics And Diversity 

26 Feb

'I'd be the first directly elected woman of colour' in the UK (hat tip Huffington Post by Paul Waugh) Rokhsana Fiaz is an EastEnder, through and through.


Fitz Weekly – 9 February 2017 

9 Feb

Click here to check out the new edition of Fitz Weekly- the best way for constituents in Poplar Limehouse to keep up to date.


ATN Sky 827 Bangla interview on Newham Trigger 

6 Feb

A fascinating evening spent talking Mayoral trigger ballots and Newham politics on Sky channel 827.


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Business »

Chinese developer snaps up Poplar residential site 

3 Apr

A Chinese property developer has made its UK debut by investing in an east London site where it plans to build a £400 million homes scheme.


Lord Mayor backing push to build new Canary Wharf for Chinese government 

19 Mar

Londons Lord Mayor Charles Bowman and property supremo Sir George Iacobescu are set to push the case for British firms building Beijings answer to Canary Wharf in a trip to China this week.


Small business owners slam Hackney rent rises 

15 Mar

Small businesses claimed this week that they were being forced out of Hackney by rent rises, telling the Mayor: “Rent rises are squeezing out businesses.


Matthew Gwyther: A new ball game for the Millwall of the skies 

9 Jan

We all have our favourite Michael OLeary quote.


Docklands commuters get their station back — and soon it will be bigger and better, says TfL 

4 Jan

CUSTOM HOUSE DLR station is to reopen, almost a year since it closed for work to modernise it and link it better to a new line.


These free courses in East London could be the business for you and your great adventure 

8 Dec

GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA or having trouble with your present project? If you need advice, a new help scheme looks like a good deal to help with your entrepreneurial ambitions.


Totally Thames or total distraction from the real issues swamping the East End of London? 

4 Sep

Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth four years ago.


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LocalGov »

Duties of legal officers 

21 Apr

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai on 21 April 2018 .


Ice Cream Van Concession 

20 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Antonio Siciliani on 20 April 2018 .


Poorly lit zebra crossing, 19th April 

19 Apr

Lamp post number 3 is not working including the flashing yellow round lamp on the zebra crossing.


Road damage, 18th April 

18 Apr

Please can I request this road damage to be repaired as it’s causing discomfort for his passengers.


Treasury Management Advisors 

18 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to R.


Party Wall Award – Grade II listed Island Gardens 

18 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Georgia Reynolds on 18 April 2018 .


Treasury Management Advisors 

18 Apr

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by R.


Beggars, 18th April 

18 Apr

FOUR beggars sitting directly outside the station yesterday.


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999 »

Plaque to one of London’s first black firefighters unveiled 

16 Apr

One of the first black firefighters to serve with London Fire Brigade has been commemorated with a plaque unveiled at his former station...


Record numbers of women apply to be firefighters 

16 Apr

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton wants to boost numbers even further increase the diversity of the workforce...


£40,000 fine following East London fire death 

9 Apr

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay £40,000 following the death of a woman at a fire at a block of flats...


Brigade welcomes support for campaign to make white goods safer 

5 Apr

London Fire Brigade is today welcoming further calls for changes to keep consumers safe from potentially deadly fridges and freezers...


Firefighters run the London Marathon to raise money for charities 

4 Apr

LFB staff will take part in this year’s London Marathon to help charities close to their hearts...


Governance change for London Fire Brigade 

29 Mar

Governance change for London Fire Brigade...


New book tells the story of London Fire Brigade fire investigation dog Sherlock 

29 Mar

Sherlock The Fire Brigade Dog is released on International Firefighter's Day on May 4...


London Fire Brigade response to London Assembly report on sprinklers 

22 Mar

London Fire Brigade has welcomed the London Assembly Planning Committee’s report on sprinklers...


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Local sport »

The AGM is this Saturday! 

18 Apr

Details of the AGM agenda...


Junior Activities 2018 

10 Apr

This year we are once again running our very popular after school sessions for 5-8 year olds.


Duke of Edinburgh Award 2018 

10 Apr

Well done to our intrepid Bronze D of E group for completing their training expedition in the Peak District at the start of April.


Tower Hamlets Cycling & Walking Mayoral Hustings 2018 

7 Apr

Five Tower Hamlets mayoral candidates faced residents' questions for the first time this election season on Thursday, 5 April, appearing at the Cycling and Walking Hustings arranged by the borough's cycling campaign group Tower Hamlets Wheelers...


Wapping 6 v Braintree 2 

4 Apr

Who plays hockey on a Sunday...


Wapping 6 v Crostyx 3 

4 Apr

Back for more...


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West Ham FC »

Arsenal v West Ham United 

20 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Arsenal and West Ham United.


Revolutionary ‘artificial pancreas’ could change type 1 diabetes forever 

19 Apr

The artificial device works much like the human pancreas (Picture: Getty) The revolutionary artificial pancreas is giving new hope for people with type 1 diabetes.


West Ham Labour Action Team – Putting People at the heart of all we do 

16 Apr

FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW "The Canning Town North branch is having a joint street stall with West Ham branch outside West Ham tube Station at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 th April" .


West Ham United v Stoke City 

15 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Stoke City.


West Ham CLP Grid – Only 20 Days to go before 2018 Newham Council & Mayoral elections 

13 Apr

20 days now until the local elections on 3rd May...


Man pelted with stones, punched and kicked in West Ham group attack 

11 Apr

A man was punched to the ground in West Ham and kicked as he lay helpless after telling his attackers he had no cigarettes.


West Ham Labour Grid: Only 27 days to go before the 2018 Newham local elections 

6 Apr

"Only 27 days to go before the 2018 local elections...


Chelsea v West Ham United 

6 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United.


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Events »

Must-see London exhibitions this April 

13 Apr

Ranging from Monet’s work with iconic buildings to abstract paintings by women – via Italian modernist cinema – this month’s major exhibitions are as varied as they are intriguing.


ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

11 Apr

Over the course of four thoughtfully curated exhibitions, the Whitechapel Gallery has presented selections of work from the ISelf Collection, a private compendium of contemporary art which focuses on personal identity and the human condition.


Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Mar

If you’ve ever wondered about the processes behind a large-scale work of art, Art Capital at the Whitechapel Gallery will give you a fascinating insight.


Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

14 Feb

When you push through the heavy doors of the Whitechapel to Mark Dion’s exhibition, the first thing that strikes you is the sound of birdsong.


Must-see London exhibitions in February 2018 

2 Feb

The art world is getting into gear again, with a wide variety of institutional shows opening in February.


The Grift at Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel | Theatre review 

31 Jan

The Grift experience begins upon entering the trendy Town Hall Hotel and taking in its Edwardian charm.


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