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Two suspected moped phone snatchers arrested following police chase through east London 

17 Aug

Two suspected phone snatchers have been arrested following a police chase through east and south London which ended when their moped crashed with a van.

Jem Karacan: Millwall sign former Reading and Bolton midfielder 

17 Aug

Championship side Millwall sign former Reading, Bolton and Galatasaray midfielder Jem Karacan on a short-term deal.

Portsmouth sign Millwall midfielder Thompson 

17 Aug

League One side Portsmouth sign midfielder Ben Thompson on loan until the end of the season from Millwall.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Cloudier with a chance of rain 

17 Aug

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

Tower Hamlets drugs gang due to be sentenced today 

17 Aug

A large drug dealing gang who peddled their wares on the streets of Tower Hamlets are due to be sentenced today.

Millwall v Derby County 

17 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Millwall and Derby County.

Jailed: Drug smuggler who stored cocaine equipment and cannabis in Poplar flat 

17 Aug

A drug-smuggling gun runner who stored cannabis and equipment used to prep cocaine in a house in Poplar has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.

A-level Results Day 2018: Swanlea gets 100pc pass rate including 81pc high grades 

16 Aug

All the students taking A-levels at Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary have passed.

Former refugee rocket science graduate stands with a sign looking for work outside Canary Wharf station 

16 Aug

A former refugee who stood outside Canary Wharf station with a sign pleading for work says he is "overwhelmed" after a tweet showing him standing with his sign went viral.

Ban for directors of Hoxton shop caught selling illegal alcohol 

16 Aug

Two directors of a convenience store in Hoxton where one of the largest haul of illegal alcohol was seized in the borough have been banned from running their own companies.

Road closures after man hit by car in Mile End 

16 Aug

A man has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car in Mile End today.

A-level Results Day 2018: Blind Canary Wharf student secures university place 

16 Aug

A student from Canary Wharf has secured a place at university for September - accompanied by her guide dog.

A-level Results Day 2018: Tower Hamlets College last year at Poplar before new academy opens 

16 Aug

Dozens of young students poured into Tower Hamlets College when the doors opened at the Poplar campus to get their A-Level and BTec results—for the last time.

A-level Results Day: Russell Group success for Raine’s Foundation School 

16 Aug

One in four sixth formers at a school in Bethnal Green will be going to a top university after achieving their target A-level results.

Solar powered phone boxes that offer free calls and wifi could come to the borough 

16 Aug

Solar powered phone boxes which would give users free calls and wifi could be popping up in four places across the borough.

A-level Results Day 2018: Tower Hamlets pupils await exam marks 

15 Aug

Today expect photo galleries of gravity-defying teenagers galore.

300 in funeral procession for ‘King of Roman Road Market’ Brian Barker to East London Cemetery 

15 Aug

One of east London’s biggest-ever horse-drawn funerals paraded through the streets for the funeral of ‘the king of Roman Road Market’ with nearly 300 mourners.

People in Tower Hamlets ‘fear crime more than anything else’ 

15 Aug

Crime is the top concern of people living in the borough, a survey has revealed.

Traders who illegaly sell knives to underage children in Tower Hamlets could be jailed 

15 Aug

These knives have all been illegaly sold to underage children by dodgy traders in Tower Hamlets this year.

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Save the Overland Local Authority Day Nursery on Parnell Road 

17 Aug

Councillor Marc Francis, Bow East, wants your help to save the Day Nursery on Parnell Road.

Rainham Hall – once out in Essex! 

13 Aug

On Sunday Sheila and I headed off to Rainham Hall to try to get our money’s worth out of our National Trust membership cards.

Events and things to do around Bow, London, E3 

10 Aug

Above: ‘What if * never happened?’ – a physical and textual exploration of cultural experiences that people have encountered in East London.

Suffragette exhibition at Tower Hamlets Archives, Bancroft Road 

8 Aug

Photo above: Sylvia Pankhurst, 1910 This fascinating exhibition is on until 20th Oct 2018 at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DQ.

Mile End Junction is the worst in Tower Hamlets for Road Safety 

6 Aug

On Monday, representatives from MEOTRA, together with locals from Mile End Ward, met with Unmesh Desai , London Assembly member for the City of London and East London; Councillors from Bow West and Mile End wards and three representatives from TfL.

Great photo exhibition near Globe Town Market 

6 Aug

Back in the early 1970s I was a keen photographer with a home darkroom.

The Art Pavilion – Waterscape Exhibition & Workshops (7-9th August) 

5 Aug

This summer immerse yourself in a cooling, watery exhibition at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park and take part in free art workshops including painting, textiles and paper-based media.

Benjy’s Towers Development Goes to a Public Enquiry 

1 Aug

The proposal to build a part 3/8/12-storey development at the Mile End Road/Burdett Road junction on the site of the Benjy's nightclub has resurfaced with the launch of a public inquiry by the developer .

The Trouble with TfL…. 

31 Jul

You want to catch the 277 down to Cineworld so you go along to your local bus stop.

Newsletter: Shows for the Kids, Harley Grove, Mela, Dementia Meet-ups, Barbican Library, Facial Recognition 

30 Jul

Above – I usually need a strong bag when I go to the Barbican Library Newsletter For the Children or the Grandchildren The Little Angel Theatre (puppets) have an interactive new take on Punch and The post Newsletter: Shows for the Kids, Harley ...

Styx, Stones and Roman Bones 

30 Jul

Styx Stones and Roman Bones This summer take a journey to the underworld of ancient Roman history at the Museum of London Docklands.

Elizabethan Manor House at Barking 

29 Jul

On Sunday, when the rain eased off, I took myself off along the District Line, one stop past Barking to Upney.

Tower Hamlets Summer Activities 2018 – More than 165 FREE activities 

28 Jul

Tower Hamlets has released its booklet detailing over 165 free activities for children, young people, adults and the whole family.

Tower Hamlets Summer Activities 2018 MoreTh>n 165 FREE Activities 

28 Jul

Tower Hamlets has released its booklet detailing over 165 free activities for children, young people, adults and the whole family.

Traffic Calming Plans for Harley Grove 

28 Jul

CFGS pupils meet Mayor Biggs Cllr Whiteread In early June the council consulted on a scheme for traffic calming on Harley Grove and neighbouring streets including Coborn Street.

A Meeting with our local councillors 

27 Jul

Cllrs Asma Begum and Val Whitehead Recently the MEOTRA committee had a wide-ranging meeting with Asma Begum and Val Whitehead our local Bow West councillors.

Mindfulness Walkshop, Cash Machine Criminals, Pie & Mash Shops, Student Architecture 

26 Jul

Mindfulness in Victoria Park On Sunday 29th July 2018, Mel Sutton will lead a walkshop exploring the ways to a mindful approach in our day to day living.

Gypsy Moths Caterpillars Pay a Visit to Tredegar Square 

25 Jul

At the beginning of June when grass was still green and with just a few weeks to go until our Fun Day, we started to receive emails about the beech hedge in the Square being eaten alive.

Summer in East London 

24 Jul

Summer in East London We’ve been busy finding out about all the fun you can have with your family over the school holidays.

Does anybody have old photos of the original Ordell Road Estate? 

23 Jul

Richard Read wrote in from Wales to say: “For a number of years I’ve been trying to find some pictures of the old Ordell Road estate that was eventually knocked down to make way for The post Does anybody have old photos of the original Ordell ...

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17 Jul

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Heavy Rain And East End Horrors 

19 Aug

The summer of 1888 saw some alarming weather conditions, not just in London but across the whole of the country.

MV Ocean Majesty on the Thames 

18 Aug

At this time of year, the Thames sees the arrival of many cruise ships which make their way up to Tower Bridge, Eric Pemberton managed to capture some photographs of the MV Ocean Majesty as it passed by the Isle of Dogs.

Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival 

18 Aug

There’s a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.

The night tube delivers bigger boost than expected to London’s economy 

17 Aug

The night tube launched on 19th August 2016, three years after it was announced by Boris Johnson, and the expected boost to the London economy is now thought to be higher than originally expected.

Bottles Wine Bar at Old Spitalfields Market 

17 Aug

Recently opened wine bar Bottles at Old Spitalfields Market does a smart wine list with a wine-smart staff and brilliant kitchen preparing perfect plates for pairing.

How The Poor Live 

17 Aug

The following article appeared in  The Daily Gazette  on Friday, 21st October, 1881 HOW THE POOR LIVE BY ONE OF THE CROWD “While a friendly old pieman and I stood partaking of harmless refreshment at the crowded bar of the Plume of Feathers, he ...

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Mythmaking the London Olympics 

10 Jul

Mythmaking the London Olympics and its aftermath continues.

Still no jobs legacy from the London2012 Olympics 

29 May

Two years ago I asked the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for the number of people who were working in the Olympic Park.

London2012 Housing Legacy down to 4,300 homes inside the Olympic Park 

22 May

Two years ago I asked the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for its projections for housing by 2031 .

Election Day: an open thread  

3 May

As is traditional on this site, today it’s over to you.

Taxi Drivers Rally Round For Knowledge Boy After Horrendous Attack In South London. 

28 Apr

Earlier this week, Karim a young knowledge student was attacked in South London.

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.

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Politicians »

21 floor “walkabout” Brassett Point 

19 Aug

On Friday I went on a "walkabout" with residents and Newham Housing officers from the top to the bottom of Brassett Point in my ward.

July 19th – Pension Board, LAPFF AGM, UNISON HAB, West Ham Labour GC (Sarah Jones MP Shadow Minister Housing) 

28 Jul

Belated report on a busy Labour movement day last Thursday 19 July.

Councillor Report to West Ham Ward 1.7.18 

23 Jul

"Dear Members Firstly, may I apologise for the lateness of this report.

Essex Way: Epping to Chipping Ongar 

18 Jun

Off message.

Tower Hamlets Community Housing Strike over Pay 

8 Jun

Early this morning I went to the UNISON picket line outside the headquarters of Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) to show solidarity and support for the strikers.

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Business »

Dalston’s great market is keeping its roots and Hackney is reviving Kingsland says council 

25 Jun

Ridley Road Market: a stronghold of tradition steadily winning young fans Nicholson: offering market pitches for £44 a week RIDLEY ROAD MARKET is being boosted by Hackney council, and the old Kingsland Waste is to be revived.

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.

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LocalGov »

Graffiti on our wall on Pennington street, 19th August 

19 Aug

On Saturday eve or early Sunday morning someone has sprayed a tag on our wall on Pennington street.

Romford Road, 17th August 

17 Aug

Pothole in road surface dangerous to cyclists.

Planning- 11 July FVA for Old Chest Hospital site 

17 Aug

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Brian Tanning on 17 August 2018 .

Ideastore (Library) – Whitechapel Statistics 

17 Aug

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Graeme Eyre on 17 August 2018 .

Height restriction sign covering traffic light, 16th August 

16 Aug

In recent weeks a height restriction traffic sign has appeared at the entrance to Garford Street (from West India Dock Rd).

Tayyabs – Food Hygeine Report 

16 Aug

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Ms T.

Tayyabs – Food Hygeine Report 

15 Aug

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Ms T.

Settee left on pavement outside 2arrichoke hill, 15th August 

15 Aug

Settee has been left on pavement Please remove Thanks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Artichoke Hill, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...

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Lethal product design flaws still need to be addressed two years after large west London blaze 

17 Aug

The major fire at Shepherds Court in west London in August 2016 was caused by a tumble dryer and destroyed five homes...

Cladding ban only one part of building safety, warns Brigade 

14 Aug

London Fire Brigade has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding the ban on combustible materials being used on building exteriors...

Brigade’s consultation response on Dame Judith Hackitt’s full independent review of building regulations and fire safety 

14 Aug

Our submission outlined the numerous ways that building regulations and fire safety system is currently broken...

New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws 

10 Aug

The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), published today, covers key areas the Brigade has spent years lobbying for as part of its Total Recalls campaign.

Brigade gives Government bad school report as school fires increase and sprinklers 

31 Jul

We're campaigning for sprinklers in schools.

Brigade calls for urgent BBQ ban to prevent grass fires 

26 Jul

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton has written to all London councils requesting a temporary BBQ ban in public parks...

Teach children how to dial 999 this summer urges London Fire Brigade 

25 Jul

There was a delay calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires in the capital according to the latest Fire Facts report by London Fire Brigade.

Fire station ‘tea boy’ turned fire commander retires after 31 years of service 

24 Jul

Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Steve Dudeney began his career aged 14 making tea for crews at Poplar Fire Station...

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Wapping HC unveil First Team coaches for National League push 

9 Aug

Matt Bowen and Warren D'Souza announced as the new coaches at the top of Wapping Hockey Club...

England Women’s O-40 come 3rd 

8 Aug

Wapping's Becky Hart helps the team to bronze...

Pre-season training starts this week! 

6 Aug


Wapping Irish versus the Rest of the World 

31 Jul

Big talk from the recently betrothed...

Ask for a more ambitious traffic reduction scheme in Bow (Harley Grove and Coborn Street) 

24 Jun

There is a proposal currently out for consultation to improve road safety and reduce traffic around the Malmesbury Primary School and Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow.

What will the new borough administration do for cycling? 

2 Jun

The run-up to the local elections 2018 was a busy time for Tower Hamlets Wheelers.

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West Ham FC »

West Ham United v Bournemouth 

17 Aug

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

Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon 

16 Aug

West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

West Ham willing to pay up to £380,000 to change pitch surround colour to claret 

16 Aug

West Ham are willing to pay up to £380,000 to change the colour of the cover around their pitch at London Stadium to claret.

Sam Byram: West Ham defender joins Nottingham Forest on loan 

10 Aug

Championship side Nottingham Forest sign West Ham defender Sam Byram on a season-long loan deal.

Liverpool v West Ham United 

10 Aug

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

Family fun day in West Ham aims to raise £2,000 for sickle cell awareness 

10 Aug

A family fun day to raise awareness of sickle cells is taking place in West Ham.

Kate Longhurst: West Ham United Women sign former Liverpool midfielder 

9 Aug

Former Liverpool midfielder Kate Longhurst signs for West Ham United Women on an undisclosed-length contract.

Lucas Perez: West Ham sign Spanish striker from Arsenal 

9 Aug

West Ham sign Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal for a reported fee of £4m, making him their ninth summer signing.

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Events »

Italian wine bar Bottles launches in Old Spitalfield’s Market 

7 Jul

An evening at Bottles (and their partners Sood Kitchen) flows something like the cheeky boon at the end of a tour of a winery.

Project Gastronomía: How will Londoners eat in 2015? A symposium on gastronomy and multisensory design 

21 Apr

The future is strange and scary and amorphous.

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.

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