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Manchester bombing: Tower Hamlets mayor calls for more police presence in east London 

23 May

More police on the streets of east London in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack would reassure the public, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets urged this-evening.


Hospital workers consider strike action after demand for 30p an hour pay rise ‘ignored’ 

23 May

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.


Spitalfields opens its five ‘secret’ gardens hidden behind weavers’ cottages 

23 May

Five “secret” gardens tucked away behind the historic terraces in Spitalfields are opening to the public for just six hours on June 10.


Bigland Green cuts the ribbon to open its new school library for the children of Shadwell 

23 May

A campaign by parents to get children in east London reading early has led to a new school library being opened at Shadwell’s Bigland Green Primary.


Pupils win over Tower Hamlets mayor for road safety scheme outside Central Foundation School 

23 May

A road safety campaign by pupils at Bow’s Central Foundation for Girls has won backing from the mayor of Tower Hamlets who is instructing council engineers to come up with a scheme next to east London’s busy A11.


Police roll out ‘body’ cameras in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

Police have begun using body cameras in Tower Hamlets with a mixed reception from the public.


Cancellations continue at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals following cyber attack 

22 May

Patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after their computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.


Champagne launch for East London Evensong Choir on Isle of Dogs 

22 May

Choirmaster Jonathan Pease is throwing the church doors open with champagne this Bank Holiday weekend for the public debut of the East London Evensong Choir he has set up on the Isle of Dogs.


Millwall: EFL calls Wembley pitch invasion ‘completely unacceptable’ 

22 May

The EFL says a pitch invasion by Millwall fans after their play-off final win at Wembley was "completely unacceptable".


Last day to register online to vote in the general election 

22 May

Today is the last day to register online so you can vote in the snap general election taking place on June 8.


1,500 race round Tower of London’s moat for British Heart Foundation 

22 May

Hundreds of volunteers filled the moat of the Tower of London for the British Heart Foundation’s annual fundraiser.


Hip Hop’s Cream whips up cash for Macmillan Nurses at Mile End charity bash 

21 May

International hip-hop singer Cream turned up in east London last night to help raise cash for Macmillan Nurses charity at a packed Victoria pub at Mile End in memory of his best pal who died from cancer.


Neil Harris: Millwall boss ‘had gut feeling’ it was his side’s time to win promotion 

20 May

Millwall manager Neil Harris says this season will go down as "one of the biggest successes in the club's history".


Stuart McCall: Bradford City boss ‘close to hitting’ Millwall fans 

20 May

Bradford City boss Stuart McCall says he was "close to clocking" Millwall fans who invaded the pitch at the end of the League One play-off final.


‘Stepney Words’ pupils return 47 years on to meet sacked teacher Chris Searle again 

20 May

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words .


Millwall fan dies after suffering cardiac arrest in stands during Good Friday match 

19 May

A Millwall fan has died after collapsing in the stands during last months 3-0 victory against Northampton Town.


Terrorism officers given more time to question four men arrested in east London 

19 May

Detectives have been given more time to question four men, including a teenager, who were arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences.


Karolina’s killing: Family get longer temporary shelter from Tower Hamlets Council 

19 May

A family facing eviction today from emergency accommodation after having to quit their flat in Limehouse where 20-year-old Karolina Chwiluk was stabbed to death in front of them have been given extra time to stay.


Jailed: Foot fetishist who stared at women’s feet while carrying out solo sex acts in Shoreditch 

19 May

A man with a foot fetish who carried out obscene sex acts on himself while staring at the feet of women at bus stops has been jailed.


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Infections Rhythms at Wilton’s Music Hall 

24 May

The Grand Union Orchestra presents an original musical score in this one-off family show ‘Infections Rhythms’ at Wilton’s Music Hall on Saturday 17 th June.


Urban Makers East Summer Makers’ Market 

23 May

The lovely Urban Makers East returns to the equally lovely Ecology Park in Mile End 3rd and 4th June 2017.


Fears for future of free school lunches in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

School lunches in Tower Hamlets may be under threat     Pic: Laura Taylor This week Theresa May made a major concession on schools by offering a £4billion cash injection to reverse planned budget cuts.


How Canary Wharf exodus could affect local economy 

22 May

Tower Hamlets could be affected by potential job exports to the EU     Pic: Wikimedia Commons Apart from the prospect that some Canary Wharf-based bankers will relocate as a result of Brexit, the success of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French ...


Remembering Poplar’s tragic little war victims, 100 years on 

22 May

Mayflower Primary School pupils Zain, Saima and Anika are preparing for the memorial day   Pic: Sarah Oladokun One hundred years ago next month a primary school in Tower Hamlets received a direct hit in a German air raid over London, killing 18 ...


Brick Lane revealed as hotspot for illegal tobacco trade 

22 May

It is thought the illegal tobacco trade could profit from new tobacco regulations      Pic: Japan Tobacco International Historic Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets is a hotspot for illegal tobacco trade, according to an investigation carried out by ...


New funding scheme could slash £33million off Tower Hamlets school budget 

22 May

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, wants to see the NFF implemented in 2019  Pic: Simon/DFID (Flickr) Teachers fear school budgets in Tower Hamlets could be slashed by £33 million if a new funding scheme is introduced.


Roger Love – Personal Trainer 

22 May

In need of kick starting a fitness regime? Personal trainer Roger Love is based in Hackney and ready and waiting to get you fit like you have never been before.


Tower Hamlets signs Sugar Reduction charter to reduce childhood obesity 

21 May

Pupils in Tower Hamlets can now enjoy healthier treats          Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Tower Hamlets recently signed up to the Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food charter in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity throughout the borough.


Tower Hamlets’ mayor approves affordable rent initiative 

20 May

Mayor Biggs’s initiative could see households save up to £6,000     Pic: Wikimedia Commons; Jim (flikr) Tower Hamlets’ mayor John Biggs has approved affordable housing developments that will see rent levels split between Tower Hamlets Living ...


Tower of London charity run raises £77,000 for British Heart Foundation 

20 May

Participants in the British Heart Foundation Run at the Tower of London    Pic: British Heart Foundation More than 1,500 people joined forces for the Tower of London Run this week to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.


Join The Big School Assembly 

19 May

RAISING THE VOLUME ON SCHOOL CUTS Wednesday the 24 th of May The Big School Assembly of parents, teachers, support staff and school governors will be demonstrating at 4:30pm opposite the Ragged School Museum.


Urban Village Fete 

18 May

Get down to Greenwich Peninsula this Sunday 21 st May for the return of the Urban Village Fete.


May Half-Term Round Up 

16 May

We’ve done our homework and rounded up the best family friendly activities in Tower Hamlets this May Half-Term so you don’t have to.


#ELLection: Crime, poverty, mental health – the issues our MPs must tackle 

10 May

With the general election fast approaching, ELL looks at the main problems facing the boroughs.


Planning Inspectorate victory for the George 

9 May

A message from the George Tavern… Last night we received news that a momentous decision had been reached by the Planning Inspectorate.


#ELLection: East London voter turnout on the rise – but could be better 

9 May

Polling station in Lewisham            Pic: RachelH_ (Flickr) The turnout rate for east London has risen steadily over the past 10 years, to the point where it is now just at the national average.


Pedal Power Family Day 

7 May

PEDAL POWER FAMILY DAY Saturday the 20 th of May Stratford Circus has a super fun pedal powered day out your family featuring their carbon friendly show At The End Of Everything Else and Junk Orchestra Family Workshops Catering for ages 6 and above, ...


Some Good news at Ability Bow 

7 May

Some time ago we reported on the campaign to save the Ability Bow Gym in St Paul’s Church in Gym.


Loraine and The Geezers Do It Again! 

7 May

Artist Loraine Leeson and The Geezers invite you to celebrate their latest venture in the Active Energy  arts project.


Poplar Union 

3 May

A brilliant new arts space and cafe has opened in Bartlett Park, Poplar with a multitude of things on offer for families – including arts music for kids; Mother and Baby yoga; and a shiny new park-side café.


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Features »

Infections Rhythms at Wilton’s Music Hall 

24 May

The Grand Union Orchestra presents an original musical score in this one-off family show ‘Infections Rhythms’ at Wilton’s Music Hall on Saturday 17 th June.


Charge Against A Policeman 

24 May

In May, 1888, Police Constable George Russell found himself in the unenviable position of appearing at Bow Street Police Court to face charges of perjury and of having assaulted a lady by the name of Hannah Williams.


Urban Makers East Summer Makers’ Market 

23 May

The lovely Urban Makers East returns to the equally lovely Ecology Park in Mile End 3rd and 4th June 2017.


Roger Love – Personal Trainer 

22 May

In need of kick starting a fitness regime? Personal trainer Roger Love is based in Hackney and ready and waiting to get you fit like you have never been before.


checking in: batty langley’s 

22 May

Located in the heart of Spitalfields the Batty Langley’s hotel, by its own admission, has a pretty strange name.


Was It Jill The Ripper 

22 May

On the 9th March, 1939, a new book on the Whitechapel Murders was published.


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Comment »

Labour sold out the working class in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

Remember this election, who truly is wrecking the lives of the working class in this borough.


Pen pals 

19 May

In an age of brutally instant electronic communication, how pleasant and delightful it is to receive an actual letter through the post that is not a final demand, court summons or an invitation to the home owner or occupier to wave goodbye with ...


All The Stations journey summary 

18 May

All The Stations - journey summary Sat 6th May Sleeper to Penzance [vlog] Sun 7th May Penzance - St Ives (6 stations) [Video] [vlog] Mon 8th May Penzance - Liskeard (27 stations) [Video] Tue 9th May Liskeard - Chapelton (34 stations) [Video] Wed 10th...


Yeah whatever 

17 May

In a mature democracy, regardless of overwhelming evidence of reckless irresponsibility, any government deciding to deny voting rights to millions of citizens might appear a little harsh if not actually undemocratic...


Always let your conscience be your guide 

14 May

Perhaps he has been lured away by two scurrilous villains known as Honest Liam the Fox and Gideon the Evening Standard Cat to join Stromboli`s evil puppet show or he has been transported to so-called Pleasure Island where foolish boys unable to tell ...


Rubbish 

10 May

As the BBC announces details of its proposed election coverage, critics of the corporation are again accusing the state broadcaster of political bias due to its refusal to acknowledge Ms Sally Cogley of Galston, East Ayrshire as the only credible and...


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Politicians »

3 weeks to the General Election 

18 May

DearJohn Labour has set out it's manifesto for the many ; now we have 3 weeks left to tell people about it.


25 Days until UK General Election: On the knocker in Forest Gate & Ilford North 

14 May

Yesterday started with my Newham Councillor surgery in Vicarage Lane Community Centre, West Ham.


Should DB schemes open to new members get special treatment? (and why DC schemes are so rubbish in comparison) 

10 May

I had a name check in this interesting article below.


Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow 

10 May

Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow Wed, 10/05/2017 - 20:14 Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 We are delighted to announce that Charlotte (Charlie) Chirico is our candidate for the 2017 General Election.


4 weeks to the General Election 

10 May

If you joined Labour because you want a Labour government it's time to act.


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Business »

Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...


A Bethnal Green pop-up with fine food and drink that seems so healthy you won’t feel you’ve over-indulged 

27 Mar

Would-be restaurateur Francesca Allegra A POP-UP RESTAURANT in Bethnal Green is trialling something that looks innovative and more than a mere foodie fashion: gourmet sugar-free and low-carbohydrate meals.


The contract now starting at Liverpool St has been re-awarded. To Holland’s little-loved Abellio 

11 Aug

Above, not one of the trains being considered by Abellio: the service is at least a little more up to date than the Castlemaine-Maldon steamer in east Australia THE POPULAR Liverpool Street to Stansted airport rail route is to continue to ...


Hackneyites, a neat hotel idea could win you £20k 

20 Apr

HACKNEY CREATIVES, the borough’s reputation for innovation is at stake.


Apple eyes ambitious new Spitalfields shop 

15 Apr

Technology giant Apple is in talks for an ambitious new store in Spitalfields similar to its landmark cube shop on Fifth Avenue in New York.


Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney 

17 Mar

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes.


New fears for Dalston’s much-loved cinema 

11 Feb

Last Chance Saloon? The Rio needs supporters to rally to give it a future BANKRUPTCY is becoming a looming fear for the Rio Cinema as its board ponders how to counter falling attendances and rising costs.


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LocalGov »

SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

24 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Christina Savage on 24 May 2017 .


Dumped Rubbish, 24th May 

24 May

Usual filth on Cheshire Street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 23 Cheshire Street, E2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Clear up project 

23 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Tree on the way of cyclist lane, 23rd May 

23 May

This tree is in the way of cyclists and begins where the cyclist lane joins the main road.


"Our East End" business strategy 

23 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Whitechapel Market Subletting 

23 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Raymond Sturdy .


Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets 

23 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Cathy Fox .


Whitechapel Market Subletting 

22 May

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Raymond Sturdy on 22 May 2017 .


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999 »

Ealing firefighters track down grandson of fallen colleague for plaque unveiling 

22 May

Ealing fire crew have successfully tracked down the grandson of a firefighter who died on his last day of duty and invited him to unveil a plaque in his grandfather’s honour.


Our HQ shows we’re serious about inclusion 

15 May

We’ve changed the face of our headquarters to highlight our diverse workforce.


Brigade appeal for family and friends of Ealing firefighter to unveil fire station plaque 

10 May

A plaque will be unveiled in memory of Sub Officer Leslie Arthur Tucker who died on his last shift before retiring in 1966...


Firefighter grants paramedic a final goodbye with fiance 

9 May

The partner of a former ambulance medic has said an emotional ‘thank you’ to the man who resuscitated him after he went into cardiac arrest, giving his family time to say their final goodbyes.


Wembley Stadium test for firefighters 

8 May

London’s iconic Wembley Stadium recently provided the backdrop to a Brigade training exercise, testing the emergency services’ response to incidents involving hazardous materials.


Firefighter’s quest to remember Passchendale battle’s 100th anniversary 

4 May

Mark Hastings has spent seven years gaining permission for 500 people to walk between Poperinge to Passchendale over two days on 5th and 6th November.


Wembley landlord prosecuted for renting out “death trap” attic accommodation 

2 May

A Wembley landlord who housed a family of five, including three children, in a cramped attic has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade after admitting numerous fire safety offences.


‘Tinderbox’ takeaway owner prosecuted for putting customers lives at risk 

26 Apr

A Feltham business owner who’s premises were a ‘potential tinder box’ has been hit with a 7,000 fine and six month suspended prison sentence for breaking fire safety laws and putting the lives of his customers and tenants at risk.


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Local sport »

Membership Expired or Due? Not Joined Yet? Amnesty Until 3rd June 

23 May

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Festival of Athletics for Vision Impaired People 

9 May

Metro Blind Sport are excited to announce that their Annual Athletics competition will be held on 17th June 2017 – 10.00am to 5.00pm at Mile End Stadium.


Reminder- AGM 3rd June 

4 May

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Wapping shortlisted as best club in England! 

19 Apr

England Hockey shortlist Wapping HC for Notts Sport Club of the Year...


Chair’s AGM Speech 

14 Apr

Off-pitch round up from the 2016/17 season...


EoSD Award winners 

11 Apr

So much win...


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West Ham FC »

Homeless hero of Manchester explosion given a home by West Ham boss 

24 May

Steve, the homeless man who rushed to help the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, now has somewhere to live thanks to West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan and son Dave.


Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in Hackney streets on matchdays 

23 May

Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in Hackney streets on matchdays 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in streets around the London Stadium on matchdays after locals complained they were ...


Minutes published: Meeting of Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

22 May

West Ham Park Committee: Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm...


Burnley v West Ham United 

19 May

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


3 weeks to the General Election 

18 May

DearJohn Labour has set out it's manifesto for the many ; now we have 3 weeks left to tell people about it.


Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.


Vodafone abandons £20m West Ham London Stadium deal 

16 May

The telecoms giant had been in talks with the stadium's owners for six months.


Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.


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Events »

£5 tickets for Disco 54 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – Celebrate 5 Years of To Do List with #FIVERAMA 

19 May

We’re celebrating 5 years of To Do List with a £5 ticket offer to dance the night away at our favorite haunt Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.


The Anna de Codorníu Terrace launches on the Thames 

15 May

There’s an effortless elegance to the Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames, a pop-up that launched on 10 th May that promises a London you’ve never seen before.


Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse | Theatre review 

10 Mar

The current political atmosphere has not only awakened a myriad of mixed emotions with its unexpected turns and developments, but it has also inspired a wave of theatre productions interested in mirroring the hopes and fears felt by many.


Photos: David Tennant, Roger Allam and more at Limehouse opening night 

9 Mar

The politicians of which the play is about were also in attendance at the Donmar...


Review: Review: Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) 

9 Mar

Roger Allam leads the cast of Steve Waters' new play about the formation of the Social Democratic Party...


Eduardo Paolozzi at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

16 Feb

Eduardo Paolozzi is one of the most important British artists of the mid-20 th  century, but he is often overlooked.


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