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Life sentence for Poplar father who murdered his 13-week-old son 

29 Mar

A father who murdered his 13-week-old son and tried to blame the death on a young child has been jailed for life today.


Bow couple guilty of child abuse and indecent assault on five youngsters 

29 Mar

A sadistic couple from Bow have been found guilty of child abuse and indecent assault on five young victims over three decades.


Tower Hamlets bowel cancer screening test rate lowest in England 

29 Mar

Tower Hamlets has the lowest uptake rate for bowel cancer screening tests in England, a study published today shows.


Two brothers acquitted of Russell Brown murder in Bethnal Green 

29 Mar

Two brothers charged with the east London murder of 26-year-old Russell Brown—who had volunteered to donate a kidney for a sick relative—have been acquitted at the Old Bailey.


Arrests after drugs and cash seized in police raids across Tower Hamlets and Hackney 

29 Mar

Police have arrested 10 people during a series of dawn raids targeting suspected drug dealers across Tower Hamlets and Hackney this morning.


Ten arrested in dawn drug raids across Hackney and Tower Hamlets 

29 Mar

Ten people were arrested in dawn drug raids across Hackney and Tower Hamlets today.


East End’s new ‘night czar’ aims to tackle Brick Lane’s anti-social behaviour 

29 Mar

London’s first ‘night czar’ appointed by Tower Hamlets Council to look at the impact of the East End’s night time economy is to tackle anti-social behaviour on the streets.


Commissioners quitting Tower Hamlets council, State Secretary Javid confirms 

29 Mar

All powers are finally being returned to Tower Hamlets Council after more than two years, the Secretary of State has confirmed.


Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall 

28 Mar

Jack O'Connell and Kieron Freeman goals against Millwall extend Sheffield United's lead at the top of League One.


Murdered aid worker’s brother gives talk to Langdon Park pupils in Poplar on radicalisation 

28 Mar

The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines who was decapitated by jihadists in Syria has been giving a talk to school pupils in London’s East End as part of a national programme to stop radicalisation.


Poplar dad found guilty of murdering 13-week-old son 

28 Mar

A man who attempted to blame a young child for the death of a 13-week-old baby has been found guilty of the tot’s murder.


'Old Flo' sculpture to return to Tower Hamlets as new Canary Wharf home confirmed 

28 Mar

Henry Moores bronze Old Flo sculpture is to return to Tower Hamlets in the culmination of a four-year saga, it was confirmed today.


Strike threat over plans to privatise Tower Hamlets council children’s nurseries 

28 Mar

Council staff running children’s nurseries in London’s East End could take industrial action if plans to privatise Early Years services go ahead.


Ilford shooting: Three men arrested in connection with killing of teen 

28 Mar

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in Ilford last Tuesday.


Historic Whitechapel foundry casts its last bell to go to Museum of London 

28 Mar

The last batch of tower bells has been cast at the historic Whitechapel foundry at the premises it has occupied since 1738.


Ilford shooting: Appeal for witnesses of ‘ruthless killing’ of Poplar teen one week on 

28 Mar

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses, one week on from the murder of a 19-year-old.


Limelight founder from Aldgate elected to City of London Corporation 

27 Mar

The man who launched Britain’s prestigious Starlight film awards in London’s East End after changing his life from a school ‘drop out’ to a successful film-maker is now taking on the City of London.


Primary school ‘science ambassadors’ of Whitechapel join Swanlea Secondary for the day 

27 Mar

Primary pupils got a firey introduction to science when they visited east London’s Swanlea Secondary for the day.


Winners take centre ‘Stage’ at Shoreditch in Shakespeare poetry competition 

27 Mar

Two budding Elizabethan ‘Bards’ have won the poetry competition for the visitor centre opening at The Stage development in Shoreditch where the foundations of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre were discovered in 2008.


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Hyperlocal »

Is air pollution hurting my baby? A Tower Hamlets mum finds out 

29 Mar

Helen and Leela.


Meet the Traders: The T2 tea emporium 

27 Mar

The smelling table and Now Sipping wall.


Why Holi’s the most colourful festival of the East London calendar 

27 Mar

An Indian couple celebrate their first Holi in London        Pic: Yuvan Kumar Throwing paint at strangers will usually get you into trouble – unless you do it during a few days in March to celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colour.


Tower Hamlets: A Ride Through The Smog 

27 Mar

Air pollution is a major problem – affecting people’s health from cradle to grave.


Parents from Tower Hamlets protest to save nurseries 

27 Mar

Children send a message to Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs     Pic: Socialist Party Parents of nursery school pupils protested at a Tower Hamlets council meeting last Wednesday afternoon (March 22) in a bid to stop the privatisation of three ...


Meet the Traders – Duke of Uke 

26 Mar

Inside the Duke of Uke      Pic: Duke of Uke.


Wow! Said The Owl 

26 Mar

This April 13 th -15 th the Little Angel Theatre Company is presenting Wow! Said the Owl at Stratford Circus.


East London culture guide: Our top eight art galleries 

25 Mar

The historic Whitechapel Gallery           Pic: Henry Lawford (Flickr) For decades East London has had a reputation as the city’s centre of contemporary art.


20 years after the Docklands bomb 

24 Mar

Dr George Legg, co-founder ‘Not A Split Second’ project Pic: Imogen Mills.


Win A Bumpshoot! With Motherhood Photography 

23 Mar

Photographer Rosie Mayell wants to share something with you.


Terrorist Incident and BOW 

23 Mar

The Geezers have received the following email from the Met’s Bow East Safer Neighbourhood Team: Dear All, Just to keep you updated in light of the recent incident yesterday in London.


Easter Events, Classes and Fun for Kids in Tower Hamlets 

23 Mar

Spring has Sprung.


Made in a Day – Unicorn Theatre 

23 Mar

Our friends at the fantastic Unicorn Theatre at London Bridge have teamed up with several professional theatre groups this Easter, to bring you Made in a Day, running 10 th -15 th April 2017.


Men’s Health. A Date for the Diary! 

23 Mar

The Geezers are planning a a Men’s Health Day for men in Tower Hamlets.


East Londoner helps in struggle against extremism 

22 Mar

United Nations Offices – Geneva, Switzerland.


Help Shape your Neighbourhood this Saturday 

22 Mar

Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum Members, and new members too, are invited to the Neighbourhood Forum 25th March 2017 Public Meeting – 4.00-6.00pm at Chisenhale Art Place.


CCTV images released in hunt for Stepney shooters 

22 Mar

CCTV image of the white BMW shortly before shooting took place.


HMIC investigate Tower Hamlets Electoral Fraud 

22 Mar

The Met Police are under investigation.


Search is on for robbery suspect of elderly man in Tower Hamlets 

21 Mar

The man capured on CCTV who is being searched for.


See and hear world famous artists at new Whitechapel Gallery exhibition 

21 Mar

QA: Artists in Conversation exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.


Easter at Museum of Docklands London 

21 Mar

Visit the Museum of London Docklands this Easter and enjoy FREE family events themed around their current exhibition – Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, running 1-12 April 2017.


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Features »

Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp open evening 

29 Mar

Teachers and Educators – join us by the campfire! Thames21 is hosting an open afternoon at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre in Brent,for teachers and educators.


Fish Island 

29 Mar

Leaside -Gateway to Fish Island Funded through Leaside Regeneration Ltd SRB4 Programme London Development Agency Tower Hamlets Transport for London Street Management This project is being part-financed by the European Community European Regional ...


The Battersea Mystery 

29 Mar

At 5.45 a.


Easter holidays 

28 Mar

Looking to dance off all the Easter feasting? Find out if your class is taking a break for Easter below or join us in Peckham on Easter Sunday for Easter Hop South .


Charles Dickens House, Bethnal Green I: ‘Clear the Slums!’ – the Surge that Produced Tall Blocks 

28 Mar

I’m very pleased to feature, this week and next, two more excellent guest posts, these by Andrew Parnell.


Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course (City&Guilds Lv.2) – May 2017 

27 Mar

Do you want to become a certified bicycle mechanic? We are now taking bookings for our May 2017 Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course.


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Comment »

Free at last 

30 Mar

Historians will undoubtedly look back and describe these exciting times that we are privileged to be living through as a glorious English Spring bringing about a bright political, economic and social future.


Roll Over Chuck Berry 

28 Mar

One of the great advantages of growing older is that behaviour that was once considered reckless is now casually dismissed as being merely eccentric...


Pyeongchang2018 Olympics at the heart of South Korean corruption scandal 

27 Mar

By Julian Cheyne and Rebecca Kim - Researcher at the Democracy Social Movement Institute, SungkongHoe University, Seoul Against the background of the all consuming scandal which has engulfed South Korea's now deposed President Park Pyeongchang2018 ...


March News // Meeting TH Mayor John Biggs // Walthamstow Listening // Strategy Meeting Tomorrow! 

27 Mar

Since all the hard work on the excellent business rates campaign we have not been resting on our laurels! March has been jam packed with action and we have our strategy meeting taking place tomorrow.


Standard job description 

18 Mar

The owner of London`s biggest and best free sheet, cat litter and fish and chip wrapper is looking to recruit a dynamic yet compliant editor to take the flagship toxic rag forward during the inevitable disintegration of Europe and the rise of a new ...


Get in the sea 

15 Mar

It has only been three of four days but it seems that the sea swimmers of Clevedon featured on the BBC News ident have finally taken off their bathing caps and thrown in the proverbial beach towel...


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Politicians »

Keep calm and carry on 

26 Mar

Keep calm and carry on Sun, 26/03/2017 - 19:35 Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 Poplar and Limehouse Conservative group councillor Julia Dockerill calmly carries on with casework in Parliament during lock down after it was subject to terrorist attack.


Fitz Weekly: 24 March 2017 

24 Mar

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


Fitz Weekly: 17 March 2017 

17 Mar

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


“Newham Co-op continued” 

14 Mar

An excellent account of the meeting last week by James Beckles .


Fitz Weekly: 10 March 2017 

10 Mar

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


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Business »

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.


Clydesdale delays float after ratings downgrade threat 

2 Feb

There was embarrassment among investment bankers in Canary Wharf today after Clydesdale Bank was forced to postpone its long awaited flotation because a ratings agency threatened a possible downgrade.


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LocalGov »

Recruitment consultants 

29 Mar

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Commissioners 

29 Mar

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Council building closures since 2010 

28 Mar

Follow up sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Lee Jefferson on 28 March 2017 .


Shisha/Waterpipe Smoking 

28 Mar

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to s Devi on 28 March 2017 .


Correspondence between Michael Bambrook and Tower Hamlets Council 

28 Mar

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Abdul Hai on 28 March 2017 .


Shisha/Waterpipe Smoking 

28 Mar

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by s Devi on 28 March 2017 .


Whitechapel vote rigging 

27 Mar

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Correspondence between Michael Bambrook and Tower Hamlets Council 

27 Mar

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


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999 »

Firefighter to retire after more than four decades service 

28 Mar

Steve Brooker joined the Brigade in 1973 and served at numerous stations across south east London.


Off duty firefighter saves man’s life at St Patrick’s Day Parade 

24 Mar

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who stopped breathing at the start of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Statement on incident at Westminster 

22 Mar

Statement on an incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


Off duty firefighter who saved Euston cardiac arrest man talks for first time 

20 Mar

The off duty firefighter who helped save the life of a man at Euston station on Saturday 4 March has talked for the first time about the rescue.


Wandsworth firefighters take part in fundraising walk in aid of colleague with terminal cancer 

20 Mar

Firefighters have raised 3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity...


Brigade reissues hoverboard blaze warning following child death in US 

15 Mar

We’re reissuing our hoverboard fire warning after a girl died in a blaze in Pennslyvania, USA thought to be the first death in the US as a result from a blaze caused by the battery operated toy.


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Local sport »

London Elite Semi Finals Blog & Results 

29 Mar

London ABA Elite Semi Finals Report Results March 2017 read more...


Champagne Flows Again For Champions Wapping M2s – by Adam Haines 

27 Mar

With only a point required a trip to Harleston Magpies 2s provided a test of character for the league leaders.


John Orwell wins award 

27 Mar

Refurbishment draws plaudits, John Orwell Sports Centre wins February's MyLocalPitch Outstanding London Sports Venue Award.


Sun 26 Mar 2pm Crunch National League Game 

24 Mar

Wapping v Indian Gymkhana...


M3s secure promotion into Div 1 

20 Mar

An early lead with a strong finish.


Wapping Survive Blueharts Test to Edge Closer to League Title 

19 Mar

Blueharts provide a sterner test than many in M2’s last home game of the campaign - Image Iain McCauslan...


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West Ham FC »

“West Ham tenants’ anger over 40 per cent rent hike” 

29 Mar

"A group of tenants is up in arms after their landlord announced a 40 per cent rent hike...


West Ham girl is heading to MIT and urges east London youngsters to dream big 

29 Mar

A girl from West Ham has won a place at world-famous US university MIT – and wants to send an inspirational message to other east London teens.


More trains to arrive at Forest Gate station soon, TfL tells West Ham MP 

29 Mar

Transport for London (TfL) has pledged to address passenger safety and congestion at two train stations after an MP raised concerns.


West Ham tenants’ anger over 40 per cent rent hike 

28 Mar

A group of tenants is up in arms after their landlord announced a 40 per cent rent hike.


Communists, Masons & War: Forest Gate South Labour doorknock 18.3.17 with Lyn Brown MP 

24 Mar

Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.


West Ham police officers praised for Dagenham fire rescue 

22 Mar

Three British Transport Police officers who evacuated residents from a house fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning have been recognised for their “self-sacrifice and courage”.


West Ham United Foundation manager lands prestigious award 

22 Mar

West Ham United Foundation’s employability education manager landed an award at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.


Rooney spotted in a West Ham kit! Hammers fans debate possible move as Wayne’s son Kai wears Hammers shirt 

21 Mar

Could Rooney to West Ham be on? Well at least one member of the family seems to have nailed his colours to the Hammers' mast...


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Events »

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.


Theatre News: Roger Allam cast in Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse 

20 Jan

The play is about a group of politicians who broke away from the Labour party in the '80s...


Terrains of the Body at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

19 Jan

New to the Whitechapel Gallery is a display of photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.


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