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Bristol City 0-0 Millwall 

19 Aug

Millwall remain without a win in 2017-18 following a hard-fought draw against Bristol City in the Championship.

Longer read: The adult social care crisis 

18 Aug

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A-level results: Great grades at George Green’s School 

18 Aug

Students from George Green’s School have been praised for their “richly deserved” success on results day.

A-level results: Bow School bowled over by ‘fantastic’ marks 

18 Aug

Students at Bow School are celebrating their “fantastic results” in this year’s A-level exams.

Night Tube expects eight millionth journey on first anniversary 

18 Aug

A year after it launched, the Night Tube is set to welcome its eight millionth passenger.

A-level results: It’s Cambridge for Ciaran at Green Spring Academy Shoreditch 

17 Aug

Teenager Ciaran Constable will become the first Green Spring Academy Shoreditch to secure a place at Cambridge.

A-level results: Tower Hamlets College student triumphs over exams despite house fire 

17 Aug

A 20-year-old forced to move home after a serious house fire two weeks before his A-levels said he was left “a bit frazzled” after reading his results.

A-level results: Record results at Mulberry School for Girls 

17 Aug

The headteacher at Mulberry School for Girls has praised her students’ “outstanding” A-level results.

A-level results: Quarter of all Bishop Challoner grades A or A* 

17 Aug

Pupils at Bishop Challoner are celebrating after almost a quarter of all grades were A or A*.

Man jailed for possessing ‘highly dangerous’ noxious substance at Bow Road station 

17 Aug

A man who was found carrying a bleach-like substance described as a “highly dangerous weapon” has been jailed for a year.

East Ham man handed suspended sentence for Central line sex assault 

17 Aug

A man who was caught sexually assaulting a woman on the Tube has been handed a suspended sentence.

A-level results: Childline support for anxious students 

16 Aug

As young people open their AS and A-level results, Childline is offering support to those worried about their results.

Could you pass an A-level exam? Find out with our quiz 

16 Aug

With pupils across the country anxiously waiting on their A-level results, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.

A-level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 

16 Aug

Tomorrow marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges will finally know more about what comes next.

Free wifi to come to Tower Hamlets in £1.75m project 

16 Aug

Free wifi is set to come to town centres and social housing across the borough after the council set aside £1.75million for the scheme.

Drug addict who dragged pensioner, 92, along ground in Hoxton robbery is facing jail 

15 Aug

A violent drug addict arrested in Bethnal Green two weeks after dragging a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery in broad daylight is facing jail.

‘Justice for Luther Edwards’ peace march a year on from York Hall murder 

15 Aug

A peace march and rally is being staged to mark a year since the murder of father-of-two Luther Edwards on the steps of east London’s York Hall whose killers are still at large.

Rapper Prof Green set for gig in Shoreditch for Royal London trauma research 

15 Aug

Rap performer Professor Green puts on a one-off gig next month to raise funds for trauma research and care at the Royal London Hospital.

Brick Lane in shock at stabbing of Beigel Bake mum and daughter in Golders Green 

15 Aug

Customers have reacted with shock at a double killing which has torn apart a well-known family who owned the famous 24-hour Beigel Bake shop in London’s East End.

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Get started with gardening in Victoria Park Sunday 

19 Aug

An outdoor classroom is being held near St Agnes Gate this Sunday 20th Aug 2017.

Benjy’s Towers – Planning Permission REFUSED again 

17 Aug

The application to build on the former Benjy's site has tonight been refused planning permission with six councillors voting to reject the proposals and with one abstention.

Bow Church Summer Fair: Saturday 19th August 2017, 12-4PM 

16 Aug

This coming Saturday sees Bow Church's Summer Fair which is always popping along to.

East End Boxer, Ted Lewis, dead 

15 Aug

Sadly Ted Lewis died peacefully in his sleep on 7th August 2017, just before his 88th birthday.

Art Pavilion: Summer of Art (15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23rd August) 

15 Aug

There are lots of activities for ALL AGES on various dates this and next week at the Art Pavilion.

Community Eid Party, Bromley by Bow, Weds 16th Aug. 

15 Aug

Details on the poster below.

Benjy’s Tower – 562 Mile End Road & 1a, 1b, 1c Burdett Road 

14 Aug

Comparison CGI View from Grove Road South - Original (left) and submitted (right) The latest revised planning application for the Benjy's site goes before Tower Hamlets' Strategic Planning Committee this Thursday (17th August, 7PM, Town Hall).

B2 Area Parking Consultation 

11 Aug

Idyllicview or double-parking hotspot with boaters leaving their high emission engines running? Tower Hamlets Council are currently conducting an informal consultation on parking within our B2 area.

Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor stands down 

9 Aug

Saunders announced her resignation last night on Facebook Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Deputy Mayor Rachel Saunders, who led the Child Services Department condemned by Ofsted for “serious failures”, has submitted her resignation from Tower Hamlets ...

Celebrate our campaign success! 

9 Aug

To celebrate their recent victories in court, and to thank you for your incredible support over the years, The George Tavern are throwing the party to end all parties with a whole night of live music and DJs on Friday 25th August from 5pm to 3am.

Party in the Park – tonight! 

9 Aug

That’s Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park A FUNDRAISING SHINDIG to help keep the Shuffle Festival alive.

POPlar clothes SWAP 

7 Aug

POPlar clothes SWAP is back! Thursday 17th August 6 – 8.30pm at: The  Cabin
, 82 St Leonards Road, London E14 0QU.

Luxury flat redevelopment must include LGBT venue 

7 Aug

Tower Hamlets has lost 73 percent of its LGBT venues since 2006 Pic: Save the Joiners Arms – Change.

Chrisp Street Festival 

6 Aug

The annual Chrisp Street Festival is back on Sunday 10 th September and this year’s in theme of a County Fair! Celebrate the end of the summer at this free event for all the family with farm animals, fairground rides and live Ceilidh* dancing.

Annual Mudchute Fun Dog Show 

5 Aug

Calling all dog owners; prep your pooches, and get ready to Join Friends of Mudchute for the Annual Mudchute Fun Dog Show on Sunday September 3rd 2017.

Litter Pick this Sunday 10am by the Art Pavilion 

5 Aug

Every month the Friends run a two-hour litter pick of the Park.

No Laughing Matter 

5 Aug

No Laughing Matter is the name of a campaign by Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Police and Tower Hamlets Homes to help tackle some of the problems caused by nitrous oxide.

No Laughing Matter 

4 Aug

No Laughing Matter is the name of a campaign by Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Police and Tower Hamlets Homes to help tackle some of the problems caused by nitrous oxide.

Ladies Clothes Swap 

4 Aug

We’re thrilled to be an official partner of the upcoming Ladies Clothes Swap at Docklands Sailing Watersports Centre on Wednesday 13 th September – why shop when you can swap? This is a charity fundraiser taking place 10am – midday, raising...

Busy on the tube during the World Athletics Championships 

4 Aug

The IAAF World Championships are taking place at the London Stadium until Sun 13th Aug.

Summer Activities in Tower Hamlets 

4 Aug

This Summer Tower Hamlets Council has a wide range of activities taking place in our Parks - take a look at their PDF Booklet .

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A Love of Horrors 

20 Aug

You could be forgiven for believing that it was the Jack the Ripper murders that led to a fascination with the crime, vice and grinding poverty of the East End of London.

new road hotel to open in whitechapel 

18 Aug

Whitechapel is getting a brand new boutique hotel this autumn when the New Road Hotel swings open its doors.

Abberline and Thick 1878 

18 Aug

One of the interesting exercises when it comes to studying the police officers who investigated the Jack the Ripper murders, is tracing them in the newspapers and official records before their names became synonymous with the Whitechapel atrocities.

Going, going, gone … 

16 Aug

Another of the tenuous links with the days when the End End was a Jewish enclave is about to be lost.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new Thames21 campaign to investigate problem of single-use plastic glasses on Thames foreshore 

16 Aug

Date of release: August 142017 A campaign to encourage pubs along the Thames to use more washable plastic glasses rather than single-use plastic glasses has been launched by Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity.

London’s Largest Free Jazz Festival, JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ, Returns! 

16 Aug

Looking for a weekend of live music in London, absolutely free of charge? Well, you’ve found it! Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free jazz festival, taking place this 19 th and 20 th August, with an array of live musical entertainment showcasing ...

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‘The disgrace of Labour councillors on the question of Tower Hamlets youth sport’ 

10 Aug

The following is another guest post by Chris Dunne, the former head of Langdon Park School and now fighting to save the acclaimed Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation.

Poached sushi 

28 Jul

When, on a cold and frosty morning, a car refuses to start when being late is simply not an option or the first intestinal rumblings indicate that the recently consumed piece of fish might have spent too long in the fridge, hope rapidly follows faith...

Outrage over John Biggs move to cut borough’s beacon youth sports service 

22 Jul

I’ve not been very successful at updating this blog on a regular basis over the past couple of years.

Join the revolution, it’s not too late to be on the map! 

16 Jul

EETG 14th July Celebration EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations Photograph by Marcus Duran [/caption] Photograph by Jeremy Freedman EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...

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Politicians »

Jim Fitzpatrick backs UK ivory surrender to protect elephants 

9 Aug

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has lent his support to a new ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade.

Local Council Elections 2018 

9 Aug

Local Council Elections 2018 Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:48 Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 Have you ever thought about being a local Councillor? In Tower Hamlets we have a great team of Councillors led by Cllr Peter Golds, who work hard to represent the views of...

Government launch consultation into leasehold properties 

1 Aug

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced they would begin an 8-week consultation and consider a range of measures to tackle unfair and unreasonable abuses of leasehold.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Walk: Greensted, Essex 2017 

31 Jul

On Sunday 16 July Sunday 2017 during the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs weekend , I went for a walk with Gill in Chipping Ongar and Greensted to visit the wooden Saxon Church and pay homage to the Tolpuddle Martyrs who were resettled in farms around here, ...

Jim Fitzpatrick reveals impact of Child Poverty in Tower Hamlets 

31 Jul

15,760 children will go hungry in Tower Hamlets over the summer holidays as they will not be able to access the free school meal they were entitled to during term time.

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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 »

Planning application PA/15/00701 and s106 

20 Aug

Follow up sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mark Hammersmith on 20 August 2017 .

Bike dumped in canal, 19th August 

19 Aug

One of those new yellow bikes has been dumped in the canal here Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Brushwood Close, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...

Bollards & Paving Stones removed Sanders Ness Rd E14 – Calder Wharf 

19 Aug

Follow up sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Georgia Reynolds on 19 August 2017 .

Large eurobin in canal, 19th August 

19 Aug

Eurobin dumped in canal Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Mallory Close, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...

Manhole Cover noise nuisance – URGENT, 19th August 

19 Aug

Just mentioning what has already been said by another resident.

Idling engine – air pollution, 18th August 

18 Aug

The driver of this car was sitting with his engine running waiting for someone to come out of Mile End tube and when asked to switch it off was extremely abusive and refused.

Rubbish dumped, 18th August 

18 Aug

Some local resident has dumped takeaway and other rubbish.

Bollards & Paving Stones removed Sanders Ness Rd E14 – Calder Wharf 

18 Aug

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Georgia Reynolds on 18 August 2017 .

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We reveal the top London boroughs for alcohol-related incidents 

17 Aug

London Ambulance Service has revealed which London boroughs see the highest number of alcohol-related incidents as part of its #NotAnAmbulance campaign.

Response to BBC story on Grenfell refurbishment 

17 Aug

In response to BBC Radio 4's World Tonight story on the Brigade's 'involvement' in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, we have issued the following statement.

Vintage vehicles on display at event to celebrate Brigade’s heritage 

15 Aug

Visitors will have a rare chance to see a 100-year-old fire engine...

Senior woman firefighter awarded for changing the way the Brigade thinks about fire 

8 Aug

One of the country’s most senior woman firefighters has won two prestigious international academic awards for fundamentally changing the national approach to how fires are fought, to make both firefighters and the public safer.

Firefighter back in saddle after horror crash to raise money for air ambulance 

8 Aug

West Norwood firefighter Paul Brown, who was critically injured cycling to work 10 years ago, was back in the saddle when he completed the Ride London 100-mile challenge to raise money for London Air Ambulance.

Paramedic mugged by moped gang in London’s West End 

4 Aug

Thieves on mopeds mounted a crowded pavement in the West End to steal a phone out of the hand of a London Ambulance Service cycle paramedic while she was on duty.

Fire Investigator’s retirement means end of service for Roscoe and Murphy 

4 Aug

A Fire Investigator and dog handler is retiring – and taking two of the Brigade’s most famous recruits with him...

Apply to be a firefighter and truly get inside London Fire Brigade 

3 Aug

We're recruiting firefighters...

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Pre-season training is under way! 

6 Aug


Remembering Maris Ozols 

3 Aug

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Maris Ozols, a fellow Wheeler, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, 31 July 2017 whilst taking part in the RideLondon-Surrey 46 sportive.

Wapping launch bursary programme to support disadvantaged youth members 

3 Aug

Donations from current and former members will support members of fledgling “Wapping Kidds” youth programme.

Ask for cycling in the Local Infrastructure Fund consultation 

27 Jul

The consultation on how Tower Hamlets spends its Local Infrastructure Fund is currently open, closing on 8 August.

Duke of Edinburgh in July – Planning and Navigation Day 

12 Jul

There’s not long yet until our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver candidates descend upon the Lake District! On Sunday, the two groups took to Epping Forest to practise their navigation skills and freshen up their micro-navigation in preparation...

TfL analysis shows big potential for cycling in Tower Hamlets 

18 Jun

Transport for London has now published its Strategic Cycling Analysis , which identifies routes where there is a high potential for cycling.

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West Ham FC »

Southampton v West Ham United 

18 Aug

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

Robert Snodgrass: West Ham winger is told he can leave the club 

17 Aug

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he is can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.

William Carvalho: West Ham close in on £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder 

14 Aug

West Ham close in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho for an expected £30m.

Three authors write on WW2 air raids in Forest Gate 

11 Aug

This article looks at the way in which World War 11 air raids in Forest Gate have been approached and described from three very different perspectives.

Manchester United press conference LIVE updates as Jose Mourinho speaks ahead of West Ham clash 

11 Aug

Join us for live updates from Carrington where United's manager is speaking to the media...

Manchester United v West Ham United 

11 Aug

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

West Ham Branch Labour Party Summer BBQ & Fundraiser: Thursday 31 August 7-9pm 

9 Aug

This will be a fun event taking place at the Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, West Ham, E15 4HW.

Sead Haksabanovic: West Ham sign teenager from Halmstads BK 

7 Aug

West Ham United sign Montenegro's teenage attacking midfielder Sead Haksabanovic from Swedish club Halmstads BK for an undisclosed fee.

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Events »

Take the Jack the Ripper Pub Tour this International Beer Day 

3 Aug

On Friday 4th August two events coincide – International Beer Day and our Jack the Ripper pub tour, offering our guests the chance to discuss the Whitechapel murders at length at the Victorian ale houses associated with the killer.

Emma Hart: Mamma Mia! at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Jul

Entering the space at London-based artist Emma Hart’s new show at Whitechapel Gallery, Mamma Mia!, is like stepping into another world – or rather a serene universe of ceramic planets, like ethereal pods projecting light.

Arcade Fire showcase new material at York Hall boxing-inspired show | Live review 

6 Jul

Unusual venues aren’t uncommon for Arcade Fire.

ART ATTACK: Art Night, GDIF & Reveal at V&A 

30 Jun

Art is taking over the capital this weekend (1-2 July 2017) with installations galore for Art Night, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Reveal at the VA.

A Handful of Dust at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

7 Jun

In 1920, Man Ray visited Marcel Duchamp in his New York studio.

Five must-see London exhibitions in June 2017 

1 Jun

June is an exciting month in the art world, with calendar staples such as the RA Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award alongside conceptual exhibitions examining the significance of cultural phenomena such as dust and science fiction.

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