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Burton Albion 0-1 Millwall 

24 Feb

Millwall climb to 12th in the Championship thanks to Ben Marshall's second-half goal against struggling Burton Albion.

DLR owners praised for their work on mental health 

23 Feb

The company which runs the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been recognised for its specialist mental health service.

Police appeal for dash cam footage after Limehouse Link collision 

23 Feb

Officers from the Met’s roads and transport policing command are appealing for witnesses after a serous collision on the Limehouse Link tunnel this morning.

Limehouse Link reopens after serious crash leaves man in hospital 

23 Feb

The Limehouse Link tunnel has reopened after a serious collision between a lorry and a moped this morning.

Tube commuters display amazing queue etiquette without being told at Canary Wharf station 

23 Feb

If there is one thing Londoners now how to do, its how to form a polite and orderly queue for public transport.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: It will be cold, but will there be snow? 

23 Feb

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

Man charged in connection with Shoreditch rape 

23 Feb

A man has been charged in connection with a rape in Shoreditch on Saturday.

Jailed: Drug dealing duo who took over vulnerable woman’s home 

23 Feb

Two drug dealers who took over a vulnerable woman’s home to sell heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for two and a half years.

Bethnal Green Library closing until April 29 for final refurbishments 

23 Feb

Bethnal Green Library is being upgraded with a start-up workspace and gallery.

Two garden rooms opened in Royal London Hospital to aid recovery in dementia patients 

22 Feb

The Royal London Hospital have opened two dementia friendly tea rooms to help patients with recovery.

Mental health event helping to find a job is being staged at Whitechapel’s Brady arts centre 

22 Feb

People who have gone through mental illness are telling their story at a Whitechapel employment event about their “journey back into work”.

National Secular Society head gives backing to senior coroner Mary Hassell 

22 Feb

The chief executive of a secular pressure group has backed under-fire inner north London senior coroner Mary Hassell, saying “religion shouldn’t be a trump card.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan includes £110 million extra funding for the Met in 2018/19 budget 

22 Feb

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

Jailed: Bethnal Green drug dealer caught at station with cash and stash 

22 Feb

A drug dealer from Bethnal Green who was caught with cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin at a train station has been jailed for 40 months.

Mexican embassy’s ‘Comrades in Art’ competition shortlist going on show at Bethnal Green’s Espacio gallery 

22 Feb

Works by British artists collaborating with Mexican artists go on public show in Bethnal Green on Monday in the fifth annual “comrades in art” competition.

Dead body of woman in her 40s pulled from Shadwell Basin 

22 Feb

A woman’s body was found in Shadwell Basin yesterday morning.

Volleyball coaching helps pupils cut truancy and improve learning at Central Foundation School in Bow 

21 Feb

The official speaker of Tower Hamlets Council is dropping in to see how sports projects at two schools can cut truancy and improve behaviour and learning.

London Jobs Fair coming to Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix with added ‘arts and culture’ section 

21 Feb

A new arts and culture ‘zone’ has been added to the London Jobs Fair which is coming to east London for the first time next week.

Blackwall Tunnel: Car fire closes tunnel in London 

21 Feb

Footage posted on social media showed thick black smoke and flames coming from a silver vehicle.

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Westferry Circus Back-Up Childcare Centre 

22 Feb

Westferry Circus Emergency Back-Up Childcare Centre Every parent knows sorting out childcare can be a very challenging job in itself.

Police tell East Londoners ‘it’s nothing to do with us’ as KFC chicken shortage hits home 

21 Feb

KFC on Lewisham High Street.

Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend 

21 Feb

Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend Kick off the Easter Holiday at Sadler’s Wells this March 30 th and 31 st with a festival of culture sure to inspire.

What’s on around Bow late Feb 2018 

21 Feb

An exhibition showcasing the results of 6 months of research by and with the local community in Bromley by Bow is on at the Bromley By Bow Centre on Saturday 24th Feb 2018.

Art Pavilion Exhibition: Creative Pathways Post 16 (21st Feb-25th Feb 2018) 

19 Feb

The Art Pavilion Spring Exhibition season continues with an event showcasing the best of Tower Hamlets' young artists work from 6th forms in the borough.

Protect yourself from scams! 

19 Feb

The local police have sent us this message: “LBTH Neighbourhood Watch have received reports of a potential scam whereby a woman has been knocking door-to-door in and around the Bow area claiming to be collecting...

Broadband Speeds in Bow 

18 Feb

Ten gigabit home broadband is being tested in a flat in the former athletes village (now called East Village) across the Olympic Park.

The Baby Show Social Media Give Away! 

17 Feb

The Baby Show We’ve teamed up with The Baby Show to give away 3 pairs of tickets, worth £20 each! Enter The Baby Show Social Media Give Away to win a fantastic shopping experience at the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event of the year.

Neighbourhood Forum Update – Your likes/dislikes about our neighbourhood 

16 Feb

The recent MEOTRA/RomanRoadBow neighbourhood forum meeting in the Art Pavilion was fairlywell attended considering the short notice (that was my fault!).

Adventure in Peter Pan’s Neverland 

16 Feb

Museum of London Docklands Presents Adventures in Peter Pan’s Neverland This last weekend of February and the first weekend of March, the Museum of London Docklands will be transformed into the wonderful world of Neverland.

Tidy Up Stratford Circus 

16 Feb

Tidy UP This coming March 3 rd   a very playful performance and workshop for ages 3 and up is coming to Stratford Circus! Brought to you by the acclaimed Peut Etre theatre company, Tidy up promises an unforgettable early theatrical experience.


15 Feb

The Trustees of Action for Bow are pleased to invite applications from organisations for funding to provide social and educational services in Bow from June 2018 – particularly school holiday activities for young people.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with style in Tower Hamlets 

15 Feb

“Every year, we travel to our grandparents’ home for Chinese New Year and the food is so important.

Donna Fügassa, Dalston Square 

14 Feb

Donna F ü gassa, Dalston Square If you’re heading to Dalston and need a little pit-stop make for Donna Fugassa on Dalston Square.

MEOTRA and Air Pollution 

13 Feb

Let's swap the red for green The last MEOTRA committee meeting discussed the subject of traffic and pollution in our area and how to try and tackle it at a local level.

Modern Dating: The events company taking it back to basics 

13 Feb


Art Pavilion: Spring 2018 London Chinese Photography Exhibition (9-17th Feb) 

13 Feb

There is currently a wonderful free photography exhibition on at the Art Pavilion.

Drama Studio performance Mile End, Beer Festival, Sound Map, local Police Report 

13 Feb

Imagine a world with no rules, no restrictions, and no labels.

Art: Process: Change: a new book by Loriane Leeson 

12 Feb

Artist Loraine Leeson, who has worked with the Geezers on our Active Energy Project is launching a book called Art: Process: Change: together with a symposium and conversation with six writers, artists and activists on the role...

Planning Application – 16-18 Coborn Road (PA/18/00116/NC) 

11 Feb

Gateway Housing Association has submitted an application to replace all the [timber] windows (front and back) of its properties at 16-18 Coborn Road, E3 2DA with white U-PVC double-glazed windows.

First ever colour photos of the East End on show in Tower Hamlets 

11 Feb

The East End in Colour 1960-1980 book cover by David Granick.

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Features »

Model Murderers 

24 Feb

Jack the Ripper, and his notorious murder spree, have always been favoured exhibits for waxworks and chambers of horrors.

Great Storm – Victoria Park 

23 Feb

London Plane Platanus X Hispanica.

London’s weekly railway news #241 

23 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 22 photos of the new Thameslink Train London Underground A 78-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was dragged into a tunnel by a London Underground train.

The Chapel House Estate 

22 Feb

I went to Harbinger School, lived near Christ Church, and sometimes – when I was bored with walking home along Westferry Road and Manchester Road – I would take a longer route: Harbinger Road, Hesperus Crescent, through that funny footpath that ...

Westferry Circus Back-Up Childcare Centre 

22 Feb

Westferry Circus Emergency Back-Up Childcare Centre Every parent knows sorting out childcare can be a very challenging job in itself.

Mini Mode London Fashion Week 

22 Feb

Mini Mode LFW Week Debut Mini Mode made its London Fashion Week debut on the 16 th of February, with ‘mini’ models showcasing both established and emerging childrenswear designers from around the world.

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Comment »

A London Working Rent? Guild Reps uncover lack of affordable workspace as biggest issue. 

8 Jan

A London Working Rent In a recent listening campaign undertaken by Guild Reps, the lack of affordable workspace has been uncovered as the biggest challenge facing small businesses in East London, putting the very essence of the entrepreneurial East ...

East End traders join shop-local discount card. 

27 Nov

East End traders join shop-local discount card Members of the East End Trades Guild are among those joining the  Local Buyers Club : a discount card promoting the best independent businesses in the area.

New Map for Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd December. 

14 Nov

New Map For Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd And 3rd December.

Canary Wharf Sales Worker Sacked After Bilking Taxis To His Home Near Brighton. 

28 Oct

A serial fare dodger has been sacked from his job after it was discovered that he had failed to pay for taxis from London to the south coast.

TfL plans cycle super highway for Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and Rotherhithe roundabout 

28 Sep

Locals have until November 19 to comment on the plans TfL has today announced proposals for a segregated Cycle Super Highway to run through Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.

Hackney biz rates consultation closes today & LBTH opens // Guild Rep Leadership Training >> Make history with us! 

25 Sep

An Invitation to Make History! Have your say on the new business rates fund before its too late! Today the last chance for Hackney members to have their say on the new business rates fund for discretionary relief.

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Politicians »

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.

Fitz Weekly – 2 February 2018 

2 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.

Fitz Weekly – 26 January 2018 

26 Jan

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 – 19 January 2018 

19 Jan

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 »

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.

East London pubs say late-night levy not wanted 

24 Aug

A group of east Londons hipster hangouts have made a last-ditch plea to Tower Hamlets council, urging it not to bring in a late-night levy in the area.

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.

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LocalGov »

Large pothole, 24th February 

24 Feb

Pothole damaging buses Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 149 East Ferry Road, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...

English classes 

23 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Abdul Hai on 23 February 2018 .

Decent Homes Works – Harkness House, Christian St, E1 1RX 

23 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Mr.

Decent Homes Works – Harkness House, Christian St, E1 1RX 

23 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mr.

English classes 

22 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai on 22 February 2018 .

Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

22 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to A R Shaw on 22 February 2018 .

Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered 

22 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to KNorman on 22 February 2018 .

Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

22 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by A R Shaw on 22 February 2018 .

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London Fire Cadet fulfils lifelong dream to become Brigade firefighter 

23 Feb

A former London Fire Cadet has risen through the ranks to officially become a firefighter serving in the capital.

Chinese new year safety warning 

15 Feb

Around six fires a week caused candles, incense sticks and fireworks...

London Fire Brigade training exercise at Barbican Estate 

14 Feb

Firefighters will be undertaking a training exercise at the Barbican Estate in the City...

Celebrate Pancake Day without disaster with the Brigade’s cooking safety tips 

13 Feb

The Brigade is urging people to take care while cooking their pancakes this Shrove Tuesday...

Brigade raises concern over flammable skin products 

12 Feb

Skin products contain highly flammable ingredients...

Innovative healthcare service is transforming emergency care in the community 

8 Feb

Patients are getting specialist emergency treatment quickly and avoiding trips to hospital thanks to an innovative service launched in East London.

Firefighters’ marathon effort for Grenfell survivors 

8 Feb

18 firefighters raising money for Grenfell community and Firefighters Charity...

Firefighters issue blaze warning for ‘coldest week of winter’ 

7 Feb

Firefighters concerned over rise in fires during cold snap...

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Local sport »

Wapping M9 v Basildon M1 (h) 

23 Feb

"With his family watching, Matt knew he was a disappointment" - by Jon 'J Lo' Lowe...

Wapping Ladies 4s vs Witham – 17 Feb 2018 

21 Feb

A beautiful day of beautiful hockey...

L2 V Shefford and Sandy 

21 Feb

Another 3 points for the 2's as they...

Wapping M9 v Chelmsford M4 (h) 

15 Feb

"Somewhere in Eastern Europe...

M7 2 – 2 Havering 2s 

14 Feb

The Charge of the Inglorious...

Wapping M9 v Rochford M1 (a) 

12 Feb

Swan like Nathan...

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West Ham FC »

Re-selected as West Ham Labour (& future Co-operative Party) Councillor Candidate 2018 

24 Feb

I am very pleased that I was reselected today as a Labour Party candidate for the local elections in May 2018 for West Ham ward in Newham, London.

Jose Fonte: West Ham defender agrees deal to join Dalian Yifang for £5m 

23 Feb

West Ham agree deal to sell Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang for around £5m.

Liverpool v West Ham United 

23 Feb

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

West Ham United to visit Dagenham & Redbridge in fundraising friendly 

22 Feb

West Ham United will play a friendly at Dagenham & Redbridge in March to help the financially troubled National League club.

Jury discharged in trial of ex-West Ham footballer accused of gambling using stolen card 

21 Feb

The jury trying a former West Ham footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a pensioner’s stolen credit card has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

West Ham MP Lyn Brown urges Labour voters to make up their own minds in mayoral candidate vote 

21 Feb

Lyn Brown has praised mayoral hopeful Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz but encouraged Labour members to make up their own minds about to who to vote for as the party’s candidate.

Councillors approve 3,800-home development in West Ham 

21 Feb

Plans to build 3,800 homes on the site of a former Parcelforce depot have been unanimously approved by councillors.

Planning Battle Won for More Social Housing (War continues) 

20 Feb

I was really proud tonight of West Ham Ward residents who objected, organised and worked hard to oppose a planning application that would have robbed local people and the homeless of chance of homes at an "affordable" or social rent.

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Events »

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.

Review: Review: The Grift (Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel) 

30 Jan

Tom Salamon's immersive show opens in east London...

Theatre News: Casting announced for The Grift 

9 Jan

The site-specific, immersive theatre piece opens at the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel from the end of January...

Ten London exhibitions to look forward to in 2018 

8 Jan

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the art world.

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