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Two rescued from Whitechapel house fire 

24 Feb

A woman and a child were rescued from a house fire in Whitechapel in the early hours of this morning.


Government drive by Department of Education for more London apprentices 

23 Feb

A new campaign by the Department for Education is urging small companies to take on apprentices.


Storm Doris causes delays and cancellations on c2c 

23 Feb

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations on the c2c line this evening due to Storm Doris.


Shoreditch pupils have ‘bad hair’ day raising £8,000 for Gt Ormond Street 

23 Feb

Passers-by got a shock at home time when pupils and teachers came out of the school gate in their lacquered backcombed hair or crazy wigs.


London’s biggest beer garden to open in Mile End Park 

23 Feb

London’s biggest beer garden is set to come to Mile End Park this summer as part of a German beer festival.


Mass protests as Tower Hamlets votes 5pc council tax rise and £75m budget cuts 

23 Feb

Protesters picketed en mass last night’s budget meeting at Tower Hamlets Council as a £75 million raft of public service cuts was voted through.


FA Cup: Chelsea v Man Utd and Tottenham v Millwall live on BBC One 

22 Feb

The FA Cup quarter-finals between Chelsea and Manchester United and Tottenham and Millwall will be broadcast live on BBC One.


Met Police officer admits 9 sex assaults on child under 13 

22 Feb

A serving police officer in London has admitted in court to sexual offences with a child under 13.


Family call for care home inquiry after retired Met police officer’s death at Holborn Viaduct 

22 Feb

The shocked family of retired Scotland Yard officer Brenda Khan who plunged 40ft to her death from Holborn Viaduct are calling for an inquiry into why she was able to walk out of her care home 30 minutes before, without being checked.


Business Rates petition protest launched by east London small traders and two mayors 

22 Feb

A petition calling on the government to stop the planned rise in Business Rate has been set up by traders and two local authorities in east London.


Mother of teen who climbed to top of Canary Wharf skyscraper: 'I'm extraordinarily proud' 

22 Feb

The mother of a reckless thrill-seeker who was filmed climbing to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square has said she is extraordinarily proud of her son.


Tube drivers stage 24-hour walk out in staffing row 

22 Feb

Both the Central line and Waterloo and City line face severe disruption.


Daring duo breach Canary Wharf security to reach top of One Canada Square tower 

21 Feb

Security at London’s second tallest tower seems to have taken a ‘dive’ after two young men managed to get into One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and climbed up to the very top.


Police officers ‘dropped off for tea’ on 999 call to woman found hanged in Poplar 

21 Feb

Two police officers “have a case to answer” for gross misconduct on duty over a delayed response to a 999 call when a woman was found hanged in London’s East End.


Millwall v Chesterfield 

21 Feb

Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Chesterfield.


Reckless pranksters climb to top of iconic Canary Wharf skyscraper One Canada Square 

21 Feb

This is the astonishing moment reckless thrill-seekers climbed all the way to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square – the second tallest building in London.


Large cement spill closes Limehouse Link Tunnel 

21 Feb

Limehouse Link Tunnel is currently closed following a large cement spillage earlier.


Writing is on the wall in Whitechapel, spreading the word on mental health 

20 Feb

Children have been splashing paint on the wall of a housing estate in London’s East End—and no-one seems to mind.


Barkantine GP practice on Isle of Dogs rated ‘good’ by CQC 

20 Feb

Doctors in east London have been given a ‘clean bill of health’ on the Isle of Dogs.


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Hyperlocal »

Where to find the best pancakes in East London 

25 Feb

Pancake Day is fast approaching so we’ve tracked down the Top 10 spots to grab yourself a pancake in East London.


Win a family ticket to Sammy & The Snow Leopard 

24 Feb

Bag yourself  a free family theatre ticket to see Sammy The Snow Leopard at The Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre Housed in a converted Victorian Board of Works the Half Moon Theatre building is impressive let alone what awaits families inside.


Your East End 

24 Feb

Free party alert: Celebrate the diversity of East London at Your East End, a free family festival at Museum of London Docklands – on 18 th and 19 th March 2017.


THMs The Big Sleep With Kerry Cares 

23 Feb

Since our very popular “I Can’t Get No Sleep” events we’ve realised the sleepless mums of Tower Hamlets could do with more support.


Chase & Status join LOVEBOX line-up 

23 Feb

Chase Status will headline at LOVEBOX this July Pic: Rich Knowles ( Flickr ) Chase Status are to join Frank Ocean as headliners at the East London music festival LOVEBOX to help mark the event’s 15th anniversary, it was announced on Tuesday (...


Gallery displays five decades of Paolozzi work 

23 Feb

Bull’s Head on Red Ground-1946 Pic: Victoria Lancaster Whitechapel Art Gallery is currently displaying five decades of work by Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the most inventive British artists of the 20th century.


Introducing Dominic James, Shoreditch’s New Street Magician 

22 Feb

pic: by Daniel Lavelle Dominic James, or Dom as he prefers, performs most of his street magic in Shoreditch.


All-female art exhibition goes on display in Whitechapel 

21 Feb

Female artists’ work on display in Whitechapel Pic: Elijah Kong An all-female exhibition has gone on display at Whitechapel Art Gallery aimed at giving women their autonomy back.


Save Tower Hamlets Public Nurseries 

19 Feb

SAVE TOWER HAMLETS PUBLIC NURSERIES Quality nursery provision in Tower Hamlets is under threat.


The hidden woodland of Tower Hamlets 

17 Feb

Paul Pulford Pic: Charlie Floyd Nestled amongst the high rises and building sites of Mile End is a hidden woodland; a 31-acre space with more species of butterflies than anywhere else in the UK.


People Power can Work 

17 Feb

MEOTRA (the Mile End Old Town Residents Association) reports that the council have refused planning permission for a 15 -storey tower block on the site of the former Benjy’s nightclub at Mile End.


Benjy’s Towers Refused Planning Permission. 

16 Feb

Tonight at Tower Hamlets Council's Strategic Planning Committee, the application to build a 15-storey tower block on the site of the former Benjy's nightclub was refused unanimously (6-0) going against the recommendation of the council officers to ...


Traditions ends with Tradittude 

16 Feb

The Traditions Art Exhibition at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park ends its run with a final celebration on Sunday(19th Feb) – Tradittude, a day of events, performances and experiences, with something for everyone.


Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Area Gains Designation 

15 Feb

It's official:The application to designate the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Planning Area was approved on the 6th February 2017 by the Mayor in a Mayoral Executive Decision .


George back in court – show your support! 

14 Feb

The George Tavern have been informed that they’re due in court (again!) on Wednesday 22nd March at 10am.


Neighbourhood Forum Steering Committee Open Meeting – Tuesday 14th Feb – 7.30PM 

13 Feb

Tomorrow night there is a meeting of the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum Steering Committee at the Art Pavilion behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage.


“Benjy’s Towers”: LBTH Strategic Planning Meeting Thursday 16th Feb., 7PM Town Hall 

13 Feb

The above mock-up of the proposed "Benjy's Towers" development gives, to my mind, the best representation of how the development will, if it goes ahead, dominate the area.


Traditions Exhibition @ Art Pavilion (Final Week – ends Sunday 18th February) 

12 Feb

This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel ...


Traditions Exhibition: 12 noon to 6PM daily until Sunday 19th February 

12 Feb

This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel ...


Traditions film goes Online 

11 Feb

The Traditions Art Exhibition at the ArtPavilion in Mile End Park continues until Sunday 19th Feb.


Ability Bow Edges Closer… 

11 Feb

Sometime ago we posted about the threat of closure to the Ability Bow Gym in St Paul’s Church in St Stephen’s Road.


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Features »

Check destination on front of train 

25 Feb

This blog abhors an inept Next Train Indicator, and Bow Road station has a particularly hopeless pair.


Another Suspicious Affair In Whitechapel 

25 Feb

Although it is generally believed that there were no murders in the Jack the Ripper cycle throughout the whole of October 1888, the fear that the murderer might, at any moment, strike again was never far from peoples minds.


Win a family ticket to Sammy & The Snow Leopard 

24 Feb

Bag yourself  a free family theatre ticket to see Sammy The Snow Leopard at The Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre Housed in a converted Victorian Board of Works the Half Moon Theatre building is impressive let alone what awaits families inside.


Your East End 

24 Feb

Free party alert: Celebrate the diversity of East London at Your East End, a free family festival at Museum of London Docklands – on 18 th and 19 th March 2017.


Thames21 responds to London Assembly investigation into impact of plastic bottles 

24 Feb

Chief executive Debbie Leach interviewed by BBC London at Queenhithe near Cannon Street This Wednesday was an even busier day than usual for Thames21.


Thames21 embraces Great British Spring Clean with 11 events on rivers across London 

24 Feb

Date of release: Friday February 24 Londoners across the capital will don wellies and waders to spring-clean London’s rivers with Thames21 as part of the Great British Spring Clean weekend on March 3 rd to 5 th 2017.


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Comment »

Who ate all the pies? 

22 Feb

When the manufactured scandal has blown over and the dust has settled, the name of Sutton United`s reserve goalkeeper will return mercifully to deserved obscurity in about the same time as it takes to invent another scandal for the back pages of ...


Corby 

21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...


Fake news 

19 Feb

Dateline: Saturday 18th August 2017 Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has caused further controversy just two days into office by signing a series of executive orders distancing the United Kingdom from formal agreements made by his ...


Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...


Friends FC win Sonali Othith Indoor Masters 

12 Feb

Emdad Rahman: Friends FC have won the annual Sonali Othith Indoor Masters Cup for 2017.


Business Rates Update: Sign Our Petition and Come to Our Event! 

7 Feb

Please sign and share our petition as widely as possible, here’s the link you need –  http://bit.


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Politicians »

Fitz Weekly: 24 February 2017 

24 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.


A ruthless search for the truth. Not in Tower Hamlets 

20 Feb

A ruthless search for the truth.


Labour Local Government Conference 2017 

18 Feb

I arrived in Coventry yesterday evening for my second Labour LGA conference.


Fitz Weekly: 17 February 2017 

17 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.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP pledges to help end the ‘cold homes crisis’ in Poplar and Limehouse 

15 Feb

Jim Fitzpatrick is supporting charity National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 17 February by pledging to do more to ‘tackle cold homes’.


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Business »

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.


Dalston market worries it’s next to be wasted 

24 Jan

THE OPENING of a slick and stylish restaurant in the heart of Dalston is welcome to all but the hardened opponents of what some people term “gentrification”.


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LocalGov »

Phone expenses for elected members 

25 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai on 25 February 2017 .


Fly tipping in driveway of 129 Back Church Lane, E1 1LS, 25th February 

25 Feb

I've tried, on several occasions over several days, to use you we form so I can attach of of the photos and evidence of who the culprit is.


Broken street lamp, 24th February 

24 Feb

Broken street lamp needs repair.


Tower Hamlets Borough Council Auditors 

24 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by D Speller on 24 February 2017 .


Tower Hamlets Borough Council External Bankruptcy Solicitors for Council Tax 

24 Feb

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mrs.


Blue BMW estate car in pretty good condition has not moved in almost 2 months, 24th February 

24 Feb

Blue BMW estate car in pretty good condition has not moved in almost 2 months.


Private Dwelling ( Hereditament) Wholly For Private Use 

24 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to G.


Tower Hamlets Emergency Housing 

24 Feb

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Abu Rayhan on 24 February 2017 .


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999 »

London Ambulance Service responds to Storm Doris 

23 Feb

We have attended 17 weather-related incidents so far today including road traffic collisions, wall and building collapses and trees being blown over by Storm Doris.


Victory for Brigade campaign as Whirlpool change faulty dryer advice 

22 Feb

After a six month long campaign by London Fire Brigade, white goods’ giant Whirlpool has finally told consumers to unplug dangerous, faulty tumble dryers.


No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.


Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.


Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb

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‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...


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Local sport »

Job Vacancy: Maintenance Co-ordinator & Instructor 

23 Feb

The Centre is seeking to appoint a co-ordinator to be responsible for maintenance of the buildings, craft and ancillary equipment and to coach in the activities programme.


Coaching Information 

21 Feb

If you are interested in coaching, please note the following courses.


Test Blog Rapton 

20 Feb

Test Blog Rapton...


L1s vs Cambridge Uni 1s 

15 Feb

By Becky Hart Photo: Ian McAuslan...


L1s vs Brom Becks (A) 

15 Feb

Snow, what snow...


Physio Clinic Wednesday February 15 

13 Feb

Club Physio Patrick will be in the Club on Wednesday, February 15th - 7.30pm -9pm Email physio@millwallrugby.


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West Ham FC »

Be a councillor: West Ham Womens Forum AGM 6.3.17 

25 Feb

NEW DATE ALERT!! We've been struggling to find a suitable/affordable venue for our training + I now have to stay in the Middle East a bit longer for work :-( / :-) We're still super keen for this training to happen as soon as possible so holding the ...


School and new station links planned as part of 3,800-home West Ham development 

24 Feb

Details about a 3,800-home development close to West Ham station have been revealed as part of a public exhibition.


Watford v West Ham United 

24 Feb

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


Have your say on 3,800-home West Ham development 

23 Feb

Proposals for a 3,800-home development in West Ham are going on display for a second time.


Storm Doris causes West Ham Park closure 

23 Feb

West Ham Park has been closed due to very high winds caused by Storm Doris.


West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady opens 3G football pitch in Beckton 

22 Feb

The vice-chairman of West Ham has unveiled a new all-weather 3G pitch in Beckton.


Five-year-old’s dreams come true after West Ham manager Super Slav takes him to meet idol Andy Carroll 

20 Feb

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic lived up to his ‘Super Slav’ nickname after giving a young Hammers fan a day he will never forget.


Former West Ham manager Charlie Paynter honoured with blue plaque 

17 Feb

Ask a Hammers fan who their ultimate ‘Mr West Ham’ would be, and a few names might spring to mind.


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Events »

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.


Taboo | Show review 

16 Jan

Set in 1814, the new period drama showing on BBC One is a far cry from any Austen novel.


Ten exhibitions to look forward to in 2017 

9 Jan

From Caravaggio to Georgia O’Keefe, 2016 saw some impressive blockbuster exhibitions in London’s big museums.


Quickfire Interview with Camp NYE’s Jayde Adams + WIN a Pair of Tickets! 

15 Dec

Camp NYE 2016 Eagle London | 31 December | From 9pm | £25 Scottee and his gang of weirdos are back for another crazy New Years Eve – featuring Jayde Adams, Fancy Chance, Ginger Johnson, Thom Shaw, Scottee himself, Japans People and Le Gateau ...


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