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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.


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.


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.


Neighbours In Poplar visit refugees in Dunkerque camp with sleeping bags and food 

24 Mar

A small team of volunteers from London’s East End have been to Calais and onto the refugee camp at Dunkerque to offer help to destitute families.


Man killed with bike lock after ‘row in Poplar chicken shop’ 

21 Mar

Raymond Sculley is accused of battering Zdenek Makar to death with a bike lock in east London.


Zdenek Makar trial: Man 'battered to death with bike lock after spat at Poplar chicken shop' 

21 Mar

A man was battered to death with a bicycle lock after a petty spat at a chicken shop in east London.


Poplar murder accused ‘killed City worker with bike chain after chicken shop argument’, court hears 

21 Mar

A man accused of killing a catering manager with a bicycle chain after a trivial argument in a chicken shop said “Look what you made me do” as his victim lay dying in the street, a court has heard.


National campaign starts at Limehouse to outlaw pets being evicted after courtroom ‘dog fight’ 

8 Mar

A woman who lost a courtroom battle to keep her dog in the face of a ban in the luxury Docklands complex in east London where she lives has begun a national campaign for the right for anyone to own a pet.


Road closed off in Limehouse after masonry crashes 60ft into street 

6 Mar

A busy street has had to be cordoned off in east London after masonry crashed 60ft onto the pavement from the top-floor balcony of a block of flats.


Driver who set fire to his car after Poplar hit-and-run jailed for 14 years 

1 Mar

A driver who caused life-threatening injuries to a man he deliberately ran over has been jailed for 14 years.


Police officers get final warnings for delayed response to 999 call to woman found hanged in Poplar 

28 Feb

Two police officers have been given final written warnings today for “breaching professional behaviour standards” in delaying response to a 999 call after a 22-year-old woman was found hanged in her home in London’s East End.


Tenant gets jail sentence for renting out social-housing flat in Poplar for 7 years 

27 Feb

A tenant who illegally sublet his social-rent flat for seven years in London’s East End with its chronic housing shortage has been given a suspended prison sentence.


Poplar bus fire: Dramatic moment bus is engulfed in flames after 'explosion' in east London 

27 Feb

This was the dramatic scene as a double-decker bus exploded and was engulfed by flames in east London.


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.


Large cement spill closes Limehouse Link Tunnel 

21 Feb

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


CCTV appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Poplar 

16 Feb

Police are appealing for information after a woman was subjected to a sexual assault.


Tower Hamlets mayor joins protest to stop social housing auction sell of in Poplar 

11 Feb

A local authority has stepped in to a row to try and stop the auction of public housing in London’s East End where the waiting list has 20,000 families queueing for homes.


Birds and bees want their Limehouse Triangle ‘feeding station’ back! 

10 Feb

The birds and bees who used to stop off at the Limehouse Triangle in London’s high-density concrete East End have been given a belated reprieve.


Pedestrian killed on A13 Commercial Road in rush-hour accident involving lorry 

6 Feb

A man has been killed in a road accident in east London involving a lorry on the busy A13 Commercial Road at Limehouse.


Limehouse crash: Man dies after being hit by lorry in east London 

6 Feb

A man has died after being hit by a lorry in east London during the morning rush hour.


Right royal battle to save Queen’s Head at Limehouse where the Queen Mum pulled a pint 

3 Feb

Regulars are stepping up their fight to save one of the few remaining cockney boozers in London’s East End which could go up for auction next Thursday.


Woman from Poplar jailed for trying to smuggle knife into Pentonville Prison 

30 Jan

A woman caught trying to smuggle a weapon and drugs into Pentonville prison has been jailed in the week the Met Police began its latest phase in a campaign against knife crime.


Learn to be leaders, youths are urged by Poplar Harca housing organisation 

25 Jan

Youngsters are being invited to join a five-week youth leadership training programme in London’s East End which aims to get them more involved in public issues.


Hunt for suspects after man beaten to ground in Limehouse and nearly blinded 

19 Jan

Detectives have released CCTV footage today of two men they have been looking for since last summer after a 27-year-old man was beaten up and almost blinded in an unprovoked attack in London’s East End.


Council tower block on Limehouse Triangle is rejected—after Tower Hamlets breaches own planning rules 

12 Jan

A scathing attack on the way Tower Hamlets council has breached its own planning rules to get rid of a biodiversity green space and build another tower block in London’s East End has been slammed as “underhanded”.


ADVERTISER 150: Wartime news reporting is censored, but now we tell what happened 76 years ago… 

12 Dec

1940: The Blitz of the Second World War causes death and destruction in the East End, so close to the London Docks being targeted by the Luftwaffe.


ADVERTISER 150: We report Poplar Rates Strike of 1921 as 28 councillors go to jail to save the poor 

6 Dec

Our nightly series celebrating the East London Advertiser ’s 150 years in print reaches 1921 and the Poplar Rates Strike when 28 councillors refuse to set the LCC’s unfair charge on poor households at the same rate as the wealthy of Westminster.


ADVERTISER 150: How we report the Poplar schoolchildren killed in German air-raid 

5 Dec

Our nightly review for the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary reaches the Great War of 1914-18 and the first civilian tragedy on British soil—the German air-raid that hits Upper North Street School in Poplar, killing 18 infants and many ...


Girl and giraffe teach three-year-olds about mental health at Half Moon theatre in Limehouse 

2 Dec

A play teaching children how to cope with mental illness in the family is being staged at east London’s Half Moon theatre for audiences as young as three.


Couple accused at Old Bailey of murdering their three-month-old baby in Poplar 

30 Nov

The parents of a three-month-old baby boy who died in east London with “critical injuries” in the summer have now been charged with his murder.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Easter Events, Classes and Fun for Kids in Tower Hamlets 

23 Mar

Spring has Sprung.


Macbeth at the Space on the Isle of Dogs – 24th to 27th May 2017 

23 Mar

Historically, the Isle of Dogs has not had many places of entertainment in the 19 th and 20 th century, people tended to travel to Poplar or Greenwich for theatres and shows.


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

21 Mar

The man capured on CCTV who is being searched for.


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.


The Bridges of the Isle of Dogs 

14 Mar

Ask most people to name the old road bridges on the Island, and they will probably mention Kingsbridge, the Blue Bridge (or its predecessor), the Glass Bridge (or its predecessor) and the swing-bridge in Preston’s Rd.


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.


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...


Fitz Weekly: 3 March 2017 

3 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.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP swears to take on mental illness 

2 Mar

Jim Fitzpatrick has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental health.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP puts Poplar and Limehouse’s heritage on the map 

1 Mar

Event in parliament reveals the impact of National Lottery investment in Poplar and Limehouse and its position on the RSA’s Heritage Index.


The Tragedy at the Upper North Street School in Poplar – 1917 

1 Mar

The post about the recent centenary of the Silvertown explosion was a reminder to write about another tragedy that happened a century ago.


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.


2 buckets of oil, 23rd February 

23 Feb

2 buckets of oil / sand dumped on foot path of Belgrave St, Limehouse.


Goodbye T46 

20 Feb

On Hackney Marsh the poplars stand forlorn – The dingy old pavilion built of bricks Dilapidated – pot-holed carpark.


Around Leyton and Walthamstow 

18 Feb

Saturday, February 18th 2017 On the map above, the symbol shows where we started our walk.


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.


Rubbish in playground, 17th February 

17 Feb

Littering and drinks bottles in the Rooemakers Fields children's playground.


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’.


Local MP encourages schools to go sky high with National Rocketry Competition 

15 Feb

Poplar and Limehouse students could be the next generation of rocket scientists Schools can register now for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid-trip to the Paris Air Show MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick is encouraging local schools ...


End-of-road gate constantly left open, 14th February 

14 Feb

There is a gate at the end of this road to prevent motor traffic using the dead-end as a through road.


Dumped rubbish, 13th February 

13 Feb

Rubbish and boxes left in front of old shop Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): East India Dock Road, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Friends FC win Sonali Othith Indoor Masters 

12 Feb

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


The Old Drostdy in Tulbagh, Cape Province 

5 Feb

Tulbagh is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, after Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Swellendam.


Fitz Weekly: 3 February 2017 

3 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.


Idling Action campaigns for a cleaner air 

2 Feb

­ Idling Action’s stand in Chrisp Street Market.


Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.



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