North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 16 October 2017

Limehouse & Poplar news

Tower Hamlets has lowest dementia rate in UK 

13 Oct

There is a lower proportion of people with dementia in Poplar and Limehouse than in any other constituency in the UK.

Limehouse Triangle tower block rejected third time by Tower Hamlets Council 

11 Oct

Controversial plans to build a tower block on the ‘Limehouse Triangle’ nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal was rejected yet again by Tower Hamlets council tonight.

Half Moon tries to fly youngsters to the real moon in day of Fun Palaces at Limehouse 

11 Oct

The big ‘Fun Palace’ attracted 500 children and parents to east London’s Half Moon theatre for a science and space travel adventure day.

MISSING: Nadheerah Zahra, 14, last seen in Poplar Saturday 

8 Oct

Police in east London are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 12-year-old girl from Poplar.

Limehouse stabbing: Man admits murdering former girlfriend Karolina Chwiluk 

28 Sep

A 23-year-old man has admitted stabbing his former girlfriend to death in Limehouse.

Neighbours in Poplar need new minibus after Calais ‘Jungle’ camp refugee run 

25 Sep

Sister Christine Frost’s hard-pressed Neighbours in Poplar charity has started crowd-funding campaign to raise cash to replace the ageing minibus used on the Calais ‘refugee run’.

Calls for public protection order to tackle drug dealers at Ropemakers Fields in Limehouse 

5 Sep

Police trying to curb drug dealing at night in London’s East End are calling for a Public Spaces Protection Order to tackle an anti-social activity hotspot in Limehouse.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd starts UK tour from Poplar to stop teenage radicalisation 

2 Sep

The government is pledging to take illegal material like “how to make a bomb” down from the internet in its renewed battle to prevent schoolchildren becoming radicalised.

Two hospitalised in Poplar High Street ‘acid attack’ 

29 Aug

Two young men taken to hospital after an ‘acid attack’ in Poplar High Street.

Rashan Charles: Full inquest delayed until next June 

17 Aug

Rashan Charles.

Tim is promised Mayor’s cash to turn empty basement in Poplar tower block into recycle workshop 

14 Aug

Artist Tim Barklem is desperately looking for businesses to help his social project to convert an empty basement in a tower block in east London into a recycling training centre.

Tower Hamlets pupils have their GCSE artwork on public show at Half Moon’s Limehouse gallery 

11 Aug

An exhibition giving 45 GCSE Art students a chance to have their work on public show in a professional gallery has opened at east London’s famous Half Moon theatre.

Teenage Shakila holds gig for Grenfell Tower survivors recalling her homeless childhood in Poplar 

8 Aug

Teenage singer-musician Shakila Karim is organising a pub night with fellow students from her music college to raise money for the Grenfell Tower disaster victims.

A charming book full of magic and wonder 

8 Aug


Jailed cop who perverted justice in Limehouse crash is dismissed for misconduct 

8 Aug

A police officer jailed for perverting justice following a car crash in Limehouse when he pretended to be the driver has been dismissed from the service.

Van fire in Limehouse Link tunnel forces drivers to flee their vehicles 

1 Aug

Drivers had to be evacuated after fire broke out in the Limehouse Link tunnel when a van caught light.

Man jailed after bashing partner in Poplar with frying pan in row about a text message 

25 Jul

A man who whacked his partner with a frying pan 20 times following a trivial argument over a text message has been jailed for six years.

Paedophile who raped girl of 9 in Poplar is jailed for 18 years 

24 Jul

Police are urging possible victims of a paedophile sex predator who raped a girl under nine years old in east London to come forward.

Neighbours launch petition to stop tower block going up on Limehouse Triangle 

18 Jul

The deadline for objections runs out tomorrow to try and stop developers in their tracks churching up the Limehouse Triangle to build two tower blocks of flats.

Jitterbugs set to Swing East as Chrisp Street Market turns Poplar back to 1951 

14 Jul

The old market square in Poplar is going back six decades to the Swing era and its Festival of Britain roots on Sunday.

Primary school in Poplar opens edible food playground 

12 Jul

A primary school in Poplar celebrated the official launch of their edible food playground which was opened by the mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs.

Rapist from Poplar posing as minicab driver jailed after stalking 3 women at Old Street 

10 Jul

An off-duty minicab driver who raped a woman passenger twice and sexually assaulted two others he had stalked in Old Street has been jailed for 12 years.

Gritting lorry driver jailed for killing Wapping motorcyclist while performing illegal U-turn in Limehouse 

3 Jul

A gritting lorry driver who killed a motorcyclist from Wapping while performing an illegal U-turn has been jailed for nine months.

Appeal to trace missing severely autistic teenager last seen in Poplar 

3 Jul

Police are appealing for help to find a severely autistic teenager who was last seen in Poplar.

Customer needs metal plate in face after attack in Poplar newsagent’s 

22 Jun

Detectives are issuing a CCTV image in an appeal this week for public help to track down two men who beat up a customer in a newsagent’s in Poplar.

German ambassasor pays tribute to children killed in First World War school bombing in Poplar 

16 Jun

The German nation should not be careless about the memory of the infamous First World War air-raid on east London when 18 children were killed at Poplar’s Upper North Street School, their ambassador told the centenary wreath-laying.

Queen cheered by hundreds of children arriving for Mayflower School’s First World War bomb centenary 

15 Jun

Hundreds of children cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the school gates at Mayflower Primary in Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World war air-raid in which 18 children perished.

Queen visits All Saints Church in Poplar to remember Upper North Street School bombing victims 

15 Jun

The Queen and Prince Philip joined families of 18 children killed when their Poplar school was bombed during the First World War to mark 100 years since the tragedy.

Crowds line the streets to see the Queen and Prince Philip in Poplar 

15 Jun

With flags and phones in hand, crowds lined the streets outside All Saints Church and Mayflower Primary School in Poplar this afternoon to catch a glimpse of the Queen.

Bishop of Stepney leads centenary prayers with the Queen for children of Poplar killed at Upper North Street 

15 Jun

The Bishop of Stepney delivers an address in Poplar today (Thurs) in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip in which he talks about his own parents’ experience of living through the horror of war.

Election 2017: Re-elected Poplar & Limehouse MP says Corbyn and Labour campaign ‘exceeded all expectations’ 

9 Jun

The returning Labour MP was greeted with thunderous applause as he confessed himself “honoured and humbled” to return to Westminster for the sixth term.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Fitz Weekly – 16 October 2017 

16 Oct

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

Nellie Frances Cressall 

11 Oct

Poplar was once blessed with outstanding local government and politicians – politicians who demonstrably improved the lot of the residents of what is now E14, and who were even prepared to go to prison in support of their beliefs (see  Poplarism ...

QX Meets…Ceri Dupree! – The glittering glamazon touching down in Limehouse this weekend 

29 Sep

Think of a famous woman from the past thirty years and there’s a fair chance Ceri Dupree can knock out a stellar impression of them; everyone from Tina Turner to Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Expand your horizons this weekend 

21 Sep

This Friday evening at the St.

Fitz Weekly – 18 September 2017 

18 Sep

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP supports appeal for families in Poplar and Limehouse to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week 

12 Sep

Jim Fitzpatrick is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for their constituents to talk about organ donation.

Politicians wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser 

12 Sep

Jim poses in pink with Sky News presenter, Jacquie Beltrao at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research Jim Fitzpatrick MP has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which ...

Fitz Weekly – 11 September 2017 

11 Sep

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP celebrates community’s efforts to cure blood cancer 

31 Aug

Celebrating the potential lifesavers in Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick joined a cross-party Parliamentary event to celebrate the number of people who are registered as stem cell donors.

A day of play on Cotall Street 

21 Aug

Discover Poplar is throwing an end of summer street party for all on Sunday 3 rd September, a day of play on Cotall Street.

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.

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.

War Damage to Shelters in Poplar 

5 Aug

While researching the article,  The Tragedy at Bullivant’s Wharf , I made use of some papers I had received from The National Archives: “Poplar Met Boro – War Damage to Shelters (POP/30)”.

Estate residents join in on weapon sweeps 

1 Aug

A 15-inch machete was uncovered during the latest search by residents and local faith leaders Pic: Tower Hamlets MPS – Twitter Tower Hamlets police are calling on residents to help get weapons off the street.

Jim Fitzpatrick Calls for Action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals 

27 Jul

Cut the Stake, Reduce FOBT Harm Jim Fitzpatrick has revealed over £8 million was lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Poplar and Limehouse and backed the work of the FOBT All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in Parliament, expressing his...

Join your local Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Team 

25 Jul

Would consider becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Area Coordinator, Ward Coordinator or Member of your local Ward Panel? Please email your local Safer Neighbourhood Team below if you can help.

Jim Fitzpatrick slams the Government as more Met Police Officers cut 

25 Jul

Responding to the police workforce figures which revealed the Metropolitan Police Service has lost another 608 Officers, Jim Fitzpatrick slammed the Government’s shameful record.

Poplar and Limehouse leads the way in helping disabled people into work 

24 Jul

Jim Fitzpatrick MP has taken on the Disability Confident summer challenge to get local employers on board with disability employment MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick has undertaken a challenge to encourage employers in his area to become ...

Fitz Weekly: 21 July 2017 

21 Jul

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: 14 July 2017 

14 Jul

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Whales in The Thames 

13 Jul

Whales in the Thames {In the panel at the top centre:} Occasionally whales and seals are seen in the Thames.

Age Champions Parliamentary Reception 

11 Jul

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, met with older people from across the country at an event in Parliament organised by the charity Age UK.

Fitz Weekly: 7 July 2017 

7 Jul

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: 21 June 2017 

21 Jun

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Limehouse Hole 

20 Jun

The origins of the name Limehouse Hole are not certain.

Thank you! 

13 Jun

I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to volunteer during the General Election campaign.

The Poplar Gut 

10 Jun

I must admit to a childish, inner smirk whenever I see mention of the Poplar Gut, inspiring – as it does – images of beer bellies in the Watermans on the Island.

#ELLection – Labour maintains stronghold in Tower Hamlets 

9 Jun

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushnara Ali.

Remembering Poplar’s tragic little war victims, 100 years on 

22 May

Mayflower Primary School pupils Zain, Saima and Anika are preparing for the memorial day   Pic: Sarah Oladokun One hundred years ago next month a primary school in Tower Hamlets received a direct hit in a German air raid over London, killing 18 ...

Missing Play Equipment, 20th May 

20 May

Climbing frame and slide have disappeared from the children's playground in Ropemakers Field...

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