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Karolina’s killing: Family get longer temporary shelter from Tower Hamlets Council 

19 May

A family facing eviction today from emergency accommodation after having to quit their flat in Limehouse where 20-year-old Karolina Chwiluk was stabbed to death in front of them have been given extra time to stay.


‘Bow School staff failed my son’ mother of tragic Nasar Ahmed says after Poplar inquest 

12 May

The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to his school dinner have accused staff of failing their duty of care.


Election 2017: Bethnal Green and Bow and Poplar and Limehouse candidates announced 

12 May

The Tower Hamlets candidates for the general election 2017 have been announced.


Shisha bar closed down in Poplar after raid by police and Tower Hamlets council 

11 May

An shisha bar operating illegally under town planning laws has been shut down in east London in after being raided by police and council enforcement officers.


Swap Shop pops up in Poplar for belt-tightening evening if you’re strapped for cash 

9 May

A pop-up ‘swap shop’ for clothes opens for an evening in Poplar later this month where shoppers can get new gear without costing a penny.


Appeal for help to repatriate Limehouse stab victim Karolina Chwiluk’s body home to Poland 

8 May

An online fundraising campaign to repatriate the body of tragic stabbing victim Karolina Chwiluk to her native Poland has gone past half-way.


Limehouse knife death: Man, 23, charged with murder and two GBH assaults 

8 May

Detectives investigating the murder of 20-year-old Karolina Chwiluk in Limehouse have charged a man this evening with her murder.


Limehouse murder: Police arrest man in connection with Karolina Chwiluk stabbing 

7 May

A man has been arrested in connection with a triple stabbing in Limehouse which left a woman dead.


Limehouse murder: Victim named as Karolina Chwiluk as police hunt for her ex-boyfriend 

5 May

Detectives investigating a triple stabbing in Limehouse which left a woman dead have named her ex-boyfriend as a suspect.


Witness appeal in Limehouse murder hunt after woman dies in triple stabbing 

5 May

Neighbours have been in shock today at the murder of a 20-year-old woman in a quiet cul-de-sac on a housing estate in Limehouse.


Pc admits perverting justice by pretending to be driver in car crash in Limehouse 

4 May

A police officer has admitted to perverting the course of justice by pretending to be the driver of a car involved in a road smash in Limehouse when he wasn’t.


Families start petition to Tower Hamlets council for affordable homes in Poplar 

26 Apr

Families feeling the squeeze on social housing have begun a petition calling for a ‘trade off’ with developers who they fear are ‘encroaching’ on one of the last pockets of the working class.


Unattended candle starts Poplar fire that left woman needing medical treatment 

24 Apr

An unattended candle is believed to have caused a fire at a flat in Poplar which left a woman needing medical treatment.


Snap election was shock move to Labour says Poplar & Limehouse MP Fitzpatrick 

18 Apr

The Prime Minister’s sudden announcement of a snap General Election came as a shock to Labour’s Jim Fitzpatrick in east London.


All Saints GP practice in Poplar is put on ‘special measures’ by CQC inspectors 

6 Apr

A GP practice in London’s East End has been placed into special measures today after being rated “inadequate overall” by inspectors.


You can soon try clothes ‘online’ before buying them if Poplar students sell their idea 

6 Apr

Students have come up with a novel idea of using photographs and one’s measurements to create a ‘virtual body’ to try on clothes ‘online’ before buying them.


Not guilty verdict returned in Poplar murder trial 

3 Apr

A man accused of killing catering manager Zdenek Makar with a bicycle chain after a trivial argument in a chicken shop has been found not guilty of his murder.


Three men charged with murdering Poplar man 

30 Mar

Three men have been charged with murder following the fatal shooting of Abdifatah “Abdi” Sheikhey.


Missing man with dementia may be in Poplar 

30 Mar

Police are “very concerned” for the whereabouts of a missing 86-year-old man who has dementia.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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...


Six From Anne Davies 

14 May

We just hung six new paintings by Anne Davies, though since we had one of them already, strictly speaking I suppose only five are new.


The Great Greenway Clearup, with Thames Water 

11 May

The weather was foreboding this morning, but we were delighted to be involved in the Great Greenway Clean-up, organised by Thames Water.


Runway reads and statement necklaces – We spoke to Michelle Visage! 

9 May

On Sunday 30th May, the East London district of Limehouse will be showered in a glissade of glitter and a ululation of YAS’s, as Werq The World descends, all tits blazing, on shimmering performance venue The Troxy, with performers including Violet ...


Community members from London estate work with City composer on V&A Museum project 

9 May

Local residents from the Lansbury Estate and visual artist Laurie Nouchka collaborated with Dr Tullis Rennie on an art installation that reflects the architecture and social spaces of the area Local residents from the Lansbury Estate and visual ...


Dumped rubbish, 7th May 

7 May

Load of household building waste by metal box Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): East India Dock Road, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Poplar Union 

3 May

A brilliant new arts space and cafe has opened in Bartlett Park, Poplar with a multitude of things on offer for families – including arts music for kids; Mother and Baby yoga; and a shiny new park-side café.


Fitz Weekly: 28 April 2017 

28 Apr

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


#ELLection: Tower Hamlets hoping to maintain Labour stronghold 

28 Apr

Tower Hamlets is made up of two constituencies        Pic: TUB ( wikimedia ) The two Labour MPs representing the constituencies within Tower Hamlets will be hoping to retain their relatively safe seats on June 8.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP tucks into a Christian Aid Big Brekkie in solidarity with refugees 

28 Apr

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, this week tucked in at a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament, to show his support for Christian Aid Week (14-20 May), which is raising money for refugees fleeing conflict around the world.


Drag Race Detox Icunt on Love for London and Sex in Drag! 

27 Apr

Drag Race Detox Icunt spills the T! On Sunday 30th May, the East London district of Limehouse will be showered in a glissade of glitter and a ululation of YAS’s, as Werq The World descends, all tits blazing, on shimmering performance venue, Troxy.


The Bus Stop Ms of Tower Hamlets 

25 Apr

6 ♣ Bethnal Green/Poplar/Stepney Aha, it's my local playing card, specifically the three boroughs that came together to create Tower Hamlets.


Fitz weekly: 21 April 2017 

21 Apr

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


Violet Chachki reveals her favourite season 9 queen! 

21 Apr

Plus talks coming to London for the Werq The World tour On Sunday 30th May, the East London district of Limehouse will be showered in a glissade of glitter and a ululation of YAS’s, as Werq The World descends, all tits blazing, on shimmering ...


Jim Fitzpatrick responds to snap General Election 

19 Apr

To all constituents – I would like to confirm I will be seeking re-election as your Member of Parliament for Poplar and Limehouse on 8 June.


Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 2: Early 20th Century (Pre-WWII) 

8 Apr

In 1909, the government bought all the major docks along the Thames, and the new Port of London Authority (PLA) assumed control on 31 March 1909.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP leads charge to increase employment opportunities for disabled people through 30-day challenge to local business 

5 Apr

MP for Poplar and Limehouse has undertaken a challenge to make the employers in the constituency more inclusive, encouraging them to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme which helps employers open up their workforce to disabled people.


Santander bike abandoned in the mud at Limehouse Lock, 1st April 

1 Apr

Saw bike in the mud Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Westferry Road, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Fitz Weekly: 31 March 2017 

31 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.


In Search of Old Ratcliffe 

30 Mar

Ratcliffe 1795 Anyone who has looked into the history of Docklands will come across the small enclave of Ratcliff or Ratcliffe which is located between Shadwell and Limehouse.


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.



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