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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.


Tributes paid to London Bridge terror attack victim whose body was found in Limehouse 

9 Jun

The family of the eighth London Bridge terror attack victim whose body was found near Limehouse have paid tribute to him.


Poplar bank worker officially named as London Bridge terror attack victim 

9 Jun

A bank worker from Poplar has been officially identified today as one of the eight people who died in the London Bridge terrorist attack.


Election 2017: Full results for each Tower Hamlets constituency 

9 Jun

Labour made gains in both Bethnal Green and Bow and Poplar and Limehouse.


HSBC bank worker from Poplar believed to have died in London Bridge terror attack 

7 Jun

A bank worker from Canary Wharf is believed to have been killed in the horrific terrorist attack on London Bridge in which at least seven people died.


Body found in River Thames in Limehouse believed to be London Bridge terror attack victim 

7 Jun

The body of a man recovered from the River Thames near Limehouse is believed to be that of Xavier Thomas, who has been missing since the London Bridge terror attack.


Queen to visit Poplar for 100th anniversary of First World War bombing of Upper North Street School 

1 Jun

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are coming to east London for the centenary of the First World War bombing of Upper North Street School in Poplar, where 18 children were killed in June, 1917.


Fight is on to stop working class families being ‘priced out’ of Poplar 

31 May

Campaigners want to set up a neighbourhood planning forum in Poplar to stop “overspill” developments from nearby Canary Wharf swallowing up the neighbourhood and pricing out working class families.


Police officer jailed for perverting justice after Limehouse car crash 

31 May

A police officer has been jailed after admitting perverting the course of justice following a car crash in Limehouse in which he pretended to be the driver.


Limehouse ‘braniacs’ bring down Poplar’s ‘shooting stars’ in Tower Hamlets Numbers challenge 

27 May

Maths-mad ‘brainiac’ schoolchildren from Limehouse have toppled their ‘shooting star’ rivals down the road in Poplar to take this year’s Top School title in the fifth annual Number Partners challenge.


School clock rewinds back 100 years at Mayflower Primary to mark 1917 Poplar bombing 

26 May

A ‘headmaster’ dressed like they did 100 years ago dropped into Mayflower Primary wielding an impressive cane for a re-enactment of a typical day of lessons in 1917.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Fitz Weekly: 21 June 2017 

21 Jun

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 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...


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.



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