North East London hyperlocal portal Sunday 20 August 2017

Limehouse & Poplar news

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.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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

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

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

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.

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