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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.


Police seek Poplar man for failure to show in court 

23 Nov

Police are appealing for information to trace a man found guilty for his involvement in a stabbing after he failed to appear in court.


Teenager ‘frustrated’ at not feeling effects of ecstasy died from fatal overdose 

15 Nov

Ryan Browne had fatal levels of MDMA in his system (Picture: Facebook) One of the teenagers who died after taking ecstasy at Fabric had bought another pill inside the club because he was ‘frustrated’ at not feeling the effects.


GPs in deprived Poplar pass the test in Care Quality inspection 

11 Nov

Doctors have been given a clean bill of health at an NHS practice in London’s East End—one of 200 GP surgeries in the country being inspected by the Care Quality Commission.


Hunt for night raider caught on camera at Poplar Islamic centre during series of break-ins 

8 Nov

This is the image of a night-time intruder who breaks into two Islamic centres, a community centre and a takeaway all in a night in London’s East End.


Witness appeal after motorbike rider is killed in crash on A13 in Poplar 

7 Nov

A motorcyclist has died after crash on the busy A13 in London’s East End.


First Christmas appeal under way by Neighbours in Poplar’s Sister Christine 

7 Nov

The first request for a Christmas meal has been received at the start of this year’s Neighbours in Poplar appeal organised in London’s deprived East End by Sister Christine Frost.


Poplar crash: Motorcyclist dies after collision with car 

6 Nov

A motorcyclist died after crashing into the back of a car on a busy east London road.


‘Leaking block of flats? We’ll just pull it down’ says Poplar pensioner Eileen 

3 Nov

The demolition gang came in led by an 81-year-old pensioner to get rid of two leaky 1960s blocks of flats in London’s East End.


Rafiq scoops a BMW ‘muscle car’ in Poplar for spotting the ball online 

3 Nov

Rafiq Uddin didn’t sleep a wink all night—because of a premonition that he was about to scoop the BMW prize in the weekly online spot-the-ball competition he’s been entering for five years.


Limehouse Cut gets a ‘makeover’ by canal volunteers and scouts after 250 years 

1 Nov

London’s oldest canal has been swamped by volunteers rolling up their sleeves to give it a thorough clean up.


Social media rallies after London ambulance is daubed with graffiti in Poplar 

28 Oct

Thousands of Londoners have rallied to help the ambulance service after one of its emergency vehicles was daubed with graffiti.


Limehouse primary nominates support worker for ‘School Hero’ award 

18 Oct

A Tower Hamlets school has been recognised for its support of children’s mental health and has nominated one of its staff members for a national award.


RSPCA calls for information after fox killed by illegal trap in Poplar 

11 Oct

The RSPCA is asking for anyone with information to come forward after a fox was killed after being caught in an illegal trap.


Two Poplar rail companies hard work recognised at awards bash 

11 Oct

Two rail service companies based in the East End were recognised for their efforts at the annual Global Light Rail Awards last week.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Fitz Weekly: 27 January 2017 

27 Jan

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 urges residents in Poplar & Limehouse to register for free extra help in a power cut 

27 Jan

  Jim Fitzpatrick MP joined electricity network, UK Power Networks, at a event in the House of Commons to launch a new pack to help vulnerable customers in the event of a power cut.


Ropemakers Fields Playground, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Littering in playground area (food and alcohol bottles) - damage to swings.


Broken Drain Cover, 22nd January 

22 Jan

Every time a car drives over this broken drain cover, there is a load bang.


An Evening with Suella Fernandes, MP 

22 Jan

An Evening with Suella Fernandes, MP Sun, 22/01/2017 - 16:42 Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 Poplar and Limehouse Conservatives would like to invite you to an evening with Suella Fernandes, MP.


The mosques of Forest Gate 

22 Jan

Around a quarter of Forest Gate's 30,000 population is Moslem and the district is served by 13 mosques.


Fitz Weekly: 20 January 2017 

20 Jan

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


Theatre News: Roger Allam cast in Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse 

20 Jan

The play is about a group of politicians who broke away from the Labour party in the '80s...


Animal welfare organisations and MPs unite to call on the government to improve Greyhound welfare 

18 Jan

Angela Smith MP hosted a drop in session on Greyhound welfare with welfare members of the Greyhound Forum.


Potholes on corner potential slip hazard, 15th January 

15 Jan

Where East India Dock Road joins Cotton Street (coming from the Blackwall Tunnell) the road surface is extremely poor and is a potential slip hazard, especially for cyclists and motorcyclists.


Fitz Weekly: 13 January 2017 

13 Jan

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


Doug fouling, 6th January 

6 Jan

Man let his Stafford Terrier foul on the pavement - he was asked to clean up after his dog, but walked away without doing so.


M25 – Junction 26 High Beech 

26 Dec

Post to the west Black Ditch Dowding Way Post to to the south High Beech Dowding Way Link Road built in the 1990s Inner Lodge Lord Paget’s Wood Poplar Shaw Honey Lane M25 Junction 26.


Along Teviot street, nearside the Limehouse cut Canal. There is always dog poop. The owner does not seem to clean up after the mess. I have 4 children who when they come out of always have to remind them..” mind the dog poo”. Especially in the evening the area is poorly lit. So you cannot see the dog mess sometimes. Also I know where the dow owner lives on Mallory close.Old man, wears an old military type hat. Wears glasses. car, 21st December 

21 Dec

The estate cleaner cleans it all the time...


GASHOLDER SPECIAL DECEMBER 2016 

18 Dec

EAST END WATERWAY GROUP LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THREE HISTORIC GASHOLDERS ON THE WATERWAYS IN TOWER HAMLETS Regular readers will know that EEGW has tried and failed to save the No.1 gasholder in Poplar, on the River Lea, and the No.2 gasholders at Bethnal ...



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