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Were you the passenger punched on DLR train at Shadwell on January 18? 

21 Jan

Police trying to trace a passenger they think was attacked by a teenage girl on a DLR train in east London.


Rehoused East End families make a move to stay where they are at Shadwell 

13 Jan

Families waiting 10 years to be rehoused have been given new homes in the same neighbourhood as part of a housing association’s “localism” policy in London’s East End.


Five-tonne floating Christmas tree lights up St Katharine Docks next to Tower of London 

25 Nov

Christmas has arrived at St Katharine’s-by-The-Tower with a giant floating yuletide tree with a-thousand fairy lights switched on for six weeks of festival celebrations.


Police issue CCTV of two suspects in Wapping burglary 

21 Oct

Police have released CCTV footage of two suspects they wish to identify and speak to in connection with a commercial burglary.


Shadwell dementia campaigner raises awareness at East End school 

19 Oct

A campaigner for people suffering from brain disease has continued his mission by raising awareness of Dementia among secondary school students.


Shadwell coach reaches thousands with Dementia campaign in Tower Hamlets 

30 Sep

A youth football coach has helped spread awareness and understanding of dementia to over 2000 people.


Heroic wartime Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’ return to St Katharine’s-by-the-Tower 

15 Sep

A flotilla of “Little Ships” that took part in the 1940 wartime evacuations at Dunkirk were a big hit at the annual classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks by The Tower of London.


HRH Prince Charles officially reopens Shadwell fire station to mark Brigade's 150th year 

7 Sep

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales officially reopened Shadwell fire station today in celebration of the Brigades 150th anniversary.


Prince Charles drops for a cuppa at new Shadwell fire-station to mark Brigade’s 150th birthday 

7 Sep

Prince Charles is in London’s East End this-morning to reopen Shadwell fire station after its year-long closure and to mark the London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary.


Police come ‘under attack’ in Shadwell after car is pulled over 

8 Aug

Aggressive: a policeman is dragged to the floor during clash.


Man's body pulled from Shadwell Basin after frantic rescue operation 

20 Jul

The body of a young man has been pulled from a deep-water east London dock.


Floral tribute to Jo Cox ready to set sail on Thames from her home at Wapping 

22 Jun

The dockside community of east London is sending its floral tribute up the Thames to Westminster at 2pm today for the mass rally at Trafalgar Square for MP Jo Cox starting at 4pm.


Thames dockside community pays tribute to Jo Cox with flowers on her houseboat at Wapping 

17 Jun

25/2016: Hundreds of flowers strewn the deck of murdered MP Jo Cox’s houseboat on the Thames at Wapping’s Hermitage Moorings.


PHOTOS: Black Smoke Fills Sky Above Wapping 

18 May

London Fire Brigade are battling a fire in Wapping that has sent huge plumes of black smoke into the sky.


Wapping fire: Smoke visible for miles as firefighters tackle huge blaze in east London 

18 May

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a fire near Wapping which is sending huge clouds of smoke into the sky.


‘Avoid the area’: Wapping fire can be seen for miles 

18 May

A fire at Brodlove Lane in Wapping, almost equidistant from Shadwell and Limehouse DLR stations, is sending smoke across the capital.


Recycling food waste points the way to Shadwell getting a greener neighbourhood 

17 May

Two neighbouring primary schools and two charity projects near the Tower of London have landed funding from a community ‘green points’ recycling scheme for composting food waste.


Renewed witness appeal after woman was left dying in street in Shadwell outside church 

20 Apr

Police are reopening an appeal today for witnesses to a road incident when a woman was left dying in the street in London’s East End.


Historic St Katharine’s-by-The-Tower to get 21st century quayside facelift 

18 Apr

The historic St Katharine Docks by the Tower of London is being given a total makeover with new quayside births catering for the 21st century.


Time being turned back for tea dance at St Katharine Docks by historic Tower of London 

18 Apr

London’s iconic St Katharine Docks by Tower Bridge turn the clocks back today—not to Winter Time, but to the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s.


Doomed OktoberFest London event received £900k in ticket sales before cancellation 

22 Jan

A doomed Oktoberfest event at Tobacco Dock in Wapping received nearly £900,000 in advance ticket sales before it was cancelled.


Photographer Annie Leibovits’ world tour exhibition opens in Wapping on Saturday 

14 Jan

An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz begins its global tour in London’s East End on Saturday.


Annie Leibovitz ‘trying hard’ for photo session with Angela Merkel 

13 Jan

Photographer’s new exhibition Women opens at London’s Hydraulic Power Station Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition features some of the planet’s most influential women, but the photographer has revealed she has not yet been able to clinch a ...


Driver arrested after woman dies in street outside St George’s church in Shadwell 

17 Dec

A driver has been arrested following a road accident in which a 37-year-old woman died in the street outside a church.


Letter: Jules Wright obituary 

5 Jul

In 2000, my wife, Frances, then working nearby, chanced upon the Wapping Project and we visited many times during its 13-year life.


Jules Wright obituary 

26 Jun

Theatre entrepreneur who nurtured female talent through the Women’s Playhouse Trust and founded the Wapping Project Jules Wright, who has died of cancer aged 67, was ago-getting and inspirational entrepreneur in a theatre world mostly supported by ...


Plucky Natasha with cerebral palsy sails into St Katharine Docks on sip-and-puff technology 

1 Jun

A plucky teenager with cerebral palsy sails into St Katharine Docks next to the Tower of London this-afternoon on the final stage of her campaign to raise funds for other disabled youngsters to take up yachting.


Generations join forces at Wapping to remember 1945 and Victory in Europe 

11 May

Young cadets and veterans of war gathered on the Thames waterfront by Tower Bridge to celebrate the end of the War in Europe 70 years on.


Clipper scheme launched at London Dock by St George City developers 

15 Apr

Developers are finally unwrapping their scheme for what they plan to do with Murdoch’s former News International ‘Fortress Wapping’ site in east London.


New artist quarter planned for Murdoch’s old Fortress Wapping at London Dock 

1 Apr

A deal for 90 new low-cost artist studios in the historic former London Docks near the Tower of London is set to become London’s newest artist quarter.


Hermitage School’s Thames Tunnel art inspired by Brunel goes on show at London Dock 

19 Feb

Artwork by pupils from a school in London’s East End inspired by Brunel’s world heritage Thames Tunnel at Wapping has gone on public show in the vaulted basement of a Grade II-listed London Docks warehouse.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Friends FC win Sonali Othith Indoor Masters 

12 Feb

Emdad Rahman: Friends FC have won the annual Sonali Othith Indoor Masters Cup for 2017.


Dead fox near Highway, 21st January 

21 Jan

Dear Sir/Madam, There's a dead fox on the Wapping side of the Highway; close to the crossing to Shadwell.


Dip in road, 10th January 

10 Jan

Not level.


Advent Calendar – Day 18 

18 Dec

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


St Katharine Docks at night 

14 Dec

Wednesday, December 14th 2016 This evening I went to meet Tigger from work as usual.


Thames21 honours its volunteers with special celebration and talk from author Tom Bolton 

2 Dec

Thames21 celebrated the ‘exponential impact’ of our volunteers last night at Wapping riverside pub the Prospect of Whitby.


Christmas Markets Round-up 

30 Oct

Christmas is coming! Now before you rush off to the shops have a look at this round-up of festive markets.


Police hunt motorbike thieves in Tower Hamlets 

21 Oct

Pic: Metropolitan Police Police want to speak to two men caught on newly-released CCTV in relation to the theft of a motor bike from a car park in Wapping.


St Paul’s Shadwell – war memorial 

21 Oct

AMDG In loving and honouredmemory of the men of Shadwell whogave their lives for King and country in the war 1914 - 1918.


The “Lion Sermon” (a tradition dating back to 1643) 

16 Oct

The “Lion Sermon” is given at the church of St Katharine Cree on the  Thursday nearest to this day each year, and  has been since 1643, in remembrance of the Merchant Adventurer (of the Levant Company) and later Lord Mayor of London Sir John ...


St Katharine Cree Church 13.10.16 

13 Oct

I joined the Master Plumber at the 367th Anniversary of The Lion Sermon: On 16 October 1643 Sir John Gayer in Arabia became separated from his companions.


Santander bikes to get Pashley facelift 

5 Oct

Pic: Wojciech Fediow Cyclists in Hackney and Tower Hamlets will benefit from the introduction of new generation Santander Cycles, which are being given a facelift by the upmarket cycling firm Pashley, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced ...


Shadwell 

1 Oct

Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” … Shadwell was first recorded in 1222 as Schadewelle, from the Old English sceald, meaning shallow, and wella, meaning spring or stream (*).


St Katharine Cree 

30 Sep

Another in the  series on City of London buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1666, and that still survive to this day … The church of St Katharine Cree was originally built in the grounds of Holy Trinity Priory in  around 1280-1303, and ...


The PS Waverley at Tower Bridge 

26 Sep

Regular readers will know that one of my favourite walks on a Sunday morning is from the Isle of Dogs to the Tower of London.


Pollyanna Children’s Theatre 

17 Sep

This lovely family-run children’s theatre in Wapping offers musical theatre and acting for pre-schoolers right up to college students.


Mattress, fence panel and other rubbish blocking this path. It is the main route for many to get to Hermitage Primary School, 6th September 

6 Sep

Load of rubbish fly tipped been there for at least 36 hours.


Pollyanna Open House Day 

27 Aug

The Pollyanna Training School in Wapping is having an open day on Saturday 3 rd September.


The car is not parked properly, 26th July 

26 Jul

The problems is the there is car that is not parked properly.


Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses 

15 Jul

Trade Union in Wapping isn’t the latest headquarters for the labour party, but an innovative new business concept whereby different businesses are grouped under 1 roof to offer synergistic support to each other.


Trade Union review: London’s most versatile day and night destination opens in Wapping 

2 Jul

In late June 2016, a new venue opened on the fringes of the City of London.


Pilates in the Park 

29 Jun

A brand new outdoor exercise class brought to you by TowerHamletsMums.


To Be or Not to Be… 

29 Jun

Because of the confusion around Brexit, one of the Geezers has asked that to post a guest post from Ted Jeory’s blog Trial By Jeory , where Cat Overton,  a lawyer and Labour party campaigner, reflects on the vote and turnout in Tower Hamlets.


Londoners remember murdered MP Jo Cox 

17 Jun

Londoners gathered at Cox’s houseboat in Wapping after news that she had been murdered.


Pilates in the Park Wapping   

9 Jun

Due to the phenomenal success of Pilates in the Park (Victoria Park) we’re bringing Tower Hamlets’s hottest new fitness class to Wapping.


Huge blaze tackled by nearly 100 firefighters 

18 May

Fire in Wapping can be seen from miles away.


Canal draining, 8th April 

8 Apr

For the past week or two the pump that pumps water into the Wapping ornamental canal has not been working.


Cabbie’s Curios: A Monolith in St Katharine Docks 

8 Apr

Based upon a story by Arthur C.


5 FoI lists 

7 Apr

Five dull lists gleaned from TfL FOI requests [data] The five busiest DLR stations (passengers per year, 2015) [data] 1) Bank (30.8 million) 2) Canary Wharf (19.0 million) 3) Stratford (17.1 million) 4) Canning Town (16.7 million) 5) Woolwich Arsenal (12.


St Katharine Docks: A hidden oasis in the centre of London 

26 Mar

Situated on the east side of Tower Bridge is a little oasis of calm.



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