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Landlord fined for damp and mould in Shadwell’s Chapman House block of flats 

17 Jul

Bad landlords who failed to improve bathroom and kitchen ventilation to stop damp and mould in a block of flats in Shadwell have been fined £1,500 by Thames magistrates.


Dirty Dancing follows Wimbledon tennis live finals at St Katharine Docks 

10 Jul

Dirty Dancing and Dunkirk are set to follow live screening of Wimbledon taking place at St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge.


'Idiotic' bather filmed plunging 40ft from bridge into Shadwell Basin 

10 Jul

An "idiotic" bather was filmed plunging 40ft from the top of a bridge into a disused east London dock in front of hundreds of shocked swimmers.


Parents use Wapping Shindig festival on hottest day of the year to raise funds for their new school library 

8 Jul

Children got their mums and dads out putting up a marquee on Wapping Green selling home-made samosas, sweet dumplings and hotdogs to raise money for a new school library.


Watch the dramatic moment a trapped man is rescued from under a pier in Wapping 

5 Jul

The dramatic moment a lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a man trapped under a pier in Wapping has been caught on camera.


Land trust victory at Shadwell after railway yard is blessed with holy water by Bishop of London 

18 Jun

Campaigners have won a victory today in their long fight for low-cost homes with the Mayor of London announcing a that disused railway depot in Shadwell is to be used for non-profit community land trust housing.


Renewed police appeal after man, 22, stabbed in Shadwell 

14 Jun

Detectives have today renewed an appeal for information after a man was stabbed several times in Shadwell.


Police appeal after man, 22, stabbed in Shadwell 

3 Jun

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed several times in a street in Shadwell.


Careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands recognised for their dedication 

21 May

A campaign has been launched to celebrate careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands.


Appeal to trace cycling trio after Wapping stabbing 

16 May

A man was stabbed and left with potentially life changing injuries after being attacked by three men near Wapping station.


New Bishop of London blesses old railway yard in Shadwell to be used for land trust housing 

3 May

The new Bishop of London has been welcomed by children and parishioners in Shadwell to bless at a dilapidated railway yard they hope to turn into genuinely-affordable land trust housing.


London Marathon death: £100,000 raised in memory of Masterchef contestant as runners pledge to ‘finish race’ 

24 Apr

More than £100,000 has been raised in memory of a former Masterchef contestant who died after collapsing in Wapping during the London Marathon.


Masterchef star dies after collapsing in Wapping during London Marathon 

23 Apr

A professional chef who appeared on Masterchef has died after collapsing in Wapping while running the London Marathon, organisers have confirmed.


WITNESS APPEAL: Detectives hunt thugs who attack Tower Hamlets election candidate in Wapping 

18 Apr

Police have launched a witness appeal today following the attack on a Tower Hamlets election candidate distributing leaflets in Wapping.


‘Behave ethically’ call to rivals after Aspire candidate is beaten up in Tower Hamlets election campaign in Wapping 

9 Apr

An urgent call on all rival politicians in the Tower Hamlets council election to ask supporters to “behave ethically” has been made following an attack on a candidate for Lutfur Rahman’s Aspire party who was beaten up on the campaign doorstep.


‘Where’s our Henry gone?’ protesting OAPs at Raine’s House in Wapping call to Tower Hamlets Council 

3 Apr

Pensioners demonstrated to get the keys back to their social club in Wapping and demand to know where Tower Hamlets Council has taken their ‘Henry’.


‘Give us our door keys back’ Raine’s House social centre’s OAP protesters in Wapping tell Tower Hamlets mayor 

28 Mar

Pensioners plan a protest in Wapping today to demand that they get the keys back from the local council to the neighbourhood centre where they have their bingo and hold tea dances.


Campaigners call for cameras to stop car racers speeding through Wapping 

23 Mar

Hundreds of fed-up families have petitioned Tower Hamlets Council to get cameras installed to stop night-time car racers speeding through the narrow streets of Wapping.


OAPs take on Tower Hamlets’ mayor in town hall battle to save their social club in Wapping 

22 Mar

Pensioners turned up in force at the town hall demanding Tower Hamlets Council leaves their social club alone.


Citizens UK campaigners signs up St Clement’s land trust, Spitalfields forum and a Whitechapel school 

21 Mar

Three more organisations have joined Citizens UK civic network’s east London founding branch at last night’s delegates’ assembly held in Shadwell.


The knowledge: A black cabbie's guide to Greenwich and Wapping 

9 Mar

No one knows London like a black cab driver.


Advertiser letters: Wapping marathon and refugees 

7 Mar

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.


11,000 half-marathon runners chase Mo Farah — but streets of Wapping are empty 

5 Mar

Thousands of runners made it through cobbled streets of east London for Sunday’s inaugural Big Half marathon less than 24 hours after the winter snow melted.


Dead body of woman in her 40s pulled from Shadwell Basin 

22 Feb

A woman’s body was found in Shadwell Basin yesterday morning.


Fury as Big Half charity run on March 4 blocks off Wapping and Limehouse 

21 Feb

Hundreds of households face being cut off for seven hours over road closures for a half-marathon charity race through east London with only 10 days to go that will seal off whole neighbourhoods.


Big birthday bash with champagne and olive oil for Il Bordello in Wapping 

19 Feb

Meet two sisters passionate about olive oil who don’t let you leave their family-run restaurant feeling hungry—then you must be in Wapping.


Stolen blue badge in Shadwell leads to the discovery of thousands of pounds worth of drugs 

14 Feb

Thousands of pounds worth of drugs have been seized in Tower Hamlets.


Shadwell parishioners get the green light for land trust housing on old TfL railway land 

13 Feb

Campaigners have won a landmark victory for social hosing at Shadwell that is to provide more than 40 families with genuinely affordable homes.


Plans to turn historic Raine’s House in Wapping into ‘hub for hire’ by Tower Hamlets Council 

26 Jan

Public consultations start today by Tower Hamlets Council to convert an historic early-Georgian building in London’s East End into the borough’s second ‘community hub’ for hire.


Lanterns light way for St George’s parish campaign for better lighting and housing in Shadwell 

10 Jan

Lanterns have appeared in a park in east London as part of a church campaign for better lighting at night and more social housing in Shadwell.


Have your say on traffic calming measure plans for Shadwell and the Isle of Dogs 

20 Dec

Residents in the Isle of Dog and Shadwell are being urged to have their say on plans by the council to introduce traffic calming measures.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Police appeal for information after man stabbed in Shadwell 

4 Jun

Pic: Met Police A 23-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after a stabbing incident in Shadwell last Friday.


Chinese embassy poised for Wapping move after purchase of old Royal Mint building 

21 May

China has purchased a £200m property in Wapping for the site its new embassy, Pic: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China The People’s Republic of China has completed a “landmark purchase” of the former Royal Mint site in Wapping, Tower ...


Hartbeeps Baby to Preschool Classes 

28 Mar

Hartbeeps East London Hartbeeps award winning sessions are popping up all over East London with magical, musical adventures for children from age 0-5.


Pollyanna Training Theatre 

28 Feb

Pollyanna Training Theatre Run by a mother and daughter, Pollyanna Training Theatre is a children’s theatre school for ages 2-18 in Wapping.


Boats and neon art 

16 Feb

Friday, February 16th 2018 On my way to meet Tigger from work I passed, as usual, through St Katharine Docks where I took this photo of boats moored in the East Dock.


Five evening photos 

31 Jan

Saturday, January 31st 2018 This evening, as on most weekdays, I went to meet Tigger from work.


DJ of the week – Hannah Holland 

25 Jan

Known as the QUEEN of Batty Bass, Hannah Holland is a fixture across London’s dancefloors, bringing her deliciously debauched brand of electrifying electro to a host of hedonistic parties from Walthamstow to Wapping.


Captain Bligh – Wapping 

7 Dec

William Bligh R.


The festive season comes to docklands Sailor Town 

12 Nov

There’s a corner of docklands that is forever nightime, where boats are mended, a pub serves no one, and shops sell nothing – and now it’s festive time.


INTERVIEW: LoveEast Magazine’s Julie Daniels 

9 Nov

We caught up with Julie Daniels, editor of the brilliant local (and free) LoveEast magazine, to find out about her favourite Tower Hamlets spots and recommendations.


Review: Review: The Lighthouse (Hackney Showroom) 

4 Nov

Shadwell Opera revives that rare beast, a ghost opera that delivers real chills.


St Peter’s Wapping – Mission House 

23 Oct

St Peter's Mission House Built 1883 - destroyed by enemy bomb 1940 - rebuilt 1950.


The “Lion Sermon” and the church of St Katharine Cree 

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 ...


rooftop ice skating at skylight 

4 Oct

The grass and croquet has gone and Skylight at Tobacco Dock is being turned into an urban après skate bar for winter with a rooftop ice rink- because everything is better on a roof right?! Alongside the rink, you can expect wintry tipples, fondue ...


Abandoned vehicle, 3rd October 

3 Oct

Abandoned vehicle high risk of children's getting injured and fire due to broken glasses.


Loose manhole cover on Wapping Lane, 21st September 

21 Sep

Loose manhole cover on Wapping Lane heading south outside of Green Gables School.


Happy retirement Mustaq bhai! 

13 Sep

I have known Mustaq bhai for three decades now, as a mentee, friend, big brother, colleague.


City of London Buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1666 

8 Sep

Of the 97 parish churches within the walls of the City of London at the time of the Great Fire of 1666, only 8, namely, All Hallows Barking, All Hallows Staining, St Alphage, St Andrew Undershaft, St Ethelburga, St Helen, St Katharine Cree, and St ...


Brussels Wharf Food Market 

24 Aug

The brand new Brussels Wharf Food Market has opened in Wapping filled featuring a variety of tasty street food from around the globe every Sunday, 10am-3pm.


Rubbish all over street and pavement WAPPING HIGH ST, 16th August 

16 Aug

Gas canisters, empty bottles and rubbish all over the road and pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wapping High Street, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


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.


Crossrail guard attempted to join IS 

18 Jun

Shamim Ahmed (pictured) was attempting to join ISIS in Syria.


ldner #211: peyman and rana darban 

16 Jun

This week’s LDNERs are the husband and wife team behind White Mulberries in St Katharine Docks, which is located in Ivory House, the only original warehouse still standing in the docks.


Skylight rooftop bar launches at Tobacco Dock: Cocktails, street food and croquet 

24 May

Tomorrow a new rooftop destination is opening at Tobacco Dock in Wapping.


Summer drinks, lawn games and city views at Skylight, London’s newest rooftop destination 

19 May

Coming to London’s East End this summer is a new rooftop destination with a lot more to offer than just alfresco drinking.


The Rise and Fall of Westferry Printing Works on the Isle of Dogs 

18 May

With all the new development in the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, it would have been easy to overlook the demolition of the Westferry Printworks.


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.


skylight to open rooftop bar in wapping 

3 May

Rooftop bars are popping up left, right and centre.


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.



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