Wapping & Shadwell news
Police trying to trace a passenger they think was attacked by a teenage girl on a DLR train in east London.
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.
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 have released CCTV footage of two suspects they wish to identify and speak to in connection with a commercial burglary.
A campaigner for people suffering from brain disease has continued his mission by raising awareness of Dementia among secondary school students.
A youth football coach has helped spread awareness and understanding of dementia to over 2000 people.
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.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales officially reopened Shadwell fire station today in celebration of the Brigades 150th anniversary.
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.
Aggressive: a policeman is dragged to the floor during clash.
The body of a young man has been pulled from a deep-water east London dock.
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.
25/2016: Hundreds of flowers strewn the deck of murdered MP Jo Cox’s houseboat on the Thames at Wapping’s Hermitage Moorings.
London Fire Brigade are battling a fire in Wapping that has sent huge plumes of black smoke into the sky.
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a fire near Wapping which is sending huge clouds of smoke into the sky.
A fire at Brodlove Lane in Wapping, almost equidistant from Shadwell and Limehouse DLR stations, is sending smoke across the capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A doomed Oktoberfest event at Tobacco Dock in Wapping received nearly £900,000 in advance ticket sales before it was cancelled.
An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz begins its global tour in London’s East End on Saturday.
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 ...
A driver has been arrested following a road accident in which a 37-year-old woman died in the street outside a church.
In 2000, my wife, Frances, then working nearby, chanced upon the Wapping Project and we visited many times during its 13-year life.
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 ...
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.
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.
Developers are finally unwrapping their scheme for what they plan to do with Murdoch’s former News International ‘Fortress Wapping’ site in east London.
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.
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
Emdad Rahman: Friends FC have won the annual Sonali Othith Indoor Masters Cup for 2017.
Dear Sir/Madam, There's a dead fox on the Wapping side of the Highway; close to the crossing to Shadwell.
The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.
Wednesday, December 14th 2016 This evening I went to meet Tigger from work as usual.
Thames21 celebrated the ‘exponential impact’ of our volunteers last night at Wapping riverside pub the Prospect of Whitby.
Christmas is coming! Now before you rush off to the shops have a look at this round-up of festive markets.
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.
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” 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 (*).
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 ...
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.
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 SeptemberFixMyStreet: Tower Hamlets Council 6 Sep
Load of rubbish fly tipped been there for at least 36 hours.
The Pollyanna Training School in Wapping is having an open day on Saturday 3 rd September.
The problems is the there is car that is not parked properly.
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.
In late June 2016, a new venue opened on the fringes of the City of London.
A brand new outdoor exercise class brought to you by TowerHamletsMums.
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 gathered at Cox’s houseboat in Wapping after news that she had been murdered.
Due to the phenomenal success of Pilates in the Park (Victoria Park) we’re bringing Tower Hamlets’s hottest new fitness class to Wapping.
Fire in Wapping can be seen from miles away.
For the past week or two the pump that pumps water into the Wapping ornamental canal has not been working.
Based upon a story by Arthur C.
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.
Situated on the east side of Tower Bridge is a little oasis of calm.
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