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Memorial unveiled at Whitechapel to 1917 VC war hero Charles Pope by Tower Hamlets mayor 

24 Apr

Old soldier Charles Pope who won the Victoria Cross for valour has finally been commemorated in the East End neighbourhood where he grew up—100 years after his death.


Countdown to Spitalfields neighbourhood plan starts at Hanbury Hall tonight 

24 Apr

Public consultations are being launched tonight in east London for the long-awaited Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan.


Campaign to stop youths carrying knives launched at Whitechapel after Syed Islam stabbing 

20 Apr

Hundreds of people turned up for a vigil and rally against knife crime in London’s East End tonight following the death of 20-year-old Syed Jamanoor Islam who was stabbed outside his home in Mile End.


Memorial being unveiled at Whitechapel to 1917 VC war hero Charles Pope 

20 Apr

A new memorial stone to remember a First World War hero born in London’s East End who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously is being unveiled by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.


A11 junctions in Whitechapel and Bow ‘among most dangerous in London’ says TfL 

19 Apr

Busy traffic junctions on the A11 in east London—where at least six cyclists have been killed in three years—are among the worst in the capital for road safety which have been identified today in a study by City Hall.


Police seize gun and ammunition in Whitechapel 

19 Apr

A man has been charged after officers seized this gun and ammunition in Whitechapel at the weekend.


Four charged with Spitalfields Co-op robbery conspiracy 

4 Apr

Four men have been charged in connection with a robbery of the Petticoat Lane Co-op store in London’s East End, Scotland Yard has confirmed today.


Alex Lindsay in £1,000 London Marathon for Sick Children’s Trust Stevenson House in Whitechapel 

3 Apr

The father of a little boy who needed lifesaving treatment when he was born at just 27 weeks is running the London Marathon for the charity which gives free accommodation to parents to be near their children in hospital.


Whitechapel landlord guilty after renting out illegal flats 

31 Mar

A landlord who broke the law by turning a building into seven flats without planning permission could be forced to repay the money he made renting them out.


Teaching Whitechapel children to manage money comes to Thomas Buxton School 

30 Mar

Children as young as five are to be taught how to manage their pocket money and personal finance to be ‘moneywise’ in later life as part of the curriculum.


Historic Whitechapel foundry casts its last bell to go to Museum of London 

28 Mar

The last batch of tower bells has been cast at the historic Whitechapel foundry at the premises it has occupied since 1738.


Primary school ‘science ambassadors’ of Whitechapel join Swanlea Secondary for the day 

27 Mar

Primary pupils got a firey introduction to science when they visited east London’s Swanlea Secondary for the day.


District line delays: Commuters face hours of Tube delays after person falls ill at Whitechapel 

20 Mar

Commuters were hit with delays of more than two hours after part of the District line ground to a halt.


Spitalfields Trust bids for ‘Asset’ listing as bell tolls for Whitechapel Foundry 

15 Mar

An application for London’s historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry to be listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ has been made by conservationists.


MP Rushanara Ali has long wait at Whitechapel for next train on Elizabeth line 

14 Mar

MP Rushanara Ali (right) has been on a fact-finding tour of Crossrail’s station complex under construction in her east London constituency, deep beneath Whitechapel.


Three sheets to the wind: we take a wine-centric look at a trio of new local eateries 

9 Mar

After Hours at the Whitechapel Gallery’s new Refectory.


Whitechapel hospital surgeon live tweets cancer patient’s operation 

8 Mar

A surgeon at The Royal London Hospital has become the first person to live tweet an operation around the world.


Eduardo Paolozzi @ Whitechapel Gallery, review: Mixed media magnificence 

6 Mar

Avant-Garde (1970) by Eduardo Paolozzi.


Mike’s Table dishes out meals to ‘share and share alike’ at Happiness Cafe in Spitalfields 

6 Mar

Free wholesome meals were given free in London’s East End to people recovering from homelessness or illness, those on a low income or socially isolated and to refugees.


‘Time out’ call for on Time Out bar complex plan for Spitalfields 

1 Mar

Communities in London’s East End won a battle last night to stop an historic building once used as Victorian omnibus stables into a food court of 17 restaurants and four bars in a neighbourhood already filled with “drinking dens”.


Shrove Tuesday? Must be the Great Spitalfields pancake race 

28 Feb

It took huffs and puffs—but most competitors completed today’s Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London’s East End without embarrassing slip-ups.


Arrests after 15 migrants found hidden in lorry at market 

24 Feb

Three men have been arrested for immigration offences after 15 people were found hidden in a lorry at New Spitalfields Market.


Two rescued from Whitechapel house fire 

24 Feb

A woman and a child were rescued from a house fire in Whitechapel in the early hours of this morning.


Writing is on the wall in Whitechapel, spreading the word on mental health 

20 Feb

Children have been splashing paint on the wall of a housing estate in London’s East End—and no-one seems to mind.


Jeanette Winterson: ‘Character of London will disappear’ 

17 Feb

Award winning author Jeanette Winterson has been speaking to the BBC about having to close her deli in Spitalfields because of rising rates.


Karla Roman: Young architect with 'beautiful smile' named as cyclist killed in Whitechapel coach crash 

8 Feb

The family of a young architect killed as she cycled to work today said: We will never see her beautiful smile again.


Woman cyclist dies after being crushed under coach in Whitechapel rush-hour 

7 Feb

The woman cyclist crushed under the wheels of a coach in east London during the morning rush-hour in Whitechapel yesterday has died, police have confirmed today.


Cyclist crushed by coach in Whitechapel dies in hospital 

7 Feb

Two female cyclists killed on Londons roads with hours of each other...


Whitechapel crash: Witnesses tell of 'sickening' crash which left female cyclist fighting for life 

7 Feb

A female cyclist was fighting for life in hospital today after being crushed under a coach on a cycle superhighway at rush hour.


Woman cyclist critical after rush-hour accident with coach in Whitechapel 

6 Feb

A woman cyclist is fighting for her life after an accident with a coach during this-morning’s rush-hour in east London on the busy A11 Whitechapel Road.


Whitechapel crash: Female cyclist fighting for life after being hit by coach on east London cycle superhighway 

6 Feb

A female cyclist is fighting for life after being hit by a coach on a cycle superhighway in east London.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Summer dancing 

20 Apr

Summer is the season of long days, sunshine (some of the time) and, of course, outdoor dancing! Our schedule of free outdoor dancing is as hot as ever.


How the Planning Process is failing London 

14 Apr

Waterworks junction Bishopsgate Spitalfields William Morris is turning in his grave - the society HQ which he set up - The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings The Gherkin is slowly disappearing as newer developments swamp it...


The Quiz April 2017 

14 Apr

Are you ready for our fourth fiendish quiz of 2017? Can you believe that the year is now a quarter over? Time marches on, but our Jack the Ripper monthly challenge is a fixed point in an ever changing firmament, so to speak.


Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch – Guildhall – Thursday 6th April 2017 

10 Apr

Once again the Fruiterers supported the Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch, an annual event held to raise funds for the Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the British Army Benevolent Fund).


old spitalfields easter market and hunt 

10 Apr

Old Spitalfields Night Market is moving to the daytime this Friday for an Easter special.


eduardo paolozzi at whitechapel gallery 

5 Apr

Eduardo Paolozzi is all over London; from the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station to the sculpted head outside The Design Museum, you’ve probably seen his work and not even noticed.


A Spitalfields Lodging House 

4 Apr

Although the Common Lodging Houses of Est London were a source of comment long before the autumn of 1888, the fact that almost all of Jack the Ripper’s victims had spent their final days and years inhabiting them focused a great deal of press ...


The Scene of the Murders By Night 

2 Apr

On the 11th September 1888, the East End, and London as a whole, was reeling in shock at what was being seen as the fourth atrocity in the series known as the Whitechapel Murders.


East London culture guide: Our top eight art galleries 

25 Mar

The historic Whitechapel Gallery           Pic: Henry Lawford (Flickr) For decades East London has had a reputation as the city’s centre of contemporary art.


See and hear world famous artists at new Whitechapel Gallery exhibition 

21 Mar

QA: Artists in Conversation exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.


Murder Morning In Whitechapel 

21 Mar

On the 10th of September 1889, Police Constable Pennett found the torso of a woman – which was missing the head and legs,and which was covered over by part of an old chemise – under a railway arch in Pinchin Street in the East End of London.


Whitechapel Bell Foundry 

21 Mar

I hear the Whitechapel Bell Foundry is closing down.


A Strange Story From South Shields 

19 Mar

It is interesting to note how, for many years after 1888, newspapers the world over were still publishing stories on new finds about the Jack the Ripper case, and many of these articles featured accounts of characters who, so the papers opined, may ...


Is There A Murder Gang 

17 Mar

By September, 1889, the excitement and panic that had been generated by the Jack the Ripper murders of the previous year had, to a large extend, begun to subside.


A Detectives View 

13 Mar

A curious article appeared in The North-Eastern Daily Gazette  on Wednesday September the 18th 1889.


#Paolozzi: Art, Beer, Pizza 

12 Mar

Art, beer and pizza! It’s a triumvirate adding up to a good time, especially when the art is amazing, the beer is refreshing and the pizza is yummy.


What’s on this Week 

10 Mar

Whitechapel Gallery in Tower Hamlets, where you can find Terrains of Body exhibition on 12 March.


Free legal aid group opens clinic in Tower Hamlets 

9 Mar

Bernadette O’Sullivan, CSR Manager for Dentons law firm.


Crossrail site tours for young people 

8 Mar

If you’re a young person interested in the construction industry, then there’s a chance to visit a Crossrail building site later this month.


Tickets Alert: The Goat Race is back 

7 Mar

Now a staple of the annual social calendar, the goat race sees Oxford vs Cambridge in their timeless battle of goating strength.


The Monster 

5 Mar

In the October and November of 1888, as the Whitechapel murders gained momentum, and increased in ferocity, newspapers began commenting on whether anything like this murder spree had ever been seen in London before.


Parents’ revolt over Bengali school name in Whitechapel 

3 Mar

The school is located by Vallance Gardens, inspiring the name change.


A Jack The Ripper Scare In Whitechapel 

1 Mar

In August 1891, a man by the name of Percy Greathead, found himself in court when, after having been drinking heavily for two weeks, he decided to head to the East End in the early hours of the morning, and pay a visit to the scenes of the ...


The Ways of Whitechapel 

27 Feb

It is often remarked how the Whitechapel murder generated a great deal of press coverage as journalists the World over spotted the opportunities afforded by the unknown miscreant, stalking the streets of East London, to increase sales of their ...


Another Suspicious Affair In Whitechapel 

25 Feb

Although it is generally believed that there were no murders in the Jack the Ripper cycle throughout the whole of October 1888, the fear that the murderer might, at any moment, strike again was never far from peoples minds.


Gallery displays five decades of Paolozzi work 

23 Feb

Bull’s Head on Red Ground-1946 Pic: Victoria Lancaster Whitechapel Art Gallery is currently displaying five decades of work by Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the most inventive British artists of the 20th century.


Eduardo Paolozzi 

23 Feb

Pioneering Scottish pop-artist Eduardo Paolozzi , who died 12 years ago, is having a bit of a renaissance in the capital at the moment.


All-female art exhibition goes on display in Whitechapel 

21 Feb

Female artists’ work on display in Whitechapel Pic: Elijah Kong An all-female exhibition has gone on display at Whitechapel Art Gallery aimed at giving women their autonomy back.


Christ Church Spitalfields – wall – engine-house 

20 Feb

The stone now built into the wall of the new engine-house formerly stood 103 feet west from this mark.


Christ Church Spitalfields – pavement – ownership 

20 Feb

The vacant ground extending 61 feet east, 13 feet west and 30 feet north of this stone is part of the ground conveyed to the Commissioners appointed by act of Parliament for building the church and is accordingly part of the freehold belonging to the...



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