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3 weeks to the General Election 

18 May

DearJohn Labour has set out it's manifesto for the many ; now we have 3 weeks left to tell people about it.

25 Days until UK General Election: On the knocker in Forest Gate & Ilford North 

14 May

Yesterday started with my Newham Councillor surgery in Vicarage Lane Community Centre, West Ham.

Should DB schemes open to new members get special treatment? (and why DC schemes are so rubbish in comparison) 

10 May

I had a name check in this interesting article below.

Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow 

10 May

Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow Wed, 10/05/2017 - 20:14 Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 We are delighted to announce that Charlotte (Charlie) Chirico is our candidate for the 2017 General Election.

4 weeks to the General Election 

10 May

If you joined Labour because you want a Labour government it's time to act.

West Hammers at Home and Away (Ilford North) 

7 May

Picture collage from yesterday's (Saturday) Labour campaigning in West Ham and Ilford North.

5 weeks to the General Election – West Ham Labour Grid 

3 May

DearJohn There's only 5 weeks left to tellTheresa May we want teachers and police officers for the many, not grammar schools and cuts to capital gains taxfor the few.

General Election Update 

2 May

I am not currently an MP as parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8 June.

40 days to go – Campaigning in Forest Gate North & Ilford North 

29 Apr

Yesterday we ordered our first West Ham CLP freepost leaflet (the relief).

General Election Update 

28 Apr

I am not currently an MP as parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8 June.

Fitz Weekly: 28 April 2017 

28 Apr

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 tucks into a Christian Aid Big Brekkie in solidarity with refugees 

28 Apr

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, this week tucked in at a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament, to show his support for Christian Aid Week (14-20 May), which is raising money for refugees fleeing conflict around the world.

EU Referendum, Brexit and the General Election 

26 Apr

Last year, I campaigned for the UK to remain a member of the European Union but as we know, the nation chose to leave.

Fitz weekly: 21 April 2017 

21 Apr

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 responds to snap General Election 

19 Apr

To all constituents – I would like to confirm I will be seeking re-election as your Member of Parliament for Poplar and Limehouse on 8 June.

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Labour sold out the working class in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

Remember this election, who truly is wrecking the lives of the working class in this borough.

Pen pals 

19 May

In an age of brutally instant electronic communication, how pleasant and delightful it is to receive an actual letter through the post that is not a final demand, court summons or an invitation to the home owner or occupier to wave goodbye with ...

All The Stations journey summary 

18 May

All The Stations - journey summary Sat 6th May Sleeper to Penzance [vlog] Sun 7th May Penzance - St Ives (6 stations) [Video] [vlog] Mon 8th May Penzance - Liskeard (27 stations) [Video] Tue 9th May Liskeard - Chapelton (34 stations) [Video] Wed 10th...

Yeah whatever 

17 May

In a mature democracy, regardless of overwhelming evidence of reckless irresponsibility, any government deciding to deny voting rights to millions of citizens might appear a little harsh if not actually undemocratic...

Always let your conscience be your guide 

14 May

Perhaps he has been lured away by two scurrilous villains known as Honest Liam the Fox and Gideon the Evening Standard Cat to join Stromboli`s evil puppet show or he has been transported to so-called Pleasure Island where foolish boys unable to tell ...


10 May

As the BBC announces details of its proposed election coverage, critics of the corporation are again accusing the state broadcaster of political bias due to its refusal to acknowledge Ms Sally Cogley of Galston, East Ayrshire as the only credible and...

Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...

Breakfast, dinner and tea 

4 May

For all their blindingly obvious failings, it is still possible to feel some sympathy for arrogant career politicians forced out onto the streets and into radio and television studios to explain themselves to an unworthy and inferior electorate...

Un petit d`un petit 

30 Apr

The debt of gratitude owed by the entire nation to the current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is as incalculable as it is profound...

April News // Jeremy Corbyn // Business Rates Update // Events and meetings! 

28 Apr

Prior to the announcement of the election now scheduled to take place on on 8 June 2017, the East End Trades Guild was invited by the Federation of Small Businesses to hear Jeremy Corbyn give a keynote speech to an audience...

Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...

Banned Aid 

22 Apr

It is difficult to decide what is the more entertaining aspect of an uncoiling election campaign; the hilarious posturing of repulsive and thoroughly nasty politicians braying their saintliness or the increasingly ridiculous and totally unachievable ...

50 days of May 

19 Apr

The Prime Minister, in her Easter sermon to the masses, was correct in her assertion that Holy Week is a moment to reflect and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends...

Taking the Mick 

15 Apr

For a government that is seemingly obsessed with legislation, Mrs May`s merry band of jesters are failing to bring into law measures that will protect the British public from the very real and present danger of unimaginable horror...


10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...

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Infections Rhythms at Wilton’s Music Hall 

24 May

The Grand Union Orchestra presents an original musical score in this one-off family show ‘Infections Rhythms’ at Wilton’s Music Hall on Saturday 17 th June.

Charge Against A Policeman 

24 May

In May, 1888, Police Constable George Russell found himself in the unenviable position of appearing at Bow Street Police Court to face charges of perjury and of having assaulted a lady by the name of Hannah Williams.

Urban Makers East Summer Makers’ Market 

23 May

The lovely Urban Makers East returns to the equally lovely Ecology Park in Mile End 3rd and 4th June 2017.

Roger Love – Personal Trainer 

22 May

In need of kick starting a fitness regime? Personal trainer Roger Love is based in Hackney and ready and waiting to get you fit like you have never been before.

checking in: batty langley’s 

22 May

Located in the heart of Spitalfields the Batty Langley’s hotel, by its own admission, has a pretty strange name.

Was It Jill The Ripper 

22 May

On the 9th March, 1939, a new book on the Whitechapel Murders was published.

Murder In Somers’ Town 

20 May

Although the Jack the Ripper murders were the crimes that truly shocked the people of London in 1888, and, as a consequence, tend to, nowadays at least, be the only homicides that are remembered from that year, other similar crimes, which were ...

Join The Big School Assembly 

19 May

RAISING THE VOLUME ON SCHOOL CUTS Wednesday the 24 th of May The Big School Assembly of parents, teachers, support staff and school governors will be demonstrating at 4:30pm opposite the Ragged School Museum.


19 May

Post to the west Mayesbrook park Post to the east Goresbroo k Park Amesbury Avenue Fanshawe Tavern , This was built in 1934 as part of the facilties for the Becontree Estate.

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.

Give your views on a new wetland for Broomfield Park 

19 May

Thames21 and London Borough of Enfield are investigating the creation of a new wetland in Broomfield Park.

Ninth annual 3 Rivers Clean Up to focus on plastic awareness as well as blitz on balsam 

19 May

PRESS RELEASE Date of release: May 19 2017 The damage plastic is causing to the environment, particularly waterways,will be one of the themes of the ninth 3 Rivers Clean Up, the annual three-week blitz to remove litter and invasive species in the ...

ldner #207: adam wilder 

19 May

Our LDNER this week sure does love to throw a party.

Stations on zone boundaries 

19 May

The London Underground has had a zonal fare system since the early 1980s, before which fares were based on far you travelled.

London’s weekly railway news #201 

19 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval London Underground The Central metro station in Newcastle has been twinned with Tower Hill Tube station to share best practice as tourism gateways in...

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£5 tickets for Disco 54 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – Celebrate 5 Years of To Do List with #FIVERAMA 

19 May

We’re celebrating 5 years of To Do List with a £5 ticket offer to dance the night away at our favorite haunt Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

The Anna de Codorníu Terrace launches on the Thames 

15 May

There’s an effortless elegance to the Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames, a pop-up that launched on 10 th May that promises a London you’ve never seen before.

Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse | Theatre review 

10 Mar

The current political atmosphere has not only awakened a myriad of mixed emotions with its unexpected turns and developments, but it has also inspired a wave of theatre productions interested in mirroring the hopes and fears felt by many.

Photos: David Tennant, Roger Allam and more at Limehouse opening night 

9 Mar

The politicians of which the play is about were also in attendance at the Donmar...

Review: Review: Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) 

9 Mar

Roger Allam leads the cast of Steve Waters' new play about the formation of the Social Democratic Party...

Eduardo Paolozzi at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

16 Feb

Eduardo Paolozzi is one of the most important British artists of the mid-20 th  century, but he is often overlooked.

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...

Terrains of the Body at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

19 Jan

New to the Whitechapel Gallery is a display of photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.

Taboo | Show review 

16 Jan

Set in 1814, the new period drama showing on BBC One is a far cry from any Austen novel.

Ten exhibitions to look forward to in 2017 

9 Jan

From Caravaggio to Georgia O’Keefe, 2016 saw some impressive blockbuster exhibitions in London’s big museums.

Quickfire Interview with Camp NYE’s Jayde Adams + WIN a Pair of Tickets! 

15 Dec

Camp NYE 2016 Eagle London | 31 December | From 9pm | £25 Scottee and his gang of weirdos are back for another crazy New Years Eve – featuring Jayde Adams, Fancy Chance, Ginger Johnson, Thom Shaw, Scottee himself, Japans People and Le Gateau ...

Things to Do in London in November 2016 

31 Oct

The Christmas adverts are on TV, but there’s still November to get through before you can get started on your One Direction advent calendar! Remember, remember, ALL of November is here for you to enjoy – it’s not all just bonfires and fireworks...

Carnesky’s Finishing School – New Cabaret School & Venue in Soho 

15 Oct

Carnesky’s Finishing School Soho is now open for class.

A guide to London Fashion Week: S/S 2017 

15 Sep

Tomorrow, the world’s top fashion editors, stylists, photographers and bloggers will descend upon the capital for one of the biggest events on the fashion calendar.

Top 5 Bingo Calls 

13 Sep

Ah Bingo , the beautiful beast keeping people occupied and competitive since it was first invented in the stone age in order to keep cavemen entertained whenever the broadband was down.

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  • Snowdrops

     on flickr 12 Feb 17
    Warner Green (Warner Place), Bethnal Green.

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