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Fitz Weekly: 21 June 2017 

21 Jun

Click here  to check out the new edition of Fitz Weekly- the best way for constituents in Poplar Limehouse to keep up to date.

Thank you! 

13 Jun

I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to volunteer during the General Election campaign.

General Election – next week! 

31 May

DearJohn It's a week to go.

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.

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Queen`s speech – second draft 

22 Jun

From: Cabinet Office and Prime Minister`s Office, 10 Downing Street Part of: Government transparency and accountability Content: Queen`s Speech 2017 first draft for Her Majesty`s input From: Buckingham Palace Content: Queen`s Speech 2017 second draft...


19 Jun

It is conceivable that during the early hours of last Wednesday morning returning from a game of football between France and England in Paris the previous evening, Prime Minister Theresa May on final approach to RAF Northolt might have glanced out of...

Saint Theresa 

14 Jun

There might just be a logical if difficult to grasp reason for the political instability we now face and it might just transpire that this reverse but credible logic will result in Theresa May being judged by history as being the greatest ever ...

Election Day special: an open thread 

8 Jun

As usual on election days, I’m opening up this (rusty) blog to everyone today for you to report on what’s happening at polling stations in Tower Hamlets (and Newham if possible).

Morning has broken…it`s time 

8 Jun

With the result of the General Election now a foregone conclusion and with a guaranteed landslide heading towards President Theresa May, the BBC can at last stop searching the streets to interview former Labour voters who will now enthusiastically ...

Living in a gig economy 

5 Jun

It was promoted as the gig of the century with a galaxy of top artists scheduled to appear in what was intended to be a celebration and a commemoration...

Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...

May News! // Bastille Day Summer Social // Available Workspace 

30 May

Bastille Day Summer Social! We request the honour of your presence for our Bastille Day Summer Social .

What`s in a name? 

30 May

We have reached the stage in the great scheme of things when anything unpleasant is deniable and anything requiring responsibility can be dismissed as the fault of others or due to circumstances beyond the control of those in control...

Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...

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 ...

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The future of tech for good 

23 Jun

Would you hack your body so you could live forever? Some suggest this could be a possibility in the future, but is it useful to live forever and would we be happy? These were some of the issues we delved into at the latest Tech for Good Meetup  that...

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 5: Closure 

23 Jun

The introduction of containers for cargo handling in the mid-1960s was the beginning of the end for the India and Millwall Docks.

Police Work In The East End 

23 Jun

A recurring feature concerning East End life and criminality in the 19th century in the Victorian newspapers, was just what a difficult, not to say dangerous area it was to police.

Over There! By London English Song Festival 

22 Jun

Over There! By London English Song Festival is coming to Wilton’s Music Hall Tuesday 18 th – Thursday 20 th July with special matinee performances for children.

City Cheats: Free Sports Classes in London 

21 Jun

We’re all starting to think about those summer bodies and how we should have stuck to our new year resolutions just a little bit longer.

Eight steps towards being plastic free 

21 Jun

Designer Sarah Fuller was so shocked by statistics produced byPlastic Free July in 2016 about plastic polluting our oceans and waterways,she decided to document her attempts at a lifestyle change towards ditching plastic.

Tracking Jack The Ripper – 1892 

21 Jun

By 1892, it was almost certain that something had happened to the person who had carried out the series of crimes that have passed down to posterity as the “Jack the Ripper murders.

Limehouse Hole 

20 Jun

The origins of the name Limehouse Hole are not certain.

Huge new green space for Harrow: Stanmore Marsh Wetlands officially opens after restoration 

19 Jun

Free fun community activities on June 28 as part of London Rivers Week Date of release: June 16 EVENT DATE: Wednesday June 28 2pm-3.30pm Stanmore Marsh, Marsh Lane, Harrow, HA7 1AH The Mayor of Harrow will officially open Stanmore Marsh Wetlands on ...

Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre, York Hall, Bethnal Green 

19 Jun

Amigos! It's time again for Mexico's masked superheroes to fight it out in an epic battle of Good vs Evil at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.

Our Detective Force 

19 Jun

If there was one thing that the Jack the Ripper murder exposed, it was some of the shortcomings of the Metropolitan Police detective department that face the onerous task of trying to hunt the perpertartor of the atrocities down.

Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship in West India Dock 

18 Jun

With the warm weather, summer seems to have finally arrived and we welcome a regular visitor to West India Dock with the arrival of the British Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos into dock .

Determined To Become Philanthropists 

17 Jun

It is often said, and, to an extent, it is true that the Jack the Ripper murders helped attract wider public attention to the horrific social conditions in the districts of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, than had the campaigning and the pamphlets of ...

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.

Pink bags 

16 Jun

Tower Hamlets once had a really poor recycling rate.

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A Handful of Dust at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

7 Jun

In 1920, Man Ray visited Marcel Duchamp in his New York studio.

Five must-see London exhibitions in June 2017 

1 Jun

June is an exciting month in the art world, with calendar staples such as the RA Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award alongside conceptual exhibitions examining the significance of cultural phenomena such as dust and science fiction.

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.

£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...

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  • Offices

     on flickr 30 Jul 15
    Office Park for start-up businesses, made from shipping containers, beside the Regent’s Canal in Bethnal Green.

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