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Fitz Weekly – 16 October 2017 

16 Oct

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


West Ham CLP Events & Campaign Grid (29/9/17) 

30 Sep

Campaign Events Grid Saturday 30/9/17 11am Royal Oak, Hale End Road IG8 9LN, Canvass, Alan Griffiths lead, West Ham CLP Secretary, Chingford Marginal ( It’s a Labour National Campaign Day!) Saturday 30.9.17 11-2pm Bobby Moore Statue, Central Park Rd...


Fitz Weekly – 18 September 2017 

18 Sep

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 supports appeal for families in Poplar and Limehouse to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week 

12 Sep

Jim Fitzpatrick is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for their constituents to talk about organ donation.


Politicians wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser 

12 Sep

Jim poses in pink with Sky News presenter, Jacquie Beltrao at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research Jim Fitzpatrick MP has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which ...


National Air Ambulance Week celebrates 30 years of emergency air ambulances in the UK 

12 Sep

This week Air Ambulance charities across the UK are once again coming together to celebrate National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) in this the 30th year of helicopter emergency air ambulances (HEMS) in the UK.


Fitz Weekly – 11 September 2017 

11 Sep

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


To the Memory of Levellers Private Biggs & Piggen – Shot 18 September 1649 

3 Sep

I was recently sightseeing in historic Oxford when I came across this plaque in Gloucester Green.


Jim Fitzpatrick MP celebrates community’s efforts to cure blood cancer 

31 Aug

Celebrating the potential lifesavers in Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick joined a cross-party Parliamentary event to celebrate the number of people who are registered as stem cell donors.


“Britain needs a Pay Rise” says Jim Fitzpatrick 

29 Aug

High wages can drive high productivity; but under the Conservative Government, wages in London fell by 1.2% per year in real terms compared to a rise of 0.8% from 2002 to 2010.


Jim Fitzpatrick urges local charities & groups to apply for funding 

21 Aug

Local MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, has urged local charities and community groups to consider applying for a share of over £4 million of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


Jim Fitzpatrick backs UK ivory surrender to protect elephants 

9 Aug

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has lent his support to a new ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade.


Local Council Elections 2018 

9 Aug

Local Council Elections 2018 Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:48 Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 Have you ever thought about being a local Councillor? In Tower Hamlets we have a great team of Councillors led by Cllr Peter Golds, who work hard to represent the views of...


Government launch consultation into leasehold properties 

1 Aug

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced they would begin an 8-week consultation and consider a range of measures to tackle unfair and unreasonable abuses of leasehold.


Tolpuddle Martyrs Walk: Greensted, Essex 2017 

31 Jul

On Sunday 16 July Sunday 2017 during the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs weekend , I went for a walk with Gill in Chipping Ongar and Greensted to visit the wooden Saxon Church and pay homage to the Tolpuddle Martyrs who were resettled in farms around here, ...


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TfL plans cycle super highway for Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and Rotherhithe roundabout 

28 Sep

Locals have until November 19 to comment on the plans TfL has today announced proposals for a segregated Cycle Super Highway to run through Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.


Hackney biz rates consultation closes today & LBTH opens // Guild Rep Leadership Training >> Make history with us! 

25 Sep

An Invitation to Make History! Have your say on the new business rates fund before its too late! Today the last chance for Hackney members to have their say on the new business rates fund for discretionary relief.


Mark Blackstock 

20 Sep

November 20th 1961 – August 3rd 21017...


Happy retirement Mustaq bhai! 

13 Sep

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


Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...


Latest News Round Up 

1 Sep

Tower Hamlets Business Rates  Pub Relief –  Tower Hamlets has awarded £94,000 to 94 local public houses.


What? 

27 Aug

For all the splendid times had by all and all the new adventures and happy holiday memories, returning back home after travelling far, far away is a journey of dark foreboding...


Greenbadgejohn writes in reply to ‘Drivers Held To Ransom By Greedy Card Machine Suppliers’. 

23 Aug

Greenbadgejohn writes in reply to 'Drivers Held To Ransom By Greedy Card Machine Suppliers.


The funding cloud over Tower Hamlets youth sport – a guest post by Mayor John Biggs 

22 Aug

The following is a guest post by Mayor John Biggs who wants to put his side of the argument on the youth sport funding row.


‘The disgrace of Labour councillors on the question of Tower Hamlets youth sport’ 

10 Aug

The following is another guest post by Chris Dunne, the former head of Langdon Park School and now fighting to save the acclaimed Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation.


Poached sushi 

28 Jul

When, on a cold and frosty morning, a car refuses to start when being late is simply not an option or the first intestinal rumblings indicate that the recently consumed piece of fish might have spent too long in the fridge, hope rapidly follows faith...


Outrage over John Biggs move to cut borough’s beacon youth sports service 

22 Jul

I’ve not been very successful at updating this blog on a regular basis over the past couple of years.


Join the revolution, it’s not too late to be on the map! 

16 Jul

EETG 14th July Celebration EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations Photograph by Marcus Duran [/caption] Photograph by Jeremy Freedman EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July Celebrations EETG 14th July ...


Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...


Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...


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You say Coldharbour, I say Cold Harbour 

16 Oct

We better get this out of the way immediately; I am sure some of you may be asking yourself, “Is Cold Harbour actually a part of the Isle of Dogs?” It’s a valid question – the area has always been isolated from the rest of the Island, and it ...


Kazzum: The Boy, The Bees And The Blizzard 

16 Oct

This magical interactive adventure comes to Shoreditch Town Hall 11-18 th November.


Koru Kids 

16 Oct

Searching for a local nanny share or wrap around school care for the kids? Sign up with Koru Kids and they’ll do the work for you and match you with a local family and great nannies too.


London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1 

16 Oct

This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.


Teenie Halloweenie 2017 

16 Oct

Join us on October 27th from 10.45-12.45 for a free, fab fun filled morning                       Riverside Cares                     Teenie Halloweenie                        down on the farm  It’s a spooky party ...


Bethnal Green WW2 disaster – monument 

16 Oct

{On the main plaque:} The Bethnal Green Tube Shelter Disaster On 3 March 1943 the air raid warning sounded at 8.17pm.


The October 2017 Jack The Ripper Quiz 

15 Oct

My goodness me, where did the year go? It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that it was January and we were in the process of launching our first Jack the Ripper quiz of 2017! Now, the end of the year is fast approaching and there are just a few ...


Thames21 celebrates its volunteers at annual reception 

13 Oct

“Corporate volunteering is about community action not just sponsorship” a key Thames21 partner told the charity’s annual reception on Thursday evening.


The Bandit Gangs of London 

13 Oct

In the very early stages of the investigation into them Jack the Ripper murders, there appears to have been a consensus that the crimes were the work of one of the local gangs attempting to extort money out of the prostitutes of Spitalfields and ...


Bromley North 

12 Oct

Bromley The name means "the heath where broom grows".


The Arrival of Craft Central and the Opening of The Forge 

12 Oct

Recently I was contacted by Debbie Levett of the Friends of Island History Trust with news that one of the the last buildings from the great shipbuilding era of the Island has been renovated and was going to be open to the public.


Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park war memorial 

12 Oct

{On the central section:} 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 Those honoured here died in the service of their country.


Nellie Frances Cressall 

11 Oct

Poplar was once blessed with outstanding local government and politicians – politicians who demonstrably improved the lot of the residents of what is now E14, and who were even prepared to go to prison in support of their beliefs (see  Poplarism ...


Introducing the Tech for Good Report with Peter Day 

11 Oct

At BGV we strongly believe that tech can help tackle some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges and over the past few years we have seen an incredible amount of growth in the Tech for Good community.


No Confidence In Sir Charles Warren 

11 Oct

In October, 1888, with the police no nearer catching the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders – who was now becoming better known as “Jack the Ripper” – criticism of the Metropolitan Police began increase dramatically.


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Events »

Pickled Fred in Spitalfields | Restaurant review 

2 Oct

Pickled Fred.


Take the Jack the Ripper Pub Tour this International Beer Day 

3 Aug

On Friday 4th August two events coincide – International Beer Day and our Jack the Ripper pub tour, offering our guests the chance to discuss the Whitechapel murders at length at the Victorian ale houses associated with the killer.


Emma Hart: Mamma Mia! at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Jul

Entering the space at London-based artist Emma Hart’s new show at Whitechapel Gallery, Mamma Mia!, is like stepping into another world – or rather a serene universe of ceramic planets, like ethereal pods projecting light.


Arcade Fire showcase new material at York Hall boxing-inspired show | Live review 

6 Jul

Unusual venues aren’t uncommon for Arcade Fire.


ART ATTACK: Art Night, GDIF & Reveal at V&A 

30 Jun

Art is taking over the capital this weekend (1-2 July 2017) with installations galore for Art Night, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Reveal at the VA.


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...


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  • Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High St, London E1, UK

     on flickr 28 May 13
    One of the earliest public libraries in London, the Grade II Listed old Whitechapel Public Library opened in 1892. Designed by Potts, Son and Hennings in a ‘Free Jacobethan’ style, it was one of fifteen







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