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Essex Way: Epping to Chipping Ongar 

18 Jun

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Tower Hamlets Community Housing Strike over Pay 

8 Jun

Early this morning I went to the UNISON picket line outside the headquarters of Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) to show solidarity and support for the strikers.


“Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected” (Pension Carbon divestment) 

17 Apr

(I am due to speak at this seminar as a Councillor trade union pension activist).


Labour Link, Diversity & the Housing Crisis: Waltham Forest LG UNISON AGM 

3 Mar

Last week I was honoured to be invited to be a guest speaker at Waltham Forest Local Government branch AGM.


Rokhsana Fiaz Interview: On Newham’s ‘Unhealthy’ Mayoral Model, Dog Whistle Politics And Diversity 

26 Feb

'I'd be the first directly elected woman of colour' in the UK (hat tip Huffington Post by Paul Waugh) Rokhsana Fiaz is an EastEnder, through and through.


Fitz Weekly – 9 February 2017 

9 Feb

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ATN Sky 827 Bangla interview on Newham Trigger 

6 Feb

A fascinating evening spent talking Mayoral trigger ballots and Newham politics on Sky channel 827.


Fitz Weekly – 2 February 2018 

2 Feb

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Fitz Weekly – 26 January 2018 

26 Jan

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Fitz Weekly – 19 January 2018 

19 Jan

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment 

17 Jan

This week Poplar and Limehouse MP, Jim Fitzpatrick signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as ...


Jim Fitzpatrick backs Labour legislation to protect renters from homes unfit for human habitation 

17 Jan

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, is backing a Bill introduced by Labour MP Karen Buck this Friday 19 January which will give renters a new legal right to ensure their home is ‘fit for human habitation’.


Fitz Weekly – 12 January 2018 

12 Jan

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Fitz Weekly – 22 December 2017 

22 Dec

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP signs the TUC ‘Dying to Work’ charter, to support and protect any of their employees who become terminally ill 

18 Dec

Since its launch in April 2016, The TUCs ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter now protects over half a million employees with companies such as Legal and General, Santander, Co-Op, Carillion, Rolls Royce and the Royal Mail joining E.


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Mythmaking the London Olympics 

10 Jul

Mythmaking the London Olympics and its aftermath continues.


Still no jobs legacy from the London2012 Olympics 

29 May

Two years ago I asked the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for the number of people who were working in the Olympic Park.


London2012 Housing Legacy down to 4,300 homes inside the Olympic Park 

22 May

Two years ago I asked the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for its projections for housing by 2031 .


Election Day: an open thread  

3 May

As is traditional on this site, today it’s over to you.


Taxi Drivers Rally Round For Knowledge Boy After Horrendous Attack In South London. 

28 Apr

Earlier this week, Karim a young knowledge student was attacked in South London.


Book a pitch at Cheshire Street Market by 26th April to have your portrait taken by Jeremy Freedman 

19 Apr

We’re working with our members to revive Cheshire Street Market over spring and summer from Sunday 6th May.


Ex-Lutfur Rahman spin chief Takki Sulaiman walks away with £63k golden goodbye from council job 

18 Apr

Well, here’s a blast from the past.


Blacklisting, protest, ‘domestic extremism’ and the London Olympics 

12 Apr

Finally the Metropolitan Police have come clean and admitted their role in the blacklisting of construction workers .


The mayoral candidates’ views on cycling policies in Tower Hamlets (a guest post) 

12 Apr

The following is a guest post by Alex Jenkins of the Tower Hamlets Wheelers , which represents a number of cyclists in the borough and which held a hustings for the mayoral candidates last week.


Rabina Khan’s promises for a ‘fresh start’ and a referendum on the mayoral system 

11 Apr

OK, it’s been a while and I won’t promise anything regular, but as it’s election time I thought this site could do with a little activity.


Albert Bridge And Rotherhithe Tunnel Restrictions …. Putting To Bed The Rumours… By Jim Thomas. 

27 Feb

Recent email updates from TfL have been unclear (there's a surprise).


A London Working Rent? Guild Reps uncover lack of affordable workspace as biggest issue. 

8 Jan

A London Working Rent In a recent listening campaign undertaken by Guild Reps, the lack of affordable workspace has been uncovered as the biggest challenge facing small businesses in East London, putting the very essence of the entrepreneurial East ...


East End traders join shop-local discount card. 

27 Nov

East End traders join shop-local discount card Members of the East End Trades Guild are among those joining the  Local Buyers Club : a discount card promoting the best independent businesses in the area.


New Map for Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd December. 

14 Nov

New Map For Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd And 3rd December.


Canary Wharf Sales Worker Sacked After Bilking Taxis To His Home Near Brighton. 

28 Oct

A serial fare dodger has been sacked from his job after it was discovered that he had failed to pay for taxis from London to the south coast.


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None Of His Business 

22 Jul

On the 30th September, 1888, Jack the Ripper carried out two audacious crimes when he murdered twice in less than an hour.


London’s weekly railway news 

20 Jul

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos – The railway tunnels underneath Smithfield Meat Market London Underground Woman banned from Brixton Tube station after punching member of staff in the face Croydon Advertiser Central ...


Alleged Startling Discovery 

20 Jul

The number of people, from all walks of life, who felt able to succeed where the detectives of the Metropolitan Police force had, so evidently, failed is one of the more intriguing aspects of the Jack the Ripper case.


Exploring London’s Royal Docks 

19 Jul

A walk around the Royal Docks in East London from Prince Regent DLR station past the Excel Centre and around the Royal Victoria Dock with a look at Millennium Mills.


We are hiring Project Managers! 

18 Jul

With our exciting move on the horizon, we are looking for 2 project managers to join us in our new Velodrome location and help build our business and get more people out cycling and having great experiences.


London’s railway upgrades – a progress report 

18 Jul

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.


The Arran Murder 

18 Jul

On July 17th, 1889, the people of London awoke to the news that an East End “unfortunate”, by the name of Alice McKenzie , had been murdered in Castle Alley, off Whitechapel High Street, and they faced up to the alarming possibility that Jack ...


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17 Jul

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uk’s largest board game cafe to open in shoreditch 

16 Jul

With Draughts in Haggerston, there’s already one board game cafe in East London, but another one is on the way and this one is set to be the biggest in the whole country.


Millwall Football Club – SE14 

16 Jul

{Above the lion symbol and shield of Millwall Football Club:} On this site stood The Den, legendary home of Millwall Football Club from 1910 - 1993.


Startling Statements 

16 Jul

Following the murder of Mary Kelly – which took place in Dorset Street, Spitalfields, on the 9th of November, 1888 – there was plenty to occupy the numerous journalists who were grubbing around the area trying to find copy for their newspapers.


The July 2018 Quiz 

14 Jul

It’s time for another of our Jack the Ripper quizzes.


the east london hotel to open 

13 Jul

The East London Hotel – not the most inventive name but very much doing what it says on the tin – is opening in Bethnal Green this autumn.


Millwall Football Club – E14 

13 Jul

{Above the Millwall Football Club shield and lion symbol:} Millwall (Rovers) Football Club was founded on this site by workers from the Morton's Jam Factory in 1885.


London’s weekly railway news #261 

13 Jul

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground London Underground Redbridge councillor calls for TfL to explain Central Line delays at council meeting Advertiser An ex-British ...


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Italian wine bar Bottles launches in Old Spitalfield’s Market 

7 Jul

An evening at Bottles (and their partners Sood Kitchen) flows something like the cheeky boon at the end of a tour of a winery.


Project Gastronomía: How will Londoners eat in 2015? A symposium on gastronomy and multisensory design 

21 Apr

The future is strange and scary and amorphous.


Must-see London exhibitions this April 

13 Apr

Ranging from Monet’s work with iconic buildings to abstract paintings by women – via Italian modernist cinema – this month’s major exhibitions are as varied as they are intriguing.


ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

11 Apr

Over the course of four thoughtfully curated exhibitions, the Whitechapel Gallery has presented selections of work from the ISelf Collection, a private compendium of contemporary art which focuses on personal identity and the human condition.


Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Mar

If you’ve ever wondered about the processes behind a large-scale work of art, Art Capital at the Whitechapel Gallery will give you a fascinating insight.


Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

14 Feb

When you push through the heavy doors of the Whitechapel to Mark Dion’s exhibition, the first thing that strikes you is the sound of birdsong.


Must-see London exhibitions in February 2018 

2 Feb

The art world is getting into gear again, with a wide variety of institutional shows opening in February.


The Grift at Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel | Theatre review 

31 Jan

The Grift experience begins upon entering the trendy Town Hall Hotel and taking in its Edwardian charm.


Review: Review: The Grift (Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel) 

30 Jan

Tom Salamon's immersive show opens in east London...


Theatre News: Casting announced for The Grift 

9 Jan

The site-specific, immersive theatre piece opens at the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel from the end of January...


Ten London exhibitions to look forward to in 2018 

8 Jan

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the art world.


Winter Lights festival in Canary Wharf 

21 Dec

Be amazed by spectacular light installations as the annual festival returns to Londons Canary Wharf.


Five must-see London exhibitions in December 2017 

4 Dec

The festive season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in London except shopping and drinking mulled wine.


Cinderella at Hackney Empire | Theatre review 

24 Nov

It may be early, but pantomime season has begun.


5 Fantastic Films To See At Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest This Week 

14 Nov

London’s Fringe! film festival celebrating extraordinary LGBTIQA+ stories launches today (14 Nov).


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    Jeweller’s, Bethnal Green Road.







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