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Keep calm and carry on 

26 Mar

Keep calm and carry on Sun, 26/03/2017 - 19:35 Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 Poplar and Limehouse Conservative group councillor Julia Dockerill calmly carries on with casework in Parliament during lock down after it was subject to terrorist attack.

Fitz Weekly: 24 March 2017 

24 Mar

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Fitz Weekly: 17 March 2017 

17 Mar

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“Newham Co-op continued” 

14 Mar

An excellent account of the meeting last week by James Beckles .

Fitz Weekly: 10 March 2017 

10 Mar

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Fitz Weekly: 3 March 2017 

3 Mar

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP swears to take on mental illness 

2 Mar

Jim Fitzpatrick has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental health.

People with Arthritis need more support to work, says MP 

1 Mar

Jim Fitzpatrick MP has called on the government to provide more support for workers with arthritis to help close the ‘arthritis employment gap.

Jim Fitzpatrick MP puts Poplar and Limehouse’s heritage on the map 

1 Mar

Event in parliament reveals the impact of National Lottery investment in Poplar and Limehouse and its position on the RSA’s Heritage Index.

Jim Fitzpatrick MP joins Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to demand tougher punishments for animal abusers 

1 Mar

Jim Fitzpatrick is backing a new campaign by leading animal welfare charity, Battersea Dogs Cats Home, to call for tougher punishments for people who abuse and neglect animals.

Fitz Weekly: 24 February 2017 

24 Feb

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A ruthless search for the truth. Not in Tower Hamlets 

20 Feb

A ruthless search for the truth.

Labour Local Government Conference 2017 

18 Feb

I arrived in Coventry yesterday evening for my second Labour LGA conference.

Fitz Weekly: 17 February 2017 

17 Feb

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP pledges to help end the ‘cold homes crisis’ in Poplar and Limehouse 

15 Feb

Jim Fitzpatrick is supporting charity National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 17 February by pledging to do more to ‘tackle cold homes’.

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Free at last 

30 Mar

Historians will undoubtedly look back and describe these exciting times that we are privileged to be living through as a glorious English Spring bringing about a bright political, economic and social future.

Roll Over Chuck Berry 

28 Mar

One of the great advantages of growing older is that behaviour that was once considered reckless is now casually dismissed as being merely eccentric...

Pyeongchang2018 Olympics at the heart of South Korean corruption scandal 

27 Mar

By Julian Cheyne and Rebecca Kim - Researcher at the Democracy Social Movement Institute, SungkongHoe University, Seoul Against the background of the all consuming scandal which has engulfed South Korea's now deposed President Park Pyeongchang2018 ...

March News // Meeting TH Mayor John Biggs // Walthamstow Listening // Strategy Meeting Tomorrow! 

27 Mar

Since all the hard work on the excellent business rates campaign we have not been resting on our laurels! March has been jam packed with action and we have our strategy meeting taking place tomorrow.

Standard job description 

18 Mar

The owner of London`s biggest and best free sheet, cat litter and fish and chip wrapper is looking to recruit a dynamic yet compliant editor to take the flagship toxic rag forward during the inevitable disintegration of Europe and the rise of a new ...

Get in the sea 

15 Mar

It has only been three of four days but it seems that the sea swimmers of Clevedon featured on the BBC News ident have finally taken off their bathing caps and thrown in the proverbial beach towel...

Budget 2017 // What We Won & Next Steps 

10 Mar

THANK YOU AND WELL DONE EVERYONE WHO PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE SIGNING, SHARING AND PROMOTING OUR PETITION! In our petition we asked Theresa May and her Cabinet to – ●   Increase the rates relief for small businesses...

The End of Days 

8 Mar

With not enough hours in the day to find or even keep up with real news and every day of the week bringing blizzards of falsehoods and distractions, thank goodness there are designated days, weeks, months and years of commemoration to keep us ...

All the stations 

4 Mar

All the stations A list of all 2560 National Rail stations in Great Britain.

Lost in translation 

4 Mar

In a world of alternative facts and fake news being accepted as truth, it is little wonder that blatant plagiarism is ignored and rather than offering any effort at reasoned arguments, insults, rumour and downright lies have become the double-...

Final push for our petition! Time is running out, download resources for the weekend! 

3 Mar

FINAL PUSH BEFORE 10 DOWNING STREET ON TUESDAY! We don’t yet know how many paper signatures we have obtained, but we’re over halfway to 10k online.

From Russia with Love 

1 Mar

It is a little known but irrefutable alternative fact that secret medical experiments attempting to reverse death developed during the Cold War in the then Soviet Union are continuing under the democratically elected government of the free, fair and ...


27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

Who ate all the pies? 

22 Feb

When the manufactured scandal has blown over and the dust has settled, the name of Sutton United`s reserve goalkeeper will return mercifully to deserved obscurity in about the same time as it takes to invent another scandal for the back pages of ...


21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...

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Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp open evening 

29 Mar

Teachers and Educators – join us by the campfire! Thames21 is hosting an open afternoon at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre in Brent,for teachers and educators.

Fish Island 

29 Mar

Leaside -Gateway to Fish Island Funded through Leaside Regeneration Ltd SRB4 Programme London Development Agency Tower Hamlets Transport for London Street Management This project is being part-financed by the European Community European Regional ...

The Battersea Mystery 

29 Mar

At 5.45 a.

Easter holidays 

28 Mar

Looking to dance off all the Easter feasting? Find out if your class is taking a break for Easter below or join us in Peckham on Easter Sunday for Easter Hop South .

Charles Dickens House, Bethnal Green I: ‘Clear the Slums!’ – the Surge that Produced Tall Blocks 

28 Mar

I’m very pleased to feature, this week and next, two more excellent guest posts, these by Andrew Parnell.

Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course (City&Guilds Lv.2) – May 2017 

27 Mar

Do you want to become a certified bicycle mechanic? We are now taking bookings for our May 2017 Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course.

New funding for Bethnal Green Ventures 

27 Mar

We’re very pleased to be able to announce new funding for Bethnal Green Ventures from Big Society Capital , Nesta and Nominet Trust .

Will-Of-The-Wisp Theories 

27 Mar

In the wake of the Jack the Ripper atrocities in Berner Street and Mitre Square – the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes – The Illustrated London News, on October 13th 1888 ,  published an article which began with a brief mention ...

Wow! Said The Owl 

26 Mar

This April 13 th -15 th the Little Angel Theatre Company is presenting Wow! Said the Owl at Stratford Circus.

Acton Town – Gunnersbury Park 

26 Mar

Avenue Crescent Part of estate laid out by William Willatt in the 1880s.

The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis 

25 Mar

Discordant noises in a darkened room with black and white imagery blasting at your eyeballs.

Police Commissioners Report On 1888 

25 Mar

Sir Charles Warren had been the Metropolitan Police Commissioner during the period when the panic and press sensationalism over the Jack the Ripper murders had reached a zenith.

Win A Bumpshoot! With Motherhood Photography 

23 Mar

Photographer Rosie Mayell wants to share something with you.

Introducing our spring 2017 cohort 

23 Mar

This week we launched our tenth accelerator programme and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about the eight new tech for good startups we’re investing in.

Easter Events, Classes and Fun for Kids in Tower Hamlets 

23 Mar

Spring has Sprung.

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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.

Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary II at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

24 Aug

The story of Arab art isn’t one we’re intimately familiar with in the West.

Night Tube FAQ & Things You Can Now Do 

19 Aug

The long awaited opening of the Night Tube in London means our fine city definitely trumps New York for the ‘city that never sleeps’ crown.

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  • Global Switch / E London

     on flickr 13 Mar 17
    Architects: Webb Gray and Partners Ltd., 2001. Europe’s largest purpose-built data centre with two dedicated 132kV electrical feeds direct from the National Grid. Steel with 12 concrete floors, height

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