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Fitz Weekly: 24 February 2017 

24 Feb

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

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

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 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’.

MP urges young people to consider volunteering abroad with International Citizen Service after meeting local volunteers 

15 Feb

I met young people who volunteered overseas through the Government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.

Local MP encourages schools to go sky high with National Rocketry Competition 

15 Feb

Poplar and Limehouse students could be the next generation of rocket scientists Schools can register now for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid-trip to the Paris Air Show MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick is encouraging local schools ...

House of Commons Debate: Occupied Palestinian Territories- Israeli Settlements 

9 Feb

I received nearly 100 emails from constituents leading up to the backbench business debate in parliament on the negotiations for a lasting peace in the Middle East.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee: Feeding the Nation oral evidence session 

8 Feb

The EFRA Committee held its the first evidence session of its feeding the nation: labour constraints inquiry.

Fitz Weekly: 3 February 2017 

3 Feb

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Electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets makes up half of London total 

28 Jan

Electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets makes up half of London total Sat, 28/01/2017 - 18:18 Saturday, 28 January, 2017 Friday's Evening Standard has confirmed that almost half of all electoral fraud complaints in London over the last 5 years have come ...

Fitz Weekly: 27 January 2017 

27 Jan

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP urges residents in Poplar & Limehouse to register for free extra help in a power cut 

27 Jan

  Jim Fitzpatrick MP joined electricity network, UK Power Networks, at a event in the House of Commons to launch a new pack to help vulnerable customers in the event of a power cut.

Funeral Poverty Campaign 

26 Jan

I showed my support at an event in the House of Commons sponsored by Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East and organised by CLIC Sargent and Fair Funerals .

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee: Rural Tourism oral evidence session 

25 Jan

The EFRA Committee (of which I am currently Acting Chair) held its fourth oral evidence session for its Rural tourism in England inquiry.

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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...

Fake news 

19 Feb

Dateline: Saturday 18th August 2017 Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has caused further controversy just two days into office by signing a series of executive orders distancing the United Kingdom from formal agreements made by his ...

Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...

Friends FC win Sonali Othith Indoor Masters 

12 Feb

Emdad Rahman: Friends FC have won the annual Sonali Othith Indoor Masters Cup for 2017.

Business Rates Update: Sign Our Petition and Come to Our Event! 

7 Feb

Please sign and share our petition as widely as possible, here’s the link you need –  http://bit.

Street crime 

3 Feb

The trauma, anxiety and adverse effects caused by street crime, particularly robbery, is dependent upon the psychological resilience and the physical and emotional health of the victim...

Londonist Jan 31st 

31 Jan

Londonist posts today » In Pictures: Anti-Trump Rallies In London » Another Reddit Guide To London » 10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To In February » Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Islington » This Man Is Sketching Every Central ...

Londonist Jan 30th 

31 Jan

Londonist posts today » March On Downing Street Planned To Protest Trump's Muslim Travel Ban (originally published on CityAM) » Exclusive: Commuters Who Read While Walking Are Better Than Those Who Don't » 7 Interesting Facts About The British ...

Roll over…play dead 

31 Jan

The darkest hour is not necessarily just before the dawn and it is possible to be surrounded by stygian gloom even in broad daylight.

Londonist 29th Jan 

30 Jan

Londonist posts today » Best Of Londonist: Lost Cinemas, Crazy Cocktails And Clowns » Things To Do Today In London: Monday 30 January 2017 Londonist tweets today: 27 Londonist tweets referencing today's posts: 2...

Executive disorders 

28 Jan

It might just be possible to take in the deluge of effluent pouring out of the White House during the first week of Trump`s presidency with open-mouthed incredulity...

Londonist 28th Jan 

28 Jan

Londonist posts today » Londonist Out Loud: To Habitus » 7 Secrets Of London Bridge Station » Free And Cheap London Events: 30 January-5 February 2017 Londonist tweets today: tbc Londonist tweets referencing today's posts: tbc...

Londonist Jan 27th 

28 Jan

Londonist posts today » London's Best Places to Celebrate Pancake Day » Things You Didn't Know About Westminster Cathedral » The Upside-Down House That's Not Actually Upside-Down » London's Most Romantic Food » The Crazy Victorian Plan To ...

Londonist Jan 26th 

27 Jan

Londonist posts today » Which Was London's First Bus Route? » Get Your Story Buried In Tower Bridge's Time Capsule (sponsored) » The Explosive History Of Blow-Up Bridge » The London Church With Hundreds Of Clowns In Its Basement » London's Best ...

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Check destination on front of train 

25 Feb

This blog abhors an inept Next Train Indicator, and Bow Road station has a particularly hopeless pair.

Another Suspicious Affair In Whitechapel 

25 Feb

Although it is generally believed that there were no murders in the Jack the Ripper cycle throughout the whole of October 1888, the fear that the murderer might, at any moment, strike again was never far from peoples minds.

Win a family ticket to Sammy & The Snow Leopard 

24 Feb

Bag yourself  a free family theatre ticket to see Sammy The Snow Leopard at The Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre Housed in a converted Victorian Board of Works the Half Moon Theatre building is impressive let alone what awaits families inside.

Your East End 

24 Feb

Free party alert: Celebrate the diversity of East London at Your East End, a free family festival at Museum of London Docklands – on 18 th and 19 th March 2017.

Thames21 responds to London Assembly investigation into impact of plastic bottles 

24 Feb

Chief executive Debbie Leach interviewed by BBC London at Queenhithe near Cannon Street This Wednesday was an even busier day than usual for Thames21.

Thames21 embraces Great British Spring Clean with 11 events on rivers across London 

24 Feb

Date of release: Friday February 24 Londoners across the capital will don wellies and waders to spring-clean London’s rivers with Thames21 as part of the Great British Spring Clean weekend on March 3 rd to 5 th 2017.

london’s biggest beer garden 

24 Feb

London’s biggest beer garden is opening in Mile End this spring.

From Kenya to Shoreditch, our new BGV Associate 

24 Feb

Hi!  I’m Evelyn, the new Associate at BGV.

THMs The Big Sleep With Kerry Cares 

23 Feb

Since our very popular “I Can’t Get No Sleep” events we’ve realised the sleepless mums of Tower Hamlets could do with more support.

London Trading Companies and the Capture of Cape Coast Castle 

23 Feb

A guest post by Rebecca Rideal.

Eduardo Paolozzi 

23 Feb

Pioneering Scottish pop-artist Eduardo Paolozzi , who died 12 years ago, is having a bit of a renaissance in the capital at the moment.

Horrible London 

23 Feb

One of the aspects of the Jack the Ripper murders that tends to get overlooked in the ceaseless search for the perpetrator of the crimes, is the fact that social commentators and reformers, philanthropists, clergymen, politicians, newspaper editors ...

The 7 ways to spot a holiday scam, according to our expert | The Independent 

22 Feb

The 7 ways to spot a holiday scam, according to our expert Thousands of prospective holidaymakers have lost millions of pounds to fraudsters.

Thames21 welcomes London Assembly’s environment committee investigation into bottled water’s impact on environment 

21 Feb

Tomorrow (Wednesday 22 February), the London Assembly’s environment committee meets to begin its investigation into the environmental impact of bottled water in the capital.

Bloody Sunday November 1887 

21 Feb

An event that often gets cited to account for the unpopularity of the Metropolitan Police in general, and Sir Charles Warren in particular, around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders is Bloody Sunday, which occurred on the 13th of November 1887.

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Events »

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.

Review: Depart (Tower Hamlets Cemetery) 

20 Jun

Australian company Circa turn a graveyard into a big top with their new piece for LIFT...

How will Khan’s fare freeze affect TfL accessibility? 

13 Jun

With a new Mayor of London we are expecting to see some changes to one of London’s biggest institutions: TfL.

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

7 Jun

Mary Heilmann is one of many female artists whose work has been overlooked in favour of her more popular male peers.

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  • City cloud

     on flickr 14 Jan 17
    Cloud over the City of London, taken from Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green.

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