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Mass demo planned by Poplar traders in bid to halt Chrisp Street Market development 

20 Jul

Traders are planning a second mass protest to stop a major redevelopment of Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market when it goes before Tower Hamlets Council on Tuesday.

New project offers help and support to beggars outside DLR stations 

20 Jul

A new project will provide support and help to addicts and homeless people who repeatedly beg outside DLR stations to tackle anti-social behaviour in Tower Hamlets.

Mixed-used development to be build in Bow 

20 Jul

A new mixed-used development with 30 per cent affordable housing and a green heating system is coming to Bow.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Will it finally rain? 

20 Jul

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Children grow food at Manorfield Primary in Poplar to sell down Borough Market 

20 Jul

Children have transformed a disused space in the school’s playground at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary into an urban market garden growing food to raise cash for charity.

Children at Manorfield Primary in Poplar to tread the boards in Disney production at the Luyceum 

20 Jul

Disney musicals are coming to a school near you when pupils at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary and their teachers produce their own West End show based on classic children’s stories.

Warning to Hajj pilgrims by Tower Hamlets Council about travel scams 

19 Jul

Worshippers at mosques and Muslim centres are being warned by Tower Hamlets trading standards officers about travel scams if they are planning to go on Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month.

Petition calls for Woman and Fish fountain to be returned to Bethnal Green 

19 Jul

Tower Hamlets Council has been urged to replace an iconic piece of public art removed from Bethnal Green 16 years ago.

Isle of Dogs massage parlour stripped of its licence after workers offered sex acts to customers 

19 Jul

A high-end massage parlour on the Isle of Dogs has lost its licence after staff were caught offering “sexual services” to customers.

New flats in Limehouse conservation area is recommended despite objections from residents 

19 Jul

Proposals for a new block of flats in a conservation area in Limehouse is being recommended for approval despite 74 objections from residents.

Bethnal Green man charged with Leicester Square casino stabbing 

19 Jul

A Bethnal Green man has appeared in court charged with stabbing a worker inside a casino in Leicester Square.

Controversial senior coroner Mary Hassell releases new protocol for dealing with deaths following High Court defeat 

19 Jul

Embattled senior coroner Mary Hassell will consider every death in inner north London for possible fast-tracking, including on religious grounds, her office announced this morning.

Greenpeace activists scale Barclays Canary Wharf headquarters and hang huge 'oil droplets' 

19 Jul

Protesters from Greenpeace have scaled Barclays headquarters in Canary Wharf in a protest over the bank's oil investments.

‘Pankhurst’ women on the march through Whitechapel again 100 years on 

19 Jul

A doctor took time off from her Whitechapel surgery for a birthday bash for women’s pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst who started her suffragette movement in London’s East End back in 1912.

Now Greenwich backs Isle of Dogs families and ‘no toxic port’ campaign on Enderby Wharf pollution 

18 Jul

Campaigners have turned a corner in their fight to stop the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner scheme polluting a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs now that Greenwich Council has come on board.

Advertiser letters: Have a tea party for charity and looking after asthma during the summer 

18 Jul

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Colossal semi-naked Jeff Goldblum statue appears in front of Tower Bridge 

18 Jul

It’s not everyday you spot a celebrity, especially one 25 feet tall.

Bank worker who fought London Bridge terrorist with skateboard receives posthumous bravery honour 

18 Jul

A bank worker from Poplar who was killed after trying to fight off a terrorist using his skateboard has been posthumously honoured for his bravery.

Viewpoint: Small businesses should be supported 

18 Jul

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, but they currently face a number of obstacles.

Police in A406 North Circular ‘cash for crash’ scam probe seek man from east London 

18 Jul

Detectives investigating an insurance ‘crash for cash’ scam have released an image of a man they are looking for they think might be living in east London.

Swashbuckling ‘Captain School Kidd’ helps launch pirates’ invasion of Bethnal Green childhood museum 

18 Jul

Schoolchildren have turned to ‘piracy’ in Bethnal Green helping to create a swashbuckling show about fictional pirates.

Story of Bengali Oedipus coming to Space theatre on Isle of Dogs 

17 Jul

A Bengal opera coming to the Isle of Dogs’ Space theatre tells the story of an 18-day-old baby boy destined to be married to an 18-year-old girl to avoid a fatal curse.

Landlord fined for damp and mould in Shadwell’s Chapman House block of flats 

17 Jul

Bad landlords who failed to improve bathroom and kitchen ventilation to stop damp and mould in a block of flats in Shadwell have been fined £1,500 by Thames magistrates.

‘1Love’ just loves to solve people’s problems with its new Isle of Dogs advice service 

17 Jul

A little boy’s busted lip has been taken up as the first case being dealt with by a new advice service on the Isle of Dogs.

Snake escape: Two-metre-long beast discovered in Stepney street 

17 Jul

A two-metre-long snake took pedestrians by surprise when it was found in the street yesterday.

Victim appeal as paedophile jailed after more than 30 years preying on children in east London 

17 Jul

A paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

Police hunt after lone women ‘flashed on Whitechapel buses’ 

17 Jul

Women travelling alone on buses in Whitechapel were flashed on two separate occasions, police said.

Professor Brian Cox hosts seventh summer school in Limehouse 

17 Jul

Celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox, ran his seventh summer school in Tower Hamlets yesterday.

Tower Hamlets residents spend almost £440 on water bills a year, new study reveals 

16 Jul

Tower Hamlets is one of the worst boroughs in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

Coroner slams council and care firm after Bethnal Green pensioner’s body lay undiscovered for three days 

16 Jul

A pensioner’s body lay undiscovered by carers for three days after he died following a fall at home.

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17 Jul

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Family events: Unity Festival, Africa Utopia, Community Fair & Dog Show 

17 Jul

Africa Utopia Africa Utopia (photo above) is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

Mile End PArk Community Fair and Dog Show: This Sunday 22nd July 11-4PM 

16 Jul

This year's Park Life is just 5 days away and is going to be jam-packed with something for everyone.

Mile End Park Community Fair & Dog Show: Sunday 22nd July 11-4PM 

16 Jul

This year's Park Life is just 5 days away and is going to be jam-packed with something for everyone.

How to contact Tower Hamlets Police 

16 Jul

Our local Met Police have issued a useful pdf guide (with active links) of how to contact them.

Two men sentenced for drug dealing in Tower Hamlets 

13 Jul

Steven Brissett (left) and Conor Armstrong (right) Pic: Met Police Two men from the Isle of Dogs have been sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court for drug related offences.

Fete Mile End Park, Community Golf Day, Raise Money for St Joseph’s Hospice 

12 Jul

What’s on soon in the East End The Village Butty is this Saturday (14th July 2018) in Mile End Park near the Palm Tree pub.

See the Restored Tower at Bow Church 

9 Jul

Last Saturday the scaffolding was finally removed from Bow Church Tower.

Building Men’s Health Project 

6 Jul

Photo above: Building Men’s Health.

1sland’s Adventurethon 

5 Jul

1sland’s Adventurethon The Summer Holidays are almost here and preserving your sanity and avoiding your children’s impending, seemingly excruciating, boredom is all about finding the right Summer Camp.

Protected: Ibérica Date Night Insta Competition 

5 Jul

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The men who said no: conscientious objectors from the boroughs 

4 Jul

Picture: Mirrorpix/UIG The introduction of conscription, 18 months into the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, gave rise to an unprecedented problem for the British government – the Conscientious Objectors.

The tragedy of Upper North Street School 

2 Jul

Pic: Tower Hamelts Council 18 school children were killed in their classrooms when a Gotha aeroplane dropped a bomb on Upper North Street School in Poplar, East London.

Drugs Raids, Hospital Garden Party, Bandstand, RAF Flypast, Paddle Steamer 

2 Jul

Photo above: Sept 26th 2015.

Park Life 2018: Mile End Park Community Fair and Dog Show -Sunday 22nd July 

2 Jul

Just three weeks to go until the 2018 Park Life Festival: Community Fair and Dog Show.

George Irvin’s Fun Fair -Coming to Mile End Park this Friday 

1 Jul

With the balmy summerweatherlots of us are enjoying evenings outdoors in the Park rather than staying in our stuffy homes.

Bow Food Bank 

29 Jun

Bow Foodbank is open every Monday morning from 9.30am.

Geffrye Gardens Summer Holiday Activities 

27 Jun

Geffrye Gardens – Play, Performance Pastimes  Summer in the city! This August head to the lush green oasis of the Geffrye gardens for a fun-filled family day with activities for children aged 2 -16.

Camp Canary Summer Camp 

26 Jun

Camp Canary Your children will love spending time at Camp Canary this summer, a sport and tuition holiday club open to all primary school aged children.

More photos of the Olympic Park Building Site 

25 Jun

Top photo: Mud, Olympic Park.

Mayor leads protest against reduction in key East London bus service 

25 Jun

The 277 is being cut from Saturday next week.

Events and Exhibitions coming up soon 

24 Jun

On Thursday 28th of June the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants to hear from you.

Summer Camps Round Up 

22 Jun

Summer Camps Round up This summer your children can learn new skills, hone their talents and have a great time meeting new friends with similar interests.

Geezers attend Any Old Irons 

22 Jun

A good turnout from the Geezers club attended the 5 week course Any Old Irons in the Hope & Anchor in Poplar during April & May.

Expert casts doubt on London boroughs noise report 

20 Jun

Map showing noise levels in London.

Genesis Cinema Date Night 

19 Jun

Genesis Cinema Date Night THMs Members Date Night competition returns! This time we’ve got tickets for two to snuggle up in the Genesis luxury screening rooms and, just to make your cinema date more special, they’ve even thrown in a bottle of ...

Changes at Stratford 

19 Jun

Back in March the Architects Journal ran an article headlined Major redesign for Olympicopolis to save St Paul’s views.

New play at Stratford 

16 Jun

On Weds 20th June the play Shebeen starts it’s two week run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Protected: Home-Start Open Day Fair 

16 Jun

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Comfort and comfort food as E. Pellicci embraces customers old and new 

15 Jun

The stylish interior of E.

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