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Full list of Aspire candidates standing in Tower Hamlets elections

Full list of Aspire candidates standing in Tower Hamlets elections

The Aspire party has kindly published a nice big poster which shows all their candidates for the elections on 3rd May. This is a handy reference as until now it has been a bit tricky trying to find Aspire candidate info in one place. 

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Four Tower Hamlets election candidates differ from the other 254. Why?

Four Tower Hamlets election candidates differ from the other 254. Why?

By on April 14, 2018 in Elections 2018, Investigations with 2 Comments

Last week LW published a list of all the 258 candidates who want to be our representatives on Tower Hamlets council. Four of the Tower Hamlets local election candidates differ from the other 254. Did you spot the four odd ones out? If not then read on.

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Reardon House attack – no excuses for silence

Reardon House attack – no excuses for silence

There is no news of any progress with the investigation into the attack on Aspire party candidate Abduallah Al Mamun last week at Reardon House, Wapping.

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Councillor candidate in SKD & Wapping? You really need to read this.

Councillor candidate in SKD & Wapping? You really need to read this.

By on April 13, 2018 in Elections 2018, Voting with 1 Comment

Love Wapping is asking those who want to be the new councillors for St. Katharine’s Dock and Wapping ward some questions to help you decide how local residents should cast their votes on 3rd May.

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News

Love Wapping finally gets listed in Google News (good news for all!)

Love Wapping finally gets listed in Google News (good news for all!)

By on April 19, 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Hooray! The Wapping Mole danced a little moley jig this morning in celebration of the fact that Love Wapping has finally been accepted for inclusion in Google News.  “So bleedin’ what?” we can hear both our readers ask. Wos so great about that? Read on and we shall explain…

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Police appeal after woman injured by falling debris in Burdett Road

Police appeal after woman injured by falling debris in Burdett Road

By on March 27, 2018 in Crime & Policing, News with 0 Comments

Tower Hamlets police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured by debris believed to have fallen from a tower crane on a building site in Burdett Road near the junction with St Paul’s Way, E3.

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Two men shot outside Mile End Underground station

Two men shot outside Mile End Underground station

By on March 25, 2018 in Crime & Policing, News with 0 Comments

Two men were shot on Friday night 23rd March outside a takeaway chicken shop near Mile End Underground station in Mile End Road E3.

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Jeremy Muda convicted of GBH for knife attack in Poplar E14

Jeremy Muda convicted of GBH for knife attack in Poplar E14

By on March 22, 2018 in Crime & Policing, News with 0 Comments

Carpet fitter Jeremy Muda of Cygnet House North, Chrisp Street, E14 was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 16 March. He will be sentenced on Wednesday, 28 March.

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Terrorism

Terrorist incident at Parsons Green Underground – police bulletin

Terrorist incident at Parsons Green Underground – police bulletin

By on September 15, 2017 in Terrorism with 0 Comments

MPS information bulletin. Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Friday, 15 September 2017 to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of a fire on the train.

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Increased high-visibility police patrols around mosques in borough

Increased high-visibility police patrols around mosques in borough

By on June 19, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments

Police patrols around mosques and other places of worship in Tower Hamlets and the rest of London have been increased in direct response to the brutal attack in Finsbury Park.“Understandably there will be concerns amongst many in the East End following last night’s attack.,” said Mayor John Biggs in a press statement.“This morning my Cabinet Member […]

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London Bridge terrorist attack – do you recognise this pink ceramic knife?

London Bridge terrorist attack – do you recognise this pink ceramic knife?

By on June 10, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Police has released photos of one of the distinctive pink knives used during the London Bridge terrorist attack in an attempt to trace their origin.The ceramic pink knives were found on or nearby the three attackers after police shot them dead last weekend.The kitchen knives, each measuring 12 inches, are branded Ernesto and are ceramic, […]

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Body recovered from Thames at Limehouse believed to be Xavier Thomas

Body recovered from Thames at Limehouse believed to be Xavier Thomas

By on June 7, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Terrorism with 0 Comments

Police have been appealing for information about Xavier Thomas, 45, a French national who had not been seen since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit based at […]

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Investigations

Bamber, Dalvi, Halsey meet Rabina Khan for lunch

Bamber, Dalvi, Halsey meet Rabina Khan for lunch

A person believed to be Cllr. Rabina Khan has been photographed meeting with senior ex-Tower Hamlets officers Andy Bamber and Stephen Halsey. It is believed that ex Head of Place at Tower Hamlets Council, Aman Dalvi, was also at the lunch meeting but left shortly before the photograph was taken.

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Can we have our FOI information back please begs Loony Lambeth

Can we have our FOI information back please begs Loony Lambeth

By on March 7, 2018 in Investigations, News with 0 Comments

Lambeth People’s Audit team were asked by Lambeth Council to delete an email they had sent in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request and not circulate the information the email contained relating to the Fenwick Estate regeneration. Why?

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Revealed: Lutfur Rahman provides free lunch for 600 at The Atrium

Revealed: Lutfur Rahman provides free lunch for 600 at The Atrium

On Saturday 17th February ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman and his proxy candidate for the 2018 Tower Hamlets mayoral election Cllr. Ohid Ahmed hosted a lunch for 500 women and 100 men at The Atrium venue in Cheshire Street.

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Lutfur Rahman criminal investigation widens but more staff needed

Lutfur Rahman criminal investigation widens but more staff needed

Operation Lynemouth, the Met’s criminal investigation into the Tower Hamlets First administration of Lutfur Rahman, has unearthed so many new lines of enquiry that it is running out of suitably qualified staff. Initially scheduled to report at the end of 2018 there is now a risk that this deadline will be missed. 

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Planning

Poplar HARCA Chrisp Street Market regeneration activity roundup

Poplar HARCA Chrisp Street Market regeneration activity roundup

There is lots of activity surrounding the proposal by Poplar HARCA to regenerate Chrisp Street Market at the moment so we thought we would provide you with a general round up of what’s going on.

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Lowder House and Reardon House new build consultation update

Lowder House and Reardon House new build consultation update

By on February 10, 2018 in Events, Planning, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

Last Saturday saw the second day of the Reardon House / Lowder House consultation event which was held at 15 Chandler Street, Wapping. Nothing will now be built on the playground or car park outside Readon House in Chandler Street.

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Exploring environment and planning information in Tower Hamlets

Exploring environment and planning information in Tower Hamlets

By on February 7, 2018 in Environment, Planning, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

Everyone likes a good map and having taken the momentously stupid decision to start work at 5am this morning we were pleased to discover this cartographic corker which provides environment and planning information for Tower Hamlets.

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Reardon House & Lowder House – proposed infill build of new homes

Reardon House & Lowder House – proposed infill build of new homes

By on January 29, 2018 in Housing, Planning with 0 Comments

The Council is proposing to build new homes on the Reardon House / Lowder House children’s playground, Lowder House car park and Lowder House garages.

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Data Stories

Tribunal hears evidence of Rahman’s corrupt use of council grants

Tribunal hears evidence of Rahman’s corrupt use of council grants

By on December 19, 2017 in Corruption, Data Stories, Lutfur Rahman with 0 Comments

Evidence of the corrupt allocation of council grants by Lutfur Rahman and Tower Hamlets First has been given at Rahman’s solicitor tribunal hearing.

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TfL 100 bus route consultation results combined to fix final result

TfL 100 bus route consultation results combined to fix final result

By on February 22, 2017 in Data Stories, Tower Hamlets, Transport with 0 Comments

Analysis of the published results of the Transport for London (TfL) consultation into proposed changes of the 100 and 388 bus routes show that TfL is ignoring its own data and ignoring the wishes of Wapping residents.In the published consultation results TfL has combined the results of feedback on both the 100 and the 388 bus […]

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Council Payments To Suppliers Open Data worse than under Lutfur

Council Payments To Suppliers Open Data worse than under Lutfur

By on September 13, 2016 in Data Stories, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

One part of ridding Tower Hamlets of a corrupt mayor in 2014 was the proof that council grants were being made on the basis of who you voted for, not what you needed. This was done using ‘Open Data’ published on the council’s website.It is ironic that over a year later, with a democratically elected Labour […]

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DCLG Commissioners clamp down on Tower Hamlets grants

DCLG Commissioners clamp down on Tower Hamlets grants

The Commissioners sent in by Eric Pickles to sort out Tower Hamlets council have begun to publish the results of their work on the Main Stream Grants (MSG) shambles.Have a look at the bar chart below to see which organisation’s projects have been stopped. Grant funding with ‘red’ status are the ones in – you […]

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Previously on Love Wapping...

Tower Hamlets elections – Mayoral candidates

By on April 12, 2018 in Mayoral election 2018, Voting with 0 Comments
Tower Hamlets elections – Mayoral candidates

Seven candidates are running for the position of directly-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2018. You can see their details on this page.

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Cllr. Rabina Khan – next directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets?

By on April 12, 2018 in Comment, Mayoral election 2018 with 0 Comments
Cllr. Rabina Khan – next directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets?

Love Wapping considers that on current form Cllr. Rabina Khan of the People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets (PATH) will be the next directly-elected mayor of the borough. Read on to find out why.

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Tower Hamlets elections – all the candidates, all the wards, all the parties

By on April 11, 2018 in Elections 2018, Voting with 0 Comments
Tower Hamlets elections – all the candidates, all the wards, all the parties

258 candidates are contesting local council seats in 20 wards in Tower Hamlets this year. Our Electoral Reporting Division (Tabulation and Computation Group) have spent a very weary two days converting the official but not very useful Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll PDF document into a much more useful and just plain readable web page.

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Golds congratulates Khales for choosing new PATH (and baffles borough)

By on April 10, 2018 in Elections 2018, PATH with 0 Comments
Golds congratulates Khales for choosing new PATH (and baffles borough)

Khales Uddin Ahmed has resigned from the Labour Party to join Rabina Khan’s People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets (PATH party) with the ringing endorsement of Conservative group leader Peter Golds captured on video.

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Local council candidate ‘attacked with metal pole’ in Wapping

Local council candidate ‘attacked with metal pole’ in Wapping

Aspire Party Councillor candidate Abduallah Al Mamun was ‘attacked with a metal pole’ and left with a serious head injury requiring hospital treatment while canvassing in Wapping on Friday afternoon.

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Community fight back against Lutfur Rahman? Mystery video emerges

Community fight back against Lutfur Rahman? Mystery video emerges

A video with a clear anti-Rahman message is being circulated on social media channels across Tower Hamlets. The source of the video is unknown but the sentiment is clear – it is time for Lutfur Rahman to move on.

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