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Kerzoom!!! Wapping’s streets host another Formula 1 night race (Moron Class)

Kerzoom!!! Wapping’s streets host another Formula 1 night race (Moron Class)

By on August 23, 2016 in ASB, News with 0 Comments

Loud, wasn’t it? People across central Wapping had their sleep disturbed yet again in the early hours of the morning by boy racers driving round the streets at high speed.For approximately an hour around 3am this morning the sounds of roaring car engines, squealing tyres and the laughter of complete morons woke people up in […]

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Wapping E1W now a disposal ground for legal high drugs rubbish

Wapping E1W now a disposal ground for legal high drugs rubbish

By on August 21, 2016 in ASB, Crime with 0 Comments

Wapping E1W seems to be the dumping ground of choice for those in east London who want to get rid of their drugs rubbish in a nice quiet spot. Our Wildlife Rangers were out on a routine early morning patrol in search of parakeets when they almost tripped over three cardboard boxes full of those annoying nitrous […]

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Tower Hamlets Council’s Community Buildings Consultation underway

Tower Hamlets Council’s Community Buildings Consultation underway

By on August 19, 2016 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

Is there a council owned building near you that you think could be used in a better way for the benefit of your community? The Council’s new Community Buildings Consultation initiative could be the way to turn your ideas into reality for the benefit of everyone.Local people (that’s you) are being asked for your views […]

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Child zombie fountain splashing horror at 21 Wapping Lane

Child zombie fountain splashing horror at 21 Wapping Lane

By on August 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Run! Run for the hills! Breaking news that children have been splashing in the fountains outside 21 Wapping Lane! Worse – they are in the podium area! THE PODIUM AREA!Hang on. What’s a podium area?Anyway one of the Wapping Mole’s special correspondents, Brigadier-General Sir Arthur ‘Thumper” Knock-Once-If-Alive (Retd.) has given us a first hand account […]

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Biggs: “THF’s mockery of electoral system clearly a criminal act “

Biggs: “THF’s mockery of electoral system clearly a criminal act “

By on August 12, 2016 in Corruption, News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

Mayor John Biggs has issued a press release commenting on the ‘Securing the ballot’ report by Sir Eric Pickles and makes his feelings about Tower Hamlets First (THF) very clear indeed.”Ultimately electoral fraud is a crime which affects everyone and I welcome any action which helps to crack down on those who set out to […]

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Securing the ballot: Report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud #2

Securing the ballot: Report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud #2

By on August 12, 2016 in Corruption, News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

Further to our straight copy and paste of the 50 recommendations contained in Sir Eric Pickles’ review of electoral fraud in the UK (with a special guest appearance by Tower Hamlets) here are some of the highlights of direct relevance to the borough.The full report can be downloaded here (PDF)All emphasis is that of LW. Inside […]

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Investigations

How fundamental Islamists hijacked the East End of London Part 2

How fundamental Islamists hijacked the East End of London Part 2

In the British Indian Empire of the 1930’s an Indian-Pakistani scholar creates the concept of an ‘Islamic State’. 80 years later his political party takes control on an inner London borough (guess which one?) without ever contesting an election or winning a single vote.How?Simply put Jamaat-e-Islami, the group in question, have slowly, steadily and systematically […]

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Met Police continues to deny reality of corruption under Lutfur Rahman

Met Police continues to deny reality of corruption under Lutfur Rahman

By on July 28, 2016 in News, Voting Fraud with 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) still seems incapable – or unwilling – to grasp the nettle that is extensive and systematic electoral crime in Tower Hamlets.“Ghastly” is the word used by Cllr. Peter Golds, leader of the Conservative Group at Tower Hamlets Council, to describe a meeting with the MPS at the Town Hall on […]

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How fundamental Islamists hijacked the East End of London Part 1

How fundamental Islamists hijacked the East End of London Part 1

The Puzzle that is Islamic Forum EuropeFor the duration of the Lutfur Rahman administration of 2010 to 2014 the London Borough of Tower Hamlets was under the control of Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), a fundamental Islamist group inspired by the teachings of Abul Ala Maududi and his Jamaat-e-Islami (Islamic Assembly) organisation.Voters in London’s East End will immediately notice that neither […]

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Corruption, fraud, nepotism – that Youth Services email in full

Corruption, fraud, nepotism – that Youth Services email in full

By on July 7, 2016 in Investigations, Youth Services with 0 Comments

In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request LW has obtained the original email message read out by Deputy Mayor Cllr. Rachael Saunders in response to the political party / group / Islamic Forum Europe front / who cares anymore / whatever previously known as the Chums Of Lutfur ‘Excellency’ Rahman Association (CHOLERA) at the Council […]

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Investigations rip through CLC as Halsey abandons Tower Hamlets

Investigations rip through CLC as Halsey abandons Tower Hamlets

More details are emerging of the sheer scale of the investigations into the Communities Localities & Culture (CLC) Directorate of Tower Hamlets Council.

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Data theft report published by Tower Hamlets Homes

Data theft report published by Tower Hamlets Homes

The internal report into the alleged data theft of Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) tenants personal information has been published by Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) but it provides no clear conclusions.One unnamed individual seems to be of interest to the THH investigators but this person left Council employment after Lutfur Rahman was thrown out of office.This does […]

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Wildlife

Mr Burns gets his (Tesco) sprats

Mr Burns gets his (Tesco) sprats

By on August 13, 2016 in Grey Heron, Photographs with 0 Comments

The entire Love Wapping management and editorial team wish to apologise for this week’s excess of heavy duty electoral corruption stories and make amends by bringing you some photographs of one of our Wapping Wildlife favourites – Mr Burns!Mr Burns is one, possibly all, of our local Wapping grey herons who can usually be seen […]

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Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

Swarm of Wapping bees spotted in Vaughan Way E1W

By on July 16, 2016 in News, Wildlife with 0 Comments

The Love Wapping Wildlife Rangers are, despite their job title, not very good at spotting wildlife and so their complete and abject failure to see a swarm of bees yesterday should come as no surprise to anyone.Many thanks to Wapping Sourdough who spotted the bees being very busy and told our Rangers.The swarm of bees […]

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The Killer Coots of Limehouse

The Killer Coots of Limehouse

By on July 6, 2016 in Wildlife with 0 Comments

The coots (Fulica atra) we see on the water in and around Wapping and the Thames are lovely, fluffy and ruthless killers.The series of photographs below show how a pair of coots attack another lone coot when it encroached on their territory at Limehouse Marina.All three coots were inside the lock entrance to marina and […]

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Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

By on July 6, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Kingfishers have been seen early in the morning at Shadwell Basin. It seems these amazing birds are best spotted at first light up until around six a.m.If you don’t know what first light is – we can’t help you.The Shadwell Basin anglers have spotted them very recently so they should still be around.It is not […]

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Kingfisher nesting bank built by Regents Canal Limehouse

Kingfisher nesting bank built by Regents Canal Limehouse

By on June 21, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Fans of Wapping’s Kevin the Kingfisher will be delighted to hear that a new nesting bank for Kingfishers has been built by the Regent’s Canal at Limehouse, only 50m north of Limehouse Marina.Our Wildlife Rangers saw this peculiar looking structure several times on their extended patrols into Limehouse and were baffled as to its purpose. First […]

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Limehouse cygnets enjoying a porridge oats breakfast

Limehouse cygnets enjoying a porridge oats breakfast

By on June 7, 2016 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

While the Wapping swans have only managed to breed one cygnet this year the Limehouse swans have four cygnets. We sent our Wildlife Documentary Team over to Limehouse to prove that there is wildlife in other parts of the East End apart from Wapping E1W.Parents keeping a very careful guard over their latest brood. Swans love porridge […]

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Corruption

Lutfur Rahman referred to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Lutfur Rahman referred to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

By on August 17, 2016 in Corruption, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

The previous ‘Mayor’ Lutfur Rahman has now been formally notified that he will be prosecuted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for illegal practice, corrupt practice, failing to uphold the rule of law, failing to act with integrity* and pretty much everything else as a result of the Tower Hamlets election petition.(* Tower Hamlets First […]

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Securing the ballot: Report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud #1

Securing the ballot: Report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud #1

By on August 12, 2016 in Corruption, News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

As the very reason for LW existing is the blatant corruption of the previous Tower Hamlets Council administration we thought we would devote the resources of the entire editorial team to comprehensive coverage of the report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud ‘Securing the ballot’.The full report can be downloaded here (PDF) and […]

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Kerpow!!!! Sir Eric Pickles takes action on electoral corruption

Kerpow!!!! Sir Eric Pickles takes action on electoral corruption

By on August 12, 2016 in Corruption, News, Politics with 0 Comments

At long last – action. Sir Eric Pickles, the UK Government Anti-Corruption Champion, has produced a damning report on electoral corruption with recommendations that will make Tower Hamlets First choke on their cornflakes.Sir Eric has made 50 recommendations to make democracy work and drastically reduce election fraud (see below). His report gets to grips with […]

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Tower Hamlets data theft – ICO gives up search for guilty

Tower Hamlets data theft – ICO gives up search for guilty

By on June 3, 2016 in Corruption, Investigations, News with 0 Comments

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has completed its investigation into the massive data theft of Tower Hamlets Homes resident’s personal details stating that the ICO ‘will not be taking any further action’.This would seem to be the latest sorry episode in a sequence of events whereby the 280,000 residents of a London borough are abandoned by the authorities […]

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PREVENT linked Youth Service scandal in Tower Hamlets

PREVENT linked Youth Service scandal in Tower Hamlets

By on May 23, 2016 in Corruption, Investigations with 1 Comment

Allegations of serious misconduct including fraud and corruption by Tower Hamlets Youth Service personnel under disgraced ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman have emerged after a remarkable speech by Deputy Mayor Cllr. Rachel Saunders at the town hall last week.Youth Services normal role is to engage youth on the street and provide them with activities to keep them […]

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Jim Fitzpatrick turns up pressure on Met & CPS

Jim Fitzpatrick turns up pressure on Met & CPS

By on April 19, 2016 in Corruption, News with 0 Comments
WOW! Our MP Jim Fitzpatrick took no prisoners during his Adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the complete failure by both the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution to bring any prosecutions with regard to corruption and electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.You can see Jim’s excellent speech below on Parliament TV. It was held at […]

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Swans

Goose annoys swan, swan chases goose (photos)

Goose annoys swan, swan chases goose (photos)

By on April 19, 2016 in Photographs, Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

The Wapping swans may only have the one cygnet this year but they protect their territory with the same resolution as ever. This afternoon one of our visiting geese made the mistake of enjoying a slow cruise along the canal in the late afternoon sunshine. Result? See below.All as normal. 

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Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

By on April 12, 2016 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

It seems that only one of the nine eggs that the Wapping swans laid on their nest has hatched. Sad news that it is we should all consider ourselves lucky we have these lovely animals in our community and make sure we keep an eye out for them.Thanks to everyone who has not revealed the location […]

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Wapping swans have six eggs on the nest

Wapping swans have six eggs on the nest

By on March 8, 2016 in Swans with 0 Comments

Our Wapping swans have six eggs on their nest and, as our swans tend to breed earlier than most places, it is highly likely we will have some new cygnets soon.Our Wildlife Rangers have been carrying out checks on the nest twice a day recently and as ever it is good to see lots of other […]

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The Wapping cygnets are flying away (photos)

The Wapping cygnets are flying away (photos)

By on July 30, 2015 in Swans, Wildlife

The Wapping cygnets are all grown up now (well, almost) and they are beginning to fly away. One has already left so if you want to see them before they go best you get down to Wapping canal now.It only seems a few weeks ago that they were born. For those of you who can’t make […]

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Mystery as Wapping ducklings fall victim to mysterious predator

Mystery as Wapping ducklings fall victim to mysterious predator

By on March 28, 2015 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Update 13:02 hrs Saturday – Eel sighting confirmed!First there were ten. Then there were five. Then four. Then one.Now? None.The Wapping ducklings have disappeared.But who or what is responsible? The answer may surprise and shock you.Before blame is laid it should be pointed out that mother duck (pictured above) is pretty useless as mums go. […]

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Seven new cygnets for Wapping

Seven new cygnets for Wapping

By on March 22, 2015 in News, Swans with 0 Comments

Great news! The Wapping swans are now proud parents to seven cygnets! The latest Waeppas hatched a couple of days ago and earlier than expected.Here are some great photos of the cygnets enjoying their first swim by local resident and Wapping Wildlife Ranger (Canal Division) Seb. He and his partner, like many other residents, have […]

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Data Stories

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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Child Poverty in Tower Hamlets mapped by ward

Child Poverty in Tower Hamlets mapped by ward

By on October 26, 2014 in Data Stories, Investigations with 0 Comments

Using data from End Child Poverty this map shows the variation in child poverty across Tower Hamlets.  At 49% overall our borough has the highest rate in London.For further context on this subject please see Grants Distribution by Ward.This map is best viewed in full screen.  

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Tower Hamlets grants compared to quality of life indicators

Tower Hamlets grants compared to quality of life indicators

Tower Hamlets is not the richest borough in London. Our children have to endure some of the highest rates of poverty in the entire country. As part of the continuing analysis of the manner in which the current Tower Hamlets First administration distributes grants across wards the illustration below shows four key quality of life […]

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Mainstream Grant funding increases

Mainstream Grant funding increases

One of the many problems of trying to make sense of how Tower Hamlets Council allocates grants is that the documentation is inconsistent. An example of this is the main PDF file that refers to the allocation of Mainstream Grants (MSG) awards,  01c Appendix 1 Collated Reports by funding stream for Cabinet Final – 301112.pdf  [PDF […]

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Tower Hamlets council grants distribution by electoral ward

Tower Hamlets council grants distribution by electoral ward

Spitalfields and Banglatown is the smallest ward in Tower Hamlets with a population* of 10,286 people. Analysis by Love Wapping indicates that each resident of Spitalfields and Banglatown benefits from £107 of grants from Tower Hamlets Council.By contrast residents of Millwall, with 23,083 residents the largest ward in the borough, only get £2.30 each in grants.  Click on the […]

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Tower Hamlets – all the grants, all the wards, all the money (UPDATED)

Tower Hamlets – all the grants, all the wards, all the money (UPDATED)

Update 18 October 2014. Further analysis has led to the original figures for grant funds being revised upwards. Please see this new post for details. New analysis of Tower Hamlets Council documents shows the distribution by electoral ward of £6,752,416 of funds in four grant ‘pots’ to organisations across the Borough.  The four grant pots are […]

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Previously on Love Wapping...

King Edward Memorial Park draft masterplan exhibition and drop in

King Edward Memorial Park draft masterplan exhibition and drop in

During June 2016, the first round of consultation on theKing Edward Memorial Park  (KEMP) masterplan took place. 194 people visited the exhibition at King Edward Memorial Park on June 4, completing 85 questionnaires. 23 additional conversations were documented.Numerous comments were captured on post-it notes at both events. This feedback is helping the design team come up with a […]

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Wapping Lido planning application submitted – your views count

By on August 10, 2016 in Planning, Wapping Lido with 0 Comments
Wapping Lido planning application submitted – your views count

Formal planning permission for a lido in Shadwell Basin – aka the Wapping Lido – has been submitted by the Turks Head Company (not the cafe, the charity in the offices above it).LW has previously reported on this here Turks Head Company plans for Wapping Lido and here Another Wapping Lido consultation?.You can find the planning application, […]

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Veil or victim? Asian woman forced to leave Wapping by street thugs

By on August 8, 2016 in News, Opinion with 0 Comments
Veil or victim? Asian woman forced to leave Wapping by street thugs

A Wapping resident has been forced to leave her home because of persistent abuse caused by her wearing Western clothing.LW will not be revealing the identity of the woman for obvious reasons. However ‘Miss W’ has agreed that we can pass on her contact details to our local councillors and our MP Jim Fitzpatrick.Here is Miss […]

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A night walk through peaceful Wapping

By on August 7, 2016 in Environment, Photographs with 0 Comments
A night walk through peaceful Wapping

As a balance to some of the stories we have been running recently our weekly editorial meeting decided to just write about something normal.So we sent the LW Normal Things (So Normal As To Be Almost Dull) Team out last night to have a wander around and take the air.The pirate ships at Tobacco Dock […]

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