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Raw courage defeats pure evil at London Bridge

Raw courage defeats pure evil at London Bridge

Six innocent people dead, at least 48 injured, three male attackers shot dead by police. The attack at London Bridge and Borough Market would have resulted in a much higher death toll if it were not for the raw courage of the Metropolitan Police’s firearms officer who, within eight minutes of the first 999 calls, were […]

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BBC to subsidise zombie press with Local Reporters Scheme

BBC to subsidise zombie press with Local Reporters Scheme

By on January 12, 2017 in Opinion with 2 Comments

Love Wapping is proud to be a member of a small but growing media sector called ‘hyperlocal publishers’. Simple idea is to act as a news and information source for a very specific local community like Wapping hence the term hyperlocal.There are now around 400 hyperlocals across the UK.Hyperlocals are published by local people for […]

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

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

By on August 8, 2016 in News, Opinion with 0 Comments

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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Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government

Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government

By on May 11, 2016 in Council meetings, Opinion with 0 Comments

“Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government?” A pompous headline if ever the LW editorial team wrote one. And we have written a few.  “Mr Pompous wins local Being Very Pompous competition” being one of them. Pompous the headline may be but accurate it is.There is a school of thought that blames the historic abuses […]

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Only residents can expose Tower Hamlets corruption

Only residents can expose Tower Hamlets corruption

By on March 22, 2016 in Corruption, Investigations, Opinion

Nearly a year after directly-elected Mayor Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of electoral corruption and banned from office it seems that no laws have been broken in Tower Hamlets. Not even slightly bent.

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