Friday, August 21, 2015

Protesters are getting ready to march again on the infamous Jack the Ripper museum near the Tower of London tomorrow.

swimmers' gruelling pace in the Thames at Blackwall Reach

Tens of thousands of spectators across East London cheered on 13,000 competitors in the world’s biggest triathlon at the weekend.

Barclay's mentor Ashley Calvert with graduate Leah Simpson

Six unemployed people struggling to find work in East London have all landed jobs after graduating from a mentoring scheme run by East Thames Housing with Barclays Bank.

Women dressed as suffragettes protest outside new Jack the Ripper venue before it opened

The community came out in force with protesters from all walks of life packed solidly outside the controversial Jack the Ripper museum last night for its planned opening in Cable Street near the Tower of London.

Ripper Museum opening soon in Cable Street

Protesters gather this-evening outside 12 Cable Street near the Tower of London to picket against today’s opening of the Jack the Ripper Museum.

Youngsters arriving for the world's greates festival of cycling involving 95,000 riders from Olympic champs to a free family fun ride-riding on London's closed roads [photo: Thomas Lovelock]

Hundreds of families from all over East London got on their bikes for Saturday’s traffic-free ride from Mile End to the City and back.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall and (inset) Mayor Biggs

The launch of the controversial new Jack the Ripper museum opening near the Tower of London on Tuesday is being boycotted by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets because he says his local authority was “misled” in the original planning application.

Jack the Ripper 'museum' at 12 Cable Street

Hundreds of protesters are expected to picket outside the new Jack the Ripper Museum opening in London’s East End next week.

Ripper Museum opening soon in Cable Street

The neighbours thought they were getting a museum in their street celebrating the achievement of heroines down the ages in London’s East End.

City Cruises' new Millennium of Peace riverboat [photos: Joe Lord]

A family business running pleasure cruises on the Thames has been shortlisted out of 2,200 travel industry companies for ‘Best UK Days Out’ in the 2015 Family Traveller awards.

Even cops take time off for Ping Pong in Vicky Park

Commuters hit by today’s London Underground stoppage can take solace with ping-pong tables being set up today at 10 locations in the East End.


Dina Asher-Smith and Maggie Alphonsi lighting 2015 Youth Games flame at opening ceremony

Youngsters representing the East End have come away with gold from the London Youth Games.

The new Mayor, alongside his majority Labour council has now taken office in Tower Hamlets. We wish them well in the tasks ahead, but residents will expect a change of direction in the management of the council.

Canary Wharf volunteers helping improve Wapping's Tobacco Dock [photos: Carmen Valino]

Bank staff rolled their sleeves up to help tidy up a slice of London’s old docks with a fresh lick of paint and even making nesting platforms to entice wildlife back along the Thames.

Last week’s election of John Biggs as Mayor in Tower Hamlets starts a new chapter in our politics. John will be a strong, accountable and visionary Mayor. Together, we now have the opportunity to restore people’s faith in democracy. We also have the chance to remind people that Tower Hamlets is a place with unique talents, energy and a sense of aspiration.

It's a wrap... for Graduate Fashion Week

The grand finale takes place today for this year’s Graduate Fashion Week in London’s East End.

Antonio Olmos' Landscape of Murder at RichMix

“It started when a woman was murdered close to where I live in January 2011.”

Today Parliament dissolved, marking the official start of 2015's general election campaigning (Pic by Andrew Matthews/PA)

Today parliament dissolved, marking the start of official general election campaigning.

I would like to praise the many housing associations in Poplar and Limehouse that do a fantastic job working with the residents of Tower Hamlets.

Scribbler... customer pens her thoughts on wall at The Canvas

You can have a right laugh all day today in London’s East End at a “happy café” with a coffee and massage and a scribble on the wall.

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