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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The charity that looks after London’s Regent’s Canal is searching for volunteers to take-up the iconic waterway role of becoming lock-keepers.

The future of a wall for street artists known the world over is in jeopardy as a development where Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre was unearthed draws near to completion.

We’ve reached the end of the line with our nightly series on the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary by looking at the fall from grace of an elected mayor and the start of London’s ‘super tube’ giving hope for the East End’s future. It’s how we’ll be shaping up for the next 150 years reporting the news...

We have reached July, 2005, in our nightly series marking the 150th anniversary of the East London Advertiser. There’s destruction on the streets where there was meant to be pride and joy after London the day before had won the bid to stage the 2012 Olympics. It becomes known as ‘London 7/7’ when Islamist suicide bombers kill 52 people on our public transport...

The devastation caused by the IRA bombing at Canary Wharf in 1996 is the next chapter in our nightly series marking the 150th anniversary of the East London Advertiser. The Semtex explosion outside the Midland Bank kills two men and injures 54 other people, many of them families in Millwall nearby, some of whom still struggle to deal with the aftermath even 20 years on...

Campaigners won the battle last night to prevent developers throwing up a 28-storey skyscraper that would overshadow Grade I listed almshouses just 80 yards away which were designed by Christopher Wren in 1695.

We reach 1975 in our nightly series to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary looking at an extraordinary campaign daubed on railway arches to free convicted East End bank robber George Davis. He is finally released because of dubious evidence pinning him to the heist—only to be caught red-handed in another armed robbery with firearms at his side...

The 1960s are the years of “all change” when nothing seems to stay the same. Our nightly series marking the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary reaches the decade that begins with the loss of our clean, silent-running and environmentally-friendly trolley buses, to the formation of the new London Borough of Tower Hamlets half way through, the East London Advertiser’s own centenary a year later and ending with a rebellious Isle of Dogs trying to break away...

The horrifying and sad story of the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster makes the headlines as our nightly series commemorating the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary reaches the end of the 1960s. A disused oil storage depot on the Isle of Dogs is being demolished on the waterfront at Millwall, but a spark from a cutting torch ignites oil vapours and there is a terrific blast heard for miles —and six men are hurled to their deaths...

Violence has always been a part of reporting news of London’s East End at least since we began in 1866, you may have noticed in this nightly series marking the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month. Among the most violent episodes are the Kray twins and ‘the firm’ dominating the underworld in the 1950s and 60s, running their ‘empire of evil’ from their mum Violet’s rented terraced cottage in Vallance Road—until they are brought down at the Old Bailey in 1969...

1953: It rains all day on Coronation Day, June 2, but not enough to put the dampers on street parties in the East End. Our lookback at the news of the day to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month reports the Queen’s motorcade the next day through the East End mobbed by cheering crowds...

At last it’s Peace. Victory in Europe with Hitler finally defeated and the East End can breathe safely after nearly six years of war. Our nightly revisit to the big stories of the Age marking the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month has now reached 1945, a brave new world with hope for our future...

The Second World War in Europe is drawing to a close—but the defiant Nazis have a last shot at London with their deadly V2 rocket. Our nightly series looking at the big stories of the day to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month has arrived at 1945 and the tragedy of Hughes Mansions, the story that we couldn’t bring you at the time...

The 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster is our next stop on our nightly look at the big news to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary. The press and even the local authority can say nothing about warnings ignored about the dangerous shelter conditions because of a gagging order by Home Security Minister Herbert Morrison under wartime Emergency Defence Regulations. But years later, the facts are exposed...

An historical folk band led a procession at Blackwall to mark the 410th anniversary of the first English colonists to set sail from the Thames for the New World.

Our nightly journey through the news pages down the years marking the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary is now trying to cope with reporting the Second World War under strict National Defence censorship. Schools are being used as emergency auxiliary fire and medical stations, which we can’t report at the time, while east London’s children have been evacuated—but many schools are right in the Dockland target area for Göring’s Luftwaffe...

1940: The Blitz of the Second World War causes death and destruction in the East End, so close to the London Docks being targeted by the Luftwaffe. Our nightly lookback at the big news of the day to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary reaches September 10, when 15 firemen are killed in the bombing of East India Dock Road...

1940: The War has been going a year, but the Blitz has only just begun, with nightly air-raids on London by Göring’s Luftwaffe. The East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary lookback at the big stories over the years comes across the incredible tale of one man battling to make shelter life bearable for the East End’s poor, Mickey Davis, a midget in size but a man with a giant heart who hits the headlines at home and even in the American wartime press...

We arrive at the Second World War in our nightly lookback at some of the Big News of the day to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary. The Blitz begins in 1940 in the East End with the Lutfwaffe bombing of the London Docks and the brave firemen in the thick of it reporting “the whole bloody world’s on fire”...

Our nightly series for the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary this year reaches 1936 and the ‘Battle of Cable Street’, the folklore legend when the East End turns out to stop Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel. The fascists are bent on provoking unrest in the largely Jewish district, but the stand by Jews, Irish, Communists and socialists forces the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to order Mosley’s 3,000 marchers to turn backthe moment in time when fascism begins its decline in pre-War Britain...

Our nightly look at the stories the East London Advertiser has covered since 1866, as part of its 150th anniversary this year, arrives at the 1930s when Mahatma Ghandi arrives for the London Conference on his country’s future. He won’t stay in a hotel with the other top delegates, but instead prefers kipping down in the draughty Kingsley Hall to be with the East End’s working class...

The Lord Mayor of London has visited east London’s famous Mildmay Hospital to see the work of the medical staff and to meet patients at the end of its 150th anniversary year.

Our nightly lookback at some of the news the East London Advertiser has reported since 1866, marking our 150th anniversary this year, reaches 1926 and the effects the General Strike had on the East End. The strikers paralyse the London Docks, force closure of London Hospital Outpatients and hijack motorcars to hurl into the River Lea. Nowhere is safe...

Our nightly series celebrating the East London Advertiser’s 150 years in print reaches 1921 and the Poplar Rates Strike when 28 councillors refuse to set the LCC’s unfair charge on poor households at the same rate as the wealthy of Westminster. It is a point of principal, but council leader George Lansbury and his supporters would rather go to jail than put such a burden on the poor...

Our nightly review for the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary reaches the Great War of 1914-18 and the first civilian tragedy on British soil—the German air-raid that hits Upper North Street School in Poplar, killing 18 infants and many other people. We report the nation’s shock and the angry public mood in the East End...

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