Saturday, January 31, 2015

Electoral Commission report

This Electoral Commission report could have major impact on voting in Tower Hamlets and other areas if it is carried out properly.

New pro Rahman blog

I don't agree with it entirely but it's good to see that people in Tower Hamlets who support Rahman have created a blog to air their views.

Friday, January 30, 2015

FOI response on Takki

I filed a FOI request on the former Head of Communications at Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen to their credit gave me a well thought out response.

Protect Docklands Sailing Centre

Tower Hamlets Council must protect Docklands Sailing Centre. I am all for development but it appears that now we are having development for the sake of development in Tower Hamlets. This benefits property developers and the local council tax base but it does not really benefit the residents all the time. We need sustainable and sensible development which puts the local population at the centre.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PRU and domestic violence

It's good to see that the girls at this Tower Hamlets PRU are doing something good and gaining new skills.

Tower Hamlets and the City

It's good to see that City Gateway is doing some good work with the London Stock Exchange. This is the kind of opportunity that residents of Tower Hamlets need.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Biggs on development and Election Court

John Biggs has a lot to say about development in Tower Hamlets and the upcoming Election Court.

No record

Tower Hamlets Council have told me that they have no record of a taxi refund or whether the matter was investigated by the District Auditor.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day centres

I have made a request about day centres to Tower Hamlets Council.

DlR strike suspended

Good news for people who live in Tower Hamlets and the nearby areas. One of the little known facts is that Bob Crow was born in Shadwell.

Monday, January 26, 2015

East End music

Good to see we have so much talent in the East End. People forget the art and culture scene in Tower Hamlets. We have a big one.


Bad news for people in Tower Hamlets and the nearby areas if the RMT strike goes ahead.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tower Lifeboat Station

They do wonderful work in protecting people in the River Thames. Their area includes Tower Hamlets.

Learning code

Hopefully kids in Tower Hamlets and other areas will benefit.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DLR strike

This strike will have a big impact on parts of Tower Hamlets and other London Boroughs like Newham. I have not heard anything about this before now.

New property website

I suspect that this is swimming against the tide with new online estate agents offering to sell property for something like £500-£600. In a place like Tower Hamlets that could save a fortune.

Friday, January 23, 2015

£1m prize

Someone in Tower Hamlets is owed £1m.

Sadly not me

Someone in Tower Hamlets has won a lot of money but it is not me as I don't play it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Universal Credits in Tower Hamlets

This to me is breaking news that Tower Hamlets will start Universal Credit on 2nd March.

Massive bill

The people at Tower Hamlets Homes have no shame in sending out such a bill.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gay friendly service

According to people this service from Tower Hamlets Homes maybe gay friendly but it is not customer friendly.

Cyclists protest

I am a supporter of the Mayor of London but those cyclists in Tower Hamlets are right cycling has been one of his failures.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Not cheap

This service is for the rich people of the Canary Wharf area of Tower Hamlets looking at the price.

Greens and Tower Hamlets cyclists

The Green Party (or at least Darren Johnson) and Tower Hamlets cyclists are taking on Boris Johnson.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tech City

Living in Tower Hamlets it's hard to believe that there is so much around us like Tech City, City, Canary Wharf and the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Mark Baynes

Mark Baynes is the man behind the popular Love Wapping Tower Hamlets blog.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Abstract show

There is a abstract show in the Whitechapel Gallery one of the hidden gems of Tower Hamlets.

Highest restaurant

The highest restaurant in Canary Wharf. This is how the rich in Tower Hamlets live.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Solar future

Judging by the weather in Tower Hamlets it doesn't feel like that solar has a future but it does have a bright one in Africa.

Property paper

The Wharf used to have excellent coverage of Tower Hamlets politics but it now seems to be about property more and more.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Saving local pub

It's good to see that people in Tower Hamlets are taking action to save their local pub.

ELL on Rahman

East London Lines has a article on the Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and his upcoming election court.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Moving out of London

Places like Tower Hamlets were cheap to live in now they are expensive.

Love Wapping rules

With the failure of the East London Advertiser to cover Tower Hamlets properly we have to rely on sources like Love Wapping to do it for us.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Freedom in Tower Hamlets

It seems that there are some freedoms which we don't have in Tower Hamlets like the right to free expression according to some of the vocal minority.

More allegations for Rahman

It seems that the number of allegations against Lutfur Rahman the Mayor of Tower Hamlets keeps on growing this time they involve his electoral agent who is also a Tower Hamlets First elected member.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DLR extension

What a brilliant idea it should be expanded along with trams. There are parts of Tower Hamlets which need better transport.

Bus strike

Why are more and more stories about Tower Hamlets coming from a Hackney paper?

Monday, January 12, 2015


Charlie Hebdo are brave I only hope that I can be that brave. Living in Tower Hamlets we are lucky.

Tower Hamlets Road

I had no idea that there was a Tower Hamlets Road in Dover.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paris rally

I am pleased that so many people have attended it. I have signed a petition supporting it. This is a few days old but it reflects the views of most good people of Tower Hamlets.

Labour shortage

No wonder why Skillsmatch the employment agency which Tower Hamlets runs is looking for construction workers.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

March with Paris

I urge that everyone across the board in Tower Hamlets marches with people in Paris. I have signed my name.

Fitz is right

It's not just Tower Hamlets wasting money.

Friday, January 9, 2015

New funding welcome

This new funding to combat electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets is welcome but a lot more needs to be done.

Local dating

There is a very specific dating site for the Canary Wharf area of Tower Hamlets.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Private Eye on Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is a rotten borough according to Private Eye.

A bit UKIP

This from a member of Tower Hamlets First sounds like UKIP. He may try to them as Tower Hamlets First is on it's last legs.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Stong as ever

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets is doing a comedy act.

Barclays funding TH school

Barclays Bank will continue to fund Ian Mikardo High School in Tower Hamlets.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Education failure

I covered this education failure in Tower Hamlets involving White British Children.

Not city

I wish that the papers would get geography of Tower Hamlets right it is not in the City of London but in Tower Hamlets.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Ali cleared, City Pride and waste

It has been a busy time for Tower Hamlets politics. In the headline I forgot to mention that the rats in the good ship Rahman are now turning on him.

Tower Hamlets and it's beloved Mayor don't care about things like waste or residents right to light.

YouTube Excel Centre

Good news for the Excel Centre. There is some rumors that it could hold the count for the general election in May in Tower Hamlets.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Takki Sulaiman FOI

I have sent a FOI request to Aberdeen City Council in regards to Takki Sulaiman the current head of communications at Tower Hamlets (at least he is as no one I know can tell me if he has left). I can't wait for the reply from Aberdeen.

Tom Holland FOI

I filed a FOI request for Tom Holland. I was amazed that he was invited to Tower Hamlets Idea Stores considering what his views on Islam are.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tower Hamlets history

Tower Hamlets which was created in the 1960s has a long and glorious history including Jack the Ripper. Here is a website with a lot of information on it.

Seeking escape

Some are seeking escape from the City and Canary Wharf area of Tower Hamlets but not all.

Friday, January 2, 2015

NUJ and council papers

There is special mention of Tower Hamlets in the article. It is shocking the kind of argument that Helen Watson of Tower Hamlets NUJ uses.

Pulse on Sir Sam

It's good to see that Pulse is covering the excellent news of the Knighting of Sir Sam Everington. He has done a lot for Tower Hamlets.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Friends of Island Gardens

Island Gardens is a neglected area of Tower Hamlets for this blog. However it is important that people know about the Friends of Island Gardens. Mayor Lutfur and Tower Hamlets First don't have much support there.

What cuts?

Tower Hamlets residents are seeing front line services cut yet the Mayor of Tower Hamlets can find all this money for his personal advisors. The man is a disgrace and since when has the Council engaged with residents?