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25 Jun 2017
18:17
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25 Jun 2017
07:13
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Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police
Police say outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests and they will consider manslaughter charges.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40380584
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25 Jun 2017
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Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks
Ministers say 15 council areas are affected, as residents are evacuated from four tower blocks in London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40391395
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25 Jun 2017
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Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops UK chart
The single, to raise money for those affected by the fire, features Rita Ora and Stormzy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40381450
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25 Jun 2017
00:46
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Brexit: Why I regret voting to leave the European Union and now want the UK to remain
A Brexit voter has told how she regrets her decision to vote leave exactly one year on from the referendum.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-why-i-regret-voting-to-leave-the-european-union-and-now-want-the-uk-to-remain-a3571276.html
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00:46
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Huge fire breaks out in Croydon car storage unit near Beddington Lane
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said eight cars have been completely destroyed in the fire, while 35 cars have been partially damaged.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15369102.Huge_fire_breaks_out_in_Croydon_car_storage_unit_near_Beddington_Lane/?ref=rss
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23 Jun 2017
13:08
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Latest transfer news LIVE: Breaking stories, rumours, gossip for Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and London clubs
Stay on top of all the latest news and rumours

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23 Jun 2017
10:13
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Southern rail: Report into disruption is 'attack on staff'
The government said it would not publish the Southern rail report before the election

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40367636
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22 Jun 2017
23:25
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Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises
Tests on other tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower fire have shown some cladding is combustible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40366646
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22 Jun 2017
10:06
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Travellers on Cannon Hill Common have now been removed according to police
Caravans on Cannon Hill Common have now been removed, police say.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15361842.Travellers_on_Cannon_Hill_Common_have_now_been_removed_according_to_police/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
08:09
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Hottest June day since summer of 1976 in heatwave
Temperatures hit 34.5C (94F) in the UK, as the mercury soars to its highest point in 41 years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40353118
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22 Jun 2017
07:22
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Tinie Tempah inspires students on return to former sixth form college
Tinie Tempah returned to his former college yesterday to launch his new music recording studio and to give a surprise presentation to the performing arts students.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15359444.Tinie_Tempah_inspires_students_on_return_to_former_sixth_form_college/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
06:35
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Fulham fixtures 2017-18: Every Championship match as full schedule is released
Fulham's 2017-18 Championship fixtures are out, with Slavisa Jokanovic's side looking to build on their strong finish to the campaign.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fulham-fixtures-201718-every-championship-match-as-full-schedule-is-released-a3569176.html
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22 Jun 2017
04:14
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Diane Keaton's new film is set in, and named after, the prosperous London district of Hampstead; she co-stars with Brendan Gleeson in a romantic comedy about an American woman who strikes up a relationship with an eccentric itinerant who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Directed by Joel Hopkins and also featuring Simon Callow and James Norton, Hampstead is released on 23 July Continue reading...
Diane Keaton's new film is set in, and named after, the prosperous London district of Hampstead; she co-stars with Brendan Gleeson in a romantic comedy about an American woman who strikes up a relationship with an eccentric itinerant who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Directed by Joel Hopkins and also featuring Simon Callow and James Norton, Hampstead is released on 23 July Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2017/jun/21/hampstead-diane-keaton-brendan-gleeson-london-video-interview
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Elegant Donna Air cuts a chic figure in a tailored dress
The actress, 37, was spotted embracing the sunshine in a classic design that perfectly flaunted her slender frame as she stepped out in London on Monday.

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Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.

By the late 1500s Whitechapel and the surrounding area had started becoming 'other half' of London. Located downwind of the genteel sections of west London which were to see the expansion of Westminster Abbey and construction of Buckingham Palace, it naturally attracted the more fragrant activities of the city, particularly tanneries, breweries, foundries (including the Whitechapel Bell Foundry which later cast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and also Big Ben), slaughterhouses and, close by to the south, the gigantic Billingsgate fish market, famous in its day for the ornately foul language of the extremely Cockney fishwomen who worked there.

Population shifts from rural areas to London from the 1600s to the mid 1800s resulted in great numbers of more or less destitute people taking up residence amidst the industries and mercantile interests that had attracted them. By the 1840s Whitechapel, along with the enclaves of Wapping, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Limehouse and Stepney (collectively known today as the East End), had evolved, or devolved, into classic 'dickensian' London. Whitechapel Road itself was not particularly squalid through most of this period - it was the warren of small dark streets branching from it that contained the greatest suffering, filth and danger, especially Dorset St., Thrawl St., Berners St. (renamed Henriques St.), Wentworth St. and others.

In the Victorian era the base population of poor English country stock was swelled by immigrants from all over, particularly Irish and Jewish. 1888 saw the depredations of the Whitechapel Murderer, later known as 'Jack the Ripper'. In 1902, American author Jack London, looking to write a counterpart to Jacob Riis's seminal book How the Other Half Lives, donned ragged clothes and boarded in Whitechapel, detailing his experiences in The People of the Abyss. Riis had recently documented the astoundingly bad conditions in the leading city of the United States. Jack London, a socialist, thought it worthwhile to explore conditions in the leading city of the nation that had created modern capitalism. He concluded that English poverty was far rougher than the American variety. The juxtaposition of the poverty, homelessness, exploitive work conditions, prostitution, and infant mortality of Whitechapel and other East End locales with some of the greatest personal wealth the world has ever seen made it a focal point for leftist reformers of all kinds, from George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian Society met regularly in Whitechapel, to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who boarded and led rallies in Whitechapel during his exile from Russia.

Whitechapel remained poor (and colourful) through the first half of the 20th Century, though somewhat less desperately so. It suffered great damage in the V2 German rocket attacks and the Blitz of World War II. Since then, Whitechapel has lost its notoriety, though it is still thoroughly working class. The Bangladeshis are the most visible migrant group there today and it is home to many aspiring artists and shoestring entrepreneurs.

Since the 1970s, Whitechapel and other nearby parts of East London have figured prominently in London's art scene. Probably the most prominent art venue is the Whitechapel Art Gallery, founded in 1901 and long an outpost of high culture in a poor neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood has gentrified, it has gained citywide, and even international, visibility and support.

Whitechapel, is a London Underground and London Overground station, on Whitechapel Road was opened in 1876 by the East London Railway on a line connecting Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations south of the River Thames. The station site was expanded in 1884, and again in 1902, to accommodate the services of the Metropolitan District Railway, a predecessor of the London Underground. The London Overground section of the station was closed between 2007 and 27 April 2010 for rebuilding, initially reopening for a preview service on 27 April 2010 with the full service starting on 23 May 2010.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
18 Folgate Street:   Dennis Severs' House in Folgate Street is a 'still-life drama' created by the previous owner as an 'historical imagination' of what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers.
Aldgate:   Aldgate was a gateway through London Wall from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
Aldgate East:   In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East...
Liverpool Street:   Liverpool Street station is a mainline railway station and connected London Underground station in the north eastern corner of the City of London.
Shoreditch:   Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
Spitalfields:   Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.
St Botolph’s:   St. Botolph’s without Aldgate, located on Aldgate High Street, has existed for over a thousand years.
Whitechapel:   Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
190 Bishopsgate:   A 1912 view of the City.
London in 1457:   Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Wentworth Street (1901):   Turn-of-the-century fashion in east London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
100 Bishopsgate · Adler Street, E1 · Aldermans Walk, EC2M · Aldgate, EC3N · Arcadia Court, E1 · Artillery Lane, E1 · Artillery Passage, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Back Church Lane, E1 · Bacon Street, E1 · Batty Street, E1 · Bell Lane, E1 · Bethnal Green Road, E1 · Bevis Marks, EC3A · Bishops Square, E1 · Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M · Bishopsgate, EC2M · Black Lion Yard, E1 · Blossom Street, E1 · Brady Street, E1 · Braham Street, E1 · Brick Lane, E1 · Brune House, E1 · Brune Street, E1 · Brushfield Street, E1 · Brushfield Street, EC2M · Buckhurst Street, E1 · Burr Close, E1W · Burslem Street, E1 · Bury Street, EC3A · Buxton Street, E1 · Calvin Street, E1 · Cambridge Heath Road, E1 · Camomile Street, EC3A · Cavendish Court, EC3A · Celia Blairman House, E1 · Chance Street, E1 · Chicksand Street, E1 · Christian Street, E1 · Club Row, E1 · Cobb Street, E1 · Commercial Street, E1 · Coppergate House, E1 · Corbet Place, E1 · Court Street, E1 · Creechurch Lane, EC3A · Crispin Place, E1 · Crispin Street, E1 · Cudworth Street, E1 · Cutler Street, E1 · Cutler Street, EC3A · Davenant Street, E1 · Deal Street, E1 · Devonshire Row, EC2M · Devonshire Square, E1 · Devonshire Square, EC2M · Dorset Street, E1 · Dray Walk, E1 · Dukes Place, EC3A · Dukes Place, EC3A · Durward Street, E1 · Elder Street, E1 · Exchange Arcade, EC2M · Exchange Square, EC2A · Exchange Square, EC2M · Fairchild Place, EC2A · Fairchild Street, EC2A · Fairclough Street, E1 · Fashion Street, E1 · Fieldgate Street, E1 · Flower and Dean Street, E1 · Folgate Street, E1 · Fordham Street, E1 · Fournier Street, E1 · Frying Pan Alley, E1 · Fulbourne Street, E1 · George Street, E1 · Golding Street, E1 · Goring Street, EC3A · Goulston Street, E1 · Granary Road, E1 · Gravel Lane, E1 · Great St Helens, EC3A · Greatorex Street, E1 · Greenfield Road, E1 · Grindall House, E1 · Gun Street, E1 · Hanbury Street, E1 · Harrow Place, E1 · Hemming Street, E1 · Heneage Lane, EC3A · Heneage Street, E1 · Henriques Street, E1 · Hermitage Court, E1W · Hewett Street, EC2A · Houndsditch, EC3A · Hunton Street, E1 · Irongate House, EC3A · Ivory House, E1W · Key Close, E1 · Knighten Street, E1W · Knighton Street, E1W · Lamb Street, E1 · Langdale Street, E1 · Leyden Street, E1 · Little Paternoster Row, E1 · Lolesworth Close, E1 · London Fruit Exchange, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Middlesex Street, E1 · Middlesex Street, EC3A · Minsters Pavement, EC3A · Mitre Avenue, E17 · Mitre Square, EC3A · Monmouth House, E1 · Myrdle Street, E1 · Nesham Street, E1W · New Goulston Street, E1 · New North Place, EC2A · New Street, EC2M · Norton Folgate, E1 · Norton Folgate, EC2M · Old Castle Street, E1 · Old Montague Street, E1 · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Parfett Street, E1 · Parliament Court, E1 · Pedley Street, E1 · Philchurch Place, E1 · Pier Head, E1W · Pinchin Street, E1 · Plough Yard, EC2A · Plumbers Row, E1 · Primrose Street, EC2A · Princelet Street, E1 · Puma Court, E1 · Quaker Street, E1 · Redchurch Street, E2 · Romford Street, E1 · Royal Mint Court, EC3N · Saint Mary Axe, EC3A · Sandys Row, E1 · Sclater Street, E1 · Scrutton Street, EC2A · Selby Street, E1 · Settles Street, E1 · Shoreditch High Street, E1 · Silwex House, E1 · Spellman Street, E1 · Spelman House, E1 · Spelman Street, E1 · Spital Square, E1 · St Botolph Street, EC3A · St Helen?s Place, EC3A · St Helen’s Place, EC3A · St James’s Passage, EC3A · St James’s Place, EC3A · St Katharines Way, E1W · St Mary Axe, EC3A · St. Botolph Street, EC3A · Staple Hall, EC3A · Stepney Green Court, E1 · Stepney High Street, E1 · Stone House Court, EC3A · Stoney Lane, E1 · Stothard Place, EC2M · Strype Street, E1 · Sun Street Passage, EC2A · Tent Street, E1 · Tenter Ground, E1 · The Arcade, EC2M · Thomas More Square, E1W · Thomas More Street, E1W · Thrawl Street, E1 · Three Colts Lane, E2 · Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N · Tower Bridge, E1W · Tower Walk, E1W · Toynbee Street, E1 · Umberston Street, E1 · Underwood Road, E1 · Vallance Road, E1 · Vaughan Way, E1W · Victoria Yard, E1 · Vine Court, E1 · Weaver Street, E1 · Wentworth Street, E1 · Wheler Street, E1 · Whitby Street, E1 · White Kennet Street, E1 · White Kennett Street, E1 · Whitechapel Road, E1 · Whitechapel Street, E1 · Whites Row, E1 · Whittington Avenue, EC3A · Widegate Street, E1 · Wilkes Street, E1 · Winthrop Street, E1 · Woodseer Street, E1 · Worship Mews, EC2A · Wrestlers Court, EC3A ·


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