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Costa del Wapping basks in sunshine – at the Wapping Shindig 2013

Costa del Wapping basks in sunshine – at the Wapping Shindig 2013

Temperatures rose above thirty degrees during the heatwave in Wapping this weekend and residents flocked to Wapping Green for the third and possibly best ever Wapping Shindig. “Community spirit at it’s best, no one does it like Wapping!”, said local resident [...]

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Matilda nursery summer fete – Saturday 15th June 2013

Matilda nursery summer fete – Saturday 15th June 2013

Matilda Community Day Nursery invite Wapping to their Summer Fete from 12pm to 4pm this Saturday 15th June. Enjoy cakes, hot food, face painting, books, toys and a children’s play area at Matilda Nursery in St Katharines Way, Wapping [...]

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Woman mugged and robbed at knifepoint on the ornamental canal near Wapping Woods

Woman mugged and robbed at knifepoint on the ornamental canal near Wapping Woods

Another woman has been mugged and robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight by the Wapping ornamental canal, near to Wapping Woods today. Following the attack, the woman, who had been jogging, ran to Riverside General Store in Garnet Street. Police were alerted and attended at 12:52pm and are now appealing for information [...]

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Save King Edward Memorial Park from eight meter high Towers of Doom

Save King Edward Memorial Park from eight meter high Towers of Doom

Save KEMP campaigners installed an eight meter high ‘Tower of Doom’ in King Edward Memorial Park this weekend to show how Thames Water’s supersewer ventilation shafts would ruin the park [...]

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Wapping has London’s cutest cygnets – but there’s always one!

Wapping has London’s cutest cygnets – but there’s always one!

Wapping’s latest wildlife arrival, the cygnets are almost certainly the cutest in London. One cheeky cygnet has even decided that hitching a ride on mother swan’s back is a far easier way to swim around Shadwell Basin [...]

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The White duck of Wapping

The White duck of Wapping

One of the many recent additions to the feathered Wapping wildlife population is the white duck. Rather shy, but maybe that’s because Wapping’s larger white feathered residents, the swans aren’t quite as pleased to see the new white duck as we all are [...]

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Fire at Dundee Court in Wapping High Street

Fire at Dundee Court in Wapping High Street

A fire broke out in the bin room at Dundee Court, 73 Wapping High Street and was attended by three fire engines this morning after residents had been evacuated. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which had started in one of the pink plastic recycling bins in the rubbish room next to the main entrance of the block [...]

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A family holiday Wapping

A family holiday Wapping

Cheri and her family recently spent a week holidaying in beautiful Wapping and loved it so much that they want to come back for a whole summer. Read her first hand account of why Wapping made the perfect holiday location [...]

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Network Wapping applies to become “Wapping’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum”

Network Wapping applies to become “Wapping’s Neighbourhood Planning Forum”

Network Wapping has filed an application with Tower Hamlets council to become the recognised Neighbourhood Planning Forum and the Neighbourhood Planning Area for the wider area of Wapping. “If the Council designates the Forum and Area, no other application is able to be made for that area until the designation expires or withdrawn” [...]

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Tower Bridge switches its lights off for Earth hour 2013

Tower Bridge switches its lights off for Earth hour 2013

Tower Bridge joined global landmarks last night to switch off its lights in celebration of Earth Hour 2013. At 8:30pm, Tower Bridge ‘blacked out’ for an hour, in support of the action to tackle climate change in an event organised by Environment charity, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) [...]

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Crane collapses as it fails to take the strain at 21 Wapping Lane

Crane collapses as it fails to take the strain at 21 Wapping Lane

A crane jib at the 21 Wapping Lane construction site collapsed yesterday, 20th March in an accident dropping its’ load onto the public footpath next to the canal. Eyewitnesses said the crane “flopped” at around midday then the load hit the canal footpath next to Wapping Woods [...]

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History of Wapping Trust walks – 17th and 24th February

History of Wapping Trust walks – 17th and 24th February

Two history walks, guided by Ray Newton of the History of Wapping Trust will take place on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24th February. Starting at 1pm at from Turk’s Head Cafe in Green Bank, both walks are free, but a voluntary donation is recommended [...]

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Introducing the Wapping bloggers

Introducing the Wapping bloggers

Wapping now has four local resident bloggers who are writing regularly to share local news, views and trivia. Their time living in Wapping ranges from just a few months to over twenty years and they’ve had some great feedback already [...]

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Changes at What’s in Wapping for 2013

Changes at What’s in Wapping for 2013

After two and half years of publishing news, features, events and photos, What’s in Wapping is taking a break from new year. Since starting the site in Autumn 2010 it has tried to keep readers informed about what’s happening in E1W, covering many local events and helping to bring information from the offline communities online. [...]

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Top 10 most viewed posts on What’s in Wapping in 2012

Top 10 most viewed posts on What’s in Wapping in 2012

In celebration of 2012, here are the top 10 most viewed posts in reverse order from a year at What’s in Wapping. Make sure you read on to see what made the top spot [...]

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Another woman stabbed in Wapping Woods in broad daylight (updated)

Another woman stabbed in Wapping Woods in broad daylight (updated)

A second female has been stabbed in Wapping Woods in broad daylight. The attack occurred at 12:25pm on Saturday 29 December at the north side of Wapping Woods near Garnet Street on the footpath leading towards The Highway. [...]

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Metropolitan Wharf redevelopment completes in Spring 2013

Metropolitan Wharf redevelopment completes in Spring 2013

After three years of renovation work at Metropolitan Wharf in Wapping Wall, the Grade 2 listed warehouse is scheduled for completion in spring 2013 [...]

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Merry Christmas from What’s in Wapping

Merry Christmas from What’s in Wapping

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, whether here in Wapping, or further afield. So where are the finest Christmas lights seen in Wapping’s streets this year? [...]

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Black cat ‘Petra’ – missing for two weeks in Wapping

Black cat ‘Petra’ – missing for two weeks in Wapping

Petra, a black and white female cat has been missing from Matilda House in Wapping for almost two weeks. “She is mostly black with white paws, underbelly and small patch under her chin. She has white whiskers and is quite timid” says owner Jane[...]

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Woman robbed and stabbed in Wapping Woods on 4th December

Woman robbed and stabbed in Wapping Woods on 4th December

Police are investigating the alleged robbery of a 38 year old woman in Wapping Woods at 6:30pm on Tuesday 4th December 2012. The attacker produced a knife and stole personal property and the victim sustained a stab injury to her forearm [...]

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HMS President – photos from inside London’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit

HMS President – photos from inside London’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit

HMS President in St Katharine’s Way, Wapping is home to London’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit. The London Division was established in 1903 and is the largest of 22 Naval Reserve Units in the UK.
The purpose built jetty at HMS President is just downstream of Tower Bridge in Wapping [...]

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Beautiful greeting cards to celebrate Wapping

Beautiful greeting cards to celebrate Wapping

Four Wapping greeting cards combine special Olympic moments with historic landmarks that make Wapping unique. Perfect for Christmas cards, new year, and any celebration, Wapping cards are blank inside for your own message [...]

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Application to protect Wapping Green as an official ‘Village Green’

Application to protect Wapping Green as an official ‘Village Green’

The Turk’s Head Charity plans to register and obtain protection for Wapping Green as an official ‘Village Green’ under the Commons Act of 2006. Wapping Green, on the corner of Wapping Lane and Watts Street has been well used by local people, as their right for over 40 years [...]

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S. A. Agulhas leaves London for ‘The Coldest Journey’ with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

S. A. Agulhas leaves London for ‘The Coldest Journey’ with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Tower Bridge lifted around 3.30pm yesterday, 6 December for S.A Agulhas after the expedition had been launched by the Prince of Wales. S.A. Agulhas will travel to Cape Town before beginning ‘The Coldest Journey”. Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ will lead five explorers across the Antarctic this winter, as the team attempt to conquer the last great [...]

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Christmas snow scene cards by the History of Wapping Trust

Now available to buy from the Turk’s Head cafe in Green Bank or from Waitrose Customer Service Desk, St Katharine Docks branch [...]

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