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Khalid Masood’s alleged partner arrested in Stratford raid 

24 Mar

The 39-year-old woman is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.


Cookery student wins Stratford cafe competition 

22 Mar

A 19-year-old cookery student is celebrating after winning a competition to get her dish added to the menu of Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s cafe chain.


Street artist transforms Stratford cafe wall 

22 Mar

Visitors to a cafe would be forgiven for thinking they were entering another world after the completion of a piece of futuristic street art.


Police appeal for help to find elderly man missing from Stratford 

21 Mar

A 79-year-old vulnerable man from Stratford has gone missing prompting an appeal from police to find him.


Course boosting chance of jobs in Stratford 

21 Mar

Residents of Arhag Housing Association have been learning and getting tips to boost their chances of securing jobs.


Missing man is believed to be in Stratford 

21 Mar

Police are appealing for help to find a missing man.


Meet Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown at Stratford Centre 

20 Mar

Calling all Great British Bake Off fans - how would you like to meet winner Candice Brown...


Stratford runner aiming to inspire women to join Great Newham London Run 

17 Mar

An entrepreneurial runner is aiming to inspire more women to follow in her footsteps – all 10km of them – and run around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer.


Commuter weeps as she tells court of battle to save three-month-old baby’s life on Stratford bus 

16 Mar

A bus passenger wept as she told a court how she fought to save the life of a three-month-old baby while the little girl’s mother sat “relaxed” and on her mobile phone.


Passenger ‘tried to save’ dead Stratford bus baby 

16 Mar

Fjoralba Shmitz told jurors how she took the infant in her arms and asked the driver to call paramedics.


Developers seek ideas for former Stratford sweet factory 

16 Mar

Ideas for a temporary project on the site of a former sweet factory are being sought by developmers.


Stratford bus passengers ‘tried to save life of already dead baby’, court hears 

14 Mar

Bus passengers tried to save the life of a three-month-old baby despite her mum already knowing she was dead, a court has heard.


Oliver Award nomination for ‘ground-breaking’ play at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Mar

A Stratford theatre boss says he’s “thrilled” that a pioneering play shown at his venue has been put up for a top gong.


Mum ‘faked’ baby’s Stratford bus death ‘to hide murder’ 

14 Mar

Sixteen week-old Imani was already dead when she was brought on to the bus, jurors heard.


Young mum ‘staged baby’s death on Stratford bus’, court hears 

14 Mar

A young mother accused of murdering her premature baby daughter staged the three-month-old’s death on a bus to cover up abuse, a court has heard.


Missing man is believed to be in Stratford 

13 Mar

Police are appealing for help to find a missing man.


Digital elephant herd to visit Westfield Stratford City in charity campaign 

10 Mar

A herd of elephants are set to march into Westfield Stratford City as part of a four day virtual parade.


Success for Match4Tommy as bone marrow match found for Stratford firefighter’s son, five 

10 Mar

The family of a five-year-old boy battling leukaemia have thanked prospective donors for coming forward after a stem cell match was found.


Plaistow rapist who dragged teenage girl from Stratford street and threatened to stab her is jailed for 21 years 

3 Mar

A man who dragged a 16-year-old girl from the street and threatened to stab her before raping her in the back of his car has today been jailed for 21 years.


World Book Day: Cressida Cowell chats to the Recorder ahead of Stratford talk 

1 Mar

A charming tale of a dragon named Toothless and his human friend Hiccup landed in bookshops in 2003, ready to entice young readers with a dynamic blend of fantasy and adventure.


Westfield Stratford City expansion plans submitted 

1 Mar

London’s biggest shopping centre is set to get even bigger.


I met the driver who killed my boyfriend – so I could ask him what was so important he was on his phone when he crashed 

27 Feb

Lewis Stratford was rowing with his ex-girlfriend on his phone as he drove and lost control and smashed into another vehicle killing Gavin Roberts...


Play with music legend Martin Taylor at Stratford Here East guitar retreat 

24 Feb

Fancy the jamming session of a lifetime? Jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor MBE is coming to Stratford to give you the chance.


Poet opens up about brother’s suicide for Stratford show 

24 Feb

Listening to Cecilia Knapp perform lines from her debut one-woman performance is both a melancholy and beautiful experience.


Workplace and TfL promote apprenticeships for Newham residents 

24 Feb

Apprenticeships at Transport for London (TfL) were promoted at an event at Westfield Stratford City held in cooperation with Newham Council’s Workplace service.


Stratford sort of does Shakespeare 

23 Feb

Door Ajar Theatre’s Thisbe tells the story of the daughter of two characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Helena and Demetrius.


MP proposes funding changes for £10m Lee Valley Park 

23 Feb

The funding of a 26-mile long park that passes through Stratford could change if a parliamentary bill is approved.


Missing ‘vulnerable’ man without medication for over two weeks 

23 Feb

POLICE are renewing their appeal to find a vulnerable man, missing for nearly over two weeks are appealing for the public’s help to find him.


Missing Morgan, 16, could be in Stratford 

22 Feb

A teenage girl with links to Stratford has gone missing.


Robbed by his trusted workers: Betrayed owner of Stratford butchers speaks out 

22 Feb

A shop owner who had hundreds of thousands of pounds stolen from him when he was fighting cancer has spoken out about his ordeal.


Sentenced: Men involved in ‘knife and axe’ road rage clash in Stratford 

22 Feb

Two men accused of brandishing a ‘knife and axe’ during a road rage clash in Stratford have been sentenced.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Up Your Street. Issue 10 

19 Mar

Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.


#51%RememberHer – A cultural return for E13.. 

14 Mar

Source: #51%RememberHer – A cultural return for E13..


Bromley Marshgate 

14 Mar

Consultation hats on.


Issue 9 Up Your Street. 

14 Mar

Tues Mar 14th free to view Great art (and bread) at Wynwood-Art-District next to The Bell E17.


LocaL ARTS JOB OPPORTUNITY: Visitor Services Assistant, Dicover Children’s Centre, Stratford 

13 Mar

Visitor Services Assistant, Dicover Children's Centre, Stratford   Part time SalaryPaid (£15k-20k pro rata) Artformlibraries, literature, museums, theatre, visual arts, Other...


Creatives Found. 

12 Mar

It was raining nay spitting.


Whoever Knew? 

11 Mar

Resonance FM’s The News Agents is a chat show.


Champions: The Tour 

11 Mar

On Thursday I invited Up Your Street seniors some of whom are artists and certainly all have seen many art exhibitions in their lives or so you’d assume plus two champions who’d been my subjects in acrylic and are seniors too.


Printing From A Women’s Perspective 

8 Mar

March 8th 2017 At The Mill Coppermill Lane.


Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar

Donoghue's adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


issue 8 of Up Your Street 

5 Mar

Finding free local events usually all depending for seniors around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Darkhorse, East Village, Stratford 

5 Mar

Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while.


Old Lady Talking or spare me a rib. 

5 Mar

If I hadn’t had done my own Champions project I would not feel in any way a celebrant of International Women’s Day.


No Easy Task 

1 Mar

“Is that your stuff?” grunted a punter up at Hackney Central Library at 9.05.


When Godwin school went to Paris – 1912 

27 Feb

We have featured the history of Godwin school over a number of posts.


Art workshops for seniors. 

23 Feb

A plethora of free and cheap art workshops currently sometimes led by professionals.


Up Your Street. Issue 7 

23 Feb

Tues Feb 28th free 11-1pm Pancakes for Claremont members at White Lion Street.


Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre...


Art in Barking Road. IWD 2017 

19 Feb

Wed 8th March free Launch night 6-8pm Tower Gallery, Barking Road.


A Poem A Day .IWD 2017 

18 Feb

Annually I write a poem a day from February 8th to March 8th.


Beggars Belief 

18 Feb

Yesterday evening I bought some posh honey and Maple syrup to take along to pancake day at Claremont in Islington because I can and do.


Champions 

15 Feb

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence has an art exhibition at Hackney Central Library for the month of March.


Headscarves 1950s 

15 Feb

As a nod to International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence’s canvases in homage to the women she interviewed and indeed grew up with on her Headscarves Project can be seen for the whole of March on the wall at Stratford east Picturehouse.


Like a piece of art, “Untitled”. 

14 Feb

There was a Daily Mash article about retired people flooding galleries with their s**t art and that their relatives are emotionally blackmailed into buying the trash so that worthy art never gets sold.


Tammy WhyNot or Louise Weaver 

13 Feb

After the pretty useless art session at Claremont I waited to meet an Elders Ambassador from Tammy Whynot’s scheme funded by the Wellcome Collection in London.


Pleased As Punch 

13 Feb

To submit art work at The Mill Coppermill Lane E17  fiver To submit art work at the Claremont Project N1          zilch ”                   ”               ”        Hackney Central Library and ...


Big Offence on No Offence. Crush FGM 

11 Feb

So, what did you think of the FGM treatment/pitch on “No Offence”? There was a tanned/ olive-skinned as they used to say Egyptian woman of colour cutter with pink ears.


Up Your Street Issue 5 

11 Feb

Sun 12th Feb   free 10-12 walking wild at Walthamstow Wetlands.


Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb

Kirsten Childs' poppy musical gets its European premiere...


Cyclist dies in Tower Hamlets on cycle superhighway 2 

8 Feb

Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.




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