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Police release e-fit of Stratford acid attack suspect 

18 Aug

Police investigating a suspected acid attack in Stratford today released an e-fit image of the man thought to be involved.


A-level results: Top marks for London Academy of Excellence in Stratford 

17 Aug

Straight A pupils at London Academy of Excellence (LAE) are looking forward to the future after a record-breaking set of results.


Stratford man, 19, in court charged with murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya 

14 Aug

A Stratford man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya.


Stratford resident forces tech company to clean up ‘guerrilla marketing campaign’ graffiti 

11 Aug

A tech start-up’s “guerrilla marketing campaign” backfired after Newham Council began investigating it over claims of vandalism.


Stratford man, 19, charged with murder of fatally stabbed Joshua Bwalya 

11 Aug

A 19-year-old Stratford man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Joshua Bwalya who was stabbed to death.


Police patrols to increase in Stratford ahead of athletics world championships 

3 Aug

Police patrols are set to be increased in and around Stratford’s stations during the IAAF World Championships.


Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Stratford, Hackney and Islington 

3 Aug

Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders in response to last month’s acid attacks in Stratford, Islington and Hackney.


Stratford boy, 14, wins two silver medals in first karate competition 

3 Aug

A 14-year-old boy from Stratford has won two silver medals in his first professional karate tournament.


Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Islington, Hackney and Stratford 

3 Aug

Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Islington, Hackney and Stratford 18 minutes ago James Morris --> Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders – in response to last month...


Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Hackney, Islington and Stratford 

3 Aug

Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Hackney, Islington and Stratford Yesterday, 10:30 James Morris --> Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders – in response to last ...


Deliveroo to hire 50 ‘safety’ workers in wake of moped acid attacks across Hackney, Islington and Stratford 

2 Aug

Deliveroo is hiring 50 staff dedicated to ensuring the safety of its riders – in response to last month’s acid attacks in Hackney, Islington and Stratford.


Man found stabbed outside Maryland station in Stratford 

31 Jul

A man in his twenties was hospitalised after he was found stabbed outside Maryland station.


Man, 28, seriously stabbed in Stratford after trying to save friend in fight 

31 Jul

A man suffered serious stab wounds after coming to the aid of a friend fighting a group of men in Stratford.


Boy, 17, charged with attacking police officer in violent protest in east London 

30 Jul

Fires were lit on the streets during the demonstration (Picture: PA) A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attacking two police officers during violent protests in east London.


London 2012: Five years on from the Olympic Games in Stratford 

26 Jul

Five years ago today, Stratford was the centre of the world’s attention as it played host to the opening ceremony of London 2012.


A taste of Future Forest in Stratford is in the clouds for the school holidays 

24 Jul

A new multi-sensory exhibition has opened in east London in time for the school holidays where youngsters experience the ‘forest of the future’ to understand the natural world.


Free Theatre Royal Stratford East tickets – but only if you’re called Summer 

19 Jul

How would you like a free ticket to see a new rom-com at Theatre Royal Stratford East? Well, if your name’s Summer, you’re in luck.


Teenager accused of acid attack spree charged with Stratford incident 

17 Jul

A 16-year-old boy accused of a spree of linked acid attacks has been charged with an incident in Stratford.


Three men found not guilty of killing Stratford martial artist Jordan Bari 

13 Jul

Three men have been acquitted of killing a talented martial artist.


The best rooftop bar in London? 

12 Jul

A couple of months ago, when I made it my mission to visit as many rooftop bars as possible, I have to admit I would not have expected my favourite to be on top of the old shopping centre in Stratford.


Chaos at Copper Box Arena in Stratford as fans brawl following boxing match 

10 Jul

West Ham supporters were said to be caught up in violent clashes at the Copper Box Arena after a boxing match result turned nasty.


20 arrested in huge Stratford drug raid operation 

6 Jul

Raids across The Broadway, Stratford Park, Densham Road, Gillman Drive and Stephens Road in Stratford saw 20 suspected drug dealers arrested yesterday.


Hundreds attend diverse carnival at Stratford nursery 

4 Jul

A Newham nursery attracted more than 300 visitors to an eclectic carnival featuring an array of cultural activities.


Person taken to hospital after Stratford crash 

4 Jul

A road crash this afternoon in Stratford has led to one person being taken to hospital.


Man jailed for five years after slashing victim’s face in Stratford 

4 Jul

A man who slashed a 38-year-old’s face with a carpenter’s knife leaving him permanently scarred has been jailed for five years.


Stratford child sex predator jailed 

4 Jul

A 51-year-old man has been jailed for six years for sexual activity with a child in Stratford.


UEL students protest against war on drugs in Stratford 

30 Jun

University of East London (UEL) students have helped to organise a protest against the so-called war on drugs.


Landlady calls time on Stratford pub that has been her home for 52 years 

29 Jun

A landlady has pulled her last pint after calling time on the pub she has called home for more than 50 years.


Muslims celebrate Eid by feeding homeless in Stratford 

29 Jun

Muslims marked an end to the month-long Ramadan fast by handing out food to 200 people.


Co-living firm behind 'London's most luxurious commune' to build second site in Stratford 

29 Jun

The property company behind a pioneering co-living development described as Londons most luxurious commune has been given the green light for a second site in Stratford that includes shared hot tubs.


Mental health hospital patient killed by Stratford train should not have been released 

28 Jun

A mental health patient killed by a train at Stratford Station a day after leaving hospital should not have been released, an inquest has concluded.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Islamic Art 

15 Aug

Islamic Art Course 11am – 1pm (weekday TBC) 6 Week beginner course £: FREE Come and learn the rich and varied forms that exist in Islamic Art and learn the essential design principals that go into creating floral compositions.


The East-West Passage – Stratford to the City via Bethnal Green 

15 Aug

Fresh off the train from Ramsgate into Stratford International I needed to stretch my legs so set off Westwards.


well that was a surprise 

14 Aug

Online I ordered tickets for Late Night tonight at Tate Modern.


Busy on the tube during the World Athletics Championships 

4 Aug

The IAAF World Championships are taking place at the London Stadium until Sun 13th Aug.


Capital Towers 

3 Aug

Five years ago an old carpet warehouse stood empty on the corner of Cooks Road and Stratford High Street.


West Ham General Election Wash Up 

29 Jul

This picture is from Wednesday evening, when we had a West Ham Labour General Election "Wash Up".


Olympic Games +5 

28 Jul

It's five years since London's Olympic Opening Ceremony, the surreal all-inclusive spectacle which made Britain proud.


The Greenway incident 

27 Jul

Don't worry, this one doesn't end badly.


Rosetta Joins the Arts Council England NPO 

25 Jul

We are incredibly delighted to announce that we have been invited to join the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations! For the past twenty five years we have championed visual art and engagement for local people, and built many ...


Greater London UNISON Housing Association Branch Executive 2017/2018 

20 Jul

Picture from tonight's Executive meeting held at LQ office in Stratford.


Review: Review: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

19 Jul

Rikki Beadle-Blair's latest show stars an all-trans cast...


Hero Village 

19 Jul

In an echo of Summer 2012 , Stratford is once again hosting a two-part summer of international athletics.


pitch stratford 

18 Jul

It’s got the Olympic Park, it’s got Roof East and now another outdoor space has opened up in Stratford.


Overloaded underground this weekend at Bow, Mile End, Stratford 

12 Jul

Victoria Park 14-16th July LoveBox – Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July, doors open at 12pm and is expected to finish at 11pm.


Crossrail bus changes 

9 Jul

When Crossrail kicks off in 518 days time, travel patterns are going to change.


Liberty Festival 2017, 15th July, Olympic Park 

6 Jul

The Liberty Festival 2017 is on Saturday 15 July 2017 1:30pm to 6:30pm.


Ticket to Margate 

6 Jul

On Tuesday I took the High Speed train from Stratford to Margate.


Get 20% off Summer In London tickets from 8-21 July 

5 Jul

Summer in London Theatre Royal Stratford East 8-29 July | Times Vary | £10-£25 Book Tickets “A hilarious new romcom play – think The Inbetweeners meets a modern A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with an all trans cast” Join four cheeky lads ...


Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations 

3 Jul

We are incredibly delighted to announce that we have been invited to join the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations!   For the past twenty five years we have championed visual art and engagement for local people, and built many ...


Be of good comfort, brother 

27 Jun

On this day in 1556, during the Counter-Reformation, some 20000 people gathered in Stratford to witness the burning at the stake by the Catholic Queen Mary Tudor of thirteen Protestants (eleven men and two women) accused of  heresy.


Un-gyratory buses 

25 Jun

(In case four days of writing about Tyneside was too much for you, here's a post about bus changes in Stratford.


It’s a break not the final cut 

17 Jun

Gave notice to my subscribers that Up Your Street is taking a break.


The Who’s Tommy at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

15 Jun

This disappointing rendition of The Who’s famous rock opera is probably one to be avoided for most but may hold some important lessons for others.


Bring Out Your Dead or A Bee In my Bonnet. 

15 Jun

I thought it was a joke; the call out from WMG to crowdfund to get May Morris the credit she deserves because she was in the shadow of her famous dad, Bill.


Theatre News: Nadia Fall appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Jun

The director will take over from Kerry Michael who leaves the position at the end of this year...


Art in a bakery 

13 Jun

Well, there’s art in a lift, art in caffs, art on the underground so today I went to see shyly if my three works of art looked presentable on the white walls next to a sixties’ cutie faded framed print at Butlers Bakery in downtown east London in...


When is a church not a church? 

11 Jun

St Mary’s Music Hall What next? Lea Bridge Road Mosque’s Casino Whipps Cross Temple’s Friday Night Shenanigans.


Clickety Click 

10 Jun

They came from all corners of east London.


This is a Really Good Mini-Documentary About What Happens in the Stratford Centre at Night 

9 Jun

Sometimes you need to remind yourself of how good London is.


Interviews: Kerry Michael: ‘I can’t think about life after Stratford East just yet’ 

8 Jun

The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December...




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