North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 15 December 2017

Stratford news

Stratford man denies murder of Plaistow teen Nico Ramsay 

14 Dec

A Stratford man charged with murdering a teenager from Plaistow is set to face trial next year.

Stratford and Ilford men sentenced after admitting their part in £167,000 charity fraud 

14 Dec

A Stratford man has been jailed for three years after admitting fraudulently collecting money for charity.

Two dangerous drivers face jail after pedestrian killed as they raced down the A12 from Stratford 

13 Dec

Two dangerous drivers are facing jail after an elderly man was knocked down and killed as they raced at nearly 80mph down the A12 from Stratford.

Family of man who died playing beer pong gets $16m payout 

12 Dec

A fight broke out after a bet was made on the game (Picture: Getty) The family of a man who fell to his death from a fourth-floor window after a fight while playing beer pong has been awarded nearly $16 million in a lawsuit filed against three other ...

Ride The Slide in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and pay with chocolate coins 

11 Dec

Looking for the ultimate sweet deal in festive fun this Christmas? Then pick up a pack of chocolate coins and head to Stratford.

Trial of two men accused of killing 78-year-old pedestrian on the A12 begins 

11 Dec

A BMW driver was racing another motorist at more than 79mph on his way home from work in Stratford when he knocked down and killed an elderly man on the A12 in Redbridge, a court heard.

Grooming gang based in London McDonald’s ‘raped girls as young as 13’ 

11 Dec

The Stratford Centre in east London where the grooming gang is believed to have operated from (Picture: PA) Four girls between the ages of 13 and 15 have reported being raped by a grooming gang who operate from a McDonald’s restaurant in Stratford...

Person dies after being hit by train at Stratford station 

8 Dec

A person has died after being hit by a train at Stratford tube station.

Warning to Christmas shoppers after blades discovered at station 

8 Dec

Christmas shoppers have been warned to be vigilant amid reports of violence and disorder at Stratford station.

Person dies after being hit by train 

8 Dec

A person has died after being hit by a train in Stratford station shortly after 11.30am today (Friday, December 8).

Stratford Station security ramped up after police officers seize ‘Rambo’, samurai and machete knives 

8 Dec

Police patrols have been stepped up at Stratford Station after three teenagers were caught on the premises with three large blades.

HMRC plans ‘state-of-the-art intelligence centre’ for new Stratford base 

7 Dec

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is moving to Stratford - but not until 2020.

Police in Christmas clampdown on drug pushing and child sex abuse at Stratford shopping mall 

5 Dec

Detectives investigating drugs and child sexual exploitation of girls as young as 13 at the Stratford Mall in east London have arrested six people so far including schoolboys in a Christmas season clampdown.

Stratford station named seventh busiest in the country 

4 Dec

If you’ve ever been stuck in a queue at Stratford, you’re not alone - it’s been named the seventh busiest train station in the whole country.

Newham Council property licensing scheme renewed except for East Village, Stratford 

1 Dec

Newham Council’s private rented sector licensing scheme has been renewed by the government - but not in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Sir Ian McKellan visits London Academy of Excellence 

24 Nov

Hollywood legend Sir Ian McKellan paid a visit to a Stratford sixth form.

Orthodox Jewish man assaulted traffic warden who ticketed brother’s gold Lexus 

23 Nov

Marvin Pond being held down by several men (Picture: Central News) An Orthodox Jewish man has been found guilty of assaulting a traffic warden after he ticketed his brother’s gold Lexus in east London.

Festive family fun at Westfield Stratford City’s Christmas launch 

21 Nov

Christmas is fast approaching, and Westfield Stratford City got into the seasonal spirit with its annual Christmas festival.

Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road will be suspended over Christmas 

20 Nov

There will be no Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road for three weeks over Christmas due to the demolition of a bridge in north London.

See aerial theatre group perform jaw-dropping stunts at Stratford Circus 

17 Nov

If you enjoy aerobatic stunts, see award-winning show Tipping Point when it swings into Stratford Circus on Thursday.

Petition launched after gran gets trampled in Westfield Stratford City fire evacuation 

17 Nov

A petition has been launched after a 70-year-old woman was trampled in a stampede of “mass panic” during a Westfield Stratford City fire evacuation.

The UK’s only reggae choir secures gig date at the Jazz Cafe 

15 Nov

The UK’s only reggae choir, based in Stratford, have lined up gigs at one of London’s best loved music venues.

Body found in Stratford river 

14 Nov

A body has been found in the Bow Back River in Stratford.

Stratford student halls evacuated after kitchen fire 

14 Nov

More than 200 students were evacuated from a Stratford accommodation block after a fire in a communal kitchen.

The university’s Stratford campus, in Water Lane, will host two sessions on Wednesday between 1pm and 3.30pm and 4.30pm and 7pm. Anyone wanting to donate must register and make an appointment in advance. A spokesman from NHS Blood and Transplant said: “We are grateful to the University of East London for hosting this event. “Don’t worry if you’ve never given blood before and don’t know what blood group you are – you find out shortly after your first donation. What’s important is that you register as a donor and book your first appointment to donate – you can save the life of someone else, while going about yours.” Last year, approximately 10,000 black people donated blood, accounting for just one per cent of donations made in the UK. To register, visit or call 0300 123 2323. 

13 Nov

The University of East London is holding a blood donation event to boost the number of black and minority ethnic donors on the register.

Westfield Stratford City evacuated after ‘small fire’ 

13 Nov

Westfield in Stratford was evacuated after a fire alert last weekend.

Fire sparks ‘stampede’ during evacuation at Stratford Westfield 

11 Nov

Some shoppers reported hearing ‘loud bangs’ as they were asked to leave.

Westfield Stratford evacuated: Fire sparks mass panic at shopping centre as people 'run and scream' in fear 

11 Nov

Mass panic was sparked at Westfield in Stratford after the shopping centre was evacuated in a fire alert.

Expect cutting-edge humour as Theatre Royal Stratford East pantomime returns with Rapunzel 

10 Nov

Panto season is upon us again.

Stratford children enjoy exclusive Paddington 2 film screening 

10 Nov

Children were given a taste of the VIP lifestyle when they attended an exclusive film screening.

New trampoline park opens in Stratford 

9 Nov

Trampoline fans are set to have a spring in their step with the opening of a new indoor arena.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Our Marketing Intern Olivia Made the News! 

12 Dec

Our Creative and Digital Marketing intern Olivia has made the news.

Review: Review: Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec

Theatre Royal Stratford East's pantomime stars regular Michael Bertenshaw...

Hugs All Around Today 

8 Dec

How many Christmas dinners will I get to where the seniors don’t take off their coats, come in with their trollies, and the men leave on their caps and hats? Today I had a dinner which was cold and over-cooked, where the vegetables tasted of ...

Lot of bundles of leaves on left hand side bow flyover, 5th December 

5 Dec

On the Bow Flyover when coming from Bow Road, on the left in-between the grey posts that are part of the railing, there is a lot of leaves.

Features: Harlem Guys and Dolls, Menier’s Barnum and more in this week’s top openings 

4 Dec

Stratford East's panto returns and Sally Cookson takes us into Narnia...

All that talk 

4 Dec

So much in the news all year about including seniors in everyone’s plans and lives then you go along to a Newham nursery and find out the council moved the seniors along to the library where before the toddlers and seniors interacted quite nicely ...

Anorak Corner 

2 Dec

Anorak Corner [National Rail edition] It's time once again for the annual splurge of passenger data from across Britain's railway network, covering the period April 2016 to March 2017.

Fraud warning, talk on Stratford, steam train Sat, 

27 Nov

Fraud Alert The police are warning everybody to watch out for online fraud.

The Tom Hood School 

26 Nov

Tom Hood School arose from the old Cobbold Schools in 1925.

★★★★ Binaural Dinner Date at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

19 Nov

Binaural Dinner Date ★★★★ Theatre Royal Stratford East 16 November – 3 December | Times Vary | £10 Book Tickets ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ Leading immersive and digital theatre masters ZU-UK, in their latest production...

Between Realities 

9 Nov



5 Nov

Former Stratford nightclub The Rex has been turned into impressive new trampoline park  ZAPspace and we’ve got 20% off visits for THMs members*.

Remembrance Sunday (12th Nov), Poplar Clothes Swap, Police News, Tower Hamlets Sports News, Pantomime at Stratford 

4 Nov

Remembrance Sunday, 12 November 2017, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918.

Chartered! – Rotaract Club of Canary Wharf 

3 Nov

The District Team, supported by the RIBI President Denis Spiller (above), were present to see the Charter for the Rotaract Club of Canary Wharf being presented to the Club President Karolina at the Holiday Inn, Stratford, London on the evening of 02 ...


1 Nov


Review: Review: Reasons to be Cheerful (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct

Graeae's touring production, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East...

The Ramshackle House 

25 Oct

Contemporary dance circus Upswing brings this vibrant family show Ramshackle House to the Stratford Circus Arts Centre stage this December (4th-24th).

Newham Word Festival 

23 Oct

6th – 19th November Arabic Calligraphy and the Art of Words Rosetta Art Centre will be working in collaboration with artist Aisha Naim, to explore the therapeutic properties of Arabic Calligraphy through a series of workshops, which will be ...

West Ham Labour Campaign & Social Update 

21 Oct

Sunday 22 October; 11am; Stratford Station (Westfield entrance); Political Education Social; Daniel Blaney and juliannemarriott@me.

Theatre News: Cast announced for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Rapunzel 

20 Oct

The pantomime will be directed by the venue's associate director Pooja Ghai...

A World inside a Book 

20 Oct

This brand new exhibition bringing to life 12 of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s enchanting stories to life opens to the public on Saturday 21 October 2017, running until September 2018 at Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford.

Raku Firing Event – Mobile Garden City 24-25th June 2017 

19 Oct

Rosetta Art Centre was delighted to host a specialist raku firing event in collaboration with Chobham Manor, LLDC and LQ.

Neighbourhood consultation Crisp Street, Stratford Waterfront consultation, Bow anti-social behaviour actions, Writeidea festival, Street Trees Walk, Creative Industries Meeting 

12 Oct

Love Your Neighbourhood consultation and street audit – Crisp Street area Saturday morning 14th Oct – full details here.

Stratford Skyline 

11 Oct

Picture from the balcony of East Thames (now LQ) Housing headquarters in Stratford, Newham, London before a UNISON branch meeting.


10 Oct

Spanish company Cia Maduixa brings immersive dance-led show DOT to Stratford Circus this half term 28th October AND we’ve got a family ticket up for grabs for one lucky family*.

The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford 

6 Oct

If you wander along that broad avenue of Tesco Value Dubai that is post-Olympics Stratford High Street, you might spy a relic from the deep past.

Community Land Trust:: Newham Co-operative Party Thursday 12 October at 8pm 

5 Oct

I will be sending the invite and agenda out tomorrow morning to all members but Newham Co-operative Party will be holding a meeting next Thursday 12 October at 8pm at the West Ham CLP HQ at 306 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 1AJ We have a ...

Training for prospective Newham councillors – 5th & 12th October 2017 

3 Oct

Have you applied to be a council candidate? West Ham Labour Party are running short training sessions for members who have interviews to stand as Labour Party council candidates.

What’s The Point? 

29 Sep

So irritating to me.

Production at Tate Modern 

28 Sep

Today some intrepid Up Your Street seniors found their way to meet BN Neu in the Blaveknik building at Tate.

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