North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 25 May 2018

Stratford news

Unicef moves head office to Stratford 

23 May

Children’s charity Unicef is moving its London headquarters to Stratford.

Delays and cancellations to high speed train services between Ebbsfleet and Stratford 

23 May

Commuters using the high speed service face delays and cancellations this morning due to urgent track repairs between Ebbsfleet and Stratford Intenational.

Lenny Henry to star at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

22 May

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry is set to take to the Theatre Royal Stratford East stage.

Knife crime campaigner from Stratford gets special invite to the Royal Wedding 

21 May

A 15-year-old pupil from Stratford had a front row seat to the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

Careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands recognised for their dedication 

21 May

A campaign has been launched to celebrate careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands.

Body of missing Stratford man found in river running through Olympic Park 

21 May

The body of a missing 19-year-old man has been pulled from river in the Olympic Park.

Theatre Royal Stratford East holding open auditions for new show 

18 May

Have you ever wanted to perform on stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East...

Robot service and interactive mirrors: Zara opens futuristic store at Westfield Stratford City 

18 May

Online and in store shopping have been merged with the opening of a pioneering shop at Westfield Stratford City that will see up to 2,400 orders handled simultaneously.

Appeal to find teenager missing from Stratford 

18 May

Have you seen missing teenager Hamid Sharifi...

Minister for disabled people visits Stratford kitchen which is giving apprenticeships to those with disabilities 

17 May

The minister for disabled people visited a Stratford cafe last week to learn about the work it’s doing to boost disabled employment.

Stratford man jailed for attacking woman after solicitor general appeals against his suspended sentence 

16 May

A Stratford man who subjected a woman to a ‘terrifying ordeal’ in her own home has been jailed after the solicitor general appealed against his suspended jail...

Advertiser letter of the week: Ashamed of immigration stance 

16 May

Owing to the recent interest in the Windrush immigrations I thought you might be interested in my experience in the 1940s writes Eddie Johnson, former landlord of Two Puddings in Stratford 1962-2000.

Stratford technology company gives places to 12 female-led startups on accelerator programme 

11 May

A Stratford technology company has announced the cohort for its first ever programme for female-led startups.

New 'cut price' office space seeks to lure start-ups away from Shoreditch 

11 May

A new self-styled creative quarter a stones throw from the Olympic Park in Stratford is offering tech start-ups a cheaper alternative to Londons silicon roundabout.

Bearded men give care packages to Stratford’s homeless 

11 May

A group of six-foot bearded men will be playing the Good Samaritan in Stratford next week.

Severe delays on TfL Rail after person dies from being hit by train in Stratford 

10 May

There are severe delays on TfL Rail line after a passenger was hit by a train at Stratford Station this afternoon.

Stratford knife crime discussion talks barriers bursting big dreams of young Londoners 

4 May

Knife and gun crime, institutional barriers and a lack of positive role models whittle away the big dreams of young Londoners living in gang violence hotspots, interviews suggest.

Missing: 17-year-old known to frequent Stratford, Forest Gate and Ilford 

3 May

Police are appealing for information about a missing 17-year-old known to frequent Stratford, Forest Gate and Ilford.

See how long it’ll take you to save for a deposit in your east London postcode 

26 Apr

It will take people in Stratford 45 years to save for a deposit on a home, new data shows.

Ex-Stratford journalist turns from news to fantasy – and cites the Kray Twins as inspiration 

25 Apr

Ilford-born Paul Thomas made his name on the Stratford Express covering the Kray twins, organised crime and Newham in the 50s and 60s.

Knife crime research to be unveiled at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

25 Apr

New research on knife crime and gangs will be shared next week in Stratford.

Primark accused of ‘rewarding’ racist customer at Westfield Stratford City 

25 Apr

A Forest Gate mother has accused Primark of “rewarding” a racist customer accused of refusing to be served by “black people”.

Primark accused of rewarding racism when customer said ‘I won’t be served by black people’ 

25 Apr

The incident allegedly took place at the Primark shop inside Westfield Stratford City in east London (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) Primark has been accused of ‘rewarding’ a racist customer accused of telling a Muslim shop assistant ‘I don’t ...

Q&A: Paul Thomas 

24 Apr

Paul Thomas worked on the Stratford Express in the ’60s.

Swimmer Sterra salutes Stratford leisure centre lifesaver 

23 Apr

An avid swimmer who suffered a heart attack in a Stratford swimming pool has returned to thank the team that saved her life.

Police carry out 237 stop and searches in Stratford station knife crime operation 

23 Apr

Officers have carried out stop and searches on 237 people this year as part of a crackdown on knife crime in and around Stratford station.

Children learn circus skills in North Woolwich 

20 Apr

A North Woolwich boxing club has teamed up with Stratford Circus Arts Centre to host a weekend of circus performance at their North Woolwich gym.

Stratford fire: Boiler blamed for high-rise block blaze 

17 Apr

A fire that engulfed a flat in a Stratford apartment block was likely sparked by a faulty boiler.

One-day tour of young musicians hits Stratford, Mile End and Barking on Saturday 

17 Apr

A one-day music festival will be touring six of London’s east end boroughs on Saturday.

Newham Council defends ‘stay put’ fire policy after Stratford tower block blaze 

16 Apr

Newham Council has defended the ‘stay put’ policy for tower block fires after flames broke out in a Stratford high-rise.

Stratford fire: 100 flee homes as blaze breaks out in tower block 

16 Apr

About 100 people fled their homes early this morning when flames ripped through a Stratford tower block.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Photos from before the Olympics 

25 May

Photo above: dumped tyres, Trego Road, Hackney Wick.


18 May

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.

Events around East London 

14 May

Above a High Speed train at Stratford International Station.

Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit 

8 May

Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit Get ready for an out of this world production, Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit is coming to Stratford Circus from the 24 th -26 th of May! The performance, perfect for ages 6 and up, was inspired by the ...

My morning up West 

3 May

A couple of years ago, some Up Your Street art artists and mature art appreciation students went to Rosetta in West Ham to meet via Skype, Angela Lyn , who was doing an art piece about place and building.

Little Mochi Man 

1 May

Little Mochi Man Take your little ones on a journey to Japan this May 12 th without the long-haul flight.

Final Week! 

28 Apr

It's the FINAL WEEK...

Win 4 Tickets To Immersive Star Wars VR Experience At The VOID 

27 Apr

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire The VOID, Westfield Stratford City Level 1 London E20 1EJ Now until 19 June 2018 Buy Tickets WIN TICKETS! We’ve got 1 set of 4 tickets to give away for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire which can be redeemed up until...

We’ll Never Know 

26 Apr

We are not aware as a general public about records about women’s ailments say sixty years ago.

Ebbs and Flows. 

26 Apr

Well, we have the ebbing of the waves about older people being visible and owning art spaces near them.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr

William Shakespeare was born on or around this day in 1564, and died on this day in 1616.

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – Theatre Royal Stratford 

18 Apr

A far too rare night out to the theatre yesterday evening to watch the alternative comedian, Mark Thomas.

Illiterates and threads 

12 Apr

Today was a great day.

Theatre News: RSC to auction costumes worn by Ian McKellen, David Tennant and Judi Dench on eBay 

9 Apr

You don't even have to go to Stratford to pick up a piece of history...

Huge new venue for Stratford, City Chamber Choir, Urban Tree Festival and Healthwatch Vacancy. 

8 Apr

I walked across to the Velodrome on Saturday and took these photos of some road racing.

Vote Rosetta Arts at the National Diversity Awards 2018 

4 Apr

We are absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for the Community Organisation Award at the National Diversity Awards 2018! If you would like to endorse or vote for us for this award, please Click here It will only take a few moments to complete ...

Have you met Robert the tank engine at Stratford? 

4 Apr

It had been a good life for Robert.

Unravelling The Yarn 

3 Apr

I have just done my first reading of Claire Weiss’ biography for I always skim non-fiction first then go back and appreciate better the pages I’ve marked.

locally speaking 

3 Apr

A few years back I had on display at the Epicentre my quilt reminiscing about Leyton and you’ll see the paraffin kiosk mentioned below and the public bath.

Family Jazz Sessions 

3 Apr

Family Jazz Sessions Stratford Circus Arts Centre and BTL Jazz  present Jazz with a child-friendly twist.

Never say Never!!! 

2 Apr

To: “Gillian at Up Your Street” gillianamuir@aol.

Around and about. Selling and buying. 

2 Apr

I run Facebook pages and two, besides Up Your Street, Stroll London, Nattering Grans and others, are “Around Burwell Road” because I document a changing environment in urban Leyton and “Around Ramsay Road” because to me in my latter years, it...

Where are they? 

2 Apr

I swear people cover up their computers and hide away their texting machines because I felt no sharing of Easter joy and collected no emails from Up Your Street subscribers.

West Ham Opportunity, Circus at Stratford, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Yoga 

31 Mar

Fantastic Opportunity for over 65 to be involved with football West Ham United Foundation and national charity, Friends of the Elderly, are inviting fans of the football club, who are aged 65 and over, to...

Hartbeeps Baby to Preschool Classes 

28 Mar

Hartbeeps East London Hartbeeps award winning sessions are popping up all over East London with magical, musical adventures for children from age 0-5.

Local Police News 

26 Mar

Three men arrested today Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old man in Stratford on Tuesday, 20th March have made further arrests.

Arty dog kennels on display at St Pancras station 

26 Mar

One of the “get celebrities to paint things then sell them for charity” displays has arrived at St Pancras Station for a few weeks.

#Labourdoorstop Weekend – Mayoral Candidate Rokhsana Fiaz & Lyn Brown MP lead West Ham Campaign teams (& an evening off with Nina Simone) 

25 Mar

Photo collage of a busy weekend for West Ham Labour.

Wanstead: ‘Too Towie to be hipster’ 

23 Mar

With our apologies for not paying sufficient attention, we are happy to report Wanstead’s reappearance on one of those “best places to live” lists, this time in last weekend’s Sunday Times .

ldner #247 | nicole logan 

23 Mar

Nicole Logan is the head station manager at the newly-launched Transmission Roundhouse radio, which is all about giving a voice to the UK’s youth.

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