North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 18 December 2017

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Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled 

17 Dec

A ceremony remembers the 173 people who died when they were crushed in a stairway.

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on bus between Whitechapel and Mile End 

16 Dec

Police would like to speak to this man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus as it travelled between Whitechapel and Mile End.

Shock sound-wave hits Tower Hamlets as one of the noisiest places to live in Britain 

15 Dec

Don’t be surprised to hear that East London is one of noisiest places to live in Britain, with town hall officials in one borough receiving an ear bashing from 15,000 households about noisy neighbours in just 18 months.

Christmas closures set to cause disruption to east London’s travel network 

15 Dec

If you’re planning to visit loved ones over the Christmas period, you might want to think twice about using public transport.

Whitechapel personal trainer launches Vyta fitness app with ‘Apples and Pears’ in pairs 

15 Dec

Joshua Ashley launched his new personal fitness trainers app with a fundraiser for the ‘Apples and Pears’ cockney charity in London’s East End that runs weekend outings for children.

Millwall v Middlesbrough 

15 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Millwall and Middlesbrough.

Whitechapel offices evacuated after fire from faulty fitting 

15 Dec

Around 130 people were evacuated from an office block in Whitechapel after a fire caused by a faulty light fitting.

Charity delivers Christmas food bags to elderly residents in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets 

15 Dec

A charity based in the Isle of Dogs has delivered tasty festive gifts to elderly residents who face spending Christmas alone.

‘Abandoned’ survivors of 1996 IRA Canary Wharf bombing meet Home Secretary in move for compensation 

15 Dec

Survivors from the IRA Canary Wharf bombing 22 years ago accused the government of abandoning their long-running quest for compensation when they met the Home Secretary.

‘I’m no sheriff’ Tower Hamlets Mayor Biggs tells critics accusing him of not acting on £2m ‘bribery’ claim 

14 Dec

The embattled mayor of Tower Hamlets has fired back at critics with a smoking barrel who claim he kept the lid on an alleged £2m bribery attempt to get plans passed for a skyscraper.

Drugs raid uncovers cannabis factory on Limehouse housing estate 

14 Dec

A cannabis farm has been discovered in a dawn drugs raid on an east London housing estate at Limehouse today.

Steve Morison: Millwall striker signs contract extension 

14 Dec

Millwall striker Steve Morison signs a contract extension which will keep him at The Den until 2019.

Met Police issue advice to protect homes from Christmas burglaries 

14 Dec

The Metropolitan Police is reminding people to protect their homes from burglary during the Christmas period.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 

14 Dec

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Toys, toys, toys pour in for children in Royal London Hospital at Christmas 

14 Dec

Children spending Christmas at the Royal London Hospital are getting lots of new toys after an amazing appeal by a City PR agency.

Sports pavilion in Victoria Park is renamed after dedicated worker 

14 Dec

A refurbished sports pavilion in Victoria Park has been renamed in honour of a dedicated council worker who died in July.

Canary Wharf laywer charged with child porn offences ‘invited men for sex parties after HIV diagnosis’, court hears 

14 Dec

A Canary Wharf lawyer accused of having a stash of indecent pictures told jurors his “devastating” HIV diagnosis drew him into hosting drug-fuelled sex parties at his luxury flat.

c2c trains to roll out new trains with 20 per cent more seats 

14 Dec

Rail operator c2c is to roll out new carriages with more seats and standing room – but it will take up to four years.

Primary school in Spitalfields hosts living nativity procession in Brick Lane 

13 Dec

A primary school in Spitalfields delivered an early Christmas present to residents, shoppers and traders by bringing the tale of baby Jesus to the streets today.

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MEOTRA Carols in Tredegar Square – Sunday 17th December at 5PM 

16 Dec

Sunday night is MEOTRA's Carols in the Square at 5PM.

Angry Tower Hamlets residents call for ban on public use of fireworks 

16 Dec

Public use of fireworks enrages East London residents.

Community centre under threat of demolition by council 

16 Dec

Docklands Community Organisation Cultural Educational Centre (Mosque).

New photography book portrays the tension between grit and glamour of East London 

15 Dec

Gilbert George Artist Pic: Maryam Eisler The new book Voices: East London  by Maryam Eisler explores the heart and the soul of East London through photography and stories of its residents.

Century old images projected on Brick Lane buildings in art show 

15 Dec

A wall looked like a window Pic: Hideaki Hara Brick Lane building facades became a window to the past on Sunday as century old images captured in the streets of Tower Hamlets were projected as part of the art show.

Dan Glass: Running from the synagogue to Soho – and beyond 

14 Dec

Dan Glass, founder of Queer Tours of London and winner of Activist of the Year at the Sexual Freedoms Award 2017.

The verdict on plans to boost child mental health services: ‘inadequate for deprived communities’ 

13 Dec

The green paper outlines proposals to improve child mental health in school children.

The Geezers Christmas Lunch 

13 Dec

On Tuesday 12th Dec Tower Hamlets Community Transport picked up the Geezers from Bow and took us to The Eagle, Snaresbrook.

Police investigate alleged £2m corruption scandal linked to Isle of Dogs development 

12 Dec

Marsh Wall Pic: Matt Buck Detectives are investigating allegations of a £2 million corruption scandal involving Tower Hamlets Council.

Biggs: 20pc of private rented housing in Tower Hamlets falls below basic standards 

12 Dec

Public meeting on public rented housing in Whitechapel.

Remnants of Whitechapel’s monster fatberg to go on show in Museum of London 

12 Dec

Fat clogged pipe.

A film of our local Video Stars, Beware Festive Fakes, and a Burglary Warning 

12 Dec

The 23 min film:  ‘The Geezer’s Guide to Growing Old’ is now online, and you can watch it below: The Geezers were part of a line-up of inspiring speakers at the event Being the Story  created...

Sing & Sign With Sukie 

12 Dec

Sukie’s Sing Sign classes come highly recommended from mums and dads in the know in Tower Hamlets.

V22 Workspace Créche Open Day 

12 Dec

Self Employed parents of Hackney rejoice! A solution has arrived in Dalston for mums and dads struggling to find affordable yet flexible childcare that will allow us to get some work done.

Shave The Day 

11 Dec

On Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017, The Geezers were invited to Shave The Day run for TABAC a German company who produce Male Shaving products, it was organised via Age UK and run on the...

Fixer wanted cash for Tower Hamlets planning permission (according to Times) 

10 Dec

The top story on the front of the Sunday Times today is about a fixer who (it is alleged) was trying to extort £2 million plus from a developer to get guaranteed planning permission for...

Elderly care crisis as half of Tower Hamlets homes rated inadequate or require improvement 

7 Dec

CQC’s chief inspector for adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe with care home residents.

Mayor launches new charter to curb acid attacks in Tower Hamlets 

7 Dec

Mayor John Biggs and Jabed Hussain launch acid charter Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Shopkeepers in Tower Hamlets are being asked to help prevent acid attacks by signing a new voluntary charter launched this week by the Mayor, John Biggs The Mayor’s ...

Residents protest “graphic” Jack the Ripper Museum 

7 Dec

Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel.

Dreamland’s Christmas Grotto – Margate 

7 Dec

For a festive trip out of London, stick the kids in the car, hop on the A2 and make for the seaside to Dreamland’s Christmas Grotto – Margate.

Top 5 Places to See Santa Claus 

6 Dec

We’ve rounded up the best places to see Santa Claus this Christmas from the classic Santa’s Grotto to the fully interactive Santa Experience.

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Features »

Stairway To Heaven 

17 Dec

Britain's greatest civilian disaster of WW2 unfolded on 3rd March 1943 in Bethnal Green.

A Photographer In The East 

16 Dec

Looking through the hundreds, if not thousands, of  photographs of the people of the Victorian East End, that have managed to survive the march of time, you are often struck by the seeming willingness of the residents to pose for any passing ...

Night Overground 

16 Dec

The Night Overground launched this morning.

Thames21 responds to Mayor’s draft Environment Strategy 

15 Dec

Thames21 issued a formal response to the London Mayor’s new Draft Environmental Plan, a strategy for tackling the challenges facing London, and for ensuring our city is fit and pleasant to live in.

ldner #237 | james wise 

15 Dec

Not only does our LDNER this week work with Assembly Coffee and hold the title of 2017 Coffee Masters champ, he’s also involved with the coffee set-up at the newly opened Old Street Records Cafe, so as well as being incredibly busy, he knows how to...

London’s weekly railway news #231 

15 Dec

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train London Underground TfL is examining the potential for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension, Southwark ...

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Comment »

East End traders join shop-local discount card. 

27 Nov

East End traders join shop-local discount card Members of the East End Trades Guild are among those joining the  Local Buyers Club : a discount card promoting the best independent businesses in the area.

New Map for Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd December. 

14 Nov

New Map For Independents’ Weekend 2017 – 1st, 2nd And 3rd December.

Canary Wharf Sales Worker Sacked After Bilking Taxis To His Home Near Brighton. 

28 Oct

A serial fare dodger has been sacked from his job after it was discovered that he had failed to pay for taxis from London to the south coast.

TfL plans cycle super highway for Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and Rotherhithe roundabout 

28 Sep

Locals have until November 19 to comment on the plans TfL has today announced proposals for a segregated Cycle Super Highway to run through Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.

Hackney biz rates consultation closes today & LBTH opens // Guild Rep Leadership Training >> Make history with us! 

25 Sep

An Invitation to Make History! Have your say on the new business rates fund before its too late! Today the last chance for Hackney members to have their say on the new business rates fund for discretionary relief.

Mark Blackstock 

20 Sep

November 20th 1961 – August 3rd 21017...

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Politicians »

Fitz Weekly – 15 December 2017 

15 Dec

Click here to check out the new edition of Fitz Weekly- the best way for constituents in Poplar Limehouse to keep up to date.

Politicians feline festive at Cats Protection’s Westminster reception 

11 Dec

More than 60 MPs and peers joined Cats Protection at its annual Christmas parliamentary reception to celebrate the charity’s work speaking up for cats, held at the House of Commons.

Local MP helps dog welfare charity in fight against Puppy Smuggling 

11 Dec

Jim Fitzpatrick MP highlights plight of smuggled puppies imported to fuel the Christmas puppy trade Last week Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity – invited a host of MPs and Peers, including Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and ...

Jim Fitzpatrick MP calls on all primary schools in Poplar and Limehouse to sign-up to Premier League Primary Stars to help support their teachers and pupils 

11 Dec

Jim Fitzpatrick attended an event in Parliament focused on the Premier League’s national primary school programme, Premier League Primary Stars, which draws upon the excitement of the Premier League and young people’s interest in football to help...

Fitz Weekly – 8 December 2017 

8 Dec

Click  here  to check out the new edition of Fitz Weekly- the best way for constituents in Poplar Limehouse to keep up to date.

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Business »

These free courses in East London could be the business for you and your great adventure 

8 Dec

GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA or having trouble with your present project? If you need advice, a new help scheme looks like a good deal to help with your entrepreneurial ambitions.

Totally Thames or total distraction from the real issues swamping the East End of London? 

4 Sep

Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth four years ago.

East London pubs say late-night levy not wanted 

24 Aug

A group of east Londons hipster hangouts have made a last-ditch plea to Tower Hamlets council, urging it not to bring in a late-night levy in the area.

Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...

A Bethnal Green pop-up with fine food and drink that seems so healthy you won’t feel you’ve over-indulged 

27 Mar

Would-be restaurateur Francesca Allegra A POP-UP RESTAURANT in Bethnal Green is trialling something that looks innovative and more than a mere foodie fashion: gourmet sugar-free and low-carbohydrate meals.

The contract now starting at Liverpool St has been re-awarded. To Holland’s little-loved Abellio 

11 Aug

Above, not one of the trains being considered by Abellio: the service is at least a little more up to date than the Castlemaine-Maldon steamer in east Australia THE POPULAR Liverpool Street to Stansted airport rail route is to continue to ...

Hackneyites, a neat hotel idea could win you £20k 

20 Apr

HACKNEY CREATIVES, the borough’s reputation for innovation is at stake.

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LocalGov »

Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

17 Dec

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Mark on 17 December 2017 .

CCTV on Whitechapel Road / Plumbers Road 

16 Dec

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Lily .

Burst water mains, 16th December 

16 Dec

A undergrouns water supply haa burst whixh is feeding the puddle in the picture Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 59 Glengall Grove, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...

Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

16 Dec

Internal review request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mark on 16 December 2017 .

Eastend Homes fail to address fire hazard in Ennerdale House E3 4TZ, 16th December 

16 Dec

Wood, plasterboard plaster left in tower block entrance.

Pot hole, 16th December 

16 Dec

Potholes on the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wick Lane, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...

CCTV on Whitechapel Road / Plumbers Road 

15 Dec

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Lily on 15 December 2017 .

Demolition of Wall Island Gardens Entrance / Calders Wharf Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request 

15 Dec

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Georgia Reynolds on 15 December 2017 .

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999 »

Extra ambulance crews on duty as Service braces itself for ‘mad Friday’ 

15 Dec

Ambulance crews and control room staff are expecting to respond to 43 per cent more alcohol related incidents this Friday (15 December) on what is expected to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.

Archbishop praises ambulance service after ‘year of atrocities’ 

13 Dec

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited ambulance crews today (13 December) to hear their experiences following this year’s terrorist attacks.

Brigade urges high rise landlords to do more to protect their vulnerable residents from fire 

8 Dec

The call comes as Waltham Forest Council pledges to install sprinklers in all 61 of its high priority blocks...

Police award brave ambulance man 

5 Dec

The medic who took charge of the ambulance response at the London Bridge terror attack as gun shots were fired, has been commended for his bravery.

Over 1,300 years serving London 

29 Nov

Ambulance crews, control room and support staff were recognised on Thursday (23 November) at a special ceremony to celebrate more than 1,300 years’ of caring for the capital.

Spate of heater fires sparks safety warning from firefighters 

29 Nov

As cold snap takes hold and three serious fires caused by heaters, Brigade issues an electric heater warning.

Acid attack demo to encourage businesses to develop response plans 

24 Nov

A realistic multi-agency exercise was staged to make London’s business owners understand the dangers of an acid attack at their premises...

Croydon residents invited to public exhibition on new firefighter training centre 

21 Nov

The Brigade is inviting local residents and stakeholders to a public exhibition on proposals to redevelop the training centre at Croydon Fire Station.

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Local sport »

Colchester 2s 0 – 3 Wapping Inglorious 7s 

12 Dec

Winter is coming...

L3 go into Christmas top of the league 

11 Dec

Finishing with another excellent report from The Phoenix...

A Frosty start 

11 Dec

ice cool composure...

Wapping M9 v Waltham Forest 4 

8 Dec

"horrific, back stabbing, down-right criminal" by Jon 'J Lo' Lowe...

L3 march on with 6-0 win at Colchester 

5 Dec

Another hat trick for "The Phoenix...

Tight fight for Wapping L1s 

4 Dec


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West Ham FC »

Update on Newham Council London/Olympic/West Ham FC Stadium loses 

17 Dec

On Thursday 14 December I was at the meeting of the Newham Council Investment Accounts meeting.

Stoke City v West Ham United 

15 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Stoke City and West Ham United.

West Ham players serve food to families at Stratford Circus Arts Centre 

15 Dec

West Ham stars visited Stratford Circus Arts Centre to meet families supported by the Full Hearts Full Tummies scheme.

West Ham embroiled in seating dispute with London Stadium owners 

14 Dec

Thousands more fans could watch matches at the London Stadium if a dispute between West Ham and the ground’s owners is resolved, a City Hall committee has heard.

West Ham Labour Xmas Campaigning & Events Update 

13 Dec

Dear Member West Ham Labour Party Xmas update Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to an early general election and a Labour Government in 2018 with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister.

“Let’s build on the brilliant Jo Cox women’s programme with leadership schemes for gay, trans and BAME activists” 

12 Dec

Excellent article by West Ham CLPer, Rohit K Dasgupta, on LabourList today.

West Ham: Why has London Stadium move been so problematic? 

12 Dec

It was supposed to take them to the next level but West Ham have struggled since their London Stadium move.

West Ham United v Arsenal 

12 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal.

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Events »

Five must-see London exhibitions in December 2017 

4 Dec

The festive season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in London except shopping and drinking mulled wine.

Cinderella at Hackney Empire | Theatre review 

24 Nov

It may be early, but pantomime season has begun.

5 Fantastic Films To See At Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest This Week 

14 Nov

London’s Fringe! film festival celebrating extraordinary LGBTIQA+ stories launches today (14 Nov).

Review: Review: The Lighthouse (Hackney Showroom) 

4 Nov

Shadwell Opera revives that rare beast, a ghost opera that delivers real chills.

Noel Gallagher presents new album at Apple Music concert at York Hall | Live review 

1 Nov

There must be something special about York Hall.

Nuno Mendes’s The Kitchens tried and tasted: High-end food stalls at Old Spitalfields Market 

30 Oct

This month, Nuno Mendes – chef of Chiltern Firehouse, Taberna do Mercado and formerly of Viajante – has launched a game-changing project at Old Spitalfields Market named The Kitchens.

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