North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 17 October 2017

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Storm Ophelia turns east London sky yellow 

16 Oct

You’d have been forgiven for thinking you were seeing the east London sky through an Instagram filter this afternoon, as Storm Ophelia turned the capital a strange shade of yellow.

Hospital A&E staff at Royal London turn to youngsters to improve mental health treatment 

16 Oct

Young people with mental health problems who have had “bad hospital experiences” are helping train staff in east London to improve urgent medical treatment.

Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 

16 Oct

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

New LGBTQ venue to open on the site of closed pub in Shoreditch 

16 Oct

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

Boy, 14, arrested after knife found on bus in Tower Hamlets 

16 Oct

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after police discovered a passenger carrying this knife on a bus in Tower Hamlets.

Essoldo-Rex picture palace where Krays grew up makes art deco comeback at Bethnal Green 

16 Oct

One of East London’s famous picture palaces once frequented by the Krays which closed half-a-century ago has been given planning go-ahead to reopen with its original art deco façade.

Brentford 1-0 Millwall 

14 Oct

Romaine Sawyer's first league goal of the season sees Brentford clinch victory as Millwall miss a late penalty.

Tower Hamlets has lowest dementia rate in UK 

13 Oct

There is a lower proportion of people with dementia in Poplar and Limehouse than in any other constituency in the UK.

Remembrance Day 2017: Share your stories 

13 Oct

Remembrance Day 2017 is fast approaching and the Advertiser is seeking personal stories – which have not been shared with us before – to complement our coverage.

Stressed workers invited to pet puppies in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

13 Oct

Stressed London workers were offered some respite from the daily grind with the Pet a Puppy stress buster clinic.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 

13 Oct

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

Tower Hamlets sex assaults: Photos released by police 

13 Oct

Police say they believe the 17-year-old victim may have been drugged.

Sexual assault in Bethnal Green: police appeal for information about men pictured on CCTV 

13 Oct

Police are appealing for information about three men believed to have sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl as she made her way home from a night out with her friends.

Maternity unit at Royal London Hospital is no longer ‘inadequate’ but more improvements must be made 

13 Oct

A maternity unit where concerns were raised that babies could be given back to the wrong mother after birth still has security issues despite new measures being introduced.

Tower Hamlets Council urges ‘most at risk’ residents to get free flu jab 

12 Oct

Residents in the borough who are most at risk if they catch the flu are being urged to get vaccinated as the colder weather sets in.

Award for scheme that successfully tackles underage drinking in Mile End 

12 Oct

A scheme in Mile End which tackles underage drinking has won an award after drunken anti-social behaviour plummeted by 62 per cent.

Tower Hamlets homes £8,500 per square metre 

12 Oct

A phone box-sized space in Tower Hamlets costs more than £8,500, new figures reveal.

Police appealing for information about a Whitechapel crash between motorbike and pedestrian 

12 Oct

Police are appealing for information about a serious crash in Whitechapel that landed a woman in hospital with serious injuries...

Foo Fighters to play two shows at the London Stadium 

12 Oct

The London Stadium is set to rock next summer as the Foo Fighters confirmed they will be playing two nights at the venue.

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Kazzum: The Boy, The Bees And The Blizzard 

16 Oct

This magical interactive adventure comes to Shoreditch Town Hall 11-18 th November.

Koru Kids 

16 Oct

Searching for a local nanny share or wrap around school care for the kids? Sign up with Koru Kids and they’ll do the work for you and match you with a local family and great nannies too.

John Bevan’s wake 

13 Oct

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Floral tributes to John Bevan 

13 Oct

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Aromas of leather and rope imbue latest Whitechapel Gallery show 

13 Oct

Leonor Antunes: The Frisson of Togetherness pic: XueQing Huang The first thing you notice when you walk into Whitechapel Gallery for its latest exhibition is the smell of leather and rope.

Fate of British-Iranian prisoners still unknown as new charges emerge 

13 Oct

The comedian Shappi Korsandi is campaigning on behalf of Zagharu-Ratcliffe and Foroughi pic: Daren Nair Activists in Tower Hamlets fighting for the release of a British-Iranian mother imprisoned in Iran held a rally in central London last week to ...

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.

Emergency medics travelling to patients’ homes in bid to cut A&E numbers 

12 Oct

The service will have four new doctors and two new Emergency Ambulance Crew members.

John Laurence Bevan: 18th March 1943 – 16th September 2017 

10 Oct

John Laurence Bevan was cremated at The City of London Cemetery, Manor Park at 12 noon on Saturday 7th October 2017.

News in brief 

10 Oct

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to boost police numbers Pic: Paden Vaughn   Mayor in pledge to boost police numbers in Hackney     The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to increase the number of police officers on the streets of the ...


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*.

Magical Christmas Home Visits From Becky Boo Parties 

10 Oct

Give your little ones a gift this Christmas they’ll never forget with a magical festive home visit from a real life Christmas character courtesy of Becky Boo Parties.

Christian foster child “misses” foster carers, new report claims 

6 Oct

Westferry Circus, where East London Family Court is located.

What’s On This Week 

6 Oct

The House of Peroni returns to Tower Hamlets this week.

Wonderful exhibition of pre-WW2 paintings of Bow 

6 Oct

The Working Artist: The East London Group exhibition is currently on at The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ until Sun 17th Dec.

Top Five Halloween Events in Tower Hamlets 

5 Oct

Woo, hoo, hoo (ghost noises); it’s the scariest time of year – dress up your little pumpkins and take them to one of the below events in the borough – our Top Five Halloween Events in Tower Hamlets for 2017 are…..

Hocus Pocus Halloween Event at St Hilda’s East 

4 Oct

St Hilda’s East Community Centre is celebrating the 24 th birthday of the cult classic film Hocus Pocus with an afternoon of spooky activities on Saturday 28th October.

Victoria Park Friends Group – AGM 17th Oct 2017 

4 Oct

The first thing to say is that you can vote for Vicky Park in The People’s Choice Awards here.

Tobias & The Bear 

4 Oct

Psst, the new Tobias and The Bear x Peanuts collection goes live tomorrow Thursdays 5 th October.

Kate Angus of Link Age Plus/ Age UK has had a baby daughter 

2 Oct

Kate Angus of Link Age Plus/ Age UK East London had a baby daughter Grace on 24th September 2017.

Homeless photographers explore what London means to them 

30 Sep

A photograph of East London by Geraldine Crimmins.

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You say Coldharbour, I say Cold Harbour 

16 Oct

We better get this out of the way immediately; I am sure some of you may be asking yourself, “Is Cold Harbour actually a part of the Isle of Dogs?” It’s a valid question – the area has always been isolated from the rest of the Island, and it ...

Kazzum: The Boy, The Bees And The Blizzard 

16 Oct

This magical interactive adventure comes to Shoreditch Town Hall 11-18 th November.

Koru Kids 

16 Oct

Searching for a local nanny share or wrap around school care for the kids? Sign up with Koru Kids and they’ll do the work for you and match you with a local family and great nannies too.

London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1 

16 Oct

This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Teenie Halloweenie 2017 

16 Oct

Join us on October 27th from 10.45-12.45 for a free, fab fun filled morning                       Riverside Cares                     Teenie Halloweenie                        down on the farm  It’s a spooky party ...

Bethnal Green WW2 disaster – monument 

16 Oct

{On the main plaque:} The Bethnal Green Tube Shelter Disaster On 3 March 1943 the air raid warning sounded at 8.17pm.

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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...

Happy retirement Mustaq bhai! 

13 Sep

I have known Mustaq bhai for three decades now, as a mentee, friend, big brother, colleague.

Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...

Latest News Round Up 

1 Sep

Tower Hamlets Business Rates  Pub Relief –  Tower Hamlets has awarded £94,000 to 94 local public houses.

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Politicians »

Fitz Weekly – 16 October 2017 

16 Oct

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

West Ham CLP Events & Campaign Grid (29/9/17) 

30 Sep

Campaign Events Grid Saturday 30/9/17 11am Royal Oak, Hale End Road IG8 9LN, Canvass, Alan Griffiths lead, West Ham CLP Secretary, Chingford Marginal ( It’s a Labour National Campaign Day!) Saturday 30.9.17 11-2pm Bobby Moore Statue, Central Park Rd...

Fitz Weekly – 18 September 2017 

18 Sep

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

Jim Fitzpatrick MP supports appeal for families in Poplar and Limehouse to have a lifesaving talk during Organ Donation Week 

12 Sep

Jim Fitzpatrick is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for their constituents to talk about organ donation.

Politicians wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser 

12 Sep

Jim poses in pink with Sky News presenter, Jacquie Beltrao at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research Jim Fitzpatrick MP has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which ...

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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.

Apple eyes ambitious new Spitalfields shop 

15 Apr

Technology giant Apple is in talks for an ambitious new store in Spitalfields similar to its landmark cube shop on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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LocalGov »

New Provider applying on the Recognised Providers List 

16 Oct

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by helen2014 .

Tower Hamlets property 

16 Oct

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Abdul Hai on 16 October 2017 .

Rent to lease or To-let commercial properties in Tower Hamlet 

16 Oct

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Enam Hassan on 16 October 2017 .

Enforcement action – IOD – Environmental enforcement fines 

16 Oct

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Michael Byrne on 16 October 2017 .

New Provider applying on the Recognised Providers List 

15 Oct

Internal review request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by helen2014 on 15 October 2017 .

Climbing frame removed from playground, 15th October 

15 Oct

Climbing frame missing from playground.

Tower Hamlets property 

14 Oct

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .

Noisy manhole cover, 14th October 

14 Oct

Manhole cover is loose and makes a very loud clanging noise whenever traffic passes over it - this continues throughout the night making it very hard to sleep.

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“There is no such thing as a Fireman” says Brigade Chief 

16 Oct

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton is urging the nation to stop using the outdated term ‘Fireman’ as part of a drive to encourage more women to become firefighters.

Statement on incident in South Kensington 

7 Oct

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations, said: "At just after 2.20pm today, (7 October), we received reports of an incident at Cromwell Road, South Kensington...

Brigade ‘butts’ into vaping campaign 

29 Sep

The Brigade welcomes Public Health England’s support for e-cigarettes as a key way to help smokers quit tobacco smoking to help reduce the number of smoking related fire deaths.

Medics reunited with premature twins they helped to safely deliver 

28 Sep

Medics from London Ambulance Service who helped deliver premature twins have been reunited with the baby boys.

Brigade trials light blocking solution for solar panel fires 

26 Sep

The Brigade is the first fire service in the world to trial a specially designed light blocking coating to tackle emergencies involving solar panels.

Brigade backs national fire safety door campaign 

25 Sep

We are reminding landlords and tenants about the crucial role played by fire safety doors after new statistics reveal the shocking extent to which this potentially life saving piece of engineering is being misused.

Deadly delay in calling 999 warns new Brigade report 

21 Sep

The Brigade was called immediately in only two of the 39 accidental fatal dwelling fires last year...

Don’t turn your back on fridge fire risk warns Brigade 

21 Sep

Fridges and Freezers must have fire resistant back...

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West Ham FC »

Burnley v West Ham United 

13 Oct

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

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

11 Oct

West Ham Park Committee: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 12.15 pm...

Email to Newham Executive Mayor Sir Robin Wales about impairment/write off of investment in West Ham stadium 

10 Oct

Response by Newham Borough Council to Andy Smith on 10 October 2017 .

West Ham yet to pay £2.3m London Stadium business rates bill 

10 Oct

West Ham United has not paid any business rates at the London Stadium, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

Less than zero 

9 Oct

West Ham United has yet to hand over a penny in business rates for its London Stadium home, according to a report in London freesheet City AM .

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 ...

Stephen Timms MP tells West Ham fans to get on their bikes for football 

4 Oct

Campaigners hope West Ham fans can make the move to cycling when attending football games at the London Stadium.

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.

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Events »

Pickled Fred in Spitalfields | Restaurant review 

2 Oct

Pickled Fred.

Take the Jack the Ripper Pub Tour this International Beer Day 

3 Aug

On Friday 4th August two events coincide – International Beer Day and our Jack the Ripper pub tour, offering our guests the chance to discuss the Whitechapel murders at length at the Victorian ale houses associated with the killer.

Emma Hart: Mamma Mia! at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Jul

Entering the space at London-based artist Emma Hart’s new show at Whitechapel Gallery, Mamma Mia!, is like stepping into another world – or rather a serene universe of ceramic planets, like ethereal pods projecting light.

Arcade Fire showcase new material at York Hall boxing-inspired show | Live review 

6 Jul

Unusual venues aren’t uncommon for Arcade Fire.

ART ATTACK: Art Night, GDIF & Reveal at V&A 

30 Jun

Art is taking over the capital this weekend (1-2 July 2017) with installations galore for Art Night, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Reveal at the VA.

A Handful of Dust at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

7 Jun

In 1920, Man Ray visited Marcel Duchamp in his New York studio.

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