North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 24 March 2017

Bethnal Green news

‘Hate will not divide us’ Bishop of Stepney tells Bethnal Green memorial to Westminster victims 

24 Mar

The people of London’s East End joined in the mourning for the Westminster terrorist victims at a church that knows tragedy.

Bethnal Green reporter to run half marathon for cancer charity 

17 Mar

A reporter will be going the extra mile to raise money for a cancer charity supporting her cousin - dressed as a zebra.

Bethnal Green takeaway owner fined for cockroach infestation 

17 Mar

A takeaway owner from Bethnal Green has been fined after a customer found a cockroach in their curry.

East End heritage talk on Dorothea Benoly, first woman mayor of Bethnal Green 

16 Mar

A heritage talk is being given about a very independent woman who became the first female Mayor of Bethnal Green, in London’s East End.

Black Dog turns to ‘theatre’ in Bethnal Green for dramatic therapy 

14 Mar

A new community theatre project helping people affected by poor confidence and mental health problems has set up a support group in London’s East end using theatre as therapy.

Young & Talented from Bethnal Green make Jack Petchey glee club grand finals 

13 Mar

Youngsters from London’s East End have won a place in the 2017 Grand Final of the Jack Petchey ‘Glee Club Challenge’.

Trafficked women join Amies ‘freedom’ choir at Bethnal Green to get them over trauma 

19 Feb

A music project has been started in London’s East End to help rescued women including teenage girls to overcome the trauma of being trafficked into forced prostitution or domestic slavery.

Firearm and ammunition handed in at Bethnal Green police station during amnesty 

15 Feb

One firearm and 10 rounds of ammunition were handed in at Bethnal Green police station as part of the Metropolitan Police’s gun amnesty week.

Green Spring Bethnal Green Academy head Kearny suspended in ‘exam fixing’ probe 

11 Feb

The principal of east London’s top-performing secondary school that got 100 per cent A-Level passes has been suspended following allegations of “exam fixing”.

Bethnal Green headteacher Mark Keary suspended over exam fixing claims 

10 Feb

A top east London headteacher has been suspended over claims of exam fixing.

Bethnal Green head Mark Keary suspended over exam fix claims 

10 Feb

Principal Mark Keary is among "a number" of staff facing investigation at an east London academy.

Man jailed after worker is electrocuted in shower at Bethnal Green 'bed in shed' flat 

18 Jan

Workers living at the flat said they thought electric shocks in the shower were the norm...

Carwash owner jailed after worker is electrocuted taking shower at Bethnal Green premises 

17 Jan

The owner of a carwash has been jailed for manslaughter after one of his staff was electrocuted while living in dilapidated conditions provided by the business under railway arches in London’s East End.

The Boss of Bethnal Green: Joseph Merceron, the Godfather of Regency London – review: biography of a local tyrant 

29 Dec

The Salmon and Ball pub on the corner of Bethnal Green Road, outside which two men, who had been found guilty of ‘loom-cutting’, were publicly hung during Merceron’s ‘rule’ over the area Joseph Merceron – businessman, magistrate and ...

ADVERTISER 150: How Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster at Bethnal Green is covered up 

14 Dec

The 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster is our next stop on our nightly look at the big news to mark the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary.

ADVERTISER 150: Mildmay Mission is born into East End’s typhus epidemic 

17 Nov

Today we begin a nightly series looking back at some of the big issues of the day covered by the East London Advertiser to celebrate today’s 150th special anniversary edition.

The Marksman in Bethnal Green is Michelin pub of the year 

28 Oct

A "proper neighbourhood pub" in east London is the first in the capital to be named Michelin Pub of the Year.

Preservation group ‘appalled’ by Historic England’s ‘protect and destroy’ stance towards ex-hospital 

25 Oct

The former London Chest Hospital.

Bethnal Green banker raises money for cancer research 

18 Oct

A banker managed to raise more than £1,000 all from the comfort of her own home.

‘Every two or three minutes, it roars’ – East End areas are among Night Tube noise hotspots 

17 Oct

Stepney resident Anne Orsi is among those who have complained to TfL Parts of the East End are still Night Tube noise hotspots two months on from its launch, internal Transport for London (TfL) documents show.

Jordan Bari shooting: Second Islington man charged with murder 

17 Oct

A second Islington man has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of martial arts expert Jordan Bari in Bethnal Green.

WATCH: Police restrain Bethnal Green schoolgirl, 13, ‘like a piece of meat’ 

17 Oct

This shocking video shows the moment when a police officer drags a 13-year-old schoolgirl in handcuffs across the floor ‘like a piece of meat’ - all due to a silly school-gates row.

Second man charged with Bethnal Green murder of Jordan Bari 

17 Oct

A second man has been charged with the killing of martial artist Jordan Bari.

Jordan Bari shooting: Canonbury man charged with murder 

14 Oct

An Islington man has been charged with murder following the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Jordan Bari in Bethnal Green.

One charged with murder after young man shot on doorstep 

14 Oct

A man has been charged with murder after the shooting of a Stratford man in Bethnal Green earlier this month.

Bike theft prevention app to launch in Bethnal Green tomorrow 

12 Oct

A new cycling app designed to show users theft hotspots throughout London will be launched in Tower Hamlets tomorrow.

Bethnal Green arts charity boosted by grant for workshops 

7 Oct

An East End based charity has received a donation to be put towards workshops for children with special educational needs.

Stratford man named as shooting victim in Bethnal Green 

6 Oct

A man who died from gunshot injuries has been named as Jordan Bari.

Stratford man named as Bethnal Green shooting victim 

5 Oct

A young man from Stratford has been named as the victim of a fatal shooting in Bethnal Green.

Bethnal Green coffee shop under fire for 'please don't feed the crackies' sign 

5 Oct

An east London café is facing a growing backlash over a sign which reads please dont feed the crackies.

Two men bailed following flat death in Bethnal Green 

5 Oct

Two men arrested in connection with the death of a man in Bethnal Green have been bailed.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020 

23 Mar

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Brexit arts debate coming to Bethnal Green  

14 Mar

Rich Mix, the independent arts venue where the debates are being held    Pic: Julian Walker ( Flickr ) Artists and creatives are taking part in a series of debates about the future of the arts in post-Brexit Europe, being held in Bethnal Green.

We are hiring – Inclusive Cycling Project Manager 

9 Mar

Bikeworks is looking for an individual who will thrive in a fast paced, upbeat working environment.

Tapas Revolution Shoreditch 

8 Mar

Tapas Revolution is a lively tapas joint on Bethnal Green Road, offering a varied selection of tapas, cured Iberico hams, plus paellas for sharing.

Coming together as a tech for good community 

15 Feb

Last week a group of organisations came together for a working session, which will be the first of many, we hope.

Friends FC win Sonali Othith Indoor Masters 

12 Feb

Emdad Rahman: Friends FC have won the annual Sonali Othith Indoor Masters Cup for 2017.

The Peabody Trust – 1886 

11 Feb

By 1886 the Peabody Trust had been in existence for over twenty years, and had, to a large extent, fulfilled its objectives of providing low cost, decent housing for the indigenous, working poor of London.

A New Family Cycling Section: Cargo Bikes, Child Seats and More! 

23 Jan

Family cycling section arrives at Bikeworks! We have always loved family cycling and cargo bikes here at Bikeworks, and getting more people out on bikes has been our mission for the last 10 years.

Carwash owner jailed after employee electrocuted 

18 Jan

Pic: Met Police A Tower Hamlets businessman has been jailed and fined £20,000 after an employee was electrocuted and died.


17 Jan

A great day of activities planned for the Wednesday of half-term in Bethnal Green Gardens, with Ice Skating  on a synthetic ice rink.

Pothole/divot on road, 13th January 

13 Jan

Pothole, increasing in depth and with as it gets more damaged, junction of cambridge heath rd/roman rd, directly next to the entrance of bethnal green tube station, at the traffic lights which is nearest to the memorial.

Damaged bus shelter number 0130 0139, 13th January 

13 Jan

Bus shelter serving buses 8 D6 is damaged.

Best Books 2016 

20 Dec

For various reasons this year I didn’t get around to as much reading as I usually manage so have probably done someone an injustice of omission.


18 Dec

EAST END WATERWAY GROUP LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THREE HISTORIC GASHOLDERS ON THE WATERWAYS IN TOWER HAMLETS Regular readers will know that EEGW has tried and failed to save the No.1 gasholder in Poplar, on the River Lea, and the No.2 gasholders at Bethnal ...


18 Dec


The Baddest Man in Town. 

16 Dec


Minister of the Month – Sarah Abedin 

13 Dec

Meet our Minister of the Month Sarah Abedin.

Cornerstone Draft 

7 Dec

Steps to Becoming a Cycle Commuter Commuting by bike is an ideal of many, but a reality for few.

Double Murder On Brick Lane 

5 Dec

On Saturday 5th February 1898, the East End of London was thrown into turmoil by news that a double fatal shooting had occurred in Brick Lane, the long thoroughfare, now predominantly lined by Indian restaurants, that stretches from almost ...

Crafting workshop at FiLia Art 2016 on 10th December 

4 Dec

Join Significant Seams as we host a fantastic crafting workshop at FiLia Art 2016 this year at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG.

Gobbets of the Week #32 

3 Dec

It is now a month since  The Boss of Bethnal Green  was published, and for the first time there seems some space to reflect.

Cornerstone Draft 

1 Dec

Introducing Bikeworks Commuter Bike Club Bikes can fulfill many roles and uses.

Gobbets of the week #31 

27 Nov

It’s been a year since I did a ‘gobbets of the week’ post.

Christmas holidays 

14 Nov

Find out when your class is taking their Christmas break and mark down the date of the first class back.

Music Hackspace 2016 Programme 

10 Nov

Check out a short film about our community members, Music Hackspace’s 2016 programme.

Bikeworks is Hiring – Retail Sales Assistant and Key Holder 

2 Nov

Bikeworks is hiring for a Retail Sales Assistant and Key Holder for our Bethnal Green shop ABOUT BIKEWORKS: Bikeworks is a social enterprise that uses cycling as a tool to tackle social and environmental challenges in the community.

Homeless robber admits theft from Rich Mix arts centre after video catches him in the act 

26 Oct

THE THIEF WHO was filmed by CCTV stealing £3,500 worth of audio equipment from Rich Mix has been caught by police.


24 Oct

EEWG: SPECIAL OCTOBER NEWSLETTER Bethnal Green London E2 9JX In November 2015, the Victorian Society applied for the former hospital to be listed.

Carpentry Club Goes From Strength to Strength 

18 Oct

The Carpentry Club at Oxford House, Bethnal Green is running a comprehensive series of woodworking workshops over the autumn and winter months alongside its regular Thursday Men’s Sheds sessions and working with young ex-offenders.

Young & Talented 

17 Oct

Young Talented is an established triple talent drama school at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, training children ages 3-16 in acting, singing and dance.

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