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Bethnal Green news

Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled 

17 Dec

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

Memorial to 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid disaster finally being unveiled by ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trust 

12 Dec

A memorial to the controversial 1943 Bethnal Green wartime air-raid shelter disaster in which 173 people died needlessly is finally being unveiled on Sunday after a 10-year fundraising campaign.

Firefighters remember two who died in tragic Bethnal Green blaze in 2004 

8 Dec

The families of two fire-fighters who died in a blaze in east London 13 years ago stood silently as a memorial was unveiled in their memory.

Canning Town wheelchair dancer who lost her leg after MS diagnosis hosts Bethnal Green fundraiser 

8 Dec

A wheelchair dancer who thought she might never perform again after losing her leg is heading up a charity festive fundraiser.

Martial arts tribute to Bethnal Green shooting victim Jordan Bari 

4 Dec

A martial arts instructor has passed a grading exam wearing the belt of his former student who was shot dead in Bethnal Green last year.

This week in history: Bob Monkhouse mobbed in Hackney for the second time in months 

29 Nov

This week in history: Bob Monkhouse mobbed in Hackney for the second time in months 7 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Not long after TV celebrity Bob Monkhouse was mobbed at the anniversary celebrations at Ridley Road Market, he was mobbed yet again...

This week in history: Bob Monkhouse mobbed in Hackney for the second time in months 

29 Nov

Not long after TV celebrity Bob Monkhouse was mobbed at the anniversary celebrations at Ridley Road Market, he was mobbed yet again – this time at the opening of a shop in Bethnal Green Road.

Bethnal Green store director taking on Great Ethiopian Run for charity 

22 Nov

A Bethnal Green store director is set to take on a run with a difference - it’s 2,000 metres above sea level.

Owner of “death trap” Bethnal Green guest house fined £250k 

21 Nov

The owner of a “death trap” Bethnal Green guest house has been given a six month suspended prison sentence and fined £250,000 for fire safety offences.

Bethnal Green pupils take charge at Museum of Childhood 

17 Nov

Children traded the classroom for curation when they took over the Museum of Childhood for the day.

Carers get a breather at Bethnal Green to create artwork and make a film 

2 Nov

Adult carers have been taking time off from looking after relatives to film a documentary on the history of immigrants in London’s East End.

Public exhibition will showcase plans for London Chest Hospital redevelopment in Bethnal Green 

31 Oct

Revised plans for new homes at a former hospital site in Bethnal Green will be showcased tomorrow.

Magic Me Bethnal Green charity pipped at post for Liberty human rights award 

26 Oct

An education charity praised by judges for bringing east London schoolchildren together with pensioners on inter-generation projects has been pipped at the post for a national Liberty Human Rights award.

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.

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.

Jailed: Bethnal Green man who handled phones stolen by moped-riding robbers 

11 Oct

A Bethnal Green man has been jailed for handling mobile phones stolen by moped-riding robbers whose victims include former chancellor George Osborne.

Bethnal Green man jailed for kidnap after police found a woman in his boot 

30 Sep

A kidnapper has been jailed after police found his victim locked in the boot of his car when questioning him over his insurance.

Bethnal Green campaign group director convicted of obstructing stop and search 

25 Sep

The director of campaign group Cage has been convicted of an offence under the Terrorism Act for refusing to hand over the pin to his mobile phone.

Bethnal Green campaign group director ‘refused to hand over passwords during airport stop and search’ 

25 Sep

The director of campaign group Cage refused to hand over the pin to his mobile phone at Heathrow because it was “against his civil rights”, a court has heard.

Girl, 15, sexually assaulted in Bethnal Green 

20 Sep

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Bethnal Green have released CCTV footage in a bid to trace a man they suspect of attacking her.

Dogs take to catwalk at Bethnal Green with a ‘Sniffie’ to rival London Fashion Show 

15 Sep

The London Fashion show opening today in The Strand to showcase Britain’s world-renowned design talent has taken a back seat as far as the doggie world is concerned.

Drug addict who dragged pensioner, 92, along ground in Hoxton robbery is facing jail 

15 Aug

A violent drug addict arrested in Bethnal Green two weeks after dragging a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery in broad daylight is facing jail.

Driver stabbed after gang attack car in Bethnal Green with sledgehammer 

7 Aug

Police are hunting three men who dragged a motorist from a car in broad daylight in Bethnal Green and stabbed him.

Man, 23, charged with Bethnal Green ‘acid attack’ 

31 Jul

A man arrested following an ‘acid attack’ in Bethnal Green has been charged.

Man, 23, arrested after Bethnal Green acid attack which left victims with shocking injuries 

28 Jul

A man has been arrested after an acid attack in east London which left its victims screaming in agony as skin peeled off their faces.

Man is arrested after Bethnal Green ‘acid’ attack in Roman Road 

28 Jul

A man is in police custody in east London tonight following Tuesday’s ‘acid attack’ incident in Bethnal Green.

Two men injured in suspected Bethnal Green acid attack 

26 Jul

Two men have been taken to hospital after a suspected acid attack in Bethnal Green.

Bethnal Green acid attack: Two victims treated at scene 

25 Jul

An acid attack in east London has injured two men, believed to be in their late teens.

Bethnal Green acid attack: Two men injured in suspected acid attack in east London 

25 Jul

Two men have been injured in a suspected acid attack in east London.

Three men found not guilty of killing martial artist Jordan Bari in Bethnal Green 

13 Jul

Three men have been acquitted of killing a talented martial artist.

News flashback: 60 years ago – Lock-ins and sit-ins in Hackney 

12 Jul

News flashback: 60 years ago – Lock-ins and sit-ins in Hackney 46 minutes ago --> An East End bobby caught a landlord and a lorry driver drinking after hours when he peered through the frosted glass window of a Bethnal Green boozer.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Stairway To Heaven 

17 Dec

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

No right turn sign not clear, 5th December 

5 Dec

When turning right into wilmot street from ainsley st approaching Bethnal Green road the no right turn sign on the other side of Bethnal green road is not clear.

Bus lane sign hidden behind bus stop, 5th December 

5 Dec

The Bus lane sign is mostly hidden behind the bus stop so that drivers are unable to read the sign.

Parents stage protest outside troubled Bethnal Green school as union accuses governing body of “breathtaking arrogance” 

28 Nov

Parents stage protest outside the Bangabandhu school.

Headteacher appointment confirmed amid bullying claims inquiry, say union 

23 Nov

Members of teacher’s trade union GMB delivered a complaint to Tower Hamlets Council Pic: GMB A temporary headteacher at a Bethnal Green school was given a permanent position despite an internal inquiry which backed claims that she had bullied staff...

Christmas Holiday Dates 

14 Nov

Our classes will be taking a short break over the Christmas period – but don’t worry, they’ll be back next year.

The View Tube cafe is the same but different – thank you for your continued support 

14 Nov

What’s happened? In March 2017 we were delighted that Mark Sciberras and his team opened a new cafe at the View Tube.

loti drinks | coupette 

6 Nov

Fancy a cheeky one in Bethnal Green? Then let us introduce you to Coupette, a French-inspired cocktail bar which opened its doors five months ago, with a name that apparently translates to a ‘cheeky one’ in French.

Rogers Estate 

6 Nov

Rogers Estate This estate is named "Rogers Estate" to commemorate the heroic death of Sergeant Maurice Rogers, VC, MM (Wiltshire Regt.

We’re Hiring! 

4 Nov

Cycle Instructors Needed Are you a trained, registered cycle instructor? Do you fancy teaching some lovely Tower Hamlets residents to ride bikes? Yes?! Wonderful, because we need you! Bikeworks is looking for more freelance instructors to deliver ...

We Are Hiring 

2 Nov

We’re looking for NSIP / NSIQ / NSIT instructors to deliver School Cycle Training, 1-1 Training and Ad Hoc Group Training in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Street Audit Bow, Whiskey, Vintage Fashion Fair, Trafalgar Day, Public Executions, Comedy Club, Dog Show, Hip-Hop Dance 

19 Oct

This weekend 21/22 October 2017: Bethnal Green tour guide, David Charnick, is running his Death and the City guided walk on Sunday afternoon.

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.

Campaign chief guilty of terror offences after refusing to divulge passwords 

25 Sep

Mohammad Rabbani outside Bethnal Green Police station.

the foo fighters arms pub 

15 Sep

Yes the Foo Fighters are getting into the pub game and opening up the Foo Fighters Arms in Bethnal Green (taking over actual pub The Dundee Arms) to celebrate the launch of their new album Concrete and Gold.

Hazardous waste flytipped outside school, 7th September 

7 Sep

What looks like household waste has been dumped outside St Peter's community centre and Nursery on Marian Place / Pritchard's Road, Bethnal Green.

My accidental journey into startups and impact investment 

16 Aug

I’m Jeevahan, but most people call me Jeeves.

The East-West Passage – Stratford to the City via Bethnal Green 

15 Aug

Fresh off the train from Ramsgate into Stratford International I needed to stretch my legs so set off Westwards.

Local Council Elections 2018 

9 Aug

Local Council Elections 2018 Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:48 Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 Have you ever thought about being a local Councillor? In Tower Hamlets we have a great team of Councillors led by Cllr Peter Golds, who work hard to represent the views of...

Bethnal Green Gardens, 7th August 

7 Aug

Bethnal Green Gardens covered in litter and food packaging cartons, cans, fag ends, etc, at 11.15 am.

The Dwellings of the Poor in Bethnal Green 

6 Aug

As regular readers of this blog will know, it is my belief that in order to gain a full understanding of the Jack the Ripper crimes you must put them into the context of the era and the area in which they occurred.

Bethnal Green acid attack Fri 28th July 

1 Aug

We have recieved the following update from the local police: “Further to my message earlier in the week.

St Margaret’s House Summer Jamboree 

27 Jul

The lovely St Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green is opening it’s doors for a free family fun day this Saturday 29 th July.

Reuse sale #2 

26 Jul

Reuse Sale # 2 We still have a few things that desperately need to find new homes ASAP.

Join your local Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Team 

25 Jul

Would consider becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Area Coordinator, Ward Coordinator or Member of your local Ward Panel? Please email your local Safer Neighbourhood Team below if you can help.

Fire Safety on the Cranbrook Estate 

21 Jul

Fire Safety on the Cranbrook Estate Fri, 21/07/2017 - 13:00 Friday, 21 July, 2017 This week, with Cllr Peter Golds, we delivered fire safety leaflets to the residents of the Cranbrook Estate.

Family Cycle Training Victoria Park This Summer! 

17 Jul

Family sessions in Victoria Park during the school holidays Free family cycle training is available in Victoria Park during the school Easter holidays.

Summer holidays 

14 Jul

Find out whether your class is taking a break for summer below.


11 Jul

London’s biggest cycling social enterprise is recruiting a logistics and booking coordinator.

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4 Jul

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