North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 20 March 2018

Bethnal Green news

Central Line sex predator Malcolm Schwartz sentenced after 4 assaults on women passengers on Central Line 

14 Mar

A sexual predator who targeted four women on the London Underground between Bethnal Green, Mile End and the City over two months has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Suspect package sent to Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali and four other Muslim MPs 

13 Mar

Rushanara Ali is one of four Muslim MPs who have received suspicious substances in packages and Islamophobic race hate in the post.

Bethnal Green fraudster convicted of hacking online bank accounts and transferring himself money 

9 Mar

A Bethnal Green fraudster has today been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence for hacking into online bank accounts.

Images of 1943 wartime disaster victims are projected onto Bethnal Green’s Stairway to Heaven memorial 

8 Mar

Images of victims killed in Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster 75 years ago are being projected onto the Stairway to Heaven Memorial at Bethnal Green each night this week for the first time.

Bethnal Green Tube disaster’s 75th anniversary marked 

4 Mar

The crush at Bethnal Green station during an air raid killed 173 people on 3 March 1943.

Victims remember wartime Bethnal Green Tube disaster 

3 Mar

The crush at Bethnal Green station killed 173 people, including 62 children.

26-year-old from Bethnal Green goes to Parliament to discuss her work on HIV and AIDs in Uganda ahead of international women’s day 

28 Feb

A woman from Bethnal Green is being recognised for her work in international aid with a trip to Parliament.

Family’s bid to raise £20,000 for treatment for Bethnal Green man given months to live 

26 Feb

Friends and family of a man from Bethnal Green given just 10 months to live are trying to raise £20,000 for cutting edge brain therapy.

Bethnal Green Library closing until April 29 for final refurbishments 

23 Feb

Bethnal Green Library is being upgraded with a start-up workspace and gallery.

Jailed: Bethnal Green drug dealer caught at station with cash and stash 

22 Feb

A drug dealer from Bethnal Green who was caught with cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin at a train station has been jailed for 40 months.

Mexican embassy’s ‘Comrades in Art’ competition shortlist going on show at Bethnal Green’s Espacio gallery 

22 Feb

Works by British artists collaborating with Mexican artists go on public show in Bethnal Green on Monday in the fifth annual “comrades in art” competition.

Holy smoke: Cigarette suspected as Bethnal Green church fire cause 

19 Feb

Flames which damaged part of a church in Bethnal Green were caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette, London Fire Brigade (LFB) believe.

Bethnal Green dementia suffers given access to ‘magic table’ 

19 Feb

A Bethnal Green care home has installed a ‘magic table’ to stimulate the senses of later stage dementia sufferers.

The 2018 Boishakhi Mela at Bethnal Green is planned by Tower Hamlets council to be kept ‘local’ 

13 Feb

The date has been set for the summer’s annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Bethnal Green for Bengali music and culture and keeping it firmly in its East End roots.

Thames magistrates ‘close’ block of flats in Bethnal Green to stop drug-users 

13 Feb

An entire block of flats has been shut down in Bethnal Green to outsiders on the unprecedented order of east London magistrates after it was plagued by drug users.

People found in communal areas of flats in Bethnal Green could end up with three month jail sentence 

13 Feb

Bentworth Court in Bethnal Green has been issued a closure order following complaints of drugs, rough sleeping and people urinating in its public areas.

Jailed: Bethnal Green man who ran down neighbour and his family in party noise row 

12 Feb

This is the shocking moment a Bethnal Green man ran down a neighbour who complained about noise at a party, hitting three of his own family.

Jailed: Bethnal Green man who ran over neighbour after party noise complaint 

9 Feb

This is the shocking moment a Bethnal Green man ran over a neighbour who complained about noise at a party, hitting three of his own family.

Joan Martin, the hospital doctor on duty during 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid disaster dies aged 102 

1 Feb

A retired doctor who was the oldest person involved in the wartime Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster in east London has died this week aged 102.

Heartbroken sister of Bethnal Green stab victim Russell Brown is skydiving for London Air Ambulance 

26 Jan

The sister of Russell Brown who was stabbed to death at a party in Bethnal Green is undertaking a daring tandem skydive to raise funds and say ‘thank-you’ to east London’s Air Ambulance team who tried to save him.

Gazette letters: Donald Trump and Bethnal Green Tube disaster 

24 Jan

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Magic Me charity in Bethnal Green lands £100,000 lottery to take ‘busting age barrier’ ideas on a ‘post code’ tour 

17 Jan

An arts charity that cuts through the generation barrier is going nationwide with its pioneering ideas that bring east London pensioners together with young people after getting a £100,000 lottery award.

Advertiser letters: Bethnal Green memorial and refugees 

17 Jan

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Revealed: The deadly knives handed in at Bethnal Green police station during amnesty 

16 Jan

These are the knives that were handed in at Bethnal Green police station during an amnesty.

Jailed: Mobile phone moped robber who struck in Bethnal Green and Mile End 

12 Jan

A robber who stole mobile phones from pedestrians in Mile End and Bethnal Green while riding a stolen moped has been jailed.

More weapons found in police ‘sweeps’ on Bethnal Green and Mile End housing estates 

11 Jan

Police have uncovered more hidden weapons during ‘sweeps’ in east London when they returned to search two housing estates in Bethnal Green and Mile End.

Call for government apology after 75 years for Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster that killed 173 people 

4 Jan

New Year preparations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bethnal Green wartime air raid shelter disaster could be overshadowed by a looming campaign for a long-awaited government apology.

Bethnal Green man jailed for carrying out Camden courier fraud 

23 Dec

A man from Bethnal Green has been jailed for his role in a courier fraud where an elderly woman was conned into handing over cash.

Pervert who sexually assaulted Tube passenger travelling through Bethnal Green is jailed 

19 Dec

A “disgraceful” sex pest who targeted women using the Tube has been jailed for eight months.

Stairway to Heaven memorial unveiled to Bethnal Green’s 1943 wartime air raid shelter tragedy 

18 Dec

A veteran of 102 sat in her wheelchair beneath the new memorial in Bethnal Green Gardens being unveiled with her memories of the 173 people who died in Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster.

Bethnal Green WW2 Tube disaster memorial unveiled 

17 Dec

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

Hyperlocal & blogs

Two tickets for Damien Jurado on 15th March for sale 

11 Mar

Can't go to this now so offering two tickets for this concert at St John on Bethnal Green on Thursday.

arepa & co to open in bethnal green 

28 Feb

We’re pretty partial to a Pernil (pork shoulder, tomato and avo) Arepa from Arepa & Co in Haggerston so it’s great to hear that they’re opening up a second site on Paradise Row in Bethnal Green in March.

The Grift at Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel | Theatre review 

31 Jan

The Grift experience begins upon entering the trendy Town Hall Hotel and taking in its Edwardian charm.

Review: Review: The Grift (Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel) 

30 Jan

Tom Salamon's immersive show opens in east London...

Did you witness red moped robberies?, Roman Road Survey, Bun House, Art Exhibitions 

28 Jan

Bethnal Green CID are appealing for witnesses for a number of robberies during the afternoon of 24/01/2018, whereby the suspects were seen to be riding a RED MOPED at the time of the Offences.

Head teacher at centre of Tower Hamlets bullying row steps down 

26 Jan

Members of teacher’s trade union GMB delivered a complaint to Tower Hamlets Council Pic: GMB The head teacher of Bangabandhu School in Bethnal Green, who allegedly bullied support staff has resigned 18 months after formal complaints were first made.

Our Fave London Music Videos! 

23 Jan

Amidst all the QX office pandemonium for Kylie’s new single, one thing in particular caught our eyes.

Thousands sign petition to save ancient mulberry tree in Bethnal Green 

16 Jan

Nurses dance round the Mulberry Tree in the grounds of London Chest Hospital in 1944 Pic: Courtesy of the Royal London Hospital Archives More than five thousand people have signed a petition to preserve an historic mulberry tree, that has been ...

Theatre News: Casting announced for The Grift 

9 Jan

The site-specific, immersive theatre piece opens at the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel from the end of January...

The Pamper Shop 

5 Jan

Right, moving into 2018 with gusto and thanks to our Jan of Spitalfields for sharing that on Saturday January 20th at St Margaret’s in Old Ford Road by Bethnal Green Station there’s a whole day from 11 am of wellness and healthy living workshops...

London’s weekly railway news #232 

22 Dec

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail London Underground The Chiswick footbridge, which is intended to relieve congestion at Gunnersbury Tube Station, has completed the second phase ...

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...

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