North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 25 April 2017

Bethnal Green news

Storeroom flat in Bethnal Green likened to 'Harry Potter's bedroom' on sale for £350,000 

18 Apr

A converted storeroom behind a former Victorian poorhouse in Bethnal Green has gone on the market for £350,000 in the latest dramatic example of east Londons rampant property boom.

Rare photos of post-war London published 

15 Apr

The images of Bethnal Green are by photographer Nigel Henderson, taken between 1949-1953.

Oxford House carpentry show reveals secret of woodcraft at Bethnal Green 

5 Apr

An exhibition of carpentry where visitors can try their hand at woodwork themselves opens next week in London’s East End in a district once the thriving centre of the furniture-making industry.

Palm Sunday parade in Bethnal Green? Must be coming up to Easter at Jesus Green 

4 Apr

You can always tell when Easter is just a week away—they have Palm Sunday parades in London’s East End seven days before the Big Day.

Staff shown how to be LGBT-friendly at Anchor’s Silk Court care home in Bethnal Green 

4 Apr

A project has been carried out at a care home for the elderly to help staff in London’s East End become more ‘gay friendly’.

Two brothers acquitted of Russell Brown murder in Bethnal Green 

29 Mar

Two brothers charged with the east London murder of 26-year-old Russell Brown—who had volunteered to donate a kidney for a sick relative—have been acquitted at the Old Bailey.

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.

‘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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

The Bus Stop Ms of Tower Hamlets 

25 Apr

6 ♣ Bethnal Green/Poplar/Stepney Aha, it's my local playing card, specifically the three boroughs that came together to create Tower Hamlets.

Free bike maintenance courses in West London 2017-18 

24 Apr

Do you want to learn bicycle maintenance and repair from our professional tutors? Would you like to tune up your bike and take away practical cycle-care skills? Well join us for our *free*  one-day maintenance courses! The courses are open to all ...

May Day Bank Holiday – 1st May 

24 Apr

Find out whether your class is open on the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday the 1st May below: Bethnal Green – closed Camden – classes running as normal Clapham Junction – closed Embankment – closed Forest Gate – closed Greenwich – classes ...

Denman fountain 

20 Apr

Memorial to Alice Maud Denman and Peter Regelous who lost their lives in attempting to save others at a fire at 423, Hackney Road, on the 20th April 1902.

A stroll around Shoreditch and Bethnal Green 

14 Apr

Friday, April 14th 2017 As the evenings are drawing out and it is still light after work, Tigger fancied taking a look around the Shoreditch area to see if there was any new street art on show.

Bikeworks Easter Opening 

13 Apr

Bikeworks wish all our customers, clients, trainees and friends a wonderful time this long weekend.

Family Cycle Training Victoria Park This Easter 

7 Apr

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

Charles Dickens House, Bethnal Green II: The Tide of Tall Building Turns 

4 Apr

I’m pleased to feature this week the second part of Andrew Parnell’s fascinating guest post on Charles Dickens House and its wider context.

Abandoned bicycle, 1st April 

1 Apr

Abandoned red/burgundy Raleigh bike frame, locked to the bike rack on the north side of Bethnal Green Road, near Shoreditch train station.

Easter holidays 

28 Mar

Looking to dance off all the Easter feasting? Find out if your class is taking a break for Easter below or join us in Peckham on Easter Sunday for Easter Hop South .

Charles Dickens House, Bethnal Green I: ‘Clear the Slums!’ – the Surge that Produced Tall Blocks 

28 Mar

I’m very pleased to feature, this week and next, two more excellent guest posts, these by Andrew Parnell.

Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course (City&Guilds Lv.2) – May 2017 

27 Mar

Do you want to become a certified bicycle mechanic? We are now taking bookings for our May 2017 Professional Bicycle Maintenance Course.

New funding for Bethnal Green Ventures 

27 Mar

We’re very pleased to be able to announce new funding for Bethnal Green Ventures from Big Society Capital , Nesta and Nominet Trust .

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.

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