North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 23 June 2017

Bethnal Green news

Bethnal Green campaign group director faces trial over ‘password disclosure refusal’ 

21 Jun

The director of a campaign group charged with failing to disclose his mobile phone password after he was detained at Heathrow Airport is to face trial later this year.

Bethnal Green youth theatre director delighted by advert award success 

19 Jun

An actress and youth theatre director has won an award for her performance in a television commercial.

Man in critical condition after being hit by bus in Bethnal Green 

13 Jun

A man is in a critical condition after being hit by a bus near Bethnal Green station.

Recycling lorry smashes into low railway bridge in Whitechapel 

12 Jun

An investigation is underway after a Veolia recycling lorry crashed into a low railway bridge between Whitechapel and Bethnal Green.

Election 2017: Rushanara Ali MP celebrates ‘expression of hope over fear’ as Labour re-elected in Bethnal Green and Bow 

9 Jun

The newly re-elected Bethnal Green and Bow MP described her overwhelming win as an “expression of hope over fear” as she swept to power with a nearly 11 per cent increase on her majority.

£100 fine if you are caught begging, urinating or touting in the Brick Lane area 

9 Jun

Anyone caught begging, touting or refusing to stop drinking in the Brick Lane area between Bethnal Green and Whitechapel can be fined £100 on the spot.

Election 2017: Full results for each Tower Hamlets constituency 

9 Jun

Labour made gains in both Bethnal Green and Bow and Poplar and Limehouse.

Bethnal Green man jailed for three burglaries 

2 Jun

A burglar from Bethnal Green has been jailed for carrying out three break-ins.

Bethnal Green director of campaign group Cage charged under terrorism act 

17 May

The director of a campaign group has been charged with failing to disclose his password after he was detained at Heathrow Airport.

Thousands attend Boishakhi Mela parade from Brick Lane to Bethnal Green 

15 May

The streets were awash with colour as the Boishakhi Mela parade made its way from Brick Lane to Bethnal Green to launch the biggest celebration of the Bengali New Year.

Bethnal Green boss’s crimes unearthed in author’s book talk 

15 May

The legacy of a corrupt 19th century magistrate’s crimes against the East End’s poorest was exposed in a book talk at the Wanstead Tap.

Election 2017: Bethnal Green and Bow and Poplar and Limehouse candidates announced 

12 May

The Tower Hamlets candidates for the general election 2017 have been announced.

Former Bethnal Green police station worker admits possessing indecent images of children 

3 May

A former police property officer has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting possessing indecent images of children.

Amazon and Magic Breakfast drop off books at St John’s Primary in Bethnal Green 

2 May

Two book characters called ‘Mr Bump’ and ‘Little Miss Princess’ turned up in east London to deliver a huge donation of books to Bethnal Green schoolchildren to inspire them to love reading.

Crimes and times of Bethnal Green ‘boss’ Joseph Merceron unearthed in book 

26 Apr

This relentlessly fascinating account of the sordid schemes of Joseph Merceron, a 19th century magistrate of Bethnal Green, charts the rise, fall and return of a man who shamelessly stole from the East End’s poorest.

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”.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Edith Walks – Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair and their band of Mummers 

22 Jun

Ahead of EDITH: A Performance at St John’s on Bethnal Green  in the East End Film Festival I recall the day I spent with Andrew Kötting’s merry band of Mummers as they started out on their 100-mile pilgrimage to Hastings from Waltham Abbey ~ ~ ...

Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre, York Hall, Bethnal Green 

19 Jun

Amigos! It's time again for Mexico's masked superheroes to fight it out in an epic battle of Good vs Evil at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.

Bikeworks Yardsale! – Saturday 8th July 

14 Jun

Over the years Bikeworks have amassed a treasure-trove of useful bicycle parts, frames, random bits and related equipment.

Man in critical condition after being hit by a bus in Bethnal Green 

13 Jun

A man is in hospital after being hit by a bus in Bethnal Green Pic: Julian Walker A man is in critical condition after being hit by a bus near Bethnal Green station this morning.

25% off drinks at the sun tavern 

9 Jun

We’re officially into festival season and The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green is getting into the spirit by knocking 25% OFF drinks for anyone wearing a festival wristband.

#ELLection – Labour maintains stronghold in Tower Hamlets 

9 Jun

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushnara Ali.

Diss Street re-housing scheme 

9 Jun

Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green Diss Street Re-housing Scheme This commemoration stone was laid on Saturday 28th October 1922 by his worship the Mayor, Councillor Joseph James Vaughan.

Ravenscroft Park 

31 May

Ravenscroft Park This park was opened on 5th December 1990 byDr David Bellamy for the people of Bethnal Green with thanks to the Monument Trust and the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association for assistance with grants.

Tree on the way of cyclist lane, 23rd May 

23 May

This tree is in the way of cyclists and begins where the cyclist lane joins the main road.

£5 tickets for Disco 54 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – Celebrate 5 Years of To Do List with #FIVERAMA 

19 May

We’re celebrating 5 years of To Do List with a £5 ticket offer to dance the night away at our favorite haunt Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

Bethnal Green and Bow 2017 

16 May

As the General Election approaches, only six candidates have put their names forward for the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency, fighting for the honour of being its last MP.

Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow 

10 May

Our GE17 candiate for Bethnal Green & Bow Wed, 10/05/2017 - 20:14 Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 We are delighted to announce that Charlotte (Charlie) Chirico is our candidate for the 2017 General Election.


5 May

Would you like to work for an exciting social enterprise that turned 10 years old last year? Well Bikeworks is recruiting a new part time finance manager! The closing date for applications is 26th May and interviews will be held on the 1st & 2nd of ...

#ELLection: Tower Hamlets hoping to maintain Labour stronghold 

28 Apr

Tower Hamlets is made up of two constituencies        Pic: TUB ( wikimedia ) The two Labour MPs representing the constituencies within Tower Hamlets will be hoping to retain their relatively safe seats on June 8.

Retail is changing 

28 Apr

Our shop is changing Selling bikes is not what it used to be and life is tough for an independent bike shop in these days of internet giants.

Exhibitions East 

26 Apr

» Over the weekend I went to the Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered exhibition at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.

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.

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