North East London hyperlocal portal Sunday 20 August 2017

Bethnal Green news

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.

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

12 Jul

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.

‘Dangerous’ Sanchez Edwards, wanted after widow, 92, is robbed, seen in Bethnal Green 

7 Jul

Police attempting to trace a ‘dangerous and violent’ absconder wanted in connection with a violent robbery of a 92-year-old woman have released footage of him in Bethnal Green station.

Man rushed to hospital after third floor flat fire in Bethnal Green 

24 Jun

One man has been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out on a third floor flat in Bethnal Green.

Bethnal Green fire: Building evacuated as flames spread 

24 Jun

Flames engulf a third-floor flat and spreads to the roof of the building in east London.

Bethnal Green fire: Smoke billows into sky as 50 firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats 

24 Jun

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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.

Hello world! 

4 Jul

Welcome to WordPress.

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.

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