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Star of Bethnal Green prepares for Bank Holiday Monday street festival 

24 May

Hundreds of revellers are likely to head to east London for the annual Monday Bank Holiday street festival at the Star of Bethnal Green pub.


Luther Edwards murder trial: Friend who tried to fend off attackers describes last moments 

24 May

Luther Edwards, who was fatally stabbed and beaten outside a boxing event in Bethnal Green, asked a close friend to look out for him not long before he died, a court heard.


Tower Hamlets Mayor paints the town black in Bethnal Green graffiti wars 

23 May

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.


Programme of multicultural music to take place across Bethnal Green and Victoria Park this summer 

21 May

A multicultural orchestra is running events throughout summer in Bethnal Green and Victoria Park.


Bethnal Green tube memorial, the Stairway to Heaven, receives architectural award 

17 May

The memorial at Bethnal Green tube station has been recognised for being a piece of “architectural excellence”.


Luther Edwards murder trial: CCTV in Bethnal Green caught ‘cigarettes, not knife’ 

16 May

The knife that was allegedly passed between defendants in the Luther Edwards murder trial could in fact have been a box of cigarettes, a court heard.


Bethnal Green terror campaign group director has own terror conviction upheld 

15 May

The director of a charity that offers advice on terrorism laws has failed in his bid to challenge his own conviction under the Terrorism Act.


Family escape blaze in Bethnal Green after being woken up by smoke 

14 May

A family were woken in the night when fire swept through their home in Bethnal Green.


Thug is jailed after hurling acid at driver through car window in Bethnal Green 

11 May

A man who threw sulphuric acid at a driver and passenger through an open car window when they pulled up at traffic lights in Bethnal Green has been jailed for 14 years.


Luther Edwards was stabbed to death in Bethnal Green by gang that includes his girlfriend’s ex-lover, court hears 

9 May

A father-of-two was stabbed to death in Bethnal Green during a brutal attack by a gang of men including his girlfriend’s ex-lover, a court heard.


Man jailed for Bethnal Green acid attack 

9 May

A man who threw acid onto a driver and his passenger through a car window in a deliberate attack has been jailed for 14 years.


Emma Brown takes skydive leap of faith to raise funds for London Air Ambulance in memory of stabbed brother Russell ‘Barty’ 

5 May

Emma Brown threw herself out of a plane 15,000 feet up in the air as a gesture for her brother who was stabbed to death in Bethnal Green.


Bengal festival celebrates Hindu Krishna god and his goddess at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix 

2 May

Performances of Baul and Vaishnav medieval and earlier music were staged to packed audiences in Bethnal Green and Poplar ahead of tomorrow’s Bengal festival opening in Mayfair.


Boxing champ Anthony Joshua bags Guinness World Record in Bethnal Green 

11 Apr

Boxing heavyweight Anthony Joshua helped put hundreds through their paces in a mass ‘boxercise’ session in Bethnal Green.


Bungling burglars fail in cash till raid on Krays’ Pellicci ‘caff’ in Bethnal Green Road 

10 Apr

Bungling burglars thought they could turn over Bethnal Green’s famous Pellicci greasy spoon café where ther Krays used to hang out—but couldn’t get the cash till open.


Worshippers celebrate 150th anniversary of Bethnal Green Methodist Church 

4 Apr

Methodist worshippers are marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of their church in Bethnal Green with tours of the parish and a weekend celebration in the summer.


Friday night in Bethnal Green means Punk feminist wrestling under railway arches 

29 Mar

Women punk wrestlers are coming to Bethnal Green under railway arches near you with all their grunts and groans.


Bethnal Green gallery hosts photo exhibition on Rohingya refugees 

27 Mar

A harrowing look at refugees fleeing “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar was on display at The Brick Lane Gallery last weekend.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

loti eats | arepa & co 

24 May

After starting life as a street food stall, husband and wife team Gus and Kathe opened the first Arepa Co restaurant in Haggerston in 2014.


bethnal green street party 

22 May

The Star of Bethnal Green is turning ten and they’re celebrating with another edition of the Bethnal Green Street Party this Bank Holiday Monday.


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 18-20 May 2018 

18 May

There’s a couple of cheeky ???? plugs in my clubs in London list for my own gigs.


Bethnal Green to host traditional Royal Wedding street party 

17 May

Street party for the Coronation of George VI and Elizabeth May 1937, Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney.


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 3 May-6 May 2018 

3 May

This weekend’s roundup of evening delights at top offbeat clubs in London (and even an excursion to Brighton).


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 26-29 April 

26 Apr

This weekend’s roundup of evening delights in the capital.


Speeding, 24th April 

24 Apr

People speed down Bethnal Green road in their cars at an alarming rate with little regard for life.


Classes over the Early May Bank Holiday 

19 Apr

May is the month of bank holidays! Check out the list below to find out which classes are open over the Early May bank Holiday.


Bethnal Green barber convicted of online banking fraud 

30 Mar

 Pic: Sir Mildred Pierce A Bethnal Green barber who hacked into customers’ online banking accounts and transferred money to himself has been given a suspended prison sentence of two years.


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 ...



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