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Guilty: Drug dealer who murdered Bromley-by-Bow father Brenton Roper on his doorstep 

13 Jul

A drug dealer is facing a life sentence for the murder of a father who was shot and stabbed on the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow.


National Theatre is joined by Bromley-by-Bow centre for Shakespeare’s Pericles 

13 Jul

People of all ages who use the Bromley-by-Bow community centre are among a National Theatre company of 200 working with professional artists to perform Shakespeare’s Pericles.


Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 

13 Jul

Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 52 minutes ago Lorraine King --> Police are appealing for information leading to a missing woman who could be in Stratford or Victoria Park.


Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 

13 Jul

Police are appealing for information leading to a missing woman who could be in Stratford or Victoria Park.


Bow student conquers Man v Coast event in aid of Help Refugees charity 

12 Jul

A student has conquered a gruelling coastal swimming, running and cliff-jumping race raising funds for refugees.


Acclaimed artist with paintings sold to Prince Charles and Oprah Winfrey can’t access Bow studio due to vandalised disabled parking bay 

12 Jul

An acclaimed artist with Multiple Sclerosis has been forced to fight a long-running battle with the council to park outside her Bow studio.


Open day at Bow pets hospital to mark PDSA charity’s 100 years caring for animals 

10 Jul

Animal lovers and budding vets can see behind the scenes when the PDSA’s pet hospital in Bow throws open its doors on Saturday as part of the charity’s centenary celebrations.


Flooding in Bow forces 20 homes and shops to be evacuated overnight 

10 Jul

Shops and houses were evacuated in Bow last night due to flooding.


Descendants lead heritage walk in footsteps of 1888 Bryant & May’s matchgirl strike march through Whitechapel 

8 Jul

Descendants of the historic 1888 matchgirls’ strike at Bryant May’s factory in Bow have led a heritage march from the East End to the City on the 130th anniversary of the dispute that changed industrial working conditions for ever.


Matchgirl descendant leads heritage walk 130 years after Bryant & May’s strike 

6 Jul

A descendant of one of the original 1888 matchgirl strike leaders at Bryant May’s in Bow is leading a heritage walk today to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the famous dispute that changed industrial working conditions for ever.


Police searching for missing 19-year-old last seen in Bow Road 

5 Jul

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing man Ryan Karim.


200 sign up as Bow youth service puts ‘spotlight’ on new Eastside centre music studio 

29 Jun

A music studio with creative activities to keep youths off the streets and out of trouble has opened in Bow’s Eastside centre.


TRAVEL: Bow Road station accident halts trains on District and Hammersmith & City lines 

28 Jun

Travel chaos tonight on the District and Hammersmith City lines on the London Underground because of an incident at Bow Road station.


Clean air campaigners stop the traffic in St Paul’s Way to stage their green pop-up festival 

26 Jun

Traffic was blocked off along a polluted main road in Bow Common so enthusiasts could hold a ‘clean air’ festival, of all things.


Street named ‘Barry Blandford Way’ to honour former Tower Hamlets Mayor 

25 Jun

Two young cousins were chosen to cut the ribbon in a ceremony to name a street in Bromley-by-Bow after their distinguished granddad.


Launch of Spotlight’s new Eastside music studio shines light on youth talent in Bow 

21 Jun

A creative space for young people officially opens in Bow today with a state-of-the-art recording studio to get youngsters involved in the music industry with professionals.


Lamar Stewart murder: Salman Ahmed jailed for life for stabbing innocent man in Bow 

20 Jun

An “extremely violent” man who murdered an innocent party-goer in a revenge attack in Bow has been jailed for life today.


Bow party murder: Killer to be sentenced today 

20 Jun

An “extremely violent” man who murdered a fellow party-goer is to be sentenced today.


Heritage walk marks 130 years on from matchgirls’ historic strike at Bryant & May’s Bow factory 

19 Jun

A heritage walk to commemorate 130 years since famous east London matchgirls strike at Bow is planned next month by historians and a descendant of one of the women.


‘Extremely violent’ man guilty of murdering party-goer in Bow 

18 Jun

An “extremely violent” man who stabbed a fellow party-goer to death has been found guilty of murder.


Bow pupils propose road safety measures following crashes outside school 

12 Jun

How do you solve a problem like congestion and road safety...


Bromley: Defender Jake Goodman joins National League club 

8 Jun

National League club Bromley agree a deal to sign former Millwall and AFC Wimbledon defender Jake Goodman.


Bow assault: Man attacked in his flat after meeting stranger through dating app 

5 Jun

Police today launched an appeal to find a “violent man” who reportedly attacked a stranger he met through a gay dating app.


Volunteers get to grips with litter in Victoria Park after All Points East festival 

5 Jun

Volunteers have joined Tower Hamlets contractors to clean up the East End’s parks as well as streets and housing estates all this week.


Graham helps Ability Bow gym which helped him walk again after avalanche 

3 Jun

Graham Naylor is lucky to be alive after almost being frozen to death buried deep by an avalanche on a skiing trip.


Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC 

1 Jun

The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow is calling for more money for the NSPCC’s childline service.


One woman’s mission to treat suffering animals is PDSA’s legacy as pets’ welfare charity 

31 May

The animal welfare charity that runs east London’s busy Bow Pets Hospital is marking the centenary of its founder Maria Dickin setting up her first dispensary for sick animals in Whitechapel.


The ‘tube’ is used in Bow to monitor air pollution in St Paul’s Way 

23 May

Diffusion tubes to monitor air pollution have been installed in east London along the busy St Paul’s Way in Bow Common.


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.


Victoria Park Singers offer £9 choir bursary to mark mental health awareness week 

16 May

Victoria Park Singers offer £9 choir bursary to mark mental health awareness week 2 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A community choir has launched a bursary to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.


Co-op shoppers in the Mile End Road give cash to keep PDSA pets’ hospital in Bow running 

16 May

Bella the puppy wants to say ‘thanks’ with a big lick to the shoppers at the Co-op who have raised £2,770 for the animal hospital in Bow that treats sick and injured pets.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Sounds of Harringay 

18 Jul

Inspired by Liz's Alroy Rd meeting tonight I found this doozy https://www.


Family events: Unity Festival, Africa Utopia, Community Fair & Dog Show 

17 Jul

Africa Utopia Africa Utopia (photo above) is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.


Treasury Wine Estates overhauls Lindeman’s Bins range in time for 175th anniversary 

16 Jul

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has unveiled new packaging for its Lindeman’s Bins range, using artwork from Australian artist David Bromley.


How to contact Tower Hamlets Police 

16 Jul

Our local Met Police have issued a useful pdf guide (with active links) of how to contact them.


Fete Mile End Park, Community Golf Day, Raise Money for St Joseph’s Hospice 

12 Jul

What’s on soon in the East End The Village Butty is this Saturday (14th July 2018) in Mile End Park near the Palm Tree pub.


See the Restored Tower at Bow Church 

9 Jul

Last Saturday the scaffolding was finally removed from Bow Church Tower.


Building Men’s Health Project 

6 Jul

Photo above: Building Men’s Health.


Drugs Raids, Hospital Garden Party, Bandstand, RAF Flypast, Paddle Steamer 

2 Jul

Photo above: Sept 26th 2015.


Bow Food Bank 

29 Jun

Bow Foodbank is open every Monday morning from 9.30am.


More photos of the Olympic Park Building Site 

25 Jun

Top photo: Mud, Olympic Park.


Mayor leads protest against reduction in key East London bus service 

25 Jun

The 277 is being cut from Saturday next week.


Events and Exhibitions coming up soon 

24 Jun

On Thursday 28th of June the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants to hear from you.


Geezers attend Any Old Irons 

22 Jun

A good turnout from the Geezers club attended the 5 week course Any Old Irons in the Hope & Anchor in Poplar during April & May.


Audio: Matthias Tanzmann shares a rare live recording from Moon Harbour at OFF Week 

20 Jun

Audio: Matthias Tanzmann shares a rare live recording from Moon Harbour at OFF Week Posted on Wednesday 20th June, 2018 Matthias Tanzmann is one of electronic music’s key artists.


Changes at Stratford 

19 Jun

Back in March the Architects Journal ran an article headlined Major redesign for Olympicopolis to save St Paul’s views.


New play at Stratford 

16 Jun

On Weds 20th June the play Shebeen starts it’s two week run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.


SuperYacht Forever One in West India Dock 

12 Jun

After a quiet period, there appears to be a bit more activity with ships visiting West India Dock, the latest arrival is the superyacht Forever One.


Police and Crime News 

11 Jun

The sheer amount online fraud and street robberies going on leaves the police struggling to cope.


East Bank and Vulcan Wharf 

10 Jun

Six years on from London 2012, the development bandwagon around the Olympic Park rolls on.


This Weekend and Other News 

8 Jun

Above one of many events at the National Gallery Saturday Family Events at National Gallery Saturday London Festival of Architecture is well underway and on Saturday 9th June 2018 there are a number of free...


Rebel World Cup, New Writing, Bubble Rush Runners, Music Festival and ABBA. 

3 Jun

Grim News on the Streets Late last week a cyclist was filmed threatening a driver with an enormous ‘zombie-killer’ knife in Croydon.


Bow Church – Summer Concert (Fri 8th June, 7.30PM) 

3 Jun

This Friday sees Queen Mary University of London Chamber Ensemble, String Quartet and Jazz Ensemble present a programme of classical music and jazz to help celebrate the end of the academic year.


The weird world of the Ofo dockless bikes 

2 Jun

It was on the 10th March that I encountered a lone yellow Ofo bike near Here East.


London Nights: exhibition review 

1 Jun

Above – DVD cover of the restored 1929 film.


Forgotten Suffragettes 

30 May

A lady called Esther kindly emailed us about the incredible suffragette stories almost nobody knows about.


Concert at St Mary’s Church Bow, and other news 

28 May

Photo above: Site of Captain Cook’s house, Stepney.


2 manhole covers are subsiding near speed camera eastbound, 27th May 

27 May

Two manhole covers are subsiding near speed camera eastbound on bow road.


In Conversation with Sir Paul 

25 May

City staff are invited to the event 'In Conversation with Sir Paul', chaired by Professor of International Journalism, Michael Bromley...


Photos from before the Olympics 

25 May

Photo above: dumped tyres, Trego Road, Hackney Wick.


Insider Guide to All Points East – Set Times, Hot Picks & Tips 

24 May

Here’s our super quick mini guide to the new festival All Points East in Victoria Park from 25-27 June 2018.



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