North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 22 February 2017

Bow & Bromley news

Appeal to find missing Bromley boy Aiden Shannon, 13, who could be in Stratford 

19 Feb

Police are appealing for information to find a missing 13-year-old boy from Bromley who could be in Stratford.

The new Bow Primary school delayed a year, Tower Hamlets warns parents 

16 Feb

A desperately-needed new primary school planned to cope with a booming population growth in London’s expanding East End is being delayed by a year, anxious parents have been told.

Mile End Road crash: Dramatic scene after car ploughs into tree and lamppost in Bow 

9 Feb

This was the dramatic scene after a car ploughed into a tree and a lamppost in east London.

Waste managent Bywaters plant turns on the sun to run its Bow factory 

31 Jan

A waste management plant by the River Lea has saved 361 tonnes of CO2 in just 12 months by installing 4,000 solar panels on the roof.

Battle by 38 Degrees to save public parks from commecial festivals gets 170,000 names online 

31 Jan

A petition to stop commercial events taking over east London’s Victoria Park and other green spaces around the country has been signed by almost 1,500 people from neighbouring streets.

Groom charged with four counts of rape and a robbery on his wedding day 

26 Jan

Snaresbrook Crown Court in Holybush Hill, Snaresbrook, east London (Picture: PA) A groom has been charged with four counts of rape after a woman was sexually attacked – on his wedding day.

Bow School’s new 6th form first ever A-Level results tops Tower Hamlets league table 

25 Jan

A new sixth form opened at a school in east London just two years ago has finished top of the local league table for high grades at A-level in its first ever results, it has emerged this week.

Dog lover risks life wading into Victoria Park lake to save stranger's pet 

25 Jan

A professional dog walker risked his life by wading across a partly-frozen boating lake to save a strangers dog that had fallen through the ice.

Run The Jewels to bring their Trump-baiting hip hop to Field Day 

23 Jan

A couple of gems: Field Day’s newest act, Run The Jewels.

Bromley sign Alan Dunne, Brandon Hanlan and Aaron Hayden 

20 Jan

Bromley sign ex-Millwall defender Alan Dunne, plus Charlton's Brandon Hanlan and Wolves' Aaron Hayden on a month's loan.

Man from Hackney charged with Victoria Park rape 

20 Jan

Detectives investigating an alleged rape in Victoria Park last Friday have arrested and charged a man.

Two sex attacks in Victoria Park within two days 

17 Jan

Vigilance has been urged, after two sex attacks took place in Victoria Park within the space of two days.

Hunt for rapist who attacked woman in Victoria Park earlier today 

13 Jan

Detectives are hunting a rapist who struck in the very early hours of today at Victoria Park in east London.

Woman raped in Victoria Park 

13 Jan

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly raped in Victoria Park in the early hours this morning.

MISSING: Have you seen Kelsey Price, 13, from Bromley-by-Bow 

8 Jan

Police are appealing for help tonight to find a schoolgirl missing from her home in east London after she was last seen on Thursday afternoon.

tTy Appeal: Take a bow for wonderful show of generosity 

3 Jan

Thousands of children and young people had a much brighter Christmas Day thanks to the generosity of donors in Newham and beyond.

At last a blue plaque at the home of Thomas Barnardo in the Bow Road—after 150 years 

3 Jan

A blue plaque has gone up on a terraced house to mark the home of Thomas Barnardo 150 years after he began his work rescuing street children in London’s East End.

Search for missing kittens belonging to cat abandoned in a box at Bow 

15 Dec

Animal welfare volunteers are searching for missing kittens in London’s East End after the ‘mother’ cat was found abandoned in a box in the street with a note.

Suspects caught on CCTV after bikes stolen from underground car-park in Bow Common 

9 Dec

Detectives investigating bikes stolen from an underground car-park in London’s East End have released CCTV footage today of two men caught on camera getting into the building and cycling away.

ADVERTISER 150: It’s 1916 and the men are at the Western Front while Suffragettes set up battle HQ in Bow 

3 Dec

Our nightly series looking at the news covered by the East London Advertiser from 1866, celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, is now looking at local events during the Great War.

1913: ‘Farthing Bundles’ of toys given out to children in Bow in campaign tackling poverty 

2 Dec

Our continuing nightly look the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary reaches 1913 and the start of the ‘Farthing Bundle’ for the children of the East End’s poor that is to last the next half century.

Two teenagers bailed in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer 

2 Dec

Two teenagers aged 16 have been bailed until January following their arrests in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer in Bow.

Bow stabbing: Woman and man in court charged with attempted murder of undercover cop 

28 Nov

A woman and a man charged with the attempted murder of an undercover drugs cop during a covert operation in London’s East End have appeared in court today.

Woman walking dog could be witness to car abandoned after alleged ‘hit run’ in Bow Road, say police 

27 Nov

Police are appealing for a woman out walking her dog to come forward who may have seen car being abandoned near a cemetery after an alleged “hit and run” incident when an 11-year-old schoolboy was badly injured in London’s East End.

Two charged after stabbing of undercover cop in Bow due in court 

27 Nov

A man and a woman have been charged following the stabbing of an under-cover drugs cop in London’s East End, Scotland Yard confirmed today.

Boy, 10, badly injured in rush-hour alleged hit-and-run accident on A13 Bow Road 

25 Nov

A 10-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a rush-hour accident on the A11 in east London when police said the car involved failed to stop.

Police urge youths to give themselves up after undercover drugs cop is stabbed in Bow 

24 Nov

Detectives today are urging the teenagers who involved in Tuesday night’s stabbing of an undercover drugs cop in London’s East End to hand themselves in to police.

Stabbed policeman: hunt for youths linked to two knife incidents in Bow last night 

23 Nov

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was stabbed on duty in London’s East End last night.

Man held after police officer is stabbed in east London in street attack at Bow 

23 Nov

A police officer has been stabbed in a night-time incident outside a pub in London’s East End.

ADVERTISER 150: Reporting on how match girls’ strike of 1888 changes attitudes 

22 Nov

The Advertiser celebrating its 150th anniversary looks back in our nightly review on the landmark stories of London’s East End.

Mayor visits family after boy’s ‘unexplained death’ following collapse at Bow School 

15 Nov

The parents of the schoolboy who died after being taken ill during what’s believed to have been a lunchtime detention at his East London school have had a visit from the Mayor of Tower Hamlets offering condolence.

Hyperlocal & blogs

People Power can Work 

17 Feb

MEOTRA (the Mile End Old Town Residents Association) reports that the council have refused planning permission for a 15 -storey tower block on the site of the former Benjy’s nightclub at Mile End.

Traditions ends with Tradittude 

16 Feb

The Traditions Art Exhibition at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park ends its run with a final celebration on Sunday(19th Feb) – Tradittude, a day of events, performances and experiences, with something for everyone.

Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Area Gains Designation 

15 Feb

It's official:The application to designate the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Planning Area was approved on the 6th February 2017 by the Mayor in a Mayoral Executive Decision .

Traditions film goes Online 

11 Feb

The Traditions Art Exhibition at the ArtPavilion in Mile End Park continues until Sunday 19th Feb.

Ability Bow Edges Closer… 

11 Feb

Sometime ago we posted about the threat of closure to the Ability Bow Gym in St Paul’s Church in St Stephen’s Road.

Enjoy traditional indoor games at Traditions and.. 

5 Feb

try out Pubopoly, the new board game devised by artist Lucy Schofield for the Geezer’s  Where’s My Boozer Gone? campaign, and see how many pubs you can save from the developers.

Urgent! Sign the Petition on the Roman Road Tomorrow! 

3 Feb

The 3 remaining public nurseries in Tower Hamlets are at risk of privatization and parents of these nurseries and local residents are standing against these proposals, as they will impact on the youngest in our Tower Hamlets community.

Ted re-lives his glory days in Louise’s painting. 

31 Jan

A standout painting at Artcatchers TRADITIONS Exhibition which opens this week at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park is Louise Gridley’s portrait of Geezer Ted Lewis, who in his younger days was a champion boxer.

Author Kate Thompson Visits the Geezers 

30 Jan

The Geezers recently received a visit to their Tuesday session from the author Kate Thompson .

Introducing Media and Communications Officer Lara Sweetman PC 417HT 

30 Jan

We have just received this introduction and update on policing matters from the Boroughs new Media and Communications Officer.

Britain’s Binary Roads 

30 Jan

Britain's Binary Roads A1 : London - Edinburgh (the Great North Road) [396 miles] A10 : London - King's Lynn (the Great Cambridge Road) [100 miles] A11 : Aldgate - Bow (I live on it!) and M11 Junction 9A - Norwich [formerly 111 miles] A100 : Tower ...

Artcatcher are Back! 

26 Jan

Artcatcher are back at the Art Pavilion in February with their annual much-more-than an Art Exhibition.

Rewind 2016 with the Roman Road Trust 

26 Jan

2016 was an exciting and successful year for the Trust, starting off with the launch of its new website ,  followed by the launch of the Neighbourhood forum, the new Roman Road Market, the Queen’s Birthday Party, the Summer Festival, right through...

Unexpected station closures 

21 Jan

I was heading home late on Thursday evening when I discovered that Bow Road station was closed.


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.

One Day Left To Object 

17 Jan

The Mile End Old Town Residents Association ( MEOTRA ) has alerted us to a proposed development of a 15 story block of flats on the site of Benjy’s in Mile End.

Litter by the side of the road, 14th January 

14 Jan

Litter Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bow Interchange, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...

Be a Lock Keeper! 

11 Jan

The Canal and River Trust are looking for volunteers for the iconic role of lock-keeper for Old Ford Lock on the Regents Canal next to Victoria Park.

Second London Chest Hospital Petition 

11 Jan

Proposed residential blocks Second London Chest Hospital Petition (Proposed residential blocks) We, the undersigned, object to PA/16/03342 and 03343 because the three proposed residential blocks would dominate rather than defer to the Grade II-listed...

Rubbish and graffiti, 7th January 

7 Jan

Rubbish and graffiti Thanks :) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bow Interchange, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...

Happy New Year 

1 Jan

Happy New Year from the Geezers and everyone at OurBow.

The Developers are are it again on the Roman 

31 Dec

This shop  – formerly Shoe World at 538-540 Roman Road – will now become half-a-shop if planning permission is given to convert the rear half into a 3-bed maisonette.

Last Chance to Save the Gasholders 

31 Dec

Another part of historic Tower Hamlets is under threat.


27 Dec



25 Dec

FORMER LONDON CHEST HOSPITAL PETITION Read the petition First Name Last Name Email Confirm Email Hi The demolition of the repaired original 17th century country house-style roof (with gentle slopes and several flat tops), and the demolition of the ...

Kiddikicks Football Classes & Birthdays 

22 Dec

Do your little ones have football fever? Are you wondering how to channel that boundless energy? Kiddikicks runs weekly classes for children aged 18 months to 11 years in and around Tower Hamlets.

Twelvetrees Ramp 

19 Dec

Unheralded and unsung, a long-awaited connection has finally opened on the River Lea in Bromley-by-Bow.


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


Over 50s Christmas Tea Dance this Wednesday 

12 Dec

The Tower Hamlets Annual Tea Dance is on again this Wednesday, 14th December, at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park.

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