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Alexia Walenkaki: Watchdog probe 'last hope for justice' over death of girl, 5, in swing collapse at Mile End park 

25 May

A mother whose five-year-old daughter died in a tree swing tragedy today said an investigation by safety watchdogs was her last hope for justice.


‘Inappropriate wood’ led to death of girl, 5, inquest finds 

18 May

Alexia Walenkaki, 5, was playing on a rope swing in Mile End Park when a tree trunk fell on her.


‘Wrong wood’ used by Tower Hamlets for children’s play equipment that killed Alexia Walenkaki at Mile End 

17 May

Lack of any council safety inspection and the wrong type of wood used for the play equipment killed five-year-old Alexia Walenkaki in a children’s playground at Mile End Park, an inquest has heard.


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.


Amazon gives cash boost for Setpoint London East’s schools workshops to train tomorrow’s scientists 

1 May

A charity in Mile End that gets children to take up science and technology has landed a £1,000 windfall from Amazon.


Award-winning novelist to star at fundraiser for Hackney literacy charity 

30 Apr

Critical acclaim: author Nick Hornby.


Video tribute to Mile End cancer sufferer who died a month after getting married 

24 Apr

The family of Eric Meighan, a cancer sufferer from Mile End who died on March 1, have made a tribute video in his memory.


Woman injured after being hit by car in Mile End 

19 Apr

A female pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after she was hit by a car outside Mile End station this evening.


Teenage Queen Mary University student Sami Sidhom stabbed to death in Forest Gate 

17 Apr

A student at Queen Mary University in Mile End has been stabbed to death in Forest Gate.


One-day tour of young musicians hits Stratford, Mile End and Barking on Saturday 

17 Apr

A one-day music festival will be touring six of London’s east end boroughs on Saturday.


Green light given for new Travelodge hotel in the Mile End Road by Tower Hamlets Council 

12 Apr

A new hotel is to replace a disused building trade showroom next to the former Mile End municipal bath-house.


Band’s first ever European tour ends early after equipment worth £10k stolen in Mile End 

9 Apr

A band’s first ever European tour has come abruptly to an end after £10,000 worth of instruments and equipment were stolen from a van parked overnight in Mile End.


Boy 16, arrested in connection with triple stabbing in Mile End 

6 Apr

A 16-year-old boy who was treated for minor injuries following a triple stabbing in Mile End has been arrested.


Five more people stabbed in another day of bloodshed in London 

5 Apr

It happened on Grove Road in Mile End (Picture: Google) There have been five more stabbings in London today, adding to a wave of violence in the capital.


Two males stabbed in Mile End 

5 Apr

Two people have been stabbed in Mile End this evening.


‘Clocktower’ flats go on sale at St Clement’s site in Mile End next to East London Land Trust scheme 

5 Apr

New flats have gone on the property market in a converted clock-tower building of a former Victorian workhouse in Mile End as part of a mixed development that also includes Britain’s first urban land trust scheme.


Nearly £10k raised for family of woman who died in Mile End construction accident 

4 Apr

A company has raised nearly £10,000 for the family of Michaela Boor, 29, who tragically died after being hit by bricks dropped from a crane in Mile End.


We want tollgates in Bow, urges Mile End Old Town residents 

3 Apr

An idea for tollgates in Bow is proposed with a referendum calling for the conservation area around Tredegar Square to be sealed off to through traffic.


Terminally-ill Mile End man who wed his partner of 16 years in hospital dies 

3 Apr

A cancer sufferer from Mile End who married his partner of 16 years in hospital after finding out he had weeks to live has died.


Woman, 29, struck by falling bricks as she passed Mile End construction site has died 

29 Mar

The woman who was struck by falling bricks as she passed a construction site in Mile End has died.


Mile End accident: witnesses say 'it could have been any of us' as woman is crushed under pallet of bricks in horror incident 

28 Mar

The family of a woman left fighting for life after being crushed under a pallet of bricks demanded answers today.


Witness tells of horror as woman struck by falling bricks in Mile End 

27 Mar

A woman is fighting for her life after a pallet of bricks fell on her from a crane suspended at a height of six storeys in Mile End.


Woman fighting for life after being struck by falling bricks in Mile End 

27 Mar

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit with falling bricks from a building site in Mile End.


Mile End accident: woman fighting for life after being hit by falling pallet of bricks in Tower Hamlets 

27 Mar

A woman is fighting for life in hospital after she was struck by bricks and debris that fell from a crane at a building site onto a street in east London.


Man suffers life-changing injuries in Mile End tube station attack 

25 Mar

Police would like to speak to this man after a passenger suffered life-changing injuries when he was attacked in Mile End tube station.


Two men in their 20s shot outside Mile End tube station 

24 Mar

A police investigation is underway after two men were shot outside Mile End tube station last night.


Running a mile a day improves Tower Hamlets children’s behaviour, fitness and concentration 

21 Mar

Nearly 1,000 children took to the running track at Mile End Stadium yesterday.


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.


No prosecutions against Tower Hamlets Council for death of Alexia Walenkaki, 5, in Mile End playpark, CPS tells mother 

6 Mar

No criminal charges are likely over a five-year-old girl killed when a swing frame collapsed in a children’s playground—despite Tower Hamlets Council “breaching its duty of care”, the mother has been told this week.


CPS confirms no charges after Alexia Walenkaki death review 

6 Mar

Alexia Walenkaki was playing on a rope swing in Mile End Park when a tree trunk fell on her.


Why is no one being charged over my daughter's death, pleads mother of girl killed while playing in Mile End park 

6 Mar

A five-year-old girl who died while playing in an east London park was failed by a council that breached its duty of care, a report has found.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Royal Wedding Celebration – Picnic & Activities in the Park (Sat. 19th May) 

13 May

Bring along a picnic to celebrate the royal wedding and take part in a range of children's activities and sports.


Graffiti, 8th May 

8 May

Please remove the tags from this shelter in Mile End Park.


Mile End Park Royal Wedding Picnic – Saturday 19th May (12-4) 

7 May

Mile End Park is putting on a free event to celebrate the royal wedding.


Local Election results and MEOTRA 

5 May

John Biggs keeping an eye on the Bow West counts So the Tower Hamlets local elections have been in the news for all the wrong reasons again.


Indicator signs for pedestrians/cyclists are pointing in completely the wrong directions., 2nd May 

2 May

Board for Roman Rd Market, Idea Store, Victoria Park, etc is pointing south, but these locations are all north of this point.


Bow Church – Meridia Piano Trio (Sat 5th May 4-6.30PM) 

28 Apr

There is a piano concert on Saturday 5th May at Bow Church.


Litter Pick This Sunday – 10am by the Art Pavilion 

27 Apr

Welcome to those of you who signed up to be a Friend of Mile End Park at last weekend's Urban Makers Fair in the Ecology Pavilion.


Local Elections – Bow West candidates reply to MEOTRA’s concerns 

27 Apr

Excerptfrom Meotra letter You may remember that theMEOTRAcommittee wrote to all the Bow West local election candidates a couple of weeks ago (see here for the post and here for the letter) and asked them what they would do, if elected, to deal with a...


Kilikya Mile End 20% off for THMs Members 

25 Apr

Kilikya Mile End There are few better ways to while away a lazy summer afternoon than dining alfresco.


This Weekend’s Events in Bow 

20 Apr

This weekend sees a medley of events in our area: Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun 11-5) Breath Clean Workshops (2.30-4.30) Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum AGM (3-5) Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun 11-5, Ecology Pavilion, Mile End ...


News Roundup London E3 and Nearby 

18 Apr

The first AGM of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum is this Saturday, 21st April 2018.


Eco Pavilion – Urban Makers Spring Eco Market (Sat-Sun, 21-22nd April, 11-5PM) 

16 Apr

Urban Makers East are continuing their run of seasonal makers’ markets at our Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park.


Beer Barrels & Brewhouses – Exploring the Brewing Heritage of the East End 

15 Apr

Over 200 breweries - including household names such as Truman's, Charrington's and Taylor Walker - have brewed beer in London's East End.


Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum AGM (April 21st, 3PM) 

13 Apr

On Saturday 21st April the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum are holding their first Annual General Meeting.


Pollution Focus – Letter to election candidates 

12 Apr

Extract from Meotra'sLetter The MEOTRAcommittee has written to all the Bow West local election candidates ( see here for a copy of the full letter ) highlighting some of the key issues around pollution and rat-running that we experience.


Art Pavilion – St George’s Day Over 50s Tea Dance (Wed 25th April, 2-4.30PM) 

8 Apr

Tower Hamlets' St George's Day over 50s tea dance returns to Mile End Park's Art Pavilion on Wednesday 25th April.


The Friends of Mile End Park AGM (Wed 11th April, 7.15PM, Eco Pavilion) 

8 Apr

This Wednesday is the Friends of Mile End Park Annual General Meeting at 7.15PM in the Ecology Pavilion, Grove Road.


Our Annual General Meeting (Wed 11th April, 7.15PM, Eco Pavilion) 

7 Apr

This Wednesday is our Annual General Meeting, at 7.15PM in the Ecology Pavilion, Grove Road.


Tower Hamlets Cycling and Walking Mayoral Hustings (April 5, 6.45PM) 

4 Apr

It was great to see so many residents at our recent AGM.


Gardening in Bow Churchyard – Sat April 7 (10.30-12.30) 

4 Apr

This Saturday, weather permitting, is an opportunity to help out with some gardening in St Mary's (Bow Church) Churchyard.


April Fool’s Joke – Gated Development 

1 Apr

1st April 2018 My April Fool's Day article about turning Tredegar Square Conservation Area into a gated development got a very wide range of responses.


Tredegar Square Conservation Area – to be gated. 

31 Mar

Mile End Gate; London’s last major turnpike.


Sewer overflowing, 20th March 

20 Mar

Sewer overflowing into Wentworth Mews, off Eric Street / Burdett Road in Mile End.


Art Pavilion Exhibition: Shape Open 2018 – Collective Influence (22nd March – 5th April 2018) 

18 Mar

Shape Arts' 2018 Shape Open, this year titled “Collective Influence”, is a group exhibition of artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than ...


ldner #245 | alicia lawson 

9 Mar

Alicia Lawson is Director of condiment company Rubies in the Rubble, which s all about fighting food waste by turning produce otherwise destined for the bin into award-winning sauces and relishes.


Water coming up between paving slabs, 7th March 

7 Mar

Water has been static on the pavement (where NONE is normally present) on the pavement on the south side of Mile End Road inbetween Brokesley Street and Southern Grove for the last few days.


Mile End Junction Petition 

3 Mar

Mile End Community Forum has launched a petition to reverse the decision which stops cars turning right from Burdett Road into Mile End Road.


Rokhsana Fiaz Interview: On Newham’s ‘Unhealthy’ Mayoral Model, Dog Whistle Politics And Diversity 

26 Feb

'I'd be the first directly elected woman of colour' in the UK (hat tip Huffington Post by Paul Waugh) Rokhsana Fiaz is an EastEnder, through and through.


Art Pavilion Exhibition: In A Country Far, Far Away (1-17th March) 

26 Feb

This group show incorporates work by 80 artists from London, Europe and further afield which presents varied interpretations of fairytales, myths and legends from countries under sufferance of war and crisis.


Art Pavilion Exhibition: Creative Pathways Post 16 (21st Feb-25th Feb 2018) 

19 Feb

The Art Pavilion Spring Exhibition season continues with an event showcasing the best of Tower Hamlets' young artists work from 6th forms in the borough.



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