North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 22 February 2017

Mile End & Globe Town news

Benjy’s nightclub reprieved as Tower Hamlets Council rejects high-rise block for Mile End 

16 Feb

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Protesters to lobby Tower Hamlets council over planned Benjy’s tower at Mile End 

16 Feb

Campaigners lobby a Tower Hamlets planning meeting tonight over a skyscraper proposed at Mile End which is being recommended for approval.

Appeal to find missing Pimlico man Ryan Pereras who frequents Mile End 

10 Feb

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing vulnerable man who frequents Mile End.

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.

Motorcyclist jailed who killed pedestrian at 74mph in Mile End in 30mph zone 

2 Feb

A motorcyclist who killed a pedestrian while speeding at 74mph on a busy main road in a 30mph zone in east London has been jailed by the Old Bailey.

ADVERTISER 150: Edwardian poverty—bakery ‘slave’ worker dies from overwork and street tramp dies of starvation 

28 Nov

ADVERTISER 150: Our nightly celebration of the 150 years of the East London Advertiser ’s news coverage since November, 1866, reaches the Edwardian era, an age of eloquence in High Society—but poverty and deprivation for the East End’s working ...

MISSING: Have you seen Sandeep Rakhra who vanished from home in Mile End? 

16 Nov

Police in east London are growing increasingly concerned tonight for the welfare of a 36-year-old man missing from Mile End.

Prince Edward drops in at Mile End Park for Duke of Edinburgh Award 60th anniversary 

14 Nov

Prince Edward met youngsters taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award to mark its Diamond anniversary when he visited London’s East End.

Royalty to attend East End history exhibition in Mile End 

3 Oct

A member of the Royal family will be coming to the East End for a 90th anniversary celebration of the areas rich history.

Titbits: Corbyn on the move and Mayor Biggs worries about entryism 

30 Sep

◆ The final campaign rally for Jeremy Corbyn, which had been due to take place last month in the East End, was shifted to another venue, reportedly because of fears disgraced ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman might attend.

Teenager hospitalised after being struck by car in Mile End 

29 Sep

A teenager who was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning is in a serious condition at an east London hospital.

Mile End crash: Teen seriously injured after being hit by car in East London 

29 Sep

A teenager has been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Mile End in the early hours of this morning.

Globe Town Mural: the end of an era 

16 Aug

Globe Town Mural 24 years on with the residents who were originally involved with the project.

MISSING: ‘Don’t approach Sherdil Naizal’ from Mile End, police warn 

1 Aug

Police are warning the public not to approach a man who has gone missing from a hospital in London’s East End where he was having mental health treatment.

Thousands sign petition demanding legal aid for mother of Alexia Walenkaki 

15 Jul

Tragedy: Alexia Walenkaki died following an accident in Mile End Park Thousands of people have signed a petition urging the government to give legal aid to the mother of a five-year-old girl who was killed by a falling tree in a Tower Hamlets park.

Letter: It is terrible that the mother of Alexia Walenkaki must wait two years for an inquest 

1 Jul

Tragedy: Alexia Walenkaki died in hospital The whole community in Tower Hamlets must support Vida Kwotuah , the mother of Alexia Walenkaki, the little five-year-old girl who died in a fatal swing accident in Mile End Park in July 2015.

RAF air cadets’ Mile End Squadron win Queen’s top award for voluntary work 

3 Jun

Air Cadets in a squadron in London’s deprived East End that was set up after the 2011 riots have won the Queen’s highest Award for Voluntary Service.

Inquest into tragic Alixia Walenkaki at Mile End Park delayed a year by police probe 

11 Apr

The grieving family of a five-year-old girl who died while playing in a children’s playpark in London’s East End have been told they may have to wait until next year for her inquest to be held.

Alexia Walenkaki inquest opens into death in Mile End playpark 

11 Apr

The inquest opens today into the tragic death of a five-year-old child in a children’s playground in London’s East End.

Tottenham rapper stabbed to death with champagne bottle at Mile End club 

28 Mar

Tottenham rapper stabbed to death with champagne bottle at Mile End club...

Applications open for cheap Land Trust homes in Mile End at St Clement’s 

20 Feb

Applications are about to open for a chance to buy a home for a third of the London property market value at a new development in east London.

Tower Block ‘shadow’ threat to 1696 Trinity Green Almshouses at Mile End Gate 

9 Feb

The first historic buildings in east London to be saved for posterity are facing their worst threat in 120 years from being cast in shadow by plans to build a 28-storey tower block just yards away.

Prince Andrew in East End to get small biotech firms to pitch for business 

26 Jan

Entrepreneurs in London’s biotech industry have been pitching for their enterprises today at a ‘Royal road show’ opened by Prince Andrew in the Mile End Road.

Council could be prosecuted over five-year-old girl’s zip wire death at adventure playground 

20 Jan

Alexia Walenkaki suffered severe injuries when a tree the wire was attached to collapsed in Mile End Park in east London in July last year...

Tower Hamlets council could face corporate manslaughter charge over girl’s Mile End park tree death 

20 Jan

An east London council could be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter after a five-year-old girl died in a playground zip wire accident, an inquest hearing heard.

Mile End crash: Pedestrian fighting for life after being hit by motorbike 

10 Jan

A man is fighting for his life after being his by a motorcyclist in east London.

‘Rogue’ landlord find for rats and mould in his rented-out bedsits in Mile End 

7 Jan

A landlord who rented out dark, rat-infested and overcrowded rooms in London’s East End has been hit with a huge fine.

Santa hurries to beat the Xmas rush for cockney knees-up in Mile End 

7 Dec

They don’t hang around for Christmas in London’s East End when it comes to a right old cockney knees-up.

Children have their artwork on display in east London on public hoardings 

22 Nov

Children at a school in London’s East End have had their artwork put on display on public hoardings at a development along the main A11 Mile End Road.

Job hunters can ‘Step’ into Gateway Housing’s workshops for placements 

12 Nov

Anyone looking for a career in a competitive job market in London’s deprive East End can find it hard to stay confident.

Boaters and locals to clean up Regent’s Canal 

7 Oct

Boaters and local people will on Sunday take to the water and towpaths to clean up a section of Regent’s Canal that runs from Islington Tunnel to Mile End Park.

Hyperlocal & blogs

The hidden woodland of Tower Hamlets 

17 Feb

Paul Pulford Pic: Charlie Floyd Nestled amongst the high rises and building sites of Mile End is a hidden woodland; a 31-acre space with more species of butterflies than anywhere else in the UK.

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.

Benjy’s Towers Refused Planning Permission. 

16 Feb

Tonight at Tower Hamlets Council's Strategic Planning Committee, the application to build a 15-storey tower block on the site of the former Benjy's nightclub was refused unanimously (6-0) going against the recommendation of the council officers to ...

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 .

Neighbourhood Forum Steering Committee Open Meeting – Tuesday 14th Feb – 7.30PM 

13 Feb

Tomorrow night there is a meeting of the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum Steering Committee at the Art Pavilion behind the Grove Road Texaco Garage.

“Benjy’s Towers”: LBTH Strategic Planning Meeting Thursday 16th Feb., 7PM Town Hall 

13 Feb

The above mock-up of the proposed "Benjy's Towers" development gives, to my mind, the best representation of how the development will, if it goes ahead, dominate the area.

Traditions Exhibition @ Art Pavilion (Final Week – ends Sunday 18th February) 

12 Feb

This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel ...

Traditions Exhibition: 12 noon to 6PM daily until Sunday 19th February 

12 Feb

This exhibition by Art Catcher, a London curator of exhibitions about cultural and emotional identity, in collaboration with Incloodu Festivals and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, looks on the effects our cultural rituals have on how we feel ...

Traditions film goes Online 

11 Feb

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

Cyclist dies in Tower Hamlets on cycle superhighway 2 

8 Feb

Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.

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.

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.

Slippery and dangerous wooden planking on viewing platform – Mile End Park, 31st January 

31 Jan

Just fell over.

GLOBE town recycling centre, 27th January 

27 Jan

Can this be cleared please? Litter all over neighbouring streets this morning too.

Mastery 3rd Birthday 

25 Jan

21/01/17: Hidden away, literally in the backstreets of Mile End, is a set of double doors that doesn’t look much with no sign saying what it is, no lights to guide the way and certainly no one standing outside giving you a clue what might be going ...

The Return of Creatures from the Black Lagoon!, 23rd January 

23 Jan

This 'water feature' was briefly up and running a few weeks ago but is sadly now as dilapidated as before, what is happening to Mile End Park?! We need some proper admin please! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated...

Dumped rubbish not cleared for a week, 23rd January 

23 Jan

These bags of rubbish and an old pair of shoes have been here for s week now, next to the bin! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 409 Mile End Road, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...

Planning Permission Refused for Grove Road back garden office building 

21 Jan

Thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of MEOTRA residents the application to build an office building in the back garden of 48-52 Grove Road has been REFUSED.

Unexpected station closures 

21 Jan

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

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.

Redevelopment of Beny’s Site: 15-storey block proposed 

16 Jan

The application to build a 15-storey block of flats on the site of Benjyshas returned.


2 Jan

Cask One Mile End Temperance 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 COMING SOON Dancing Man Brewery Big Casino 5.7% Pale Ale £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Big Smoke Solaris 3.8% Session Pale £3.80 Burning Sky Porter 4.8% £4.00 Bristol Beer Factory Independence ...


1 Jan

Cask One Mile End Temperance 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Moor Revival 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Dancing Man Brewery Big Casino 5.7% Pale Ale £4.20 Hammerton N1 4.1% Pale Ale £3.90 Big Smoke Solaris 3.8% Session Pale £3.80 Burning Sky Porter 4.8% £4.00 Bristol Beer ...


31 Dec

Cask One Mile End Temperance 3.5% Session Pale £3.80 Moor Revival 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Bristol Beer Factory Nova 3.8% Pale Ale £3.80 Burning Sky Aurora 5.6% Pale Ale £4.20 Hammerton N7 5.2% Pale Ale £4.20 Burning Sky Porter 4.8% £4.00 Moor So’Hop 4.1% ...

On-street Secure Cycle Storage 

29 Dec

Coming to a street near you? Youmay have noticed "Bikehangars" such as the one above dotted around London.

Tower Hamlets’ Borough Plan (aka Local Plan): Deadline 2nd January 

29 Dec

Well we are more than halfway through the festive season.

Heritage Lottery Fund Announcement! 

19 Dec

The Ragged School Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £4.3 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Creatures from the black lagoon.., 17th December 

17 Dec

The fountain 'feature' in Mile End Park the other side of the Green Bridge is STILL in a terrible state - it needs cleaning out and refilling; just pumping water into it now and again without cleaning the container is a waste of money and not...

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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