North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 21 March 2018

Mile End & Globe Town news

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.

Family of man who died in Mile End swimming pool approve release of CCTV for lifeguard training 

27 Feb

The family of a man who died in a Mile End swimming pool have agreed for the CCTV footage of his death to be used in lifeguard training videos to help save lives in the future.

Children facing playground closures build their own Mile End ‘cave’ play facility and start a crowdfunding campaign 

27 Feb

Children have taken matters into their hands launching a campaign in east London to tackle obesity with a crowdfunding project to build a ‘cave’ play facility at Mile End Park.

KFC in Mile End to re-open after fast-food giant announces closures in chicken crisis 

20 Feb

KFC has announced more store closures after delivery problems meant that it ran out of chicken.

Closure of Homerton’s Cedar Lodge will see dementia patients move to Mile End 

15 Feb

Closing: Cedar Lodge’s dementia services with merge with Thomas House Ward (Photo: Google Maps) Dementia patients at an “under-occupied” care ward will be moved out of Hackney in a proposed merger which doctors say will improve patient care.

Rees-Mogg faces ‘kick out homophobes’ protest at Queen Mary Uni’s Mile End campus 

2 Feb

Top Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg ran the gauntlet of protesting students with ‘anti homophobe’ banners on the Mile End campus where he arrived to give a talk.

Council will not face manslaughter charge over Mile End Park death 

24 Jan

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

Gold medal Olympian Helen Richardson-Walsh opens new hockey pitch in Mile End 

19 Jan

A gold-medal winning Olympian officially open a new all-weather hockey pitch in Mile End park which can be used by all the community.

Jailed: Mobile phone moped robber who struck in Bethnal Green and Mile End 

12 Jan

A robber who stole mobile phones from pedestrians in Mile End and Bethnal Green while riding a stolen moped has been jailed.

More weapons found in police ‘sweeps’ on Bethnal Green and Mile End housing estates 

11 Jan

Police have uncovered more hidden weapons during ‘sweeps’ in east London when they returned to search two housing estates in Bethnal Green and Mile End.

Advice for patients as Royal London and Mile End hospitals face winter pressures 

3 Jan

The trust which runs the Royal London and Mile End hospitals has said it will try to carry out as many planned appointments as possible despite facing winter pressures.

NEW YEAR HONOURS: Mile End community sports volunteer Alfred Vickers gets the Empire Medal 

28 Dec

An athletics trainer awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Years’ Honours for services to community sport at Mile End stadium is calling for “badly needed investment” to get East End youngsters fit.

‘Clean up our dirty streets’ the public tells Tower Hamlets Council in latest litter-picking campaign 

28 Dec

Council workers have ended the year with a massive clean-up in east London joining residents to spruce up neighbourhoods from Whitechapel to Poplar and Mile End.

Boy, 16, who murdered Mile End man, 20, in egg throwing dispute is jailed for life 

22 Dec

A teenage boy has been jailed for life for the murder of a 20-year-old in Mile End in a dispute over eggs being thrown.

New chief executive for Gateway Housing Association in Mile End 

19 Dec

A housing group in Mile End has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on bus between Whitechapel and Mile End 

16 Dec

Police would like to speak to this man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bus as it travelled between Whitechapel and Mile End.

Appeal to find youth in connection with crimes in Mile End 

7 Dec

Do you recognise this image of a young male who carries this distinctive rucksack...

Man in court charged with Mile End house party murder 

4 Dec

A 22-year-old man will appear in court today accused of murdering a man at a house party in Mile End.

Mile End man, 20, murdered by 16-year-old in row after eggs were thrown 

24 Nov

A teenage boy has been found guilty today of murdering a 20-year-old man in Mile End in a dispute over eggs being thrown.

Limehouse knifepoint robber jailed after 11-day crime spree 

24 Nov

A man who took part in a string of knifepoint robberies, assaults and vehicle thefts around Limehouse and Mile End has been jailed for six years.

Award for scheme that successfully tackles underage drinking in Mile End 

12 Oct

A scheme in Mile End which tackles underage drinking has won an award after drunken anti-social behaviour plummeted by 62 per cent.

Mile End curry house fined after cockroaches and mice ‘appeared in droves’ 

11 Oct

A curry house in London’s East End closed down by Tower Hamlets health inspectors for “a brazen infestation” of cockroaches and mice has been fined £40,000.

Family ‘crushed’ as police name Lamar Stewart as man stabbed to death outside Mile End party 

4 Oct

Police have formally named a 21-year-old man who was stabbed to death outside a house party as Lamar Stewart.

Police appeal for party-goers to come forward after murder in Mile End 

2 Oct

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in east London are this-morning trying to trace people at a Friday-night party in a house at Mile End.

Polish man admits stabbing ex-girlfriend to death in Mile End attack 

28 Sep

A 23-year-old Polish man has admitted stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.

Disabled get help with public transport issues at Mile End ‘accessibility’ day 

26 Sep

An “access to public transport” day has been staged by Tower Hamlets Council for people with mobility or learning difficulties to find out how to travel safely and independently.

Schools research First World War for book launches at Bow Church 

11 Sep

Research by school pupils in east London into the impact the First World War had on the people of Bow and Mile End is being published in two books this weekend.

John Scurr school at Mile End installs cantilever canopy for outdoor learning 

7 Sep

A new ‘outdoor classroom’ canopy has appeared for the start of the new term at Mile End’s John Scurr Primary.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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.

Neighbourhood Forum Update – Your likes/dislikes about our neighbourhood 

16 Feb

The recent MEOTRA/RomanRoadBow neighbourhood forum meeting in the Art Pavilion was fairlywell attended considering the short notice (that was my fault!).

MEOTRA and Air Pollution 

13 Feb

Let's swap the red for green The last MEOTRA committee meeting discussed the subject of traffic and pollution in our area and how to try and tackle it at a local level.

Art Pavilion: Spring 2018 London Chinese Photography Exhibition (9-17th Feb) 

13 Feb

There is currently a wonderful free photography exhibition on at the Art Pavilion.

Drama Studio performance Mile End, Beer Festival, Sound Map, local Police Report 

13 Feb

Imagine a world with no rules, no restrictions, and no labels.

Planning Application – 16-18 Coborn Road (PA/18/00116/NC) 

11 Feb

Gateway Housing Association has submitted an application to replace all the [timber] windows (front and back) of its properties at 16-18 Coborn Road, E3 2DA with white U-PVC double-glazed windows.

Early colour photographs of East London on display 

11 Feb

An exhibition has opened of previously unseen photographs which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film.

MEOTRA Neighbourhood Planning Event – Sunday 4th February 1.30-4.30 

30 Jan

This coming Sunday, 4th February,MEOTRAare co-hosting a planning event from 1.30 to 4.30PM at theArt Pavilion.

Your Roman Road Habits – A Short Survey 

28 Jan

Do you shop on Roman Road? If not where do you go? And how do you get about? What do you think would make Roman Road a better highstreet in terms of shopping and transport? Please tell the Roman Road Trust about your shopping and travel habits by ...

Double pothole, 26th January 

26 Jan

Pothole causing damage to vehicles including buses Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Mile End Road, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...

Pothole, 25th January 

25 Jan

Pothole damaging vehicle tyres.

New hockey pitch at Mile End, play tennis at Eton Manor, jazz at Stratford, sewing in Walthamstow 

24 Jan

East London Lines report that a new community hockey pitch has opened at Mile End.

Olympian opens community hockey pitch in hopes of inspiring Tower Hamlets to exercise 

23 Jan

Helen Richardson-Walsh (kneeling centre left) and Mayor John Biggs (kneeling centre right) at the new Mile End hockey pitch (image provided by Tower Hamlets council) Olympian Helen Richardson-Walsh cut the opening ribbon at a new hockey pitch in ...

London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1 

15 Jan

Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.

Tower Hamlets outside London, Geffrye Museum closing, Poetry Writing, Globe Town Vision, Apple Mac training, 

5 Jan

Here’s a wonderful post in the Londonist about Tower Hamlets on Sea.

MEOTRA Carols in Tredegar Square – Sunday 17th December at 5PM 

16 Dec

Sunday night is MEOTRA's Carols in the Square at 5PM.

Insuffient speed signs on Mile End Road, 5th December 

5 Dec

Insuffient speed signs on Mile End Road.

Things to do 1st to 3rd Dec 2017 

30 Nov

1st – 10th Dec 2017 East London Printmakers Festival of Print at Mile End Art Pavilion, Clinton Road, E3 4QY.

Tower Hamlets endure heavy defeat against league leaders Redbridge 

21 Nov

Tower Hamlets Football Club Pic: Tower Hamlets FC Tower Hamlets FC suffered their second worst defeat of the season last night, losing 5-0 to Redbridge FC.

Paintings of Bow 

19 Nov

Above: “East End’s Amateur Art Students” Daily Sketch 13th April 1927.

PDSA Pet Hospital – Open Day Saturday 25th November 

16 Nov

Did you know the PDSA wasfounded in the East End one hundred years ago today? On the 17th November 1917 a sign was hung outside a dingy Whitechapel basement, inviting impoverished local people to bring their sick and injured animals for treatment.

Lizzie Treip – 1958-2017 

14 Nov

I am very sad toreport that Lizzie Treip,a long-time supporter of the Park, has died after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Lost pubs on Bromley High Street, and a changing world 

9 Nov

Photo above of The Old Palace © Victoria and Albert Museum, London In 1900 C.

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