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Charity match planned to help Reece Kempley from Stepney out of a wheelchair 

22 May

Neighbours and wellwishers are holding a fundraiser to help pay for therapy for Reece Kempley after he was paralysed when a prankster pushed him off a pier into the sea while on holiday.


Stepney mum crowdfunds for Reece Kempley’s therapy after prankster puts him in wheelchair 

17 Apr

Reece Kempley was on the last day of his holiday on the Greek Isle of Corfu when a prankster pushed him off a pier into the sea and changed his life for ever—causing a spine injury that has put him in a wheelchair.


Man suffers multiple injuries in Stepney stabbing 

16 Apr

A man suffered multiple injuries after being stabbed in Stepney this afternoon.


Jailed: Pair who shot gang rival in Stepney in feud over woman 

30 Mar

Two men who shot a 21-year-old gang rival in a feud over a woman have been jailed for a total of 32 years.


Boxing ‘legend’ Franks Bruno wows fans in Stepney Green visit 

26 Mar

Boxing legend Frank Bruno received a warm east end welcome when he paid a visit to a kebab shop.


Barnardo charity marks 150th anniversary of first Ragged school in Stepney with old Victorian postcards 

3 Mar

Long-forgotten postcards showing destitute street children in Whitechapel in Victorian times have turned up with the 150th anniversary of the Barnardo charity’s first ‘ragged’ school.


Cat in the hot Stepney flat: firefighters free feline from flames 

28 Feb

A cat trapped in a burning flat was spared one of its nine lives early this morning.


Drugs thrown out of window as police raid tower block in Stepney 

30 Jan

A suspected drug dealer in Stepney whose flat was raided threw their gear out of the window – right into the arms of police officers waiting below.


Three from Stepney and Isle of Dogs face trial on moped-related burglary charges 

9 Jan

Two men from Stepney and one from the Isle of Dogs have been committed for trial as part of the Met Police Operation Vocare into crime involving using mopeds or motor-scooters.


Police release CCTV footage of homophobic attack outside Troxy nightclub in Stepney 

9 Jan

Detectives have released shocking CCTV footage which shows a gay man being punched in the face in a suspected homophobic attack outside a nightclub in Stepney.


Jailed: Stepney 19-year-old who robbed teenagers of their bikes 

22 Dec

A Stepney teenager who robbed two 16-year-olds of their bikes has been sentenced to two and a half years in a young offenders’ institute.


Stepney car gang jailed after terrified teenager is kidnapped in Commercial Road 

4 Dec

A teenager kidnapped off the street in east London and threatened with being shot is living in fear of his family being targeted.


Stepney car gang jailed after terrified teenager is kidnapped in Commercial Road 

4 Dec

A teenager kidnapped off the street in east London and threatened with being shot is living in fear of his family being targeted.


Police appeal after fireworks flung at firefighters in Stepney 

7 Nov

Police are appealing for information after firefighters were attacked with fireworks as they attended an emergency call on Bonfire Night.


Jailed: Stepney man who imprisoned escort in his flat and raped her four times 

24 Oct

A Stepney man who imprisoned an escort in a flat, raped her four times and leapt from a seventh storey window to evade arrest has been jailed for 12 years.


Hospital emergency team on standby for World Taekwondo grand prix at Olympic Park 

20 Oct

Meet the emergency team at the London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green who are on official standby for the World Taekwondo grand prix and World Para Taekwondo championships.


Drifter aged 16 wins ‘Young Builder’ award turning his life round at Barnardo’s Stepney ‘Hub’ 

20 Oct

A teenager drifting towards street crime after being expelled from his east London college has won second place in the ‘Young Builder of the Year’ awards at a Houses of Parliament ceremony.


Stepney born Jah Wobble to perform at free event in Whitechapel 

11 Oct

Stepney born musician Jah Wobble will be taking part in a special concert and conversation session in Whitechapel tomorrow.


Tearful farewell to NHS Bengali carers’ advice service in Stepney after 30 years 

25 Sep

Parents and workers were in tears over the closure of a Bengali advisory service for those caring for family members with severe learning disabilities and physical problems.


Stepney drug dealer gets five-year ‘wrap’ for pushing Crack at Southend 

12 Sep

A drug dealer from Stepney arrested at the seaside was found with wraps of Class A drugs stashed in his buttocks.


Stepney teenager charged with acid attack in Mile End 

17 Jul

A teenager from Stepney has been charged with carrying out a suspected acid attack in Mile End earlier this month.


Acid attacks: Tower Hamlets borough commander offers reassurance 

6 Jul

Sue Williams said that there is currently “nothing to suggest” a link between the incidents, which include a man and a woman being attacked in Burdett Road, Mile End in the early hours of Tuesday and a motorist squirted in the face during a ...


Manor Park man who drove car into Muslims in Stepney jailed for 12 years 

6 Jul

A man who drove his white Range Rover into three Muslims celebrating Eid has been jailed for 12 years.


East Ham man jailed for sexually assaulting woman in Stepney 

4 Jul

A man who sexually assaulted a woman he approached while she was on the phone to her mum has been jailed for 14 months.


Mayor of London launches mental health campaign in Stepney Green 

4 Jul

The Mayor Sadiq Khan has visited Stepney Green to launch Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.


Bishop of Stepney welcomes six new deacons to east London 

3 Jul

Four men and two women have joined Stepney’s team of clergy.


Motorist squirted with bleach in A13 carjack robbery in Stepney 

30 Jun

A motorist was squirted in the face with a noxious-type liquid and his car stolen in a robbery on the A13 Commercial Road in Stepney during last night’s rush-hour.


Bishop of Stepney leads centenary prayers with the Queen for children of Poplar killed at Upper North Street 

15 Jun

The Bishop of Stepney delivers an address in Poplar today (Thurs) in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip in which he talks about his own parents’ experience of living through the horror of war.


Stepney man who tried to join IS in Syria is jailed for six years 

14 Jun

A wannabe Islamic State terrorist who was detained in Turkey while trying to travel to Syria has been jailed for six years.


Woman and two men charged with £2m Stepney drugs plot 

9 Jun

Two men and a woman have been charged following the discovery of heroin and cocaine in Stepney with a street value of around £2million.


‘Stepney Words’ pupils return 47 years on to meet sacked teacher Chris Searle again 

20 May

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words .


Hyperlocal & blogs

Big Lunch 2018 

24 May

Bring a dish to shareand join us on Sunday 3rd June for the Big Lunch – and to celebrate our 39 th anniversary! See old friends, meet new ones and enjoy the afternoon with all of us at the farm.


Thomas the Tank Engine books to give away 

22 May

I have the following Thomas the Tank Engine books to give away.


Bethnal Green to host traditional Royal Wedding street party 

17 May

Street party for the Coronation of George VI and Elizabeth May 1937, Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney.


Why Permaculture? 

11 May

Guest post from Ros Bedlow Take a walk in a woodland, as I did today in Epping Forest, near where I live.


May Day Festival 2018 

19 Apr

On the Monday 7 th May we will be welcoming you to join in with our May Day celebrations.


Feed the lambs 

17 Apr

Support the Farm and get a little closer to what life is like as a farmer on a working farm by feeding the lambs, £6 per bottle feed.


Children’s Garden 

12 Apr

The Children’s Garden has been getting a spring clean and refurbishment, and is now almost ready for planting.


‘Furry Tales’ continue in Tower Hamlets 

28 Mar

Ione, the indignant-faced rescue therapy rabbit.


Hartbeeps Baby to Preschool Classes 

28 Mar

Hartbeeps East London Hartbeeps award winning sessions are popping up all over East London with magical, musical adventures for children from age 0-5.


Hartbeeps in the Old People’s Home 

27 Mar

Hartbeeps in the Old People’s home Every Wednesday during term time, parents and their young children are invited to Hartbeeps Sessions at the Hawthorne Green Residential and Nursing Home.


Easter at the Farm 

24 Mar

Join Jala on Sunday 25th March to make your own one of these! Stepney City Farm has a host of activities to look forward to this Easter.


Big Field Pop Up at Stepney City Farm 

23 Mar

Big Field Pop Up Following the success of their sold out Feast Nights, Big Field are returning to Stepney City Farm this Easter.


Studio available at the Farm 

27 Feb

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new practitioner or organisation to take up residence in one of the studios at Stepney City Farm.


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.


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.


St Dunstan, Gunnersbury Avenue, Gunnersbury 

13 Dec

A small church of 1931 by T.


St Dunstan, St Dunstan’s Road, Lower Feltham 

6 Dec

The parish church of Feltham, a good kilometre south od the town centre.


Amazing giant plant sale at the Farm, until 1st December! 

24 Nov

We have a range of incredible value, pre-loved giant house plants to rehome at the Farm this week.


ldner #234 | alice favre 

24 Nov

As one third of London Warehouse Events, our LDNER this week knows a thing or two about putting on a party in this town.


Stepney Meat 

11 Nov

Our lamb, goat meat and pork will be for sale in the cafe from Wednesday 15th November – in our new display freezer in the Farm Shop! There will be leg, shoulder and belly joints for roasting, chops, steaks and more for stewing and curries.


Christmas Market 2017 

10 Nov

Friday 15 Saturday 16 December 2017 10am – 6pm Join us for a two-day seasonal celebration of food, drink and local craft this December.


Old Flo 

31 Oct

Last week Old Flo returned to Tower Hamlets.


‘Old Flo’ in Canary Wharf 

25 Oct

A  new addition to the public art in Canary Wharf is the arrival of Henry Moore’s ‘Draped Seated Woman’ which was nicknamed ‘Old Flo’ by residents of the Stifford Estate in Stepney where she resided from 1962 to 1997.


Teenie Halloweenie 2017 

16 Oct

Join us on October 27th from 10.45-12.45 for a free, fab fun filled morning                       Riverside Cares                     Teenie Halloweenie                        down on the farm  It’s a spooky party ...


Family Farm Club 

30 Sep

Looking for a family-friendly day out? Stepney City Farm hosts free drop in activities for children of all ages (plus their accompanying adults) on the last Saturday of every month.


Whitechapel and Bow Railway 

13 Sep

For no especially good reason, let's have a dig in the National Archives.


Yoga at the Farm 

13 Sep

Do something good for yourself AND support the Farm at the same time! Come along to our community yoga class on a Thursday 6pm – 7pm, where every penny you give (minimum donation £5) to attend the class goes directly to Stepney City Farm.


Growers’ Corner 

12 Sep

September 2017  Lovely leaves available at the Stepney City Farm Plant Shop In the garden we are preparing the beds (and ourselves!) for the changing season.


New threats to the George Tavern in Stepney 

1 Sep

The George at 373 Commercial Rd, London E1, is a pub and thriving music venue.


Cafe takeover by Stitches in Time 

26 Aug

Our cafe team, Amy and Reb, are on holiday until Wednesday 6th September, so it won’t be business as usual with our regular menu and cakes in the cafe, and the cafe will be closed Monday to Friday (apologies for any inconvenience).



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