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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 .


‘Don’t leave it so long next time’ ex-Bishop Challoner pupils told at 35-year reunion 

11 May

Past pupils went back to school at Bishop Challoner Girls’ Secondary in Stepney after 35 years’ absence.


Flytipper fined £500 for dumping cardboard on pavement in Stepney 

3 May

A flytipper who dumped a large pile of cardboard on a pavement in Stepney has been fined nearly £500.


Man seriously injured in hit-and-run in Stepney 

21 Apr

A man has been seriously injured in a hit and run in Stepney in the early hours of this morning.


A13 Commercial Road closed westbound at Stepney after motorcyclist is injured 

27 Mar

The main A13 has been blocked westbound in east London this-morning after a road accident involving a motorcyclist.


‘Hate will not divide us’ Bishop of Stepney tells Bethnal Green memorial to Westminster victims 

24 Mar

The people of London’s East End joined in the mourning for the Westminster terrorist victims at a church that knows tragedy.


Planning appeal hears final evidence on Stepney housing scheme ‘encroachment’ on George Tavern 

22 Mar

The final public hearing opened today in the nine-year legal battle to stop developers “encroaching” on east London’s historic George Tavern music venue.


Stepney shooting: Detectives release CCTV images and offer £10,000 reward 

21 Mar

Detectives investigating a shooting in Stepney have released CCTV images of a car believed to be connected to the attempted murder.


Headlocked youth worker Zak Hussain arrested in Stepney cleared of obstruction 

20 Feb

A youth worker arrested in a headlock for “obstruction” in east London’s Asian community while he says he was cleaning his car has been cleared in court.


New Birthday toddlers’ nursery in Stepney Green gets an Ofsted present as ‘outstanding’ 

25 Jan

A new toddlers’ nursery just opened in London’s East End has been declared “outstanding” by Ofsted school inspectors.


Bomb alert on London Underground outside Stepney Green station 

23 Jan

A suspect package left outside Stepney Green Underground station was detonated in a controlled explosion today.


Man jailed after vicious, drunken street attack in Stepney caught on council CCTV 

6 Jan

George Jacomelli was so drunk he didn’t remember viciously kicking a man in the head who was lying on the pavement—but admitted he was the suspect caught on CCTV.


Don’t ‘suffer little children’ into poverty, Bishop of Stepney urges government 

9 Nov

The Bishop of Stepney has called on the government to reverse the growing levels of child poverty which is hitting many families in the run-up to Christmas, especially those struggling on benefits or income support.


Stepney students make waves at Schools Indoor Rowing Challenge 

20 Oct

Secondary school pupils were pitted against children from neighbouring boroughs for the first part of the Schools Indoor Rowing Challenge.


‘Every two or three minutes, it roars’ – East End areas are among Night Tube noise hotspots 

17 Oct

Stepney resident Anne Orsi is among those who have complained to TfL Parts of the East End are still Night Tube noise hotspots two months on from its launch, internal Transport for London (TfL) documents show.


Stepney mourns the loss of ‘one in a million’ youth worker 

12 Oct

The Stepney community mourned the loss of one its longest serving youth workers last week.


Teenager accuses police of ‘brutality’ after clash in Stepney 

12 Oct

Scuffle: the incident happened outside a youth centre in Stepney.


Stepney man jailed for running over policeman 

7 Oct

A man who deliberately ran over a policeman after he was stopped for not wearing a seat belt has been jailed for six years.


Consultation to be held over plans for Stepney Green 

4 Oct

The council will be seeking the opinions of local residents as they begin the consultation process on improvements to Stepney Green.


Stepney care home makes pensioner’s Porsche wish come true 

28 Sep

An elderly man’s wish came true when he was given the opportunity to take a spin in a Porsche.


They shall not pass! Commemorating the Battle of Cable Street 

26 Sep

Protesters fought running battles with the police.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Farm produce on sale summer 2017 

16 Aug

Londoners have long been spoilt for choice between brunch spots and dinner options however, when it comes to ethically sourced local produce, it can be a little more difficult to know where to start.


Celebrate our campaign success! 

9 Aug

To celebrate their recent victories in court, and to thank you for your incredible support over the years, The George Tavern are throwing the party to end all parties with a whole night of live music and DJs on Friday 25th August from 5pm to 3am.


Tower Hamlets schools to become academies despite protest 

4 Aug

Stepney Green Maths and Computing College has applied for ‘academy’ status Pic: Jamie Barras – Flickr Two Tower Hamlets state schools will become academies despite efforts from local parents and campaigners to block the handover.


Seeking Sunday helpers to support our Young Volunteers 

26 Jul

Are you passionate about animals, plants, food and farming? Do you enjoy working with young people? We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who can help to run a weekly volunteering session for 12-18yr olds on Sunday afternoons from 12.30-4.30pm.


New photos from the Crossrail tunnels released 

3 Jul

Crossrail has released a set of photos showing the critical work to fit out the tunnels to turn them into the Elizabeth line operational railway.


Furry Tales launches crowdfunding campaign! 

29 Jun

Connecting people with animals, nature each other http://www.


The Poplar Gut 

10 Jun

I must admit to a childish, inner smirk whenever I see mention of the Poplar Gut, inspiring – as it does – images of beer bellies in the Watermans on the Island.


Sheepy Saturday: A celebration at Stepney City Farm 

30 May

Delve into the world of livestock at Stepney Farm for Sheepy Saturday the 25th June.


Sheepy Saturday: A celebration at Stepney City Farm 

29 May

Stepney City Farm is giving visitors the perfect opportunity to delve into the world of livestock with its Sheepy Saturday event on the 24 th June .


Planning Inspectorate victory for the George 

9 May

A message from the George Tavern… Last night we received news that a momentous decision had been reached by the Planning Inspectorate.


How Brexit might effect our food and farming: One perspective from a farm blogger 

2 May

Olives on sale at our farmers market Eating well can feel like a challenge at the best of times.


Thursday Knights 

2 May

Stepney City Farm hosts a monthly board game night, bringing together new and experienced players to enjoy an evening of (friendly) competition over a drink or two.


The Bus Stop Ms of Tower Hamlets 

25 Apr

6 ♣ Bethnal Green/Poplar/Stepney Aha, it's my local playing card, specifically the three boroughs that came together to create Tower Hamlets.


10 Questions with Volunteer Alex 

20 Apr

10 Questions With Our Wonderful Stepney City Farmers We asked Alex, one of our fantastic Sunday volunteers 10 questions about what brought him to the Farm, and his thoughts on the Farm – and what he would recommend… 1.


Tredegar Square 

7 Apr

25-26 Tredegar Square Part of the grand north terrace of the square completed in the 1840's in the Stepney Estate of Sir Charles Morgan, Baronet, of Tredegar in Monmouthshire.


CCTV images released in hunt for Stepney shooters 

22 Mar

CCTV image of the white BMW shortly before shooting took place.


Plants and Produce for Sale! 

9 Mar

We want to help you to eat and grow more delicious fruit and vegetables! Our farm shop will be selling fresh produce throughout the seasons, boosted by our new growing team Shelagh and Hannah, and our amazing volunteers.


George back in court – show your support! 

14 Feb

The George Tavern have been informed that they’re due in court (again!) on Wednesday 22nd March at 10am.


Jerusalem artichoke and chard pierogies 

10 Jan

Jerusalem artichoke and chard pierogies Not sure what do to with Jerusalem artichokes ? Try this delicious pierogi recipe from our very own chef, Christina Makes approximately 45 pierogies, serves 5-7 Dough 450 g plain flour, extra for dusting 280 ml...


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10 Jan

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How to Annotate a Guide 

30 Dec

A good deal of preparation must enter your article before starting composing it.


Controlling the Work-Load along with the College Load 

28 Dec

In here you’ll find tons of helpful hints about article writing procedure.


Educational Essay Topic Ideas 

27 Dec

No one must understand that you just’re in the centre of authors block until you opt to advise them.


Swan return with new appeal to Planning Inspectorate 

20 Dec

The landlady of the George Tavern, Pauline Forster , has received notice on an appeal by Swan Housing for their proposed development on the plot adjacent to the established pub and grassroots music venue.


How to Produce an Examination Document with Sample Documents 

15 Dec

An excellent college composition is regularly written informal language.


Engineering Subjects for Research Papers 

14 Dec

As a way to assess something, you must examine it with the top illustration of that specific thing.


St Annes Neighbourhood – post war redevelopment 

30 Nov

St Annes Neighbourhood Stepney To commemorate the redevelopment by the London County Council of this extensively war damaged area this stone was unveiled by Councillor J.


New fight for the George! 

12 Nov

Our last update shared the news that Pauline and her team had the decision overturned in the Court of Appeal.


Greencare sessions at the Farm 

10 Nov

The evidence is in! Being active in nature is good for you.


Farm tops London in Bloom Awards 

9 Nov

We are delighted to be awarded The Chairman’s Award, the top accolade, in the 2016 London in Bloom competition.



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