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‘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.


Stepney City Farm to celebrate ‘growing season’ with Harvest Festival 

5 Sep

Harvesting: volunteers pick crops at the farm.


Bungling raiders who stabbed Lloyd’s Bank staff in Stepney are jailed for 19 years 

16 Aug

A gang of vicious armed raiders who slashed the faces of bank staff during a hold-up in London’s East End have been jailed for a total of 19 years.


That’ll do, pig: Stepney City Farm wins Green Flag Award 

19 Jul

Award-winning: Stepney City Farm.


Man jailed 9 years for inciting girl, 12, to sex act after police trace chatline messages to Stepney address 

6 Jul

A man has been jailed for nine years for child sex offences and possessing fake identity documents after police traced his online sexual messages and video he sent to a 12-year-old girl and her school friends.


The George Tavern wins Appeal Court battle to stop luxury flats in Stepney built on its doorstep 

5 Jul

The Forster family have finally won their nine-year battle to save one of London’s oldest taverns dating back to the late Middle Ages from encroachment by 21st century developers.


Bet you can’t guess what this squirrel was caught tucking into 

29 Apr

Must have been starving (Picture: Twitter/@fubarpops) This squirrel completely defies logic.


Cat Woman of Stepney shares her 90th birthday with the Queen 

20 Apr

The ‘Cat Woman of Albert Gardens’ shares her 90th birthday with the Queen, but with a slight difference—Peggy Evans is getting ready for her birthday bash at care home in London’s East End where she now lives.


Bishop of Stepney calls on Prime Minister to back down on Housing Bill 

20 Apr

The outspoken Bishop of Stepney has urged the Prime Minister to rethink the Government’s Housing Bill now going through Parliament which he says will push poorer families out of London.


Ocean estate is up for planning award for making Stepney ‘a place to live’ 

22 Mar

The transformation of the massive Ocean housing estate in London’s East End has been shortlisted for this year’s Planning and Placemaking awards.


Stepney hit-and-run death: Police seek Good Samaritans who tried to save woman’s life 

9 Mar

A pair of Good Samaritans who stopped to help a dying woman after a horrific hit-and-run crash in Stepney are being sought by police.


Man jailed for life for murdering his brother in Stepney family home 

23 Feb

A man has been jailed for killing his older brother by strangling him and leaving his body undiscovered for a week at the family home in London’s East End.


Serpents and Doves: A New Year Message from the Bishop of Stepney 

24 Dec

The Bishop of Stepney in his New Year message to the people of east London reveals a crack in the British reserve from a personal loss in his life—the sad passing of his Labrador companion.


Bishop of Stepney joins Tower Hamlets Mayor’s protest at Jack the Ripper Museum 

29 Oct

The outspoken Bishop of Stepney joined protesters this morning picketing east London’s infamous Jack the Ripper Museum over its “tacky tourist” promotion for Hallowe’en.


‘Hard hat’ mayor in Stepney splashes out on Ocean estate cash for homes 

8 Sep

Mayors used to wear ceremonial robes and three-cornered hats for posh civic ceremonies.


Man in court charged with murder of his brother in Stepney flat 

8 Sep

A man has been charged with the murder of his older brother in his flat in London’s East End.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


THMs Halloween and Bonfire Night Round up 

21 Oct

As Halloween creeps closer and Bonfire Night plots ahead we’ve gathered all the best of this fortnight for a spooky round up of fun for your family.


London Overground at the Genesis Cinema 

19 Oct

The other week London Overground screened to a great audience at the Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green, close to where Iain and I passed on one of the walks in the film.


Young man accuses Tower Hamlets Police of brutality 

11 Oct

Pic: Google Street View Police officers in Tower Hamlets have been accused of “brutality” after a video circulated on Twitter showing officers arresting a young man.


Battle of Cable Street – 80th Anniversity of “East London Routs The Fascists” 

2 Oct

On Tuesday 4 October 2016 it is the 80th anniversary of the 1936 " Battle of Cable Street " when anti- fascists stopped a march through the (then) largely Jewish East End of London by Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists.


Teenie Halloweenie at Stepney City Farm 

28 Sep

Come and join TowerHamletsMums.


They shall not pass! Commemorating the Battle of Cable Street 

26 Sep

Protesters fought running battles with the police.


Looking for new trustees 

24 Aug

We are currently seeking new Trustees to join our board and to help us meet our responsibilities in terms of governance and strategic direction for the Farm.


London’s culinary streets: Salmon Lane to Sugar Loaf Court 

14 Aug

Let’s start with fish, and Salmon Lane in Limehouse, which is part of a fishy theme that we’ve explored earlier in this blog, and it is nothing to do with fish.


From Tudor Mansion to City Farm – Crossrail’s Stepney Revelation 

13 Aug

A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London’s Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.


10 Questions with our CEO Kevin 

11 Aug

10 Questions With Our Wonderful Stepney City Farmers Kevin works as Chief Executive here at the Farm.


Summer of Sports – Tower Hamlets 

24 Jul

No excuse for boredom in the borough this summer – take a look at all these local sports clubs, courses and FREE events in Tower Hamlets this summer.


That’ll do, pig: Stepney City Farm wins Green Flag Award 

19 Jul

Award-winning: Stepney City Farm.


“One of the sure fire ways of losing a chef is to cut his celery” 

7 Jul

Reb from the cafe’s latest musings… “One of the sure fire ways of losing a chef is to cut his celery” Dissapointed by that pun? Brilliant, now nothing else I write will be as awful as that! Hey gang, its Reb again with another instalment of...


Inventors Club 

2 Jul

Inventors Club Are you aged 11-15 years old and have an interest in coding, the internet of things (IOT) and virtual reality? Come to the Farm for 6 weeks of fun learning with www.


10 Questions with Volunteer Jasmine 

2 Jul

10 Questions With Our Wonderful Stepney City Farmers Jasmine is one of our volunteers here at the Farm.



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