North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 20 March 2018

Stepney news

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 .

‘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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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).

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.

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