North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 18 December 2017

Whitechapel & Spitalfields news

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.

Whitechapel personal trainer launches Vyta fitness app with ‘Apples and Pears’ in pairs 

15 Dec

Joshua Ashley launched his new personal fitness trainers app with a fundraiser for the ‘Apples and Pears’ cockney charity in London’s East End that runs weekend outings for children.

Whitechapel offices evacuated after fire from faulty fitting 

15 Dec

Around 130 people were evacuated from an office block in Whitechapel after a fire caused by a faulty light fitting.

Primary school in Spitalfields hosts living nativity procession in Brick Lane 

13 Dec

A primary school in Spitalfields delivered an early Christmas present to residents, shoppers and traders by bringing the tale of baby Jesus to the streets today.

Two guns, drugs and cash seized after police raid flat in Spitalfields 

13 Dec

Two guns, drugs and a quality of cash have been seized after police raided a flat in Spitalfields this morning...

'Monster' fatberg discovered in Whitechapel sewer to go on display at Museum of London 

12 Dec

Londons monster fatberg will be put on display at the Museum of London next year.

Old Spitalfields Market bans sale of fur from January 

10 Dec

One of the capitals most historic markets has banned the sale of fur from January next year.

Whitechapel public meeting telling renters their rights to be addressed by Tower Hamlets’ mayor 

8 Dec

A public meeting for renters to know their legal rights is being held in Whitechapel on Monday as part of a long-running campaign to protect private tenants from rogue landlords.

Government ministers check up on Swanlea Whitechapel school pupils’ mental health 

6 Dec

Government ministers were in east London visiting Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary School to monitor how its pupils’ mental health awareness strategy has been functioning.

Joshua launches his Vyta app in Whitechapel to beat the crush at the gym 

6 Dec

Joshua Ashley holds a fundraising event this-morning for the Apples and Pears cockney charity in London’s East End to launch his new personal fitness trainers app.

New app goes on tour with ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick through 1880s Whitechapel 

4 Dec

The story of ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick is the main theme of a new audio tour of Whitechapel through his own eyes compiled by Queen Mary University researchers.

Foxtons fined £35k for failing to provide safety information for rented house in Whitechapel 

4 Dec

One of the UK’s biggest estate agents has been fined £35,000 for failing to prove to the council a rented house in Whitechapel was safe for tenants.

Jail for Whitechapel burglar who made off with office laptops 

1 Dec

An “opportunistic” laptop thief who committed a string of burglaries in Whitechapel has been jailed.

Whitechapel caterer closed down after dead mouse found on worker’s shoe 

24 Nov

A dead mouse discovered by health inspectors at a catering business in Whitechapel landed the owner in court.

Queen Mary University student Jed takes a bite at 2018 Dental Skills grand finals 

21 Nov

The pressure is on to be crowned ‘dental king’ in a national competition with student Jed Lee winning the first heat at the Queen Mary University’s dentistry school at Whitechapel.

Sentenced: Whitechapel restaurant owner who cooked the books in tax fiddle 

17 Nov

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Whitechapel who cooked the books in a tax swindle has been given a suspended jail sentence and a hefty fine.

Free Writeidea Festival takes place in Whitechapel this weekend 

17 Nov

Bookworms, comedy fans and music lovers can enjoy a free event taking place in the borough this weekend.

Police hunt men allegedly seen putting anti-Semitic material outside Spitalfields and City of London synagogues 

15 Nov

Police are appealing for information about two men allegedly seen putting up anti-Semitic posters and stickers outside synagogues.

London Islamic pupils get City Hall award for improving community life in Whitechapel 

8 Nov

Pupils from Whitechapel’s London Islamic School have won a City Hall award for “environment safety and security” in the community.

‘Clear up the street rubbish’ Spitalfields Forum tells Tower Hamlets Council 

7 Nov

Campaigners who have launched a plan for the future of Spitalfields with ‘legal teeth’ to stop City developers encroaching into London’s East End are calling first for the local authority to clear up rubbish from the streets.

Redbridge Police believe missing man in need of medical attention could be in Whitechapel 

3 Nov

A missing man who is in need of medical attention could be in Whitechapel.

‘Victory declared’ over 130 tonne Whitechapel fatberg 

3 Nov

Thames Water says the 130-tonne "beast" beneath Whitechapel has "finally been defeated".

Crossrail construction turns the corner at Whitechapel for the Elizabeth line’s 2018 opening 

1 Nov

Work has started to install 10 lifts at Crossrail’s new Whitechapel station complex in east London to make it wheelchair accessible between the street and the platforms 150ft below ground.

Spar with a boxing champ for charity Movember 

1 Nov

A Whitechapel boxing club is joining the fight for better men’s health.

Feminist ‘protest of hope’ in Brick Lane over closure of Hopetown women’s hostel 

30 Oct

A campaign to save a ‘women only’ hostel in Whitechapel has been started by a feminist group unfurling a 40ft banner in Brick Lane disrupting the street market.

MP praises Whitechapel campus overseas students’ contribution to UK economy 

27 Oct

MP Rushanara Ali has praised students from abroad making Britain their destination for higher education during her visit to Hult international business school’s east London undergraduate campus.

Police search for missing 11-year-old boy last seen in Whitechapel 

25 Oct

An 11-year-old boy with autism has gone missing in Tower Hamlets.

The ‘busy 100’ start consultation ball rolling for future of Spitalfields 

16 Oct

Nominations close today to elect a new neighbourhood council in London’s East End to run the Spitafields Forum public consultations on the future of the district.

Police appealing for information about a Whitechapel crash between motorbike and pedestrian 

12 Oct

Police are appealing for information about a serious crash in Whitechapel that landed a woman in hospital with serious injuries...

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.

Public exhibitions will showcase revised plans for new civic centre in Whitechapel 

10 Oct

Residents can view updated plans for a new civic centre in Whitechapel at two public exhibitions this week.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Art or act? Does it matter? Miss Valentina takes you on a journey starting at a Whitechapel library 

13 Dec

THANK HEAVEN for the Arts Council .

Biggs: 20pc of private rented housing in Tower Hamlets falls below basic standards 

12 Dec

Public meeting on public rented housing in Whitechapel.

Remnants of Whitechapel’s monster fatberg to go on show in Museum of London 

12 Dec

Fat clogged pipe.

Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display 

12 Dec

If you’ve ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of London.

A Tour Of Whitechapel November 1888 

12 Dec

On Saturday the 17th of November, 1888, The Weekly Telegraph  published the fourth, and final, instalment of a series of articles that had taken readers on an armchair tour of the slums of East London, and which had visited the Jack the Ripper ...

Wild Turkey Lodge at The Ten Bells 

10 Dec

The upstairs bar at classic Spitalfields pub, The Ten Bells, has been transformed into a Kentucky hunting lodge for the winter, compliments of Wild Turkey Bourbon.

Hanbury Street November1888 

10 Dec

On Saturday the 10th of November, 1888, The Weekly Telegraph  published the third instalment of a series of articles for which a journalist had been taken on a tour of Jack the Ripper’s London by night, in the company of a police officer who is ...

Berner Street October 1888 

8 Dec

By November, 1888, a whole month had passed with no further Jack the Ripper murders having taken place, and the newspapers were starting to focus on different agendas, rather than just reporting the gruesome details of the latest “‘orrible murder...

Residents protest “graphic” Jack the Ripper Museum 

7 Dec

Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel.

Red Cross Christmas Market – Guildhall – Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th November 2017 

6 Dec

Once again New Spitalfields Market came up trumps with their generosity and skill in making sure that the Fruiterers put on a great show at this bi-annual Market.

Slumming In Whitechapel 

6 Dec

The Jack the Ripper murders resulted in a great deal of press interest in the actual area where the crimes were occurring.

christmas lates at old spitalfields market 

5 Dec

Old Spitalfields Market is getting into the festive spirit with a series of Christmas Lates on Fridays throughout December.

A Russian Jack The Ripper 

4 Dec

By early December, 1888, all sorts of rumours were doing the rounds as to who the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders might have been, and what his possible motives for his atrocious crimes were.

Go on a musical journey at Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 

2 Dec

Returning to London this December is the annual Spitalfields Music Festival.

Women As Detectives 

30 Nov

From quite earl;y on in the Jack the Ripper investigation, there were suggestions in the press that female detectives should be employed and put on the trail of the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders.

A six-hour bus journey and £22 a week to live on: the future for some displaced Hopetown residents 

29 Nov

Credit: Poppy Noor By Ellie Fry and Poppy Noor When Sabina Begum first moved into Hopetown hostel in Whitechapel, it was a relief.

In A Common Lodging House 

24 Nov

One of the things that all the victims of Jack the Ripper shared in common was the fact that, in almost all their cases – Mary Kelly being the exception – they lodged in the common lodging houses of Spitalfields and Whitechapel.

Council discloses source of Hopetown data as it rejects suggestions it was ever lost  

23 Nov

Pic: Oonagh Cousins The source of data supporting the controversial decision to downsize the Hopetown hostel was made public yesterday by Tower Hamlets council.

london’s largest photography gallery to open in whitechapel 

22 Nov

2018 will see the opening of London’s largest dedicated photography gallery in Whitechapel – spanning 89,000 sq ft to be exact.

The Police And The Murders 

22 Nov

Following the murder of Annie Chapman, which took place in the backyard of number 29 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, on the 8th of September, 1888, police activity was stepped up in the neighbourhood with a view to bringing the perpetrator of the ...

Miss Marie Montrose 

20 Nov

It seems that, throughout November, 1888, the letter writers were extremely busy composing missives that were then sent to those in the public eye, and which, so they claimed, had been written by the perpetrator of the Whitechapel atrocities.

The Shelter In Hanbury Street 

18 Nov

In May, 1892, The Pall Mall Gazette  published two articles, written by a lady reporter, who had spent the night in the Salvation Army Shelter on Hanbury Street in Spitalfields.

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.

The Amateur Casual 

16 Nov

The second Jack the Ripper murder, that of Annie Chapman, took place in Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, on the 8th of September, 1888.

Mary Kelly Latest Particulars 

12 Nov

On Monday the 12th of November, the people of London were coming to terms with the fact that yet another murder in the Whitechapel series had been carried out by the killer who was now becoming, almost universally, known as “Jack the Ripper.

Spitalfields WW1 cairn 

10 Nov

{Along the cross-bar:} Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Overground quiz 5 

10 Nov

Overground quiz (5) The Inbetweeners For today's quiz, all you have to do is identify the Overground station inbetween the two I've named.

Orbitalgeek 4 

9 Nov

Orbitalgeek (4) Overground/Underground It's a well-known fact that at Whitechapel station the Overground goes under the Underground.

pizza union to open in dalston 

9 Nov

If you’re after cheap as chips pizza – we’re talking no more than £6.50 for their fanciest ones, Pizza Union is the one.

Feminist group campaign to save Whitechapel hostel 

7 Nov

The group hope to reclaim the hostel by creating public awareness.

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